Blog: The Isle of Man – A foodie’s paradise


Here on the Isle of Man we love our food, and we have some great local delicacies and specialities that you’ll only find when visiting our beautiful island.

Manx Queenies

The Manx Queenie is a type of scallop that we love here. As an island, seafood is a big part of our identity and nothing symbolises that more than the Queenie, sweet and delicate in flavour.

There are many different suppliers, such as Island Shellfish, who make sure Queenies can be eaten throughout the year, so that whenever you visit the Isle of Man you won’t miss out on them! 

Chips, Cheese and Gravy

It may sound bizarre to some, but chips, cheese and gravy is a dish so loved here on the island that there have been calls to have a national day celebrating the dish. Walk in to any takeaway, such as Bourne Plaice or Ramsey Trawlerman in the north of the island, and order a portion for yourself – you won’t regret it!

Loaghtan Lamb

This breed of sheep is specific to the island and a is a very unusual one. Many believe it was the Vikings who brought them to the Isle of Man, which makes sense given their prominent horns.

Loaghtan lamb has a very intense flavour which you can taste at many a pub or restaurant on the island. Or, if you visit us in September, you may be able to enjoy it at the Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival!


Kippers and the Isle of Man go hand-in-hand. Renowned the world over for their smoky, rich flavour, they’ve been traditionally cured here on the island for well over 100 years. Delicious on their own for breakfast, or perhaps in a kipper sandwich. You simply can’t visit the island […]