Helping Murrays Survive the Covid 19 Crisis

by Brian & Fran Bracken in Cowes, England, United Kingdom

Helping Murrays Survive the Covid 19 Crisis

Total raised £6,370

raised so far



We need your help to raise future funds to help us Get Murrays Re-Opened and serving customers again

by Brian & Fran Bracken in Cowes, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 15th June 2020 we'd raised £6,300 with 57 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Getting extra money will enable Murrays to further expand our new services and safeguard our employees jobs

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses, which is going to make it very challenging for businesses to survive. Together we can help them. 

Crowdfunder are offering up their platform to allow all UK small businesses to pre-sell their meals, events, hotel bookings etc. for cash now on a promise to redeem these at a later date.

Our Target of £4000.00

If we reach our Target we will be eligible for a 50% grant which will help us adjust to whatever new regulations regarding safety and distancing in restaurants are required. It will also help us to launch a new delivery service to boats and houses in Cowes, and enable us to retain long-standing staff and get the restaurant going from day one.

Murrays Seafood Restaurant Pay-it-forward Gift Vouchers

360 Degree Tour

For the past 30 years Murrays has been serving both the local community and the Yachting and Boating fraternity with excellent locally sourced fish and shellfish meals, all of which are prepared and served freshly by our family and staff

By buying locally from fishermen and farmers we help to keep our Island community prosperous and this allows us to offer the very best to our customers who visit from the Island and all along the Solent area.

All vouchers can be used on meals taken in the Restaurant when we are allowed to reopen and on a new service for meals and seafood platters delivered to boats in the Cowes marinas, they will be valid for 12 months until July 2021 allowing plenty of time to use them. We are adding a 10% bonus to all vouchers and a  25% reduction on our Limited Edition six person platter


Different Times New Opportunities and New Services

.With your help in achieving our target it will provide us with the initial boost to keep staff and restock with fresh local food, also to enable us to start planning, buying equipment and printing for our new marina and home delivery service. This will help us to restart quickly and help offset the expected reduced number of diners it is likely we will be allowed in the near future.

We have as a family run our Restaurant for the past three decades serving the local and boating public and we aim to carry on 


Juliet Bawden

I have been a customer at Murray’s for over twenty years. I keep returning as the food is fabulous, the staff friendly and the service excellent.  You will not get better fish anywhere, although having said that, for a fish restaurant, they also cook a perfect steak. Really missing Murray’s during lockdown and we will be there as soon as you are open.

Mark & Romy Jones

As visiting yachters , we have been customers at Murrays for over fifteen years and always enjoy a fabulous meal, great wines and convivial atmosphere, which makes it our favourite restaurant in Cowes.  Fran, Brian and the family make great hosts and strive to make every visit special.  We have taken many friends and family with us over the years an they have always thoroughly enjoyed themselves as well.

Neil Herring

With my family I have been visiting Murrays restaurant in Cowes High Street for probably 25 years, it is still run by the same family as it was all those years ago.

If you like sea food then this is the place for you. Lovely food, friendly atmosphere and competitive pricing mean this is always our first stop when visiting Cowes and we would recommend it highly

Nicky Robinson - Cowes Resident

Murrays is a small family owned business   a firm favourite of locals and visitors alike. As you step over the door way you are welcomed by the owners Fran & Brian into a friendly, cosy, warm atmosphere

I have never been disappointed in the many years that I have been visiting and I highly recommend going to Murrays Seafood restaurant, if you are looking for delicious Local food, and Seafood. good company and a cosy, friendly atmosphere 

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This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Two One Course Future Lunch Dining voucher valid until July 2021 Normally £29 Pledge now claim later

£50 or more

£50 FUTURE Dining Gift Voucher

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with a dining voucher valid until July 2021 and will add a further 10% making it £55.00 Pledge Now Claim later

£100 or more

£100 FUTURE Dining Gift Voucher

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with a dining voucher valid until July 2021 and will add a further 10% making it £110.00 Pledge now claim later

£180 or more

£180 FUTURE Dining Gift Voucher

Usually priced at £240.00 25% off a Limited Number of Luxury Local Shellfish, Salad, and Dessert Buffet Platters for Delivery to Yachts, Boats or Houses in Marinas or Local Cowes Area valid until July 2021 . Pledge now claim later

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