TheCow Co, Tapnell Farm, Isle of Wight
The Cow Co is one of the newest places to eat on the Isle of Wight and is located near Yarmouth and Freshwater in the west of the Island. Their goal is to make beef and dairy the stars of the show, with sumptuous steaks, brilliant burgers, delicious stews, pies, roasts, seasonal salads, the finest local ice creams and specialist cheeses. The beef-inspired selection is complemented by a great selection of vegetarian dishes, and most items on the menu can be prepared gluten-free to order.
Their menu concept is simple – it’s all about the cow.
The Cow Co menu changes with the seasons; the lunch menu features a selection of lighter bites and sandwiches, whilst during evening service (from 6 to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays) they offer a range of Specials alongside a range of classics.
The restaurant is situated in a large Swiss barn at the heart of Tapnell Farm, with a mezzanine seating level opening up to stunning views across the West Wight, Solent and up to Tennyson Down. The restaurant bar is fully licensed, serving local ales, other alcoholic drinks, specialist coffees and teas, and other refreshments throughout the day.
*Please note the restaurant gets very busy on Friday and Saturday lunchtimes, and during school holidays, therefore we recommend booking ahead to avoid disappointment. For groups of 6+ pre-booking is essential. Call the restaurant team on 01983 758725 to book.
Anyone who has worked in the catering industry would agree that setting up a restaurant and kitchen from point of conception is the ultimate dream. Here at The Cow Co, we were lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to do exactly this. Last year the former straw barn embarked on its journey to be transformed into a stylish restaurant and shop. The barn provided a great blank canvas that was already oozing with character. We have been careful to keep the rustic farm feel running throughout the restaurant and the menu itself. Every detail has been considered from the light bulbs down to the coffee cups.