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Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
01208 869655
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
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  • 23
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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Disappointing

We have always loved this place but we're disappointed this time round. Slow service, dry chicken burger, waitering staff were trying their best but one could tell that they were being let down by the slow service in the kitchen. Hope it was a one-off as the place has been one of our favourites for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Jochadhawalsh
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We have always loved this place but we're disappointed this time round. Slow service, dry chicken burger, waitering staff were trying their best but one could tell that they were being let down by the slow service in the kitchen. Hope it was a one-off as the place has been one of our favourites for many many years

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Northants, UK
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

we were a party of eight eating our evening meal here! having visiting many times since its opened we were disappointed to learn we now had to pay for the bread baskets which used to be complimentary! Quick service, all lovely food apart from burgers which were like charcoal, the Cornish blue cheese was undetectable as cooked too long! would... More 

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Burton on trent
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

As locals we have visited the Waterfront several times-mainly out of season but as we had a friend staying with us decided to go for his last meal in the UK - it was embarrassing. Waited an hour for our food- enquired twice as to whether our order had been forgotten, first waitress never came back! On enquiring 2nd time... More 

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birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Main reason for going here is try views - absolutely terrific views of most of Polzeath, which is incredible at sunset. The atmosphere was good there as well as it's pretty much in the central area of polzeath. Food was pretty nice, wasn't the cheapest but not too bad - I had a cheese and tom pizza and wife had... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lovely spot to have a beer after the beach but if a place is going to insist on table service then it's a good idea to have waiting staff in view and approaching tables.Pricey too. One visit was enough.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Despite paying a deposit of £100 (£10 per head) upon making a reservation for 10 people, this was not taken off the final bill. I was then informed there was no record of this and was then asked to try to prove who I had paid the deposit to (ie which member of staff and their name) although at the... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a fantastic time as a big table of two families. Food great; service was attentive, charming and efficient. Location perfect. So good we cancelled our reservations in Padstow for another night, and were not disappointed. Make a reservation and I hope that you have such a great time as we did.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

After a long drive we decided for our first night to eat at the Waterfront Cafe. We arrived at 8.30, and despite there being empty tables inside, because we hadn't booked we were told we would need to sit outside, it was a very chilly evening. Also we were told that the only food available were pizzas, as we hadn't... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Over the last few years we have eaten here a number of times. The main menu is not large but is good for families, There are also a number of fresh specials, usually seafood based. The four of us had a variety of starters and main courses, including a tasty duck pate, calamari that were a bit greasy; a good... More 

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East Garston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visit Polzeath annually and this place is usual haunt. This year we only visited for breakfast, mainly because we had a pretty disappointing experience. The food was ok when it came and they finally got the order right. It started badly when we asked for something on the menu, but could the food come without (I can't recall exactly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polzeath
  • Phone Number: 01208 869655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine

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