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Discover RT Café Grill: The Ultimate Summer Dining Destination

31 May, 2024

Situated off the English south coast across the Solent, the Isle of Wight is England’s largest island and a hidden gem for day-trippers and food enthusiasts. Easily accessible via ferries, catamarans, and hovercraft from Southampton, Portsmouth, Southsea, and Lymington, the island offers a picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

This summer, we have the perfect spot for a gourmet adventure! The recent opening of RT Café Grill by the acclaimed Chef Robert Thompson MBE is the place you should not miss. 

Perched right on the beachfront, this bar and grill welcomes visitors from Thursday to Sunday, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with coffee, drinks, and bar snacks from 9 am until late.

RT grill cafe, view

More about Chef Robert Thompson

Since moving to the Isle of Wight in 2007, Chef Robert Thompson has been redefining the culinary landscape of this charming island. His journey began when he took the helm at the Hambrough hotel in Ventnor in 2008, where he secured the island’s first and only Michelin star, earning him the distinction of being the youngest chef to receive such an honour. His culinary prowess has only grown since then, culminating in the opening of his first solo restaurant in Newport in 2015, and more recently, the prestigious MBE award in 2023 for his contributions to hospitality, tourism, and charity.

RT grill cafe, culinary, chef Robert Thompson

RT Café Grill

RT Café Grill, his latest venture, is set to be the highlight of your summer dining experiences. Imagine sitting by the beach, the sea breeze gently rustling through your hair, and the aroma of exquisite dishes wafting through the air. 

The café grill’s menu is a delightful blend of casual and gourmet, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients that reflect the island’s rich culinary heritage. Whether you’re starting your day with a hearty breakfast, enjoying a leisurely lunch, or winding down with a sumptuous dinner, every meal is crafted to perfection, showcasing Chef Thompson’s signature flair.

RT cafe grill delights

But the culinary delights don’t stop at the restaurant. Chef Thompson’s innovative meal delivery service, You Be Chef, brings the magic of Michelin-starred cuisine to your doorstep. This summer, his new Barbeque boxes are offering a tantalising array of vegetarian and meat options perfect for alfresco dining. These boxes, praised by many as ‘Michelin magic made at home’, are packed with local Isle of Wight produce and come with recipes and tips straight from Robert’s kitchen. They promise to transform your summer barbecues into extraordinary culinary experiences.

RT grill cafe_ you be chef

So, why not plan a gourmet day trip to the Isle of Wight this summer? With its stunning coastal views, charming towns, and the irresistible allure of RT Café Grill, it’s the ideal destination for food lovers and adventure seekers. Come, dine, and experience the exceptional flavours crafted by Chef Robert Thompson MBE, and let your taste buds embark on a journey they won’t soon forget. For those who wish to extend the experience beyond the island, don’t miss out on the opportunity to trial the new BBQ at home boxes – a perfect addition to your summer festivities.

Join us for a season of unforgettable flavours and seaside charm!

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