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The Little Gloster

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31 Marsh Road, Gurnard PO31 8JQ, England
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked on a Sunday morning for lunch the same day, but I sense we struck lucky, the restaurant was pretty full throughout our time there. Friendly and efficient service. Kitchen is brasserie style, so puts some constraints on what can be offered on the menu, but still a varied choice. Ingredients very fresh, particularly fish, nicely presented, portions medium... More 

Thank Roger D
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited for lunch , on the strength of a recommendation . We were pleasantly surprised on approaching , to find a highly accessible and commodious car park . The restaurant is an attractive single-storey ,in light colours , on the sea shore . We were welcomed by a very pleasant waitress ,who took our coats ,and showed us to an... More 

Thank Paul D
Hungerford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read a number of excellent reviews about The Little Gloster and we were not disappointed. Breakfast was a great way to start a Sunday. The Weekend Detox Juice was a tasty opener, followed by poached eggs, avocado, streaky bacon, chilli and mint on toasted sourdough bread. All rounded off with a perfect cappuccino. My brother, visiting from Australia,... More 

Thank Kalzy
Cowes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a local and I've eaten here before but not for a couple of years and I was looking forward to having lunch today as part of a family gathering. Sadly what I thought of as a nice, stylish and good restaurant in a great location with stunning Solent views served up a disappointing experience and left me feeling... More 

Thank cowes_sailor
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As it was my husband's birthday I decided to treat him to a Little Gloster breakfast. It was closed when we arrived at 8.45 so we waited until 9 as the sign on the door read "Breakfasts 9-11am". At 9 the sign remained closed and, smelling bacon wafting our way, we went round to the back door to enquire. A... More 

Thank Makeitasgoodasyoucan
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last night we had the best night at the little Gloster. Dear friends, Sarah and John Betchley treated us to a wonderful dinner here.Superb service- excellent ambience and divine food.Cannot wait to return

Thank Mimilevigliani
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Little Gloster is something of a curate’s egg in its attempt to spread itself too widely. They are good at some things but lack any dazzle-factor in others. Full to bursting on a Saturday evening in late September must say something for its popularity, yet the Island is not over blessed with decent eateries. In a strangely remote location... More 

Thank Orphie-Cat
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The Little Gloster for the first time on Saturday for supper. They had told us they were very busy so we had to arrive for 18.00, which we thought was very early, but the staff were welcoming and professional and other diners started to arrive soon after we got there. The service was excellent and the food was... More 

Thank Lindsay M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with friends expecting a "classy " meal, what a huge disappointment ! Firstly it is very noisy when it is busy and it was. The food and wine is expensive. They messed our meals up without apology and were even quite defensive when we complained. The quality of the food for the price is not there.

Thank colin b
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hadn't left enough time to sample this place properly after hearing great reviews, so just wanted some sandwiches or bar snacks on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Only to be told they could only offer substantal meals, no bar snacks or light meals! Nice lawn, great views.

Thank tedioustommo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $98
Seafood, European, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Marsh Road, Gurnard PO31 8JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Gurnard
  • Phone Number: 441983298776
The Little Gloster is a award winning family restaurant with rooms located on the seas edge. Serving predominately local produce in a simplistic scandinavian relaxed atmosphere. It is listed in the michelin guide and the good food guide as being one of the best new entries in the uk The wine list is interesting, comprising of over 90% organic wines. . The cocktail list encompasses the same philosophy as the food and wine menu which is well thought out and delivered, focussing on the seasons.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?