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The Little Gloster

31 Marsh Road, Gurnard PO31 8JQ, England
+44 1983 298776
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
31 Marsh Road, Gurnard PO31 8JQ, England
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Reviews (543)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed here for 2 nights . We ate here on one night. Food is excellent. Staff are friendly enrhusisatic and good. We would have eaten here on our second night but the restaurant was closed. We had the Bay View Room for two nights....More

Thank KenWhiteSevenoaks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the course of two weeks on holiday in Cowes my wife and I have enjoyed superb hospitality, service, and food at The Little Gloster. Their "eggs benedict" is the finest I have experienced in my fifty years, simply stunning. The attention to detail from...More

Thank Tiggers999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this place, attentive lovely staff, great views & food to die for with a cracking wine list to accompany it! Drinking Bollinger, eating the most amazing lobster Thermidor & watching the sunset will be an experience I will cherish forever! Thank you so...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited nearly 2 years ago we promised ourselves a second visit and last night was perfect. Outside in the early evening sun for pre dinner drinks, inside to enjoy the food and a wonderful sunset over the water. Staff were friendly and efficient as...More

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Isle of Wight top 3? Definitely good enough for me! Googling places for lunch, the little gloster had great reviews and with sound reason. More on getting to the place later but as you arrive, it looks like any other bit of 70's beach property....More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic restaurant with views across the Solent. First class service from the moment you walk through the door, we have had lunch on our previous visit and today breakfast. We ordered the big little breakfast with poached eggs presentation is top notch enjoyed the experience...More

Thank Dread341
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for Sunday lunch last weekend- restaurant faces the solent and has a great view of the Southampton shipping lane so cruise ships abound as well as yachts racing up and down- a great view in Cowes week. The food in the restaurant is...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited this restaurant last year. I'm pleased to say that the food was still excellent. The staff were helpful and friendly and very welcoming. Well worth a visit.

Thank Foodlover P
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Stayed in Gurnard for a week and went to Little Gloster on the first night . We both loved it .Fantastic sunset and great burgers both the veggie and meat version. Starters especially the breaded quails egg were delicious. It was so good we booked...More

Thank adelen
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We've been eating at this lovely seaside restaurant for several years. It's blend of English and Danish cooking hits the spot every time. The service is always efficient and friendly. We'll be back in July. There's only one minor criticism; they don't include service in...More

Thank Howard S
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Linda K
Would a dog be allowed if we wanted to eat around six thirty.
30 March 2016|
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Response from Alanpriddle | Reviewed this property |
You need to ring the owners but I don't think it would be allowed
Hi would it be possible to book a table for good Friday around 8oclock for 4 adults thanking you Carol Brownlee
10 March 2016|
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Response from Jimboandtambo | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol, I'm sure it would but it is a busy time and it does do very good food so probably best to call them! Good luck
why don't you have a bigger car park ? as a local resident I think it is dangerous for so many cars (mostly your customers) to be parked in the road out side your restaurant , it is only a matter of time before there is an accident here
15 February 2015|
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Response from Michaela2468 | Reviewed this property |
I dare say it's only a matter of time before there is an accident anywhere on the Isle of Wight. The standard of driving is both shocking and worrying. The mere fact that as a local you are aware of the parked cars must... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 157
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Marsh Road, Gurnard PO31 8JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Gurnard
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 298776
  • E-mail
The Little Gloster is a award winning family restaurant with rooms located on the seas edge. Serving predominately local produce in a simplistic scandinavian relaxed atmosphere. It is listed in the michelin guide and the good food guide as being one of the best new entries in the uk The wine list is interesting, comprising of over 90% organic wines. . The cocktail list encompasses the same philosophy as the food and wine menu which is well thought out and delivered, focussing on the seasons.

please note on bank holidays we open on sundays until 11:00pm, on mondays 9:00-18:00 and are closed on the tuesday
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