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Number 3

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Contemporary
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3 Bath Rd, Cowes PO31 7RH, England
01983 291714
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  • 74
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Blink and you will miss it....

The restaurant is tiny - only 20 covers, and hidden in the corner just around a bend in the road, so it is very easy to miss; but it would be a shame to do so because it is really rather good. I started with the crab mousse with prawns (£5.50) and followed with the fillet steak with red onion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Greg548
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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is tiny - only 20 covers, and hidden in the corner just around a bend in the road, so it is very easy to miss; but it would be a shame to do so because it is really rather good. I started with the crab mousse with prawns (£5.50) and followed with the fillet steak with red onion... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We have eaten several times at No 3 and it has always been very good. It is a small 24-ish cover restaurant with a small menu, nice atmosphere, good service and a friendly welcome. The food is cooked fresh, to a high standard and well presented. If you want good, claasic cuisine, done properly, then this is the place. As... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I visited on a Monday night so the restaurant was very quiet. Nevertheless the atmosphere was very cosy and welcoming. I was there with my sister but the candles and decor would make it a perfect spot for a romantic meal. I've eaten there several times but both the fillet steak in red onion sauce and sticky toffee pudding were... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A wonderful small restaurant with a good selection all at reasonable prices. Just right for a small group so that you can talk easily while having great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited this restaurant while visiting the island in december and had the most perfect evening! The restaurant is quite small with a modern deco which creates a really good atmosphere. Once we sat down a waitress brought over fresh bread rolls with olive oil followed by a surprise amuse-bouche.....both of which were an unexpected nice touch! the menu is... More 

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Ryde
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We go here for a treat or with friends that appreciate lovely food and intimate surroundings. It's small and we always book - every time we've eaten there we've seen people turned away. There's no rush, service is friendly and unobtrusive, and the food has varied from good to excellent, if occasionally a little experimental. Probably our favourite restaurant on... More 

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Cowes, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I had the misfortune of going to number 3 in cowes on Friday of last week never again!!! The service was sullen and unhelpful, the food appalling! The lamb was supposed to be served pink but it came out overcooked and tough the vegetables were the opposite, the broccoli so hard you could barely get the knife through it and... More 

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Bracknell
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

this is an extremely small restaurant ( no more than ten small tables ). its location is very convenient. All of the food was excellent. The atmosphere is somewhat unusual as it is clearly a family owned business with a little bit of a Fawlty Towers vibe to it. I would definitely go again. It is not like any other... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Friends treated us to a meal here tonight. Small and friendly. Food was superb, well presented and delicious. Bread had beetroot in it which was different but very tasty.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Consistently high quality food - as good as any michelen starred place. We have been to Number on quite a few occasions now and it never fails to please. The portions are generous but not too filling and its just very well cooked and delicious food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Bath Rd, Cowes PO31 7RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 01983 291714

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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