Cowes Week: Top Eats & Drinks

Whether you’re visiting for a day, taking part in the racing or on holiday on the Island during Lendy Cowes Week (4th– 11thAugust), you’ll want to grab something nice to eat and enjoy a refreshing drink.

With so many great places, from traditional pubs and restaurants serving classic seafood to Indian and Italian, there’s something for every taste. And in the Yacht Haven and on The Parade the Lendy Cowes Week stalls include many street vendors serving a plethora of drinks and dishes.

So to help you out, here’s our top picks on where to eat and drink in Cowes this Lendy Cowes Week...

Watch the Action

The Little Gloster is our award winning Best Eaterie with a Seaview, located on the waters edge it’s the perfect spot to grab a table and eat and drink your way through the day watching the boats sail by. The Globe is right in the heart of the action on The Parade with a roof terrace for great panoramic views.

The Little Gloster 

31 Marsh Rd, Gurnard, Cowes PO31 8JQ, 01983 298776,

The Globe

The Parade, Cowes PO31 7QJ, 01983 506053,


If it’s a great cocktail you’re after these two should hit the spot – the Lawn Lounge is set up in Northwood House gardens playing chilled out tunes for Cowes Week only - so don’t miss it.

The Lawn Lounge Bar

Northwood House & Park, Ward Avenue, Cowes, PO31 8AZ, 01983 293642,

Moo Cow

55 Cross Street, Cowes PO31 7TA, 01983 200750,

International Flavours

For fresh authentic Mediterranean tapas try The Basque Kitchen or for some of international inspired dishes the Red Duster.

The Basque Kitchen

D Shepards Wharf, Medina Rd, Cowes PO31 7HT, 01983 716164,

The Red Duster

37 High St, Cowes PO31 7RS, 01983 290311, 

On the Go

If you want something quick and easy to grab and eat on the go then Harbour Kitchen do great burgers and dirty fries, and Corries Cabin is our multi award winning Best Fish & Chips in Your Hand!

Harbour Kitchen

117 High Street, Cowes PO31 7AX, 01983 297 559,

Corries Cabin

17 Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BG, 01983 293733,

Fresh Fish

The clue is in the name. Well why not – you’re right by the sea after all! 

Murrays Seafood Restaurant

106 High St, Cowes PO31 7AT, 01983 296233,

The Oyster Store

The Oyster Store, Sun Hill, Cowes , PO31 7HY, 01983 209453,

Grab a Pint

If it’s a local ale or a refreshing lager you’re after these are two great pit stops for that thirst quenching pint.

Cowes Ale House

5A Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BE, 01983 294027,

The Anchor

1-3 High St, Cowes PO31 7SA, 01983 292823,

Small but Perfectly Formed 

Two smaller establishments with rave reviews and serving delicious food – but as they’re bijou booking is advised.


10A Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BG, 01983 281118,

number 3 

3 Bath Rd, Cowes PO31 7RH, 01983 291714,

Bao Buns

They are the dish that everyone wants to eat right now – and if you haven’t tried them yet now is the time! These three fantastic eateries have Bao Buns on their menus, as well as a whole range of other stunning fusion and world flavour influenced dishes.


14-15 Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7B, 01983 298574,


62 High St, Cowes PO31 7RL, 01983 242144,

Gastronomy Cowes

46-47, High St, Cowes PO31 7RR, 01983 200666,

Alix Robinson

12 July 2018

By Alix Robinson in Articles