SEAVIEW Hotel is among the best places to eat on the Island — having secured two AA rosettes.

The restaurant at the hotel joins Thompsons, The Royal Hotel and The George Hotel in holding the prestigious accolade.

Sous chef Bryn Edwards has been heading up the kitchen at Seaview Hotel, until the recent appointment of Lee Burden as head chef.

He said: "This is an incredible accomplishment for our team. There’s so much hard work involved and to receive two AA Rosettes is just brilliant.

"It also shows what a food destination the Island has become. The quality of ingredients available here is just getting better and better. Much of our menu features local producers like Green Barn Farm, Living Larder, the Tomato Stall and Wight Milk."

The AA inspector’s meal consisted of chicken terrine with hazelnut mayonnaise to start, with followed by hake with mussels and bacon crumb.

For dessert he had passionfruit soufflé, mango sorbet, and passionfruit caramel. The dessert recipe was created by HTP apprentice chef Alex Woodward-Parker who is responsible for making the soufflé on a daily basis.

The inspector commented how skilled it was to serve a hot soufflé and the flavour combinations, especially with the caramel twist, worked beautifully. The dessert is also dairy free.

Owner Martin Gardener praised the team for pushing standards and making the hotel one of the best places to eat on the Isle of Wight.

The restaurant also holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand award.