In case you haven’t noticed, things on-island are slightly different to the rest of the world right now. Case in point: as restaurants are having to close for lockdown 2.0 in England (we’re thinking about you guys!), new restaurants are popping up here on-island. We’ve rounded up the best food and drink openings and events for this November.
NEW RESTAURANTS ALERT
Fig and Olive
After a pandemic and a fire, Alessandro’s have decided to rebrand as the Fig and Olive. While we’re yet to see the full menu, the Christmas party menu is looking fab- while a picture of the Baklava looks to die for.
Opening on Prospect Hill, Street Kitchen is promising to be the new go-to for lunch, with small plates for vegans and meat-lovers alike.
The Good Stuff is promising to bring the good stuff to Ramsey: think deli sandwiches in the day, cocktails and good Manx grub in the evenings.
Every Thursday night- Chilli Jam Nights
Where: Secret Pizza Co.
Perfect for: live music lovers
Ready to wreck the mic? On Thursday evenings, the secret pizza company are hosting open mic nights, where you can get down and jam with their house band- or do your own thing. There’s a free pint for anyone who is brave enough to get up on stage too- and food served until 9.
3rd-14th November- Scallop festival
Where: Ocean restaurant
Perfect for: Celebrating scallop season
Ocean are celebrating scallop season with a scallop festival. Only in the IOM, eh? The menu looks so gorgeous I could weep.
6th November- Versa: Secrets of the Sea
Where: Mill House, Fairy Glen
Perfect for: People looking for a candlelight dinner
Versa will be holding a event showcasing all that the seas have to offer us with a candlelit supper tasting menu. If you’re worried about choosing who has to drive home after, you can stay the night after. A real treat!
14th November- Versa: Cosy Night in the Barn
Where: Red Mie Farm
Perfect for: Douglas folk wanting to get away from the big city
Versa will be holding a night of hearty food (think stew and crumble) at Red Mie farm. Head there at 4 for a tour of the farm and putting the chickens to bed, and then head for a wholesome supper.
21 November- A Night of Gin
Where: The Atrium at the Sefton
Perfect for: Gin lovers, obviously
Gin box, everyone’s favourite gin subscription service is hosting a night of gin tasting. Expect specialist gins that can’t be found elsewhere on island, charcuterie boards and live music.
26 November- Sewing Workshop
Where: The Fishery
Perfect for: Getting in that Christmas mood
It’s getting Christmassy down at the Fishery, with textile expert Karen teaching you how to create your very own Christmas decoration. Crafts and a side of fish and chips? Count us in.