- Opening hours
- Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 - 16:00 Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00.
This was a such a fantastic find! Breathtaking views, wonderful decor, friendly staff, amazing food! Highlight of our trip.... looking forward to coming again. Thank you!
08 September 2019
The Cow Restaurant and Bar is one of the Isle of Wight’s most unique places to eat, serving a selection of freshly cooked gastropub classics, and an extensive range of hot and cold drinks against the backdrop of a stylishly converted Swiss barn at Tapnell Farm. The vibrant rustic restaurant is surrounded by panoramic views of Tennyson Down, The Solent and The New Forest.
Served at lunch and dinner, The Cow menu offers diners a wide choice of both meat and vegetarian options, many of which are available gluten-free. Having specialised in beef and dairy dishes over their first 3 years, the restaurant launched a brand-new menu in 2018. The Cow’s talented team of chefs, led by Colby Meredith, now champion locally sourced produce, with fresh takes on home-cooked classics, like sausage and mash, macaroni cheese, and fish and chips. These new dishes, which are also available as “lighter bite” sized portions for smaller appetites, join the stellar line-up of burgers and steaks that the restaurant has already made its name for.
Tucked away in the rural heart of the island, The Cow is only a 15-minute drive from the Isle of Wight’s capital town of Newport.
Newport Road, Isle of Wight, P041 0YJ
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Customer reviews for The Cow
((((* 1 August 2019 by Phil from Yarmouth, IoW
The food was good. 2 of us had burgers of different types; the third had mac and cheese, followed by ice cream. Portions were probably larger than necessary. Service was very good apart from it being a while before anyone took our order. The ambience was nice, with lots of cow photos and paintings. It is possible to eat outside.
((((( 31 July 2019 by Geraldine from Shanklin
We were greeted at the door by a friendly member of staff and shown to our table. The layout of the restaurant gives you the feel of being in a big barn, lovely wooden tables, great pictures of cows on the walls and big windows to look out at the lovely views. the food was excellent and service was quick.
((((( 30 July 2019 by Linda from Isle of wight
All of our meals were super delicious, and my pudding was the best pudding I've ever eaten, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
((((( 30 July 2019 by Helen from Isle of Wight
Very good, online booking was very easy, friendly staff and good burgers.
((((( 27 July 2019 by Sally from Essex
Food was lovely, but could do with a few more kids options.
((((( 23 July 2019 by Peter from Totland Bay
Excellent,first class service,delicious food,great fraught Lager!!!
((((* 14 July 2019 by Ian from Woking
One of the best steaks ever
((((( 14 July 2019 by Sarah from Farnborough
Lovely restaurant, great quality food. Best meal we had on the island.
((((( 13 July 2019 by Alison from Sheffield
((((( 12 July 2019 by Jane from Stourbridge, West Mids
Fabulous quirky restaurant. Excellent food, totally delicious. Friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
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