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Lifeboat View

Lane End Road, Bembridge PO35 5SZ, England
+44 1983 875568
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lane End Road, Bembridge PO35 5SZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely location with lots of outside seating. Great views of the sea and of course the lifeboat station. The meals were absolutely first class. Highly recommended.

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have walked by lots of times but finally had chance to go in for girls lunch today. Provençal Rose wine is best ever and so reasonably priced, half the price of other more 'upmarket' seafood restaurants. Had seafood platter for one and crab salad and...More

Thank lormeg
Reviewed 1 week ago

a fresh Bembridge crab lunch overlooking the Solent with wall-to-wall blue sky: it doesn'tget any better. This is acafe PLUS! From July the cafe is open inthe evenigs as well. Worth noting they only take cash so go prepared.

Thank Lesley L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a few times over the last few years while on holiday. Right on the coastal path so fab views out past Bembridge lifeboat station to the cargo ships lurking. Food is lovely - ranging from simple cafe food to their seafood platters...More

Thank All_travelled_out
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had crab salad because they only take cash so go armed with notes as you'll need a good £20+. I wanted to try the seafood platter which was £24 for one person! The crab was delicious however and well worth the money (£14) ..... Great...More

Thank NixKat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of choice on a lovely menu All staff very friendly & Professional. The BEST crab sandwiches ever all food well presented everything to the highest standard. The background music was good too x highly recommended. Look forward to another visit in the near future.

Thank Suzanne5663
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous meal here. We came for lunch after calling in before visiting the lifeboat station to book a table. We were told that there was no lobster left as they had been busy, nor was there any dressed crab. As there were...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with our kids for lunch. Waitresses nice and friendly, but seemed quite expensive for what it was. Food quite stodgy and not a great variety.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 May 2017

After an unsuccessful visit last year, I have been back a couple of times this year and it is much improved. Had a great breakfast on one visit and coffee and cake a couple of times. Well done!

Thank Champers1971
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This dog friendly café, where we stopped for tea and ended up having lunch, we were met by would the dog like one of home made dog biscuits and a drink, then we were served, good food great view

Thank Jim-Goulden
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
brian m
Is the cafe open in march what is food price range
15 February 2017|
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Response from GolferDerby | Reviewed this property |
Yes open all year and prices are competitive
Sue A
Hello Lifeboat View - do you offer a vegetarian alternative for the full English Breakfast ?
9 July 2016|
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Response from AshtdMan | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sue, sorry but not being a vegetarian I don't pay a lot of attention to veggie alternatives on menus. As Bob said though it's worth a phone call. The number I've found is 07093 303450. As the place is relatively near to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
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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Situated on Bembridge beach, the Lifeboat View Cafe boasts spectacular views, serving fresh local crab & lobster daily. Open 7 days a week starting the 18th of March, 10 until four.

Join us on the 18th of March for a free cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake to celebrate our first day of the season!
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