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The Red Duster

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37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RF, England
High Speed Ferry
01 983 290311
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely little restaurant

We've been walking past the Red Duster on and off for a couple of decades and finally took the decision to go in on Sunday night. We were greeted by a lovely enthusiastic lady who is the partner of the chef/owner. She clearly knew the menu inside out and uttered the magic words a coeliac loves to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
BoogieBB
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England
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
England
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We've been walking past the Red Duster on and off for a couple of decades and finally took the decision to go in on Sunday night. We were greeted by a lovely enthusiastic lady who is the partner of the chef/owner. She clearly knew the menu inside out and uttered the magic words a coeliac loves to hear - "choose... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We picked this place at random, very nice food and wine. A little gem in the centre of town, very quiet for a Friday night, we were the only ones in there, don't understand why, it was fantastic.

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Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a visit on a March evening when only two of us were present. However every effort was made to provide excellent food, service and company. I learned a lot about poker from the waiter! I would certainly return any time of the year.

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england
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited recently midweek and were the only customers! It was a cold evening and the waiter brought the little heater to our table. The service was as good as at any normal time. The waiter was very friendly and chatty.the food was excellent and not over price, a very wide ranging selection of dishes. The size of the portions... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We have eaten here a number of times over the last 4 years and can highly recommend this restaurant as a top favourite. We have never had a bad meal or experience here. The staff are wonderful, attentive and give a great service. There is a great veggie menu, and great fish and meat dishes. The food is always fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Excellent meal. 6 of us in all, ordering various dishes. I had the fillet steak and I can tell you, it was cooked to perfection...the whole dish was mouth wateringly good! The staff are so, so friendly and helpful and really can't do enough to help you. The place itself dates back to around 1650 (or so the lady there... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Not really much to say everything was Ok......Ok food, Ok atmosphere good service but very expensive! I wouldn't go there again.

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Ashby de la Zouch, null, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My partner & I stumbled on this place on our first night in Cowes; it was full when we popped in (very small but perfectly formed!) the lady running the restaurant said she would have a table available within 30mins if we wanted to leave our mobile number and go and have a drink somewhere first. The menu was very... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I booked a table at The Red Duster for myself and five friends. We were all impressed by the excellent food, attractive decor and friendly and efficient service. BONUS POINTS for having such tempting and delicious choices for vegetarians, listed separately and clearly. I appreciated this, as it's still unusual! I will certainly return if I'm in Cowes again, and... More 

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Cowes, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

When we visited, we thought we would be getting something a little special, it was ok, over priced and really only average. We will "dust" over this restaurant and leave it for the tourists.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RF, England
  • Public Transportation: High Speed Ferry
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 01 983 290311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 61
  • Cuisine: European, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?