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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has amazing reviews but I was really disappointed. It’s a small venue and we were a large table so unfortunately did dominate the space and potentially impacted my assessment of the atmosphere but staff seemed hugely frustrated by the large table (which they...could have turned down at booking) with the older lady rolling her eyes when we were ordering and just generally being very unfriendly. Huge wine list but tiny, restrictive menu. No vegetarian or vegan options (unless you tell them in advance) but were told we could have roasted vegetables if we wanted a vegetarian meal which is boring and a bit lazy and so surprising that a veggie dish isn’t offered on the main menu. Food is good but very overpriced and tiny portions. All dishes are served with new potatoes and cauliflower cheese which are placed in big bowls on the table and shared but when questioned about how many people each bowl was to be shared with an answer couldn’t be provided. Toilet is just in someone’s flat upstairs which is quite weird. Amuse bouche and pallet cleanser was a nice surprising touch but unfortunately won’t be returning due to unfriendly service, weird sides and very expensive prices for what it is.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food everytime we come. We went on Friday evening past and the food, customer service and ambiance were all perfect. We were spoilt. I cannot recommend this place enough.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

We had another delightful meal at this small and intimate restaurant. The experience was like a tasting menu, but at a very reasonable price ( less than £40/ head ) with delicious extra complimentary courses at every stage of the meal. The wine menu was...comprehensive too. It was a perfect venue for a celebratory dinner party with friends.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Number 3, Bath Road , Cowes is slightly hidden from view but well worth seeking out if you want a well cooked, carefully produced meal. We recently celebrated a big birthday here, so booked every seat in the house, ( there are only 20 covers)....Every meal was beautifully served, with each person in our party commenting upon the wonderful taste of their food. The regular menu is limited to a few dishes, but all will be excellent! The chef, Trevor, is to be commended for his skill!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024

A very small restaurant with a small menu and superb food. I think I would go so far as to say it was the best meal ever! We had complimentary homemade focaccia bread with black garlic butter, a superb crab starter, amazing lamb with dauphinois...followed by a free sharp lemon posset as a palate cleanser. Desserts were mainly homemade ice cream so perhaps another option would have been nice but overall it was a memorable experience and we’ll definitely go back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024

Stayed in Cowes at a lovely room on Airbnb. Booked No3 for a special night out. Food was amazing, I had lamb loin it was perfect. As was Husband's choice. They between course's bought out homemade bread and black garlic butter. Another small appertive that...was lovely and a desert pallet cleanser that was also lovely. We ordered the sponge pudding to share for dessert and really enjoyed the Reisling wine we ordered to accompany our meal. Really great place for a special meal. Would very highly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

Excellent you should go, I have been there 6 times now . Not too far for me as I live in Cowes! Vgood mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. My 100 words.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Excellent as ever. This restaurant never disappoints. Small but delicious menu with some nice extra touches.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely supper in No3 . We were treated to chefs amouse bouche, followed by lovely starter and main. Service was very friendly and we felt truly spoilt

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023 via mobile

We visited No 3 restaurant in Cowes for dinner during a five day break on the Isle of Wight and the experience was so good, we went again two nights later to celebrate our anniversary. Although a small menu, we had no trouble choosing our...meal and can only say how delighted we were, on both ocassions, by the quality of the food, service and ambiance. We were presented first with a basket of warm home-made herb focaccia with an oil & balsamic dip, this was followed by the most delicious and light as air Amuse Bouche of Parsnip Mousse with Samphire. Next up were our starters of Goats Cheese Parfait with Roast Beetroot & tiny teardrop Pepperdew Peppers and my husband’s poached Cod with a light Thai Green curry sauce. We had a Medallion of Beef Fillet with a Truffle Jus and a Loin of Lamb with a rich Lamb Jus. We were then presented with a palate cleanser of a zesty Lemon Mousse with Mango Purée. I had to refuse dessert as I was replete but my husband enjoyed home-made Salted Caramel Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce which he loved. We were totally satisfied and both finished off with iced Limoncello as a digestif. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this lovely little restaurant and we cannot wait to return.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Our second visit to this lovely restaurant that keeps it simple in terms of menu and therefore excellent in terms of quality

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

Trevor and Gill run a fabulous off grid place that is still just as good as 3 years ago. Only really good for small groups and don’t expect any chips.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023 via mobile

Everything we ate was delicious, all 3 courses were cooked and presented perfectly. We also enjoyed the complimentary tasters, and the fresh bread and olive oil dip which came with our pre-dinner drinks. The menu is short, but we had no problems making our choices....The service is friendly and attentive, the pricing really good value for the quality on offer. We would be regulars if we lived on the island, for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

Number 3 may be a small and cosy restaurant but the food and service were quite simply amazing. The menu isn't extensive, but there was still an excellent selection of fresh, locally sourced options. The sea bass with ginger and soy was delicious, cooked to...perfection and so beautifully presented. There's a excellent wine list too and not overpriced. The service was second to none - friendly and very efficient, but not overbearing. Thank you Number 3, we will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2022

Went to Number 3 for a special post-engagement dinner. We had such a warm welcome! The food was exceptional, clearly the utmost value put on sourcing fresh, delicious ingredients combined masterfully in each dish. Overall we felt like we'd found a proper hidden gem!! Thank...you so much.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5