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The Red Duster

37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RF, England
01 983 290311
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Ranked #11 of 50 restaurants in Cowes
Price range: $44 - $68
Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, English
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: High Speed Ferry
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
princes risborough, uk
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This restaurant has a cosy feel and the service was very attentive. The menu had very interesting dishes, including many vegetarian options. Our starters were: Seafood chowder and Verdi Crepe with smoked haddock (that was delicious), our mains were: Honey and ginger duck on hoisin stir fry (duck was slightly overcooked and a bit dry but the dish was very... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited on race day 21st June and we managed to get a booking for dinner. The place was busy and had a great atmosphere and the service is very friendly. The food is delicious and surpassed by expectations and there are plenty of choices- especially for vegetarians - a welcome treat! The portions are generous too. I had portobello... More

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went to the Red Duster with family and had a very good dinner. The food was good and inventive and the ambience was great. Was very quiet on the night that we were there but it is quite small so this in no way took away from the atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Having forgotten that it was the day of the Round the Island Race, things weren't looking up for the weekend, but we managed to get a prime spot in the marina, so that was a good start. Then came the problem of dinner - Cowes was going to be packed. I tried to get a table at Tonino's, but things... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Red Duster was across the street from our hotel and we stepped in for dinner after talking an evening walk around the town. The woman who waited on us was a co-owner with her husband who was the chef. The decor was charming, the service was friendly and efficient, and the food was tasty and well-prepared and well-presented.

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Gilroy, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were pleased to find this lovely restaurant on a Sunday evening when many were closed. We found the seafood and ribeye steak were a good value and the service good. The proportions were generous and worth a visit.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Five of of us visited without a reservation (it was a Monday evening) and we were made very welcome by the waiter. We all thought we could eat any of the options on the menu and the decision as to what to choose was our only problem. Food and drink and service was excellent, if there was a slight negative... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was our first visit to Cowes so we didn't know where to eat and stumbled across this place. If the other restaurants in Cowes are this good then the locals really are spoiled for choice! Great selection of meat and fish dishes and a larger than normal selection of veggie options too. We had an excellent meal and would... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

After a full days sailing you want a restaurant with a friendly atmosphere that serves good wholesome food. The Red Duster provides this with a menu to suite all tastes. All food is freshly prepared and is well presented with good sized portions. The friendly staff provide good service and go out of their way to provide a memorable experience.... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Good well cooked food, nicely presented and served with a smile and friendly banter. Will definitely go back when next visiting Cowes. Bench seating was not the most comfortably though.

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