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Lifeboat View

Lane End Road, Bembridge PO35 5SZ, England
+44 1983 875568
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab” (24 reviews)
“ice cream” (15 reviews)
“wraps” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lane End Road, Bembridge PO35 5SZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view I little expensive seafood platter for two look really good ( 1 whole lobster, 1 whole crab loads of prawns loads of other seafood) £50 .

1  Thank Gareth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in a holiday flat nearby and went for breakfast one morning (only between 10-11am). We both had the full breakfast. Was huge and excellent and we didn't eat again until the evening! Plus the views from the café are just gorgeous too...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a holiday rental a few minutes walk from the lifeboat Walked down to it every day to see it in different light. Beautiful early morning sunrise Great photo opportunity

Thank Deena A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the last 4 years we have eaten at the Lifeboat Cafe on my birthday. It just seems to get better every time. We love seafood so treat ourselves to the seafood platter which is the best we've eaten anywhere in the world! I do...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views Friendly staff and was great to see Lifeboat launch. There are some great walks around the ares and this includes Bembridge so get out and have a look. The sea is is clear and shallow so you can swim in the warmer weather,...More

Thank steven f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here, sitting outside in the sunshine. Service was a bit slow but the crab sandwiches were well worth the wait - excellent!

Thank paulm1002016
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Had the best crab sandwiches ever here today. Lovely fresh crab on really fresh bread, delicious. Friendly service in this unpretentious seaside cafe with a great view. Highly recommend.

Thank N7159FNangelar
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We visited here on a rainy day and enjoyed a nice sea food lunch. Unfortunately there wasn't much for children (only chicken nuggets and sausages) but it was nice. Please note they DO NOT ACCEPT CARDS, we didn't know this so had to go back...More

Thank Cooney1
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting LV every year for 18 years. It has always been consistently excellent, despite a change in management or owners. The food is simple but imaginative and the crab & lobster the freshest & finest. I always have a lobster for my...More

Thank helenhlancashire21
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Have eaten here several times over the last few years and have never had a bad meal. The food, staff and views are first class and even our fellow diners were first class, (that is if you are a James Martin fan!!!!)

Thank richjet
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Questions & Answers
brian m
14 February 2017|
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Response from GolferDerby | Reviewed this property |
Yes open all year and prices are competitive
Sue A
8 July 2016|
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Response from AshtdMan | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sue, sorry but not being a vegetarian I don't pay a lot of attention to veggie alternatives on menus. As Bob said though it's worth a phone call. The number I've found is 07093 303450. As the place is relatively near to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lane End Road, Bembridge PO35 5SZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bembridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 875568
Situated on Bembridge beach, the Lifeboat View Cafe boasts spectacular views, serving fresh local crab & lobster daily. Open 7 days a week starting the 18th of March, 10 until four. Join us on the 18th of March for a free cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake to celebrate our first day of the season!
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