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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Great value in a family restaurant.

She serves and is great - busy or quiet always has time for her clients. He cooks and food is wholesome, plentiful and nice. Room is nautical and comfortable and overall don't go if you're looking for modern but for comfort food and good old fashioned hospitality this is the number one place in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
KofCowes
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really friendly family run restaurant. Unfortunately the food, although portions were big, was quite average. The pork and fish dishes we had were dry, although the duck dish was fine. The meal wasn't disastrous but disappointing against menu description.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Every year we visit during cowes week on a day trip from southampton. Food still nice and imaginative, not your standard fare. Our friends visited for 1st time and were impressed. 2 course meal ,main and dessert, inc. glass of wine and tip £50. Great value. Staff very friendly. Well done Red Duster will be back in 2016.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

There is not much to say other than excellent food, excellent service and excellent value for money. My husband and I are the type of people who like to eat outside of peak times and this on many occasions has caused an issue for us when trying to find somewhere that is still serving lunch at 2:30. We stumbled upon... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have dined at the Red Duster several time and have never been let down. In fact we found Niki to be one of the best and friendliest waitresses ever. The food is wonderful freshly cooked and beautifully presented. Nothing is too much trouble and the cosy feeling and relaxed atmosphere is wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I booked the restaurant through Neil for 64 people on Friday for our client sailing event. I could not have been happier. What a fabulous opportunity to dock at the harbour, walk through the town a bit and find this little gem. I had no idea what I was getting into and it was a bit of a gamble. However,... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

She serves and is great - busy or quiet always has time for her clients. He cooks and food is wholesome, plentiful and nice. Room is nautical and comfortable and overall don't go if you're looking for modern but for comfort food and good old fashioned hospitality this is the number one place in Cowes.

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had the pleasure of visiting the Red Duster on a visit to the Isle of Wight in early April this year. Set close to the quay it is not a large restaurant but full of character. The food was excellent for the four of us and the my fish pie the best I have tasted. The owner was very... More 

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England
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: European, British

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?