Places to go out & eat & drink in Cowes
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Cowes

Places to eat & drink in Cowes.

The towns of Cowes and East Cowes lie on either side of the mouth of the River Medina and are linked by a floating-bridge ferry. A combination of location and old-fashioned enterprise have turned the sail-filled resort of Cowes into England's leading yachting centre. The annual Cowes Regatta, run by the Royal Yacht Squadron, has been held since 1776, while Cowes Week, which is staged annually each August, was once a key part of the 'high season' enjoyed by wealthier Victorians.

Nearby is Osborne House, formerly a country retreat for Queen Victoria – who died here in 1901 – and Prince Albert. Now controlled by English Heritage, it has a superb garden with views over the Solent. Swiss Cottage is a charming chalet in the grounds and once rang to the sounds of royal children playing within.

Appuldurcombe House is the impressive shell of an 18th-century mansion built in 1701 by Sir Robert Worsley. Now run by English Heritage it has parkland landscaped by the great 'Capability' Brown.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Cowes or surrounding areas.

Cowes Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc



The Parade, Cowes
Tel: 01983 296246    Fax: 01983 296246

Crepe and pancake speciality restaurant. French trained award winning chef. English and International cuisine. Traditional beers & extensive wine list. Families welcome. Candlelit restaurant with spectacular Solent views. Situated between the Royal London Yacht Club and Regatta Office. Private parties catered for. For reservations phone or e-mail.
Type: Restaurant

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Chartroom Restaurant

Cockleton Lane, Cowes
Tel: 01983 292395

The Chartroom Restaurant, located on Cockleton Lane only a few minutes from the heart of Cowes is set in nautical surroundings, serving Traditional and International cuisine. Choose from our Three Course Carte du Jour, or the Grill Menu offering a fine selection of Char Grills, including Steaks, Salmon and Duck, traditionally accompanied and cooked to your taste. Our chefs use fresh local ingredients to produce food of the finest quality. We have a comprehensive wine list to compliment your meal. Children welcome. Vegetarian menu available. Disabled access. Car Parking. Garden. No Smoking area. Entertainment.
Type: Restaurant

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Cafe Mozart / Restaurant Amadeus

48 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7RR
Tel: 01983 293681
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Cafe Mozart opened in 1997 and was bought by Peter & Eileen in 1999. By Day Cafe Mozart is a quality patisserie offering cakes, gateau, pastries with morning coffee and afternoon tea and at lunchtime light lunches, toasted baguettes & filled Ciabatta's. By Night Cafe Mozart transforms into 'Restaurant Amadeus' serving fine wines and superb freshly cooked food. Within walking distance of the Marina and the Red Jet Terminal.
Type: Restaurant, Cafe

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Coasters Coffee Shop

1 Clarence Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6EP
Tel: 01983 200009     Web:

Coasters is among the Island's premier non-smoking licensed coffee shops. Our special Segafredo blend of coffee beans are freshly ground on the premises for maximum flavour and freshness - just ask our regulars. Every one of baguettes and wraps is stuffed to bursting with your selection of ingredients. We serve hot food too including our speciality soups made on the premises, jacket potatoes, Cornish pasties and sausage rolls. We take our patisserie very seriously so you can count on us to supply only the freshest Island products. We offer a wide selection of cakes and pastries from top Island bakers for a real home-made taste.
Type: Cafe

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