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“Very good indeed”

The Coast Bar & Dining Room
Ranked #7 of 66 Restaurants in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a lovely coffee shop , though primarily I believe it’s a good restaurant. We had two wonderful coffees in very interesting and contemporary setting. The service was very good and the whole facility is very nice indeed. If I’m back in Cowes would definitely eat here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with two children and a baby early yesterday evening. After being told that there was a table available for us, we waited almost half an hour. Despite holding a heavy baby and the fact that there were several staff standing within a metre of us, no one asked whether we wanted a drink or seat while we waited. The manager finally came and told us that our table would be ready in a couple of minutes once they’d laid the table. He then returned 5 minutes later and said that they’d given our table to someone else and that, actually, we’d have to wait a further 35 minutes. He didn’t explain why, wasn’t particularly apologetic and couldn’t have made us feel more unwelcome if he’d tried. The children were very well-behaved, so there was no reason to be so rude and unhelpful. As anyone with young children will attest, waiting quietly with 3 children for half an hour only to leave with empty stomachs and the prospect of a wait somewhere else, complete ruins an evening.

I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such abominable service, which is a shame, as the restaurant itself looked lovely.

Thank broaders1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Coast restaurant has a nice appearance and food of an adequate standard; however, there was a little issue with seating and attention of staff. When we came in we found that we had people on our table, which was probably the worst seat in the house (squished up to another table right near the noisy bar), even though we booked 3 days in advance. We were then later told five minutes to 9 in the evening (while still eating and drinking) that the table was booked out again at 9 and we would have to move... This was not voiced at the start of the evening when we were seated by any staff members. Following this, we were made to feel rushed after moving along to a different table about 20 minutes later as more people came in looking to grab a meal. Although the food and establishment is generally nice at The Coast, the customer service needs a little work as moving people around and not giving any advance that a table is booked out again later in the evening is rude and unprofessional. Please work on this as the restaurant itself is fairly nice!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is up to its usual good standard. We love the new makeover but the tables are too close together. No room for waiters to serve without knocking into eaters. Our table for 2 was in the middle and I had waiters continually rushing around behind me while I was eating. Not good.

Thank Liz A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's got a great atmosphere and the food is on point. Gives Cowes and the island a refreshing change from pub food. Good meze and good wine. It's the best restaurant in Cowes but is known so book and due to the business they can run out of things!

Thank Tom H
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