A NEW restaurant is opening in Cowes on Saturday (Feb 17).

Gastronomy Cowes has moved in to the former Grill restaurant on High Street.

Charles Ford, who owns the restaurant and will work as head chef, said it was his first solo venture.

The 26 year old, who grew up in Freshwater and lives in Cowes, previously worked at The Hut in Colwell.

He said: "We want people to enjoy every element of their experience with us.

"Food is an art form, and we will be serving our customers dishes that reflect precisely that, but not in the traditional ‘fine dining’ manner — we want our guests to come hungry and leave full!

"Our team has lived all over the world — from Italy to South Africa — and we’ll be bringing you dishes that demonstrate our global experience. We are proud to join the line-up of great restaurants in Cowes and look forward to welcoming you all very soon."

Gastronomy Cowes will be open from 11am till late, Tuesdays to Sundays.