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“Fab food”
Review of Lifeboat View

Lifeboat View
Ranked #6 of 23 Restaurants in Bembridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, 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!
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fab food”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Very basic looking cafe overlooking the lifeboat pier at Bembridge & the beach.
Clean, great service, lovely staff
Food:
Half Lobster salad & mayo, and half baguette (excellent) - £13.50 (bargain)
Choc brownie with local icecream - very nice - £4.50 (overpriced)
Definitely recommend this place!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank jane m
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London
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Bembridge gem”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

There is a delightful incongruity between the appearance of this place - hut-like, plastic tables and chairs outside - and the food, which is fantastic, and the wine list, which is superb. What could possibly be nicer than guzzling on fresh lobster and chips by the sea, washing down your meal with a bottle of crisp white wine? They even serve Dom Perignon!

The staff are fantastic, though a little pressed at times, and the view wonderful. It's great value. Everyone should go.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Tim085
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Addlestone, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Amazing Staff and Fantastic Views!”
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.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Janine W
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IOW england
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A great find!”
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.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank nickleby68
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic crab and lobster”
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.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Cdsmsl
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