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Smoking Lobster Cowes, Cowes Isle of Wight, Cowes Isle of Wight

Smoking Lobster Cowes

4.7
4.7
1042 Reviews
£26 to £40
Pan-Asian
Welcome to Smoking Lobster Cowes, an Asian-Fusion restaurant overlooking Cowes Marina. Voted best Isle of Wight restaurant two years in a row.

Family owned by the Giancovich's, with recipes influenced by their extensive travels around Asia, and by their childhood of growing up hunting, gathering, and spear-fishing for seafood.

Our popular menu showcases Japanese and Asian dishes,
using contemporary cooking skills and presentation.
Sushi, sashimi & Japanese BBQ are the highlights.
Our local fisherman, Justin, catches our lobsters & line caught sea bass fresh for our use, so our dishes include the freshest possible ingredients from your local shores.

The bar menu reflects the elegant dishes from the kitchen, with precise, bespoke cocktails such as the Lychee and Cucumber Martini, all prepared using freshly pressed juices.

We offer formal dining areas, private dining areas and casual dining areas. If you fancy just a drink, let us know.

We look forward to looking after you.

SLC

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Pan-Asian, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01983 240916
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Giancarlo Giancovich
  • Catering
    We offer private catering at your home. Please contact the restaurant
  • Private party facilities
    Email directly cowes@smokinglobster.co.uk
  • Area
    Cowes
  • Cross Street
    High Street, Cowes
  • Parking Details
    There are many car parks and on street parking surrounding the restaurant
  • Public Transit
    Bus, Taxi, Red Funnel, Red Jet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,042 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Overall

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Food

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Service

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Ambience

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Value

  • Isle of Wight

    Healthy

  • Isle of Wight

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Isle of Wight

    Good for special occasions

  • Isle of Wight

    Most Booked

1,042 Reviews
  1. PJMT1955

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit in a week was even better, with new specials on the menu that were truly 'historic.' It is an absolute must-visit place!!

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  2. RichardH

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Helpful staff with a good knowledge of the menu. Very pleasant without being in your face.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best meal we have had in a long time. Food comes tapas style and was absolutely delicious. Restaurant had a good ambience, a smart modern decor and importantly for us was not noisy.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good, attentive service, best food in Cowes. Portions just the right size.
    Smoking Lobster CowesResponded 3 days ago
    Hi there, thank you for your kind words! We're so delighted to hear that you always receive attentive service and that you consider us to serve the best food in Cowes. It's wonderful to know that our portion sizes hit the spot for you. We appreciate your support and can't wait to see you again! From Smoking Lobster Team x

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  5. Kevin

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The menu has changed quite a lot since our last visit - small plates rather than a full menu. The service was very mixed, which we found out later was due to some new staff being trained. That said they missed off serving our stater before the main. We were only offered one drink throughout the evening. The seafood platter was excellent although pretty pricey. The dessert was a microwaved banana bread which wasn’t bread at all. Unfortunately the coffee was spilt all over the table. We declined to pay the service charge. Hopefully the service issues can be resolved as we would like to revisit sometime

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  6. VBLUE

    Isle of Wight

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Regular diners at this excellent restaurant. On this visit we had the Seafood Sharing Platter. A lovely array of flavours and attractively presented food. Highly recommended restaurant but quite expensive although the Lunch Menu is good value.

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  7. PJMT1955

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit was so good we booked another table three days later. From the welcome received and during dinner from the attentive and friendly team to the quality and diversity of the menu, this is precisely how a great restaurant operates. The layout of the room, its lighting and background music added to the overall ambience and buzz of happy diners. Would 100% recomend.
    Smoking Lobster CowesResponded 3 days ago
    Hi there, wow, thank you so much for your amazing review! We're thrilled that your visit on Tuesday was so enjoyable that you booked another table just three days later. It's fantastic to hear that you felt welcomed and well taken care of by our attentive and friendly team. We're glad that the layout of the room, lighting, and background music contributed to the overall ambiance and added to the buzz of happy diners. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another wonderful dining experience this Saturday! We look forward to seeing you then for another wonderful meal. From Smoking Lobster Team x

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tempura lobster…. Dish of dreams! Stunning food and impeccable service
    Smoking Lobster CowesResponded 3 days ago
    Hi there, thank you so much for your wonderful review, your praise means the world to us! We're thrilled you enjoyed our Tempura Lobster, and we're honoured to be part of your dream dining experience. Thank you for your kind words about our stunning food and impeccable service. We can't wait to welcome you back for more culinary delights. We look forward to your next visit. See you soon! From Smoking Lobster Team x

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and friendly service in a comfortable environment
    Smoking Lobster CowesResponded 3 days ago
    Hi there, thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to your next visit and would be delighted to welcome you again. From Smoking Lobster Team x

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Quite disappointed that every attempt to order Lobster was thwarted with response from kitchen that they had just run out. Waited 1hr 15 mins before any food arrived - a bowl of edamame beans. Appeared to have plenty of staff, just didn’t run very smoothly.
    Smoking Lobster CowesResponded 3 days ago
    Hi there! We're truly sorry to hear about your disappointment during your recent visit. We understand how frustrating it must have been to have your attempts to order Lobster thwarted and to wait so long for your food, only to receive a bowl of Edamame Beans. Please know that your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we're taking it seriously. We'll be having thorough discussions with our kitchen and service teams to ensure that situations like this are addressed and improved upon promptly. We'd love the opportunity to provide you with the exceptional dining experience you deserve. Please feel free to reach out to us directly so we can ensure that your next visit is nothing short of fantastic. From Smoking Lobster Team x

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FAQs

Smoking Lobster Cowes is rated 4.7 stars by 1042 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Smoking Lobster Cowes

127 High Street, Cowes Isle of Wight, Cowes Isle of Wight PO31 7AY

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    High Street, Cowes
  • Area
    Cowes
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Pan-Asian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There are many car parks and on street parking surrounding the restaurant
  • Public Transit
    Bus, Taxi, Red Funnel, Red Jet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Giancarlo Giancovich
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01983 240916
  • Catering
    We offer private catering at your home. Please contact the restaurant
  • Private party facilities
    Email directly cowes@smokinglobster.co.uk
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