The Lifeboat stands proudly over East Cowes Marina overlooking the River. As a popular location for visitors and locals alike, The Lifeboat is a favourite amongst visiting yachtsmen over the summer months as well as being well known as a family friendly, home from home amongst the local community. In the summer, the large, and newly refurbished patio area offers one of the best and idyllic riverside dining experiences on the Island.
For many visitors to the Isle of Wight, East Cowes will be the first port of call as the Red Funnel car ferry docks here delivering passengers from Southampton straight into the town centre.
Home to Queen Victoria in the early 1900’s, East Cowes sits proudly surrounding the beautiful Osbourne House and was once also renowned as a maritime industrial town and former home of the British Hovercraft. One of the most arresting landmarks many people will notice as they approach the island from sea is the vast Union Jack painted onto the shore side doors of the old hovercraft factory. These days, whilst remaining small and unique, East Cowes is a busy, vibrant town with a cluster of popular independent shops and a stunning marina development.
The Lifeboat is the ideal place to while away the day with breath taking views across the river, visitors can relax within the comfort of our large patio, enjoy the sunshine and watch the bustling activity on the water as the boats go by. During the summertime the Lifeboat hosts a number of live music events outside with the beautiful backdrop of the river showcasing some of the island’s most talented musicians.
At The Lifeboat, food is our speciality having created the perfect balance of modern contemporary cuisine from around the world there is sure to be something to cater for all tastes. We offer an extensive menu alongside a choice of delicious daily specials offering our diners a wealth of options. We welcome children and families and our ‘Under 12’s menu makes dining with the family a pleasure for everyone.
Our large indoor restaurant area is buzzing throughout the year and offers a comfortable area for small intimate gatherings as well as large parties with extensive views over the patio and river.
Whether you come by sea or land, a hearty welcome awaits.
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