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

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 43
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  • 19
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent coffee, great views and location

This is a lovely spot for sure - the upper floor looks out over Polzeath Bay. The waiting staff are also thoughtful and friendly. The food though - the pizzas were great heavy lumps of dough piled high with sliced tomatoes and a ton of cheddar. Really quite disappointing. The rest of the menu... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Nick B
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
Biarritz, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I recently returned to the waterfront restaurant at Polzeath. A place where I've spent many a happy evening and a considerable amount of money. I can only describe my recent experience as terrible. A couple of staff with whom I dealt with were at best unhelpful and at worst unfriendly. Having spent many good nights eating there, I was hoping... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely spot for sure - the upper floor looks out over Polzeath Bay. The waiting staff are also thoughtful and friendly. The food though - the pizzas were great heavy lumps of dough piled high with sliced tomatoes and a ton of cheddar. Really quite disappointing. The rest of the menu looked great though so pick well... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Went there last night for evening meal. The staff very friendly and accommodating. We were given a window table so as to enjoy the view overlooking the beach. Food excellent. Afterward our meal we sat on the verandah with drinks and watched the sun go down- so relaxing. If you are in Polzeath you must visit this place - would... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Beautiful view from the table . food unfortunately was not so good . we ordered fish and chips and pizza . Fish and chips were just pure grease . mostly batter with a teeny weeny bit of fish . we did arrive at the start of evening service.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place literally made me fall in love with cornwall, greeted by the most pleasant surfer dude who just summed up where we were, so polite, we were seated, made to feel so welcome, like part of the family, my daughter was given a little plate of mini marshmallows while we waited and to be honest, I would have paid... More 

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London
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119 reviews 119 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited as a large group and they took good care of us. The fish and chips were very good and the restaurant has a nice view of the beach.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The chicken burger is fab! Chargrilled & really good. As was the steak ciabatta, very tender and tasty. The puds are gorgeous too. The view from the conservatory across Polzeath beach is beautiful. The only downside was the food took a long time but it was good.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had lunch here on a busy day in polzeath. Good food but expensive for what it was. Poor service, my main was not ordered so turned up late after everyone else's. It felt as though there was not enough staff for a busy bank holiday weekend. Would recommend as a nice place to sit out on balcony overlooking the... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Location perfect with sea view and balcony. Service friendly but a bit slow. Food good quality,but would expect a larger portion for the cost. Had the pate, which was very minimal, 3 small pieces of bread, small amount of pate...and that was it! Tasted ok, but really was only starter quantity. Will try somewhere else next time.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The waterfront has to be the worst eating experience I have encountered ordered drinks on arrival which didn't appear until just before our meals arrived along with wine for the meal food at best was of a low standard cafe salads were limp and not fresh chips cold steaks Poor quality pulled pork bland taste the mussels were good that... 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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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