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The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel, Isle of Wight awarded a coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand

The Michelin Guide 2016 has just been released and it’s very good news for the Isle of Wight as Head Chef Bruce Theobald has been won a Bib Gourmand at the Seaview Hotel. The news came via twitter when the Michelin Guide tweeted, ‘For the seafaring community a Bib Gourmand for the Seaview Hotel, Isle of Wight.’

Bruce took over as head chef in March 2014. Since then he has developed a Focus on Fish menu in the main restaurant priced at 3 courses for £28. His style is refreshingly unfussy with emphasis on creative flavour combinations, skilful preparation and delivered at a price that makes dining out affordable.

‘I believe that eating out well shouldn’t break the bank, so winning a Bib Gourmand is as good as it gets, a massive career highlight. There are so many people who are a part of this including Brian Gardener, I wish you were here to see this, and of course all our guests, where would we be without you – thank you!’

Brian Gardener sadly passed away earlier this year, his son Martin who now heads up the family business had this to say, ‘I am thrilled that Bruce and his team have been recognised by Michelin, this is an outstanding achievement and my dad would have been proud.’

Bruce is also in some very good company as Tom Kerridge won a Bib for The Coach in Marlow.

The Bib Gourmand award, created by Michelin in 1997, is given to inspectors’ favourite restaurants who offer high-quality products and services at good value for money.

There are now 155 Bib Gourmand restaurants in the UK, nearly half of which are in London. The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel is one of 25 new entrants in England and the only Isle of Wight venue to be recognised with a Michelin award. Michelin have previously stated that Bibs are now rightly considered by readers to be as important as Stars.

The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel is open Tuesday-Saturday throughout the winter serving A Focus on Fish menu – priced at 3 courses for £28

A set lunch is available Tuesday- Saturday priced at 2 courses for £17, 3 courses for £19.95

There are also 2 bars serving pub classics including fish and chips and the famous crab ramekin

For more information please email tracy@seaviewhotel.co.uk or call 07449054368


Downloadable picture of Head Chef Bruce Theobald https://www.dropbox.com/s/uaawvkfpz97qxom/CHEF%20BRUCE%20THEOBALD.jpg?dl=0

Sample Focus on Fish menu http://www.seaviewhotel.co.uk/menus/springsample.pdf