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Number 3

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Contemporary
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3 Bath Rd, Cowes PO31 7RH, England
+44 1983 291714
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol

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  • 75
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 7
    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
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Did a sailing course and No.3 was recommended. 5 of us went for the evening. Yes, it is small but cozy. Not a lot of space between tables so you need to be comfortable being close to your friends. The staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful. I had the Monkfish and whereas it was well cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
gillian m
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Did a sailing course and No.3 was recommended. 5 of us went for the evening. Yes, it is small but cozy. Not a lot of space between tables so you need to be comfortable being close to your friends. The staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful. I had the Monkfish and whereas it was well cooked and presented, I found... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My colleague and I were on a business trip to the Isoe of Wight and dined, on the recommendation of our hostess at our B&b, at this lovely tiny restaurant in the centre of Cowes. The couple running the restaurant were charming and the food was simply the best that we have eaten on the I o W. It rivalled... More 

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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: +44 1983 291714

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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