The Mess Canteen & Bar, Cowes – Now Reclaimed Cafe & Bar

The Mess Canteen has now had a makeover and is now called ‘Reclaimed Cafe & Bar’ Check out their new facebook page     The Mess Canteen is a great little bar in Cowes High Street. The food is really good – Mark’s favourite dish is their amazing fish cakes, I have a penchant for their delicious burgers with rosemary fries and my bro-in-law Rob nearly always has their lovely big slab of ham with egg and chips. YUM! The Mess is also a really Continue reading →

Restaurant Guide for Cowes, we are spoilt for choice!

We are very lucky in Cowes, there are lots of great places to eat and drink! It’s definitely worth booking ahead as they’re either very busy or quite tiny, either way they can get booked up quickly. Here we’ve put together a list of our favourites, most of them have menus on their websites to peruse… The Grill – Website – see our review Coast – Website  – see our review Nomad – Website North House , luxury hotel and restaurant  – Website Harbour Kitchen – Website The Basque Kitchen – Website Mojacs – Website longstanding Continue reading →

The Grill…a great new restaurant in Cowes

It’s always good to see new restaurants open in Cowes, and The Grill is a very welcome addition! Serving really delicious food from their all-day restaurant and bar using local meats and seafood cooked over a charcoal grill. Open everyday from 11am till late, food served from 12pm – 10pm Call 01983 200666 for reservations. http://thegrillcowes.co.uk/

Coast Bar and Dining Room Cowes

Without doubt the most popular place to eat and drink in Cowes, Coast bar and Dining Room guarantees a buzzing atmosphere! Great food and wine with friendly service in a relaxed setting. Booking recommended as its always busy whatever the day of the week. On our last visit there for a friend’s birthday, Mark had an excellent Bembridge crab and chilli risotto and I really enjoyed my Pork Fillet in Orchard Pig Cider & Mustard Sauce. I am also a fan of sharing a selection of their Continue reading →

Brawn’s of Cowes is now a French Brasserie!

If you’re looking for somewhere fresh and new to go in Cowes, then head on over to the friendly team at Brawn’s. New owner and chef Charlie has lovingly refurbished the place (even making his own tables, very impressed!) and Brawn’s is no longer a tapas restaurant but a lovely French Brasserie! Mark and I had a fab meal there last week; the guinea fowl was delicious, the chocolate mousse amazing and the wine spot on! Yummy! We will definitely be back and recommending Brawns Continue reading →