Stylish beachfront restaurant, The Hut, nestled in the heart of Colwell Bay, is reopening this March for their 9th season, putting long lunches, sunshine sips and alfresco dining back on the menu
One of the UK’s most iconic shoreline restaurants, Isle of Wight’s The Hut is officially reopen. Serving up platters of fresh seafood alongside spectacular panoramic views, The Hut has built an impressive reputation as the island’s hotspot with its chic casual dining, a delicious menu with the freshest of ingredients plus live DJ.
The venue reopens with a brand new Head Chef at its helm – Lucian Romocea is bringing his Catalan cooking style to dishes from his experience working as a chef in Barcelona. He’ll work under Ian Daw, Chef Director, both formerly of The Ned.
Pay a visit to devour the exciting new menu, with a selection of lighter style dishes packed with tons of flavour, including ‘Seared Seabass with Maitake Dashi, Yuzu Kosho, Pak Choi and Monks Beard’ and the Gambas a la Cazuela, with Chorizo, and Piquello Pepper Ragu’. Plus, being just 1hr 30mins from Central London, The Hut is the perfect spot for UK day trip adventures.
Serving fresh, locally caught seafood and shellfish, signature dishes include ‘Roasted Cod with White Beans, Spring Vegetables, Smoked Pancetta and Jalapeño’, not forgetting the freshly caught crab as the delicious staple for the ‘Crab Gnocchi Bisque, served with Crisp Capers & Sea Lettuce’.
Locally grown cucumelons and micro herbs are new this year as well as the kitchen using a local forager on the island for sea herbs and sea lettuce. All the lobster they serve is freshly caught off boats on the island as well as the beautiful crab they use.
Of course, no visit could be complete without sips in the sunshine. There’s a wide selection of Provence Rosé, including Château d’Esclans Côtes de Provence, Rosé, France, 2019 or a bottle of Château Saint Esprit, Léoube or Garrus.
Those looking for something with an exciting kick can be tempted by their cocktail selection; Thai Lemonade – Old J Spiced Rum, Ginger Beer, Tabasco, Orgeat, Coriander, Lime, Frozen Pineapple & Passion Fruit Margarita, paired with Casamigos Blanco, Cointreau, Pineapple, Crème de Passion, Citrus or perhaps their famous Painkiller – the perfect sundowner tipple.
Located on the north western coast of the Isle of Wight, The Hut is a quick ferry crossing away, or alternatively a twenty-minute RIB journey from Lymington and a 35-minute RIB journey from Southampton. Whether by sea, air, train or nearby, visitors can arrange travel via one of their partners here.
The team also offer a personal tender service that operates throughout the day and offers to collect you from your own boat, guaranteeing an exciting and swift docking to your table. Alternatively, day-trippers can take advantage of The Hut’s collection service and be picked up in one of their renovated Land Rover 101’s, one named Surf, the other named Turf!
When the sun comes out the energy here goes up again and thanks to an infinitely grazeable menu of surf and turf classics, rosé fuelled courses and one of the best sunsets in the UK, The Hut at Colwell Bay creates the ultimate summer setting for a dining experience like no other.
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How: Find out more and make a booking via thehutcolwell.co.uk or phoning 01983 898 637.
Where: Colwell Chine Rd, Colwell Bay, Freshwater PO40 9NP