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“River view dining,”
Review of The Lifeboat

The Lifeboat
Ranked #1 of 14 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 May 17, 2014

A good meal was served the service was good starters were on the table bye the time
we had our drinks .The Sirlion steaks were cooked to perfection,We ate outside nice
sunny night and looked at the boats on the river,

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Thank Ewanmc52
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Follow the signs through a small housing estate in East Cowes and you end up at the Lifeboat. Located overlooking the Marina right on the riverside with loads of out door seating this is a good very family friendly pub serving good meal at reasonable cost. The only downside is the wafer thin chips!

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Thank Hilda A
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

First class service ,food and location in our well located local pub and restaurant .
The food cannot be faulted along with the welcome and service
I had the liver and bacon and my wife had the roast beef , again first class .
The beer local from Goddards also a broader selection is available is to savour again a good selection of wines is on hand
Cannot be bettered
Thanks and we will be back

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Thank 51Relic
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Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food and a lovely setting right by East Cowes marina. The first time we sat on the decking having some light bites which were awesome. We went back for an evening meal which again was superb. The Isle of Wight blue cheese burger is well recommended. My wife had the sirloin steak which I can also recommend with the Stilton sauce. Can also take dogs there as well, they're not allowed on the carpeted areas but everywhere else is fine.

Thank rob21blue
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Whilst on a short break in Cowes, we went to The Lifeboat three times, twice for a meal and once for a sandwich. Each time, we were very satisfied with the quality of the food, the prices and the service. In addition, the setting was wonderful, we sat out to eat one evening when the weather was fine and watched the sun go down, perfect! Just one warning, the price of beer was quite expensive but look for the ones on special offer. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank academiaa412
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