Robert Thompson's first solo restaurant, in Newport on the Isle of Wight, is making waves big enough to put the island on the fine-dining map. Katherine Alano reports
Since moving to the Isle of Wight 11 years ago, chef Robert Thompson has been making a name for himself and his food. When he took over the kitchens at the
Hambrough hotel in Ventnor in 2008, he secured the island's only Michelin star. Five years later, Thompson left the Hambrough, and after a short stint at the George in Yarmouth, he opened his first solo restaurant in Newport, the island's capital, in 2015.
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