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The Red Duster

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

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    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
Most recent review
lovely food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
EnglandMum
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england
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
england
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Cannock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My partner and I visited the Isle of Wight for a short break last week as a last couples holiday before our Baby arrives. I had read about this in a magazine, but wasn't our first choice. We had actually walked in to Cowes to find another resteraunt, but on arrival we didn't really like anything on offer on the... More 

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Glasgow
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We booked dinner for a party of six , having checked out the menu and location. It's in a prime location in the main street in Cowes and looks warm & welcoming from the outside and decent enough inside , if a bit "kitsch". Maybe we called in on an off night , the food was mostly dissapointing , the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Excellent selection of food... even for veggies. Portions were too large. We shared a starter but still could eat everything. No room for pudding either.

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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 40 - 62
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?