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. 

Street kitchen
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.

Good Stuff

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.

Events: 

Every Thursday night- Chilli Jam Nights

Where: Secret Pizza Co.

Perfect for: live music lovers

Booking: thesecretpizzaco.im

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. 


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3rd-14th November- Scallop festival
Where: Ocean restaurant

Perfect for: Celebrating scallop season
Booking: http://www.oceanrestaurant.im/#homePage

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

Booking: infoversa@gmail.com
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

Booking: tinyurl.com/yxg2eage

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. 


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21 November- A Night of Gin

Where: The Atrium at the Sefton 
Perfect for: Gin lovers, obviously
Booking: ginclub.im/night-of-gin
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

Booking: hlgroup.im/whats-on/sewingworkshop

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.