The Basque Kitchen is a restaurant and tapas bar in Cowes that infuses Basque Country cooking with the best fresh Isle of Wight produce. There are a number of reasons to open a restaurant, but the team behind The Basque Kitchen opened theirs because of a love of Basque Cuisine. The owners, Markel and his partner Jenny, are passionate about showing the UK’s food lovers something unique – the menu that they have meticulously researched and helped to create acutely hones in on Basque Country cooking, which is one of the most celebrated styles of cooking in the world. Come in for some of the specially blended coffee roasted on the Isle of Wight, choose lunch from the selection of freshly made tapas and seasonal salads or join them in the evening for a hearty Basque meal with fine wine chosen to perfectly match the cooking. A typical Basque menu includes fresh line caught fish, shellfish, seasoned steaks, hearty winter soups, fresh salads, tapas, cold beers and fine wines. The menu has all of these and uses the diverse fresh produce found here on Isle of Wight as we source many local ingredients that we use in the traditional Basque recipes.