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Lifeboat View

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Lane End Road, Bembridge PO35 5SZ, England
+44 1983 875568
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Only found this cafe by chance on our first day of our holiday. Lovely scones with butter, jam and clotted cream. Coffee decent as well.

Thank peirmcg
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Walking the dog we were caught in a sudden downpour. This lovely little cafe opposite the life boat in Bembridge presented an enticing refuge! We, and the dog, were welcomed in doors. The situation is indeed appealing, with wonderful views out to sea. On a sunny day we have sat outside which is delightful if a little rustic. The crab... More 

Thank gillian4343
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The outside of the cafe looks rather run down but the service is good and the food is reasonable. The ice creams are delicious. The crab sandwiches looked very good. There is indoor seating but the majority of visitors tend to sit outside taking in the lovely sea views. There are public loos just a few steps away ajoining the... More 

Thank Pengor
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Sat outside, looking to sea, with lovely views of the lifeboat station, eating freshly made crab sandwiches. Truly delicious.

Thank carol j
Bedford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch while waiting the lifeboat station to open. Glad we did as the food, dressed crab, was very nice and a great change from standard cafe food. Also liked the fact my dog was welcome. Only negative is you need cash so if there is a few of you it could be a challenge these days. Needs... More 

Thank Ian M
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This was our first visit and I will be back. We had the seafood platter between us, which was excellent. Very fresh and tasty Lobster, crab and prawns but there was way to much lettuce, maybe some beetroot or coleslaw with it would be better and allow more bread per person.

Thank Paul L
Old Basing, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Excellent little cafe on seafront adjacent to lifeboat station. We have eaten there over the last three years of visiting Bembridge. Crab baquettes are really good.

Thank PetraBee
Stretton on Fosse, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Definately the best place for breakfast especially the full English. Fair priced so good value for money. Very friendly staff who didn't mind doinng fried bread even though not on the menu

Thank David W
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This cafe has an excellent location and great views, but the food was very disapointing. My husband wanted the lobster, but as they only take cash, and we didn't have enough, he had to choose something else.... I'm vegetarian and chose the jacket potatoe with beans and cheese, the potatoe was not cooked well enough and there were lots of... More 

Thank Jayne_Bond1973
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This place has a stunning view! The food is pretty standard, they have something for everyone. I had the Vegetarian Lasagna and it was ok. The chocolate cake however was dry and stale! The ice creams are lovely!

Thank Jess P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Seafood
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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

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