- Opening hours
- Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 - 16:00 Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00.
The restaurant is very well designed and organised. Loved the variety on the menu, the staff were lovely!! Food delicious x
31 May 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
((((( 14 January 2019 by Catherine from Isle of Wight
Great location, close by to the sea with the restaurant in a barn conversion, oak tables & right in the centre of a fully functioning farm and great large ares for children of all ages to go-kart etc., Love the huge bouncy ball too!
((((( 14 January 2019 by Cliff from Totland
We had an extremely pleasant evening. We were given a table upstairs due to a very large party downstairs which was thoughtful of the staff. Despite being busy the service was extremely efficient and the staff were very pleasant. The food was lovely and it added so much to the evening that the restaurant caters for a gluten free diet both with their burgers and with the desserts.
((((( 10 January 2019 by P from Isle of Wight
We enjoyed our visit. The burger was amazing along with the dirty fries. In fact the dirty fries are the best I’ve had anywhere! The venue is warm, cosy and very inviting, nice place to hang out.
((((( 8 January 2019 by Carl from Freshwater
As always, excellent service. Food equally as good. Many thanks
((((( 6 January 2019 by Lee from Isle of Wight
Great food in a beautiful location. Always a lovely & relaxing ambience, playing an eclectic mix of background music, with food & drinks served by friendly & helpful staff.
(((** 31 December 2018 by Deb from Hemel Hempstead
Unfortunately three of us were disappointed as there was no stew left. We three had steaks instead. Mine was lovely but the other two were over cooked. For a quite expensive lunch I expected better.
On a positive note, the waitress was fabulous- Lily.
((((( 31 December 2018 by SP from Isle of Wight
Love The Cow. Great Atmosphere, friendly helpful staff and consistently good food. I have been going to The Cow for 3 years now and love it.
((((( 24 December 2018 by Christine from Isle of Wight
Always a pleasure to eat at The Cow. Delicious food and friendly attentive staff.
((((( 19 December 2018 by Hayley from Isle of Wight
Fantastic food! I had the roast and I think it was the best roast I’ve ever had! Great atmosphere, friendly staff. The only criticism I would have is the food took a little long to come out but it was delicious!
((((( 16 December 2018 by Robert from Alverstone Garden Village
Extremely quiet on Friday lunchtime but that was fine for the four of us. Service good, food good, price reasonable.
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