The Lifeboat

Britannia Way, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, PO32 6UB
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Opening Information

Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Lifeboat

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.

Situated on the waterfront of the Medina River in East Cowes, The Lifeboat is already one of the area’s most popular bars and restaurants.
We offer a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike – from land or water! We are just a few minutes walk from Cowes Floating Bridge.

Cuisine: Bar, British, Burger, Child Friendly, Cocktails, Contemporary, Dessert, Locally Sourced, Pub Food, Sunday Lunch, Takeaway, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Very friendly place set in a beautiful spot. Lovely food and great service. Great that they had blankets too! So pleased that they are open again!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

A great place to meet up with friends. It was cold and a bit wet when we went but we were under a huge parasol & still had a great time.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Had a really lovely lunch

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

GREAT AS ALWAYS, THANKS!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

I fully appreciate the challenges of providing a dinner service in the current climate. We were left out in the rain with not attempt to help us, shelter. We just got too cold to enjoy ourselves.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Excellent, as always, thank you all.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Had to load an app very difficult dont do any of that stuff. Asked if there was another option eg order by waitress no had to get girl over 3 times not happy with friends if not would have walked out as did several other people. Not everyone does apps and phones etc lucky 1 of our number was able to do. You lost customers while we were there we wont be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

We love this restaurant we always book when we come out to our house in Cowes from London we love Simon and his teams in the Lifeboat, the Anchor and Pier View in Cowes the food is great the staff are amazing

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

It was cold (outside) but very welcoming

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Fab as always

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

This is a gastronomic pub. The food was good value, well presented and tasty.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Wonderful evening Great food Good Friendly Staff

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Great place to eat food was well presented with good service.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Not a lot of choice for gluten intolerance in limited menu Staff friendly ,helpful Looking forward to return to full indoor dining experience when we can

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Excellent customer service, friendly, polite and good quality food.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Amazing service and food

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

If not wanting chunky chips but frites instead, should not be charged extra. No way to converse with staff about this as all had to be done on mobiles.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Good service friendly team

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

had lunch on the patio, food was great, service was excellent and the price was reasonable, what more can you ask

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

really got it nailed for a pleasant outing while we wait for a bit more freedom.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Friendly service, nice food and lovely outdoor area

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Absolutely loved the experience. Best Breakfast I have ever had.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Lovely staff, great service. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Were given menus upon being seated and told someone would be with us shortly Waited half an hour after being seated and despite trying to gain the waiters attention on several occasions to order drinks and to get someone over, gave up and left. With a 2 hour slot for food if we had finally got drinks we would have lost at least 45 minutes of our time. Cant review drinks or food because we didnt get any! Unfortunately I was unable to put zero stars. Waiting staff are oblivious to anyone other than the table they are serving. Need to be aware and scan the area. Menu was basic and I understand that probably while still in semi lockdown however we were expecting much more. Very disappointing.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Lovely lunch

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