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1 Shooters Hill, Cowes, England
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious

We stopped here for lunch after a brisk walk along the sea front. The staff were lovely. The service fast and efficient and the food was delicious. Wonderful salad dressing. Only criticism is its quite a small place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a brisk walk along the sea front. The staff were lovely. The service fast and efficient and the food was delicious. Wonderful salad dressing. Only criticism is its quite a small place.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Excellent service - excellent food - excellent prices. Breakfasts are some of the nicest I've had! Only criticism is that it's a bit tight for space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have been going to sails cafe in cowes for some years now. I always go back there when visiting cowes as the staff are very friendly, they make you feel welcome. Nothing is too much trouble if you want something a little different. And the good is cooked fresh to order and I have never been disappointed. My last... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went into Sails cafe for a quick light bite to eat. Sensibly priced, polite and helpful staff. My eggs royale were absolutely fab, perfectly cooked. My wife had a ham and cheese sandwich which I finished and it was excellent too. Great place.

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Pevensey Bay
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10 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

After a long day walking around Cowes my partner and I simply wanted a couple of baguettes with drinks. Sails is not like the big coffee chain establishments-more of your traditional British cafe and thus the service tends to be so much more friendlier. I wanted a cheese and pickle baguette but noticed there was just cheese on the menu... More 

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Cowes, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is not a high quality cuisine establishment, but the food cooked her is done well and every time I eat here, the portions are generous and the food tastes wonderful. Fresh soup is prepared every day, as well as a breakfast, coffee, hot drinks and a selection of lunches. Unfortunately they don't open for food later than 3.

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East Cowes, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Its very difficult to get great fish and chips now days but its possible from corries. The fish is always substantial and the batter light and crisp. I must admit I have often sneaked a cod and chips and told the wife I had Banana and yoghourt , hope she doesn't read this.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Since having a boat based in Cowes we have very often taken breakfast and or lunch here. The food is properly prepared for you as you order by very nice friendly staff. The soups and pannini are excellent as are the crab sandwiches when available.

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Guildford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Only stopped here for a coffee. Have to say it was not that great, it was very bitter and had dregs in the bottom of the cup.

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Bramley, United Kingdom
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175 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Walked around centre of Cowes looking for a waterfront cafe without success so came slightly inland and were left with a choice between Tiffin and Sail and chose the latter because it looked bright and decorated in a way fitting of a coastal resort but also advertised crab on the boards outside. Quite a small shop but got a table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Shooters Hill, Cowes, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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