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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Average at best. £12.50 for 4 prawns on skewers as a sharing plate. The Moroccan chicken skewers with Cous Cous was below par and although presented relatively well it did not lend itself to the so called exciting dishes as advertised! The menu choices are...not good and quite frankly sparse. The choice of desserts was disheartening, although reasonably priced. The drinks are expensive £3.50 for a half of Coke and £10 for a glass of wine is quite honestly too much. The Good friendly service from the front of house staff can’t be faulted. Average food at an above average price. Will definitely NOT be going back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

Superb Sunday lunch. We were a table of 8 and the service was amazing and the food stunning, big portions and a classic roast based upon locally sourced produce and elegantly presented. Definitely will return and sample the other delicious menu options. Kinga was a...great hostess and the wine selections suggested delicious and priced fantasticallyMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

Had our wedding reception meal there with our closest friends and family. Amazing food, incredible service and drinks. So helpful with last minute changes. Thanks to all the team. The best day ever!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

A really great Sunday roast if often hard to find. Look no further, a really great roast beef with all the trimmings and a very interesting caramelised shallot purée.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

We enjoyed a wonderful meal here during our stay in Cowes. Three of us shared six of the small plates / tapas. Made for a superb experience. We particularly enjoyed the tempura veg, gambas pil pil and the bang bang chicken bao buns. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

We had Gastronomy cater our wedding in September. We knew it would be great but we were actually blown away with the quality in food and in service. They went above and beyond and we are so so glad we chose them. If you are...looking for a cater, Gastronomy are absolutely amazing!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

What a glorious meal . Our Sunday lunch was sensational. We have walked past to many times. But not anymore. So tasty . Served piping hot , with sumptuous cauliflower cheese .

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

Firstly, let me say that most of the dishes we were served were tasty and our waitress was pleasant and friendly, however the tempura veg was a disaster (apart from the dipping sauce accompaniment which was delicious). A tempura batter should be light and crisp...but this was thick, hard and bordering on inedible ( we did, in fact leave most of it). The scallops were just a bit tiny, forlorn and overpriced. Out of the three desserts ordered only one (sticky toffee pudding and ice cream) came as described on the menu. The ice cream that came with the blonde was not honeycomb or at least no version of honeycomb any of us had ever come across and whatever the “crumb” was that accompanied the panna cotta it was very definitely not Biscoff as advertised. Importantly, I should say all three were yummy, just not what it said on the tin. As I don’t believe in giving a less than excellent review without saying something at the time and giving the establishment a chance to put things right, apologise or give their rebuttal I told our waitress that the tempura veg was very disappointing and again, after the desserts that they were not what we expected but we got no response apart from a sort of “oh, that’s a shame” sad face. The wine was excellent and good value at £30 but, wine apart, for the prices being charged their customers deserve better.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

Lovely food, great service . Only one thing not so good was that the restaurant does smell of damp /drains when you go in which needs attention . Otherwise excellent

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

The food took some time to come but honestly well worth the wait. Freshly cooked and served with a smile.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

I'd had tacos and nachos with guacamole from the Gastronomy food stall at The Isle of Wight garlic festival on Saturday. They were fresh, flavourful and delicious. We visited Cowes today (Sunday) and on the basis of my positive experience with Gastronomy food yesterday, decided...to try out their Sunday roast. I had the roast chicken. The staff we're friendly, welcoming and attentive. Our meals arrived in good time, well presented and looked very appetising. All of the elements were excellent, greens cooked al dente, roasted carrots and parsnips, lovely crunchy/fluffy roasties, and the chicken meat was amazingly soft and succulent. Really glossy, tasty gravy, all topped off with a giant Yorkshire pudding, and a side of lovely, tasty cauliflower cheese. I would highly recommend Gastronomy.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely food service wasn’t great only got one drink wasn’t offered anymore quite slow service and wasn’t that busy but overall good.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023 via mobile

This is in a great location on the High Street and easy to find as you wander around Cowes. The decor is very well done with a nice and relaxed rustic style, with nice steel topped tables as well as some very comfy padded seating...for some of the tables. We popped in for brunch on the middle of the week so it wasn’t overly busy although there was a steady flow of customers coming and going during our visit. I wanted to try the breakfast bao buns but sadly these were not available so opted for the Croque Madame option. My partner chose the Coconut French Toast. The coffee here is excellent and they have a proper espresso machine behind the bar which was excellent. The food arrived in reasonable time (cooked to order) and was very well presented. My Croque Madame consisted of two hefty slices of toasted sourdough with melted cheese & prosciutto ham, all topped off with a fried egg! Tasted great but just wish the fried egg had been runny! A healthy portion which was delicious. The Coconut French Toast was heaped with fresh strawberries and plenty of the coconut cream. This was also delicious according to my partner. At just under £30 for brunch it was very good and we will certainly be back to try something else, hopefully from their main menu as some of the options on there look very tempting. 👍More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023

Sunday Roast was one of the best we have had eating out. Very flavorful, good portions and plenty of gravy and condiments, plus a giant Yorkshire pudding. Staff friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

A huge plate of roast beef with all the trimmings for Sunday lunch - excellent meat, tender and full of flavour. £19.50 per person - no room for dessert just a cup of tea so total bill of £43 represented good value asxx CD we...hardly anything for the rest of the day. Pleasant service, food arrive in reasonable time. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Gastronomy Cowes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4