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The Coast Bar & Dining Room

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Bar, British, Bistro
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15 Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BG, England
+44 1983 298574
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Today
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

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  • 215
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food and friendly service

Cowes has always seemed a bit of a desert when it comes to good and drink, but this place makes up for it. Had a pleasant lunch of a well-made chicken caesar salad and couple of glasses of decent Sauvignon blanc. The food other diners were having looked good, too. Very friendly service. Look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Chris H
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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382 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Cowes has always seemed a bit of a desert when it comes to good and drink, but this place makes up for it. Had a pleasant lunch of a well-made chicken caesar salad and couple of glasses of decent Sauvignon blanc. The food other diners were having looked good, too. Very friendly service. Look forward to coming back.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

As a family of six adults and one 3 year old child we decided to drive 15 miles from where we were staying to have our celebration meal on a Saturday evening. None of us had visited Isle of Wight apart from when two of the group made a school visit - many years ago! An online search led us... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

following a brilliant meal the week before we couldn't believe that we were in the same place with the same menu. The calamari had been heaven but the following week was terrible and the steak, so beatuifully cooked the week before, was raw. What was really sad was that no-one seemed to care when we told them. We were even... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I have been 3 times for food, numerous times for coffee but I won't go again.The first time the chef/ manager refused to cook a breakfast that wasn't finished in butter for my milk allergy so we left and ate elsewhere. This was after ordering and waiting 20 minutes to then be told they wouldn't accommodate me. I had my... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great service and a great range of dishes. I had scallops followed by duck and it was all cooked to perfection.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A bit of a let down today!! we ordered our food which took almost 45 minutes to arrive, despite not being that busy, when it did arrive there was a meal missing which we had to wait another 10 minutes for and they forgot a side order. one meal had to be sent back as it wasn't cooked properly (rare... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

The best thing about the Coast in Cowes is their fantastic staff. They are always very welcoming, polite professional and with just enough personal touch. This place is a firm favourite with locals in Cowes and is so versatile and flexible offering breakfast, tea, coffee, lunches, pizzas and a lively evening drinking scene. All round excellence.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had heard alot of positive things about this place. So we went to try for ourselves. Atmosphere very nice, staff very friendly and personable, good menu. We tried a pizza, definitely better than a pizza express. We thought maybe a little expensive for what it is. Ultimately I think because we expected a really good experience from the talk up,... More 

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We visited this cosy place to celebrate a birthday. The venue is a cross between a cosy pub and a winebar. The staff were very helpful making you believe nothing was too much trouble. Having visited the place, it will now be my place of choice to eat out at on the Isle of Wight.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great service. Good menu with plenty of choice. I went for their Stone baked pizza (from the oven visible from the restaurant) and glad I did. Lovely brownie for desert too which is made in the kitchen rather than bought in.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 298574

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?