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Octopus Garden Cafe - CLOSED

63 High Street, Cowes PO31 7OL, England
44 (0) 1983 291 188
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Price range: $8 - $15
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

58 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

New sign in the window suggests they have closed down! What a shame. I hope that they come up somewhere else in Cowes or enjoy a happy retirement

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Cowes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I love this quirky little café and visit it frequently. The staff are friendly and the manager always stops for a chat. My husband is a fan of the all day breakfast - be warned the portions are HUGE. As for myself I love the liver and onions. I have read the last review and feel the person is being... More

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Went in there recently, it looked very pleasant inside and seemed a nice place to have lunch with the family. The waitress said that she will come at the table and take the order. After approx 20 minutes wait we decided to order at the bar. After another 30 minutes the food got on the table. Drinks - nowhere in... More

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weston-super-mare
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Visited for a coffee greeted at counter by a girl who was chatting away to somebody else and we seemed to be in the way. I asked where the 1964 jukebox was to be told it had gone. No music playing a few posters of Beatles about it seems a sad little place with sbsolutely no atmosphere. If you are... More

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octopusgardencowes, Owner at Octopus Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Paul, thank you for your comments. I am sorry if you felt that the waitress ignored you and for that I can only apologise. I do however find your other remarks both ill founded and offensive. I am certain that you would have realised that building work has recently taken place to divide the building into two units (a... More

Southend-on-Sea
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I first visited this café in 2007 and was very happy with it and looked forward to returning this year during my holiday, as my children, partner and I are huge Beatles fans. However, we were a bit unimpressed with the décor, there didn't seem to be as much memorabilia on the walls as before, the café was half the... More

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octopusgardencowes, Owner at Octopus Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Dear April, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to the cafe and I am very sorry that you were so disappointed. I appreciate your comment that you found the food both nice and reasonably priced and naturally I am horrified that you were handed a dirty spoon and milk jug. For this... More

Cowes, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Popped in for lunch with husband and one of my daughters. the food was delicious but the service was terrible. Although the waitress looked a little old to be a sulky teenager I did find her approach rude. Our drinks were dumped on the table so was the cutlery, she hardly said a word just plonked stuff at the end... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

On my visit to Cowes,I dropped into a cafe which has a Beatle sTheme.I enjoyed a slice of homemade cake with a cup of coffee, i thought was really nice.The staff are very helpful and well,all that i can say is that i enjoyed the experience,and it is near the sea.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We took our children here for brunch, we had the vegetarian breakfast which was nice (and generous portion-wise, too) and the children ordered a variety of meals from the kids menu. They all enjoyed their food. The waitress was pleasant. It's a shame that the cafe has halved in size, it was a little sad to see the empty unit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

we had a lovely reception and a great lunch here with the kids, Thank you to Chris the owner who was on hand to give us some tips on where to go and what to see. thank you all

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Meopham, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We dropped into this Beatles themed cafe for a bite to eat having just popped over for the day while in Southampton, what a good idea, great friendly service, lovely fresh cooked food and great music to go with it. The prices are very reasonable and the quality and quantity just right, thank you very much you guys for making... More

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