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The Red Duster

37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
+44 1983 290311
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only wish we'd found this restaurant earlier in our holiday. Best food we've had this holiday. Nicky and the team make you so very welcome. Friendly atmosphere with wonderful food. If you only eat out once in Cowes make sure it's the red duster

Thank SDBEssex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us booked dinner here prior to participating in the Isle of Wight Challenge. After reading the reviews here, I wasn't sure I'd enjoy it. I tend to eat a lot of salads and fish, and not many heavy meals. Well...I loved it....More

Thank NicB70
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Visited during our week stay in the Isle of Wight for a family dinner. The waiter was very attentive and friendly, the food options for adults were good and noticed the vegetarian options were extremely varied (even though we are meat eaters). The children's food...More

Thank Tashy1983
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Really lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. Family friendly. Food was tasty and served in generous portions. We would definately eat here again.

Thank LettaWestEnd
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to eat here when staying near Cowes as there seemed to be a lot of veggie options. We were a little wary having read some negative reviews but went for it anyway. Please don't be put of by those reviews or the appearance,...More

Thank TommoHarrogate
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Although only one other table was occupied we risked trying this place as the vegetarian options seemed good . However, what turned up was not ! My mushroom dish on cauliflower rice was strong and synthetic tasting - the 'rice ' had a distinct flavour...More

Thank mumjb
Reviewed 2 August 2017

From the outside it's easy to be put off, as the Red Duster has a quaint IOW feel to it and there are more modern frontages in the High St. However, the food is quite excellent, at a reasonable price and the service from Nicky...More

1  Thank loyalcustomer2015
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We picked this restaurant because the menu was different and contained meals we hadn't tried anywhere before. Nice..sort of.. but not quite sure some of the dishes worked well. My chicken curry had banana in it and I still can't make my mind up if...More

1  Thank Loubear4
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located on the high street close to the Redjet terminal. It is a small but very cozy place. The food was exvellent and beautifully cooked. Nicky was excellent at service very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant you will not...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

nice atmosphere, excellent food. Good choice of vegetarian meals. Cook knows how to serve vegetables.

Thank Koert P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$54
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
  • Public Transportation: High Speed Ferry
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 290311
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