We had a great meal there after the opening. Delicious food for vegetarians too ( not just Steak lovers).
I got the chance last year to paint the Needles. I always paint from life so have to go to the spot. Which means a lot of travelling. The whole trip was by public transport and took 4 days - 2 to get there and back, and 2 days painting this on site. It was an hour and a half each way by bus from Sandown where I was staying, plus the walk up the cliff to the spot above. I used acrylics instead of oils as they would dry and not smudge and the picture could be safely transported home.