The Isle of Wight Festival returns this weekend, after a year off due to Covid-19.

Tens of thousands of music lovers are descending on Newport this morning (Thursday), for four days of partying to a line-up that boasts Duran Duran, Tom Jones, Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol, David Guetta, Sam Fender and many more.

After you've danced the night away to your favourite act, you'll need to revive your spirits when the sun comes up.

Of course the site itself has plenty of catering and you may even have brought your own eggs and bacon, but what about a gentle walk to an Isle of Wight eatery instead?

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For the morning after **that** night before, here is our pick of the five best breakfast venues within walking distance of Seaclose Park....

The Blue Door (around 1.2 miles from Isle of Wight Festival site)

Isle of Wight County Press: The Blue Door cafe, St James's Square, NewportThe Blue Door cafe, St James's Square, Newport

The Blue Door in St James's Square specialises in home-cooked bistro food. Whether your hangover hunger requires a hearty nosh up or a light bite to start your day, this quirky cafe offers an extensive range of breakfast grub. 

Exclusive to the bistro, the ‘Blue Door Brunch’ consists of two sausages, three rashers of bacon, mushrooms, two fried eggs, hash browns, tomato, beans, stuffing, and toast, all coming to less than a tenner. 

If you desire a more modest meal, The Blue Door offers a wealth of breakfast nibbles, available to view on their menu here

The Blue Door caters for vegetarians and vegans too, with gluten-free options available on request.

Open from 9am on Friday and Saturday, but it is closed on Sunday. 

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French Franks (around 1.1 miles from Isle of Wight Festival site)

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Found in St Thomas’s Square, French Franks is a deli cafe tendering a range of light breakfast snacks. 

It's open from 9am on Friday and 9.30am on Saturday but it's closed on Sunday.

French Franks's morning foods consist of sausage or bacon baguettes, toasted bagels, filled croissants, and granola and yoghurt - all offered until 11 am, for less than a fiver each.Available to order in-store or online through French Franks click and collect mobile app, on hand for Android and iOS users and click here for the menu.

Oh, and there are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options available too. You’re welcome!

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The Bargeman’s Rest (around 1.1 miles from Isle of Wight Festival site)

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The Bargeman’s Rest is a quaint Island pub situated alongside the River Medina in Newport Harbour and is a regular favourite for festival-goers year on year.

Are you hungry? Like, really hungry?

The Bargeman’s offers three different options when it comes to their All Day Breakfasts. ‘The Tug’, ‘The Barge’, and ‘The Titanic’. 

All are served with locally scourced pork sausages, smoked bacon, free-range fried egg, grilled tomato, mushrooms, baked beans, and your choice of either fried bread or toast. The difference is, one is served with a single pork sausage, the other with two, and the other with three - no prizes for which option the latter is named. 

If you are not feeling quite that peckish, there are plenty of options for a lighter breakfast, or brunch, on their menu.

Open from 10.30am across the weekend, The Bargeman’s Rest boasts an impressive selection of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly choices. Their table ordering app is available for both android and iOS.

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The Original Phil’s Diner (around 1.3 miles from Isle of Wight Festival site)

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The Original Phil’s Diner is an American restaurant, serving up all manner of stateside delicacies.

The extensive range of breakfast treats includes all-day breakfasts, American style pancakes, and waffles.

The ‘American Style Breakfast’ is exclusive to Phil’s Diner, combining traditional full English with an American diner classic. The result is a freshly made pancake, topped with a 6oz burger, scrambled egg, and bacon.

It would be rude not to mention ‘The Big Breakfast’, consisting of three sausages, two rashers of bacon, two fried eggs, two hash browns, beans, grilled tomato, mushrooms, fried bread, and toast.

Is that enough to cure your hunger hangover?

If you crave a more lightweight brekkie, Phil’s Diner offers original, blueberry or white chocolate and raspberry pancakes, all served with a side of maple syrup and butter and the added option to include bacon and ice cream should you fancy a bit extra.

Open from 9.30am Friday and 9am on Saturday and Sunday, the Newport High Street eatery has an online menu available to view here, with a breakfast selection for kids too.

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The Retreat Cafe (around 1.3 miles from Isle of Wight Festival site)

Isle of Wight County Press: The Retreat Cafe, Scarrots Lane, NewportThe Retreat Cafe, Scarrots Lane, Newport

Don't miss The Retreat Cafe - a little gem that can be discovered roughly halfway along the thoroughfare of Scarrots Lane, in the centre of Newport.

If you have reached this far into our list, bewildered by the robust and bizarre breakfast concoctions available within walking distance of Seaclose Park, this 'dinky on the outside, spacious on the inside eatery' could be your salvation.

The Retreat offers a simple, yet ample ranged breakfast menu. Catering classic full English breakfasts, poached, scrambled or fried eggs on toast, traditional beans on toast, eggs benedict, breakfast baps and croissants - and all for an affordable price.

All breakfasts and served with a mug of tea, filter coffee or a glass of orange or apple juice if you wish to lay off the hard stuff. 

It is open from 9am on Friday and Saturday, but it is closed on Sunday and has a dedicated breakfast menu, accessible here.

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