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“Great service and lovely food”
Review of The Lifeboat

The Lifeboat
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in East Cowes
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Lifeboat stands proudly over East Cowes Marina, which is a huge favourite of visiting yachtsmen in the summer, but also a family-friendly home-from-home for locals too. In the summer, our large outside decking area offers one of the best riverside dining experiences on the Island. For many visitors to the Isle of Wight, East Cowes will be their first port of call, since the Red Funnel car ferry docks here, delivering its passengers from Southampton straight into the town centre. East Cowes is the home of Osborne House and was once a maritime industrial town and former home of British Hovercraft. One of the most arresting landmarks many people will see, as they approach from the ferry, is the vast Union Jack painted onto the shore side doors of the old hovercraft factory. Now, East Cowes is a small but busy town with a cluster of popular shops and a stunning marina development.
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have been a few times now and each time the staff have been very friendly and the food has been excellent. It is overlooking the Medina River and has a large decked area where you can eat and drink when the weather is good.

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Thank 123Baggies
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Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We come here every time with our friend who lives in Cowes because we love the food a lot, ESPECIALLY the burgers! We live in on the mainland so its nice to have somewhere familiar to visit.

Thank PhilMead88
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

Ate here as the only one with reasonable reviews in east cowes. Totally agree though with some of the reviews, it's average fried food, nothing great and the fish and chips really wasn't that nice particularly the peas

Thank karen r
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Eaten here a few times over the last year - most recently two weeks ago.
The standard overall is good, mainstream food, served promptly. The service is consistently good and the location - close to the Medina and with a view across the pontoons of East Cowes Marina - is excellent.
The menu has changed little, but they carry a range of specials on a chalk board and the food is excellent value for money.
For some reason, some time towards the end of last year, they chose to put a pool table in, which is the first thing you see when you walk through the door.
I've not seen anyone play on it and, had I not been there before, I probably wouldn't have got through the door as the pool table has the effect of giving the pleasant bar a 'student uni club' atmosphere... a minor complaint though.

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Thank marisincola
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Visited the lifeboat twice on our holiday once on our own and also with friends the second time ,found the food ,drink and atmosphere very good .We were made very welcome and the service was excellent ,also good value on the-bottles of wine.the menu is varied and pleasing and good value also bueatiful views over the Marina.

Thank JanR145
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