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“Amazing Staff and Fantastic Views!”
Review of Lifeboat View

Lifeboat View
Ranked #8 of 24 Restaurants in Bembridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Situated on Bembridge beach, the Lifeboat View Cafe boasts spectacular views, serving fresh local crab & lobster daily. Open 7 days a week starting the 18th of March, 10 until four. Join us on the 18th of March for a free cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake to celebrate our first day of the season!
Reviewed August 8, 2012

This restaurant has recently 'changed hands'. The staff are young, keen and pay particular attention to detail to your needs.

Their seafood is caught daily by a local supplier (who we also purchased seafood platters from). Really couldn't fault the service, presentation and attentiveness.

This is also an incredibly 'child-friendly' restaurant with amazing views of Bembridge Lifeboat Station and the solent - brilliant for watching the huge liners departing from the mainland.

There is a small car park, which you have to pay for before 6pm and, at present, you need to use the public toilets in the same car park.

1  Thank Janine W
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

The first time we have eaten at this seaside Cafe, even though we live locally. Went with friends who had reserved a table right by the seawall. The view is great and the endless parade of people walking past on the path in front of the cafe was entertaining. Quite a few tables outside.
Crab & Lobster salads or sandwiches are the main choices here and we knew they would be good as they buy all their seafood from 'The Best Dressed Crab" where we always buy our Crabs from.
Plenty of other choices on the menu,very good Rose £14.95 a bottle. Perfect sunny day, the ideal choice on a good summer day! We will be back.

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We visited this cafe after reading the other reviews and it really is a delight. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and the seafood was amazing. The cakes, especially the Rocky Road were pretty yummy too.

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1  Thank Cdsmsl
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Found this place by accident. I am pleased to say it was a very happy accident. I loved the food and was impressed by the well priced and varied menu - from Fish Finger sandwiches to Lobster.and Champagne.

I found the service excellent and was not rushed between courses.

The views from the Lifeboat Cafe are really great. The new lifeboat station in the foreground with views across the Solent to Portsmouth and beyond.

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2  Thank Keith F
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

I visited the lifeboat view cafe with friends recently while on holiday in the Isle of Wight. We all thoroughly enjoyed our seafood lunch and all the staff were very welcoming. After our lunch we had a very tasty ice cream from the cafe in the outside area, which allowed us to overlook the scenic beach. Overall we had a super experience, I would highly recommend it to anybody visiting Bembridge or the surrounding areas.

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2  Thank Sarah B
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