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The Red Duster

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37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
+44 1983 290311
12:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tired and hungry, we stumbled over the Red Duster and encouraged by the quirky decor and what looked like an interesting menu, we dived in. There was only one other couple dining, but since the whole High Street was pretty dead it being a Monday evening, we weren't concerned. The service was good and attentive, if somewhat chatty. The starter... More 

Thank Andrej P
London, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank FliesM20P
Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice meal and the waitress was the best. Did not rate the bread though, but apart from that the restaurant was very cosy. Thank you

Thank Maria F
Vung Tau, Vietnam
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I was enticed into the Red Duster by the menu in the window. My mother and I enjoyed wonderful meals and appetizers and even loved them as leftovers the next day. We also were able to chat with the owners and had a lovely time.

Thank AussieOsborn
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a fantastic evening; I can't recommend the Duster more highly. Great food, great food! Really friendly staff and more than fair prices. The fish was divine.

Thank Jon P
Kent UK
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate here on a quiet Thursday night and the food was really tasty. We both had the roasted veg, chick pea and coconut curry. The menu options were good, especially the vegetarian section. Would recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank TeebeeKentUK
Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent. Service very good, we were the only people in there,😊. Would eat there, again, if in West Cowes

Thank Twilightowl
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I'm a bit Pollyanna-ish, when I try a restaurant. My husband owned and often cooked in his restaurant and, wow, it was busy, I ran the front of house and saw how hard it could be, so I'm much easier going than him and always believe restaurants deserve a second chance, until now. When my other half was presented with... More 

Thank Jane K
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

menu excellent, food excellent, service excellent. My favourite restaurant in West Cowes. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Sal06
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had booked a table at The Red Duster solely because we had read such good reviews on Trip Advisor. We are so glad we did and can totally endorse all the very positive comments we had seen. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service was friendly and faultless. We heartily recommend the Red Duster!

Thank WiltshireJilly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$51
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
  • Public Transportation: High Speed Ferry
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 290311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?