New head chef adds Catalan chic to Isle of Wight seafront diner

BUZZY beachfront restaurant, The Hut, nestled in the heart of the Isle of Wight’s Colwell Bay, has just re-opened with a new head chef putting long lunches and alfresco dining back on the menu.

With a reputation as one of the UK’s best coastal eateries, The Hut has become an island hotspot with chic casual dining and a live DJ to soundtrack spectacular seaside sunsets.

The new ingredient for the its ninth season is head chef Lucian Romocea, who’ll be bringing Catalan cooking flair to dishes from his experience working as a chef in Barcelona.

He’ll work under chef director Ian Daw and, both formerly of London’s The Ned, they’ll be launching a new menu with a selection of lighter style dishes packed with tons of flavour.

Expect the likes of Seared Seabass with Maitake Dashi, Yuzu Kosho, Pak Choi and Monks Beard and the Gambas a la Cazuela, with Chorizo, and Piquello Pepper Ragu.

Serving fresh, locally caught seafood and shellfish, signature dishes include Roasted Cod with White Beans, Spring Vegetables, Smoked Pancetta and Jalapeño.

Locally grown cucumelons and microherbs are also new this year, as well as the kitchen using a local forager on the island to search out sea herbs and sea lettuce.

There’s a chance to see the full menu here.

Located on the north western coast of the Isle of Wight, The Hut is just 90 minutes from central London, via quick ferry and RIB links from Lymington and Southampton.

Sailing in yourself? The team offers a personal tender service that operates throughout the day 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 101s, one named Surf, the other named Turf!

For more information on The Hut, head to

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