THE newest edition of the Good Food Guide, by Waitrose and Partners, features a quartet of Isle of Wight eateries noted for their distinguished cuisine.

The latest release of the guide has revealed premier places to dine in the UK, with 1,200 eateries named in the trusted restaurant handbook.

The Little Gloster of Gurnard, Thompson’s in Newport, Newchurch’s Garlic Farm and the Seaview Hotel were all recognised for the fare and ambience on offer.

Elizabeth Carter, editor of the guide, said: “Seven decades of publication have given The Good Food Guide a unique insight into eating out in Britain.

“Small, owner-run dining rooms across the country provide clear examples of how they can work in direct opposition to the pizza and burger overload on the British high street.”

This year’s Best Local Restaurant overall winner went to The Little Gloster.

The guide felt it was a worthy champion with a menu that emphasises its maritime location, describing it as ‘a real family affair.’

It said: “Islander Ben Cooke and his wife Holly run this Scandi-style seaside restaurant with help from mum Eileen, Ben’s Danish granny ‘Mormor’ and even little Uffa — the couple’s young son who lends his name to the popular pasta made in-house.

"They work closely with local suppliers, most of whom have become personal friends.”

After receiving the award, Holly said: “We are incredibly proud, this is a wonderful testament to what we’ve achieved as family and friends.”