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“Awful quality at obscene prices. Super market packet food served slowly and with slaughtered cheap veg. A disgrace.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Red Duster

The Red Duster
37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RF, England
01 983 290311
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Ranked #12 of 50 restaurants in Cowes
Price range: $45 - $69
Cuisines: European, English
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: High Speed Ferry
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“Awful quality at obscene prices. Super market packet food served slowly and with slaughtered cheap veg. A disgrace.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Awful quality at obscene prices. Super market packet food served slowly and with slaughtered cheap veg. A disgrace.

The further I get from the experience the more angry I get about what was turned out. If I had served it to myself because I couldn 't find anything else in the fridge and was too ill to cook it properly, I would still be apologising to myself, and yet they seem happy to charge 13.50 per plate. £13.50 for three poor quality mushrooms, badly cooked and turned out on top of tinned reduced onions with three pieces of holloumi from the local supermarket. The food made us feel sick but the whole experience left us angry and short changed. Stay away.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
portsmouth
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Too cramped and way too hot, no windows to open or air con.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Reviews I read looked quite promising, however on entering the heat inside was very uncomfortable, nearly walked straight out again..was very busy so service was slow, starters looked and tasted good, mains however very disappointing, swordfish burnt one side no juice for the fragrant Thai rice which was served in a extremely hot dish, we complained so the swordfish was taken off the bill. I do feel due to the heat and slow service a bottle of wine on the house would have gone a long way. Would we go again NO

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

First visited the red duster on holiday 2 years ago and we couldn't wait to return. Didn't disappoint at all. Great menu with a focus on innovative fish dishes. Portions were very substantial and reasonably priced. Attentive service. a great atmosphere with the tables in nice discreet bays. Our favourite of the places we've eaten in and around Cowes.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Lovely little restaurant, really busy but fab food....great atmosphere in the Cowes high st.

Visited June 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

A little gem of a restaurant, Just the right amount of choice, food quality and presentation A1.
Service was prompt and very friendly although the table checks could be a little less often.

Visited June 2012
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