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The Red Duster

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
01 983 290311
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Service very good, we were the only people in there,😊. Would eat there, again, if in West Cowes

Thank Twilightowl
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a bit Pollyanna-ish, when I try a restaurant. My husband owned and often cooked in his restaurant and, wow, it was busy, I ran the front of house and saw how hard it could be, so I'm much easier going than him and always believe restaurants deserve a second chance, until now. When my other half was presented with... More 

Thank Jane K
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

menu excellent, food excellent, service excellent. My favourite restaurant in West Cowes. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Sal06
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked a table at The Red Duster solely because we had read such good reviews on Trip Advisor. We are so glad we did and can totally endorse all the very positive comments we had seen. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service was friendly and faultless. We heartily recommend the Red Duster!

Thank WiltshireJilly
Sompting, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Amazing food, really unusual choices with fresh ingredients and a fabulous selection for vegetarians. Reasonably priced, with a great atmosphere. The service was outstanding - friendly, helpful, patient and definitely a cut above the usual. Highly recommended and we can't wait to visit again on our next trip to the island.

Thank Rob_and_Michael
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We came in cowes week and had a terrible experience at the coast and were not very pleased. And had walked out. The difference in service here was like chalk and cheese . The young lad who served us was brilliant and deserves great praise. We had a fabulous time and the food was good too ( very large portions... More 

Thank 6900sh
Teddington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Spontaneous decision to eat here as was quiet inside with a table window available (onto street). Other restaurants busier. Interesting menu. Good prompt service. Instantly brought basket of white sliced bread & butter pats. Not so good. Plus a carafe of iced tap water. House red wine vg. Was informed there would be a 20 min wait for food as... More 

Thank 15Tina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $49
British, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
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?