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Lifeboat View

Lane End Road, Bembridge PO35 5SZ, England
+44 1983 875568
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (25 reviews)
“ice cream” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (22 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Lane End Road, Bembridge PO35 5SZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had some wonderful crab sandwiches, with lovely salad, and my friend had chicken goujons with salad, lovely milk shakes, followed by creamy ice cream.

Thank gillian m m
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Arrived as they where opening at 10amon a Sunday. Friendly service. Wonderful breakfast. We sat outside and enjoyed the last of the sun for October. I had a bacon baguette which had lots of lovely crispy bacon. The rest of the table ordered the full...More

Thank suzihinge
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with my family on a short break to the Isle of Wight. Went with my husband and three Small children. The fish finger sandwich was amazing! As was the fresh crab sandwich. A note of caution - this establishment only takes cash or cheques...More

1  Thank Leedschick
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Great view I little expensive seafood platter for two look really good ( 1 whole lobster, 1 whole crab loads of prawns loads of other seafood) £50 .

1  Thank Gareth B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were staying in a holiday flat nearby and went for breakfast one morning (only between 10-11am). We both had the full breakfast. Was huge and excellent and we didn't eat again until the evening! Plus the views from the café are just gorgeous too...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed in a holiday rental a few minutes walk from the lifeboat Walked down to it every day to see it in different light. Beautiful early morning sunrise Great photo opportunity

Thank Deena A
Reviewed 24 September 2017

For the last 4 years we have eaten at the Lifeboat Cafe on my birthday. It just seems to get better every time. We love seafood so treat ourselves to the seafood platter which is the best we've eaten anywhere in the world! I do...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Great views Friendly staff and was great to see Lifeboat launch. There are some great walks around the ares and this includes Bembridge so get out and have a look. The sea is is clear and shallow so you can swim in the warmer weather,...More

Thank steven f
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Had lunch here, sitting outside in the sunshine. Service was a bit slow but the crab sandwiches were well worth the wait - excellent!

Thank paulm1002016
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Had the best crab sandwiches ever here today. Lovely fresh crab on really fresh bread, delicious. Friendly service in this unpretentious seaside cafe with a great view. Highly recommend.

Thank N7159FNangelar
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Questions & Answers
brian m
14 February 2017|
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Response from GolferDerby | Reviewed this property |
Yes open all year and prices are competitive
Sue A
8 July 2016|
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Response from AshtdMan | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sue, sorry but not being a vegetarian I don't pay a lot of attention to veggie alternatives on menus. As Bob said though it's worth a phone call. The number I've found is 07093 303450. As the place is relatively near to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lane End Road, Bembridge PO35 5SZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bembridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 875568
Situated on Bembridge beach, the Lifeboat View Cafe boasts spectacular views, serving fresh local crab & lobster daily. Open 7 days a week starting the 18th of March, 10 until four. Join us on the 18th of March for a free cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake to celebrate our first day of the season!
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