Where to Eat in Cowes: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 15, 2018 Carley Gatson

Cowes (/kaʊz/) is an English seaport town and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. Cowes is located on the west bank of the estuary of the River Medina, facing the smaller town of East Cowes on the east bank. The two towns are linked by the Cowes Floating Bridge, a chain ferry.
Things to do in Cowes

1. Mojac's Restaurant and Bar

10A Shooters Hill | Isle of Wight, Cowes PO31 7BG, England Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +44 1983 281118
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 500 reviews

Mojac's Restaurant and Bar

Mojac's is open 5 evenings a week for dinner (Tues-Sat) and will open for lunch for parties of 8 or more with 24 hours' notice. We do not cater for children and do not allow under 10's after 7pm. Mojac's Restaurant and Bar aims to provide all customers with a friendly environment in which they can enjoy a cocktail, one of our many gins, just a nibble or dessert or a meal from our regularly changed menu offering excellent quality fresh produce and always complimented by our efficient friendly service. Our menu features many gluten free dishes and we are happy to help with other special dietary needs.

Reviewed By gil3736 - cowes

Great welcome. All of the meals presented and tasted fantastic. Service outstanding. Belly pork main and Quails egg starter all perfectly cooked. Well done.

2. Burr's Restaurant

Lugley Street, Newport PO30 5HD, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$165 - HK$385 +44 1983 825470
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 478 reviews

Burr's Restaurant

Alacarte restaurant in Newport offering a selection of local fish and seafood and great steaks. An upmarket restaurant with an emphasis on customer service and attention to detail with crisp linen table cloths and napkins.

Reviewed By bebe350 - Barnham, United Kingdom

We read the reviews and we chose Burr’s for a family anniversary last week.
This delightful small restaurant needs no further accolades from me. It is the tops.
The service is attentive, friendly and efficient but not intrusive with an excellent Maitre D in charge.
We chose the steaks and the rack of lamb from the comprehensive menu, all delicious and cooked to perfection.
It was an occasion to remember. We shall certainly return.

3. Murrays Seafood Restaurant

106 High Street, Cowes PO31 7AT, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1983 296233
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 303 reviews

Murrays Seafood Restaurant

Long established, family run business, set menu, a la carte and catch of the day, fresh local seafood, steak/meat dishes, vegetarian options, special dietary needs catered for wherever possible

Reviewed By LukeCowesTannersBrook

we walked into a totally empty restaurant for lunch on a typically dead Cowes January day. The owner was extremely friendly but only supported by a very young couple of staff, who were a little out of their depth both customer service and knowledge wise.
The starters were superb, the mains were okay and the mixed veg shared between us bland and uninspiring. I was expecting to give Murrays 5/5 and want to return asap, it could easily have been 3 but the owners explanation of illness to the chef was enough for me to be generous and probably try again one evening.

4. The Red Duster

37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar British, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$283 - HK$439 +44 1983 290311
Excellent
54%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 154 reviews

The Red Duster

Reviewed By FliesM20P - London, United Kingdom

Six of us had an enjoyable meal in an otherwise empty restaurant, on a night when several other restaurants in the street were rammed. So, don't be put off by the decor.

5. Tiffins Of Cowes

127 High Street, Cowes PO31 7AY, England Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating Cafe, Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1983 292310
Excellent
49%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 167 reviews

Tiffins Of Cowes

Reviewed By Rachel C

Average service, a bit slow at times. me and my friend had a bacon and brie bagette , I asked for crispy bacon and it wasn't. We waitted longer than we would of liked to. But when it arrived it was a tasty baguette, it can get busy between 11:30am and 1pm

6. New Holmwood Hotel & Restaurant

Queens Road | Egypt Point, Cowes, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +44 1983 292508
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

New Holmwood Hotel & Restaurant

It is a restaurant in it's own right , without the hotel - a majority of bookings are from locals & non-residents

Reviewed By franc_o_fyle - Derby, England

To celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary we booked a table for ourselves and some special friends. Served by a number of staff during the evening, they were all relaxed, courteous, and engaging - as well as being themselves. All of this made for a really relaxing atmosphere.
We were able to fine tune items from the menu to suit individual tastes, and the food was exactly as we wished. All plates were empty by the time we had finished each course!

7. The Coast Bar & Dining Room

15 Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BG, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Pizza, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1983 298574
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 927 reviews

The Coast Bar & Dining Room

Reviewed By Josh R

My girlfriend and I visited The Coast for the first time the other day and absolutely loved it. My girlfriend is Lactose Intolerant and they were really accommodating and went out of their way to help. We were served by Hannah and Frank who both went above and beyond! Absolutely amazing service!! Will definitely a back!

8. Eegon's of Cowes

72 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RE, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$31 - HK$212 +44 1983 291815
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Eegon's of Cowes

Eegon's of Cowes is a well known and legendary cafe in Cowes, Isle of Wight in England. It has a 5 Star Food and Hygiene Rating. Everyone is welcome. It has superb meals at great value and is famous for filling up if you are at The Isle of Wight Festival or if you are a yachtsman or yachtswoman, needing any early breakfast.

Reviewed By Matt P

Used this Cafe many times before, but the staff today where rude, unwelcoming and bordering on offensive. Will not be going again .... plenty of better cafes in Cowes. I would not give another penny to the rude female staff that served us today!

9. Number 3

3 Bath Road, Cowes PO31 7RH, England Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner +44 1983 291714
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 214 reviews

Number 3

An intimate restaurant tucked away in the old town of Cowes.

Reviewed By Kizziebear - Epsom, United Kingdom

Service with a smile and a joke. Nothing was to much trouble.A small but fresh menu with something for everyone.My husband felt the food was as good as mine.Big compliment from him. Perfect steak and fish .It was such good value and so delicious we went twice in our few days on the island.Pleasure to leave this review.

10. Sails Cafe

1 Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BE, England Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1983 289758
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Sails Cafe

Reviewed By LukeCowesTannersBrook

we thought it was about time we gave Sails a visit and weren't disappointed. My sausage hot pot was superb as was the fresh roll that accompanied it. the service was friendly and prompt, my only issue was the loss of skin on my throat( slight exaggeration) from the ridiculously boiling latte that was also lovely once i drank it after eating!! will return soon.

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