Patchwork Cafe has won a lovely Harvest Isle of Man Award for the range and quality of Manx produce on its menu after a secret inspection.
Thrills, Spills And Machiatto...
Patchwork recently went to Lavazza in Uxbridge and now, thanks to the expert tutelage of Tina Geraci,
we are able to make you a perfect macchiato, ristretto, latte, espresso & cappuccino.
What a cracking summer - smashing weather and so many families down in Port St Mary enjoying Chapel beach, picnics and cafe life!
As autumn approaches, the cinema supper club is back and what an eclectic range of of films we have in store for you...
And, to kick off, as part of the 'Isle of Man Film Festival, 2013', Patchwork is showing 'Future Shorts Fringe' (Thurs 12th September) more details above.
Also, if you have particularly enjoyed your visit to Patchwork this year, please spread the love by voting for us in the 2013 tourism awards.
But mainly, thanks to the 'Manxilicious' local suppliers, it's been a great season and your produce has been ace!
For those who haven't been to the cinema club before - it's £19.95pp (2 courses) or £24.95pp (three courses). You have to pre-select your starter and main course choices (scroll down to see our delicious local Autumn cinema supper menu or click here). It's B.Y.O.B. (no corkage) and we have plenty of glassware.
See you very soon in Phurt Le Moirrey : )
Rich & Adrienne x x
This is Christian. He supplies Patchwork with sustainably fished seafood; crab claws, smoked callig (pollack), smoked queenies, smoked mackerel and lobster tails. And, it's all landed within eyesight of the caff!
So happy to realise a bit of an milestone on the food journey. We're now baking a small but delicious range of handmade breads . Big thanks to Emmanuel & David (pictured with Rich Ashcroft above) from The Artisan School of Baking. Come and try some of our bread soon - your tummy will thank you.
Patchwork Cafe would like to thank all those who voted for us in Best Eating Out Experience category of the 2012 Tourism Awards.
The judging panel said, 'After looking at all of the nominations Patchwork was a first class café using locally sourced ingredients. True friendliness and value!’
Patchwork Cafe features as one of the 'Best Places to Stay' in the Daily Telegraph travel section. Click here for a link to David Williams' recent feature on 'Great British Drives: The Isle of Man'.
Chef into Finals
Patchwork Cafe's Rich Ashcroft has made it through to the finals of "The Manx Chef of the Year" Competition in a cook off at the Royal Manx Show last Friday afternoon (August 10, 2012).
Rich said: "I'm incredibly chuffed to have made it to the next stage with one of the dishes from our cafe's summer menu. We work so hard to use locally sourced and sustainable produce and this opportunity is testament to that effort."
"Thanks to Christian from Kallow Point Seafoods for his line caught, cold smoked smoked Callig (pollack), Sheila Gawne from Pooil Vaaish Farm for the sweetest baby leeks, Ian from Cooils Dairy for his delicious cream and Pentti Christian for his Ellerslie oil." Added Rich, 42.
A trio of judges, that included DEFA member Kate Beecroft, commented that the standard this year was 'extremely high' and the range of Manx sourced produce was the 'best seen in four years of the competition'.
Now the Port St Mary cafe owner will cook head to head with Robert Hooper from L'Experience in the finals of The Food & Drink Festival in the Nunnery Gardens September 22 under the watchful eye of guest judge Ainsley Harriott.
Rich's winning dish of Manx Rarebit with homemade soda bread is available online HERE
"Taste of Isle of Man" Gold & Manx Harvester Awards
We're absolutely thrilled that Patchwork Cafe has won a '2013 Taste of Isle of Man' award for food and service quality. The mystery shopper praised the 'cheerful, upbeat and very knowledgeable staff' and our 'warm and genuine welcome'. They also made a special note of 'Best Breakfast on the Isle of Man Award' and the mouth watering 'home produced food'. So it's a big high five to kitchen and front of house teams and heartfelt thanks to all our customers and suppliers for supporting us over the last year - we couldn't have done it without you.
Autumn Opening 2013
Sunday: Brunch - 11am-2pm
Serving daily specials from the boards.
Bookings on 836 418
Evenings / Private Parties - on request (min 20 persons).
You are assured of a warm welcome at family owned Patchwork Cafe and Guesthouse in the heart of the South of the Isle of Man.
Patchwork cafe and guesthouse occupies a prominent position at the top of Bay View Road in Port St Mary - overlooking Chapel Beach.
All our food is home cooked and we use local suppliers and producers.
Freshly cooked daily specials
We offer clean, comfortable and airy en-suite Double / Twin / Family en-suite bedrooms with TV/DVD from £35pppn.
Our delicious home-cooked locally sourced menu is available for breakfast or lunch in our street level cafe.
In the local area we have many beautiful walks, several good places to eat from Indian to Moroccan or bistro, SCUBA diving, sea fishing, boats trips, Cregneash Village, a nine hole golf course, stunning beaches and so much more...
. T.T. races - 2 weeks - last week in May, first in June
. Manx Grand Prix - end of August, beginning of September
. Scuba Diving from local harbour
. Cregneash - ten minutes drive
. One minute walk from the scenic coastal path
. Fishing: jetty or (reasonable) charter boat fishing options.
. Several good local restaurants - including our own bustling cafe serving home made breakfasts and lunches.
. The world famous Queenie Festival 29 June- 05 July.
. 5 mins Port St Mary Golf Course. Said to have 'one of the best views in the United Kingdom from it's sixth tee'.
.10 Mins Drive to Castletown Golf Links.
Port St Mary harbour offers great fishing for Pollack, Mackerel & Wrasse. With options available for wreck and inshore fishing from several charter vessels. There is also scuba diving from www.discoverdiving.im
This is Beachcomber, Christian's boat. He supplies us with sustainable seafood.
There are some beautiful forest trails nearby, full of the smell of pine and practically deserted.
Port St Mary Railway Station is seven minutes walk from Patchwork Cafe
En-suite sea-view double
The world famous T.T. races run the last week in May and the first week in June. It's usually very busy, so why not come for the Southern 100 races at the beginning of July instead?