The Little Gloster Restaurant with Rooms
19 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
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Our friends Ben and Holly have just won the Good Food guide's best local restaurant and for good reason! Stunning location overlooking the Solent with the best sunset views on the Island. Wonderful and inspired cuisine.
Delicious food. Wonderful to sit outside on a sunny day and watch the yachts on the Solent.
Right on the shoreline in Gurnard with views of the Solent. Quality lunch and dinner venue in Scandi/seaside fusion surroundings.
A lovely setting and the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon drink looking out over the water in Gurnard. If the tide is out, go for a walk along the waterfront all the way from Cowes to Gurnard. And if time allows, head past the restaurant to Thornless Bay before/after a visit.
Lovely for brunch especially at the weekend to watch the sailing. or a romantic dinner in the evening.
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