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The Red Duster

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37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
01 983 290311
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dinner with a colleague consisted of seafood soup ( fresh and delicious) mushroom tagliatelle and two steaks with individual sauces seriously cooked to perfection! The coffee creme brûlée was the best brûlée ever (must try it) The service is first class!

Thank Nadford
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pleasant setting with friendly staff. The Waldorf salad, duck dish , tomato with feta, and pear and butterscotch crepes were all executed superbly.

Thank Tamara S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived here on a Friday evening and were lucky to get a table. However, the waiter later revealed there are more seats upstairs which were unavailable due to staff shortages. Because of this, the poor guy was run ragged for most of the evening and there was a long wait for food. However, we enjoyed a glass of wine... More 

Thank Hannah S
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got ferry over to Cowes for last day of Cowes week, were not going back until midnight, so booked a table for 9:00pm for a meal after walking all day long. Not had a really enjoyable restaurant meal for a while This was lovely, very good varied menu - everything was great !!! - We left after 11:00pm people were... More 

Thank Ian M
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for lunch while visiting Cowes Week. We go there every year for the day to watch the activities. Lunch in the Red Duster always a very pleasant experience. Great home made food. Never fails to impress us.

Thank 234Joost234
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tasty food, good service & pleasant environment. Paid a little more for a decent bottle of Rioja which complimented our meal.

1 Thank IslandMichele007
New Forest
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Another very enjoyable meal, seriously good food cooked to order and as everyone says the staff get it just right, friendly and efficient. Could do with a couple of cushions, maybe they do but I didn't ask.

Thank SimonNewForest
Wiltshire, UK
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198 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

For some reason we had never eaten here, but decided to give it a try. We ate on a midweek evening when it was very quiet, but we are the sort of people who quite like that. The portions are mahoosive! I went for two starters and they were both main course sized. I had a seafood "chowder" which wasn't... More 

Thank Caroline1651
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Food perfect. Hospitality perfect.fresh .hot. tasty.very helpful hostess and waiter.loved the experience.

Thank peetsted
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This was our first night out in West Cowes and what a treat to have such great food The hostess was very warm and welcoming and provide lots of tourist tips alongside Do not miss the opportunity if you have night free you will not regret it

Thank Kevin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $52
British, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
  • Public Transportation: High Speed Ferry
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 01 983 290311

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