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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing food, shame about the service

The food, when it arrived was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately I can't help but feel that they were greedy by overbooking themselves. The service was just disappointing. We arrived at 7:15 and didn't get our mains until 8:45. The kitchen must have been rushed off their feet but they still... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Surrey, UK
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Surrey, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The food, when it arrived was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately I can't help but feel that they were greedy by overbooking themselves. The service was just disappointing. We arrived at 7:15 and didn't get our mains until 8:45. The kitchen must have been rushed off their feet but they still managed to serve up great food so compliments to the chefs.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Looking at the reviews for this place I am so surprised. We pre booked a table for 8 but we had a dog with us so had to move from the restaurant area (which had the best inside view of the beach) to inside with the bar, but that was fine as we all chat so much I for one... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were two of a party of 25 for My Sons 15th wedding anniversary and his wife's signficant birthday. We were met and told that our pre-order wasn't acceptable as the menu didn't exist, this despite the pre-order being made from the website. The staff were not interested, rude and gave the impression that diners were just a nusiance. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We arrived at 8 o'clock and could see that less than half the tables were occupied. Despite that we were told they had a full house of bookings. When we asked what time the next free table was we were told that it would be full all night. We were offered the outdoor terrace menu which was half a dozen... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Elevated position overlooking the beach and seafront. Pleasant staff and plenty of seating. A little tired inside, but good coffee.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is the 2nd time we have visited the Waterfront over the last two years and thought the 1st times services was a one off and gave them the benefit of the doubt, but after our recent visit they just can't seem to get it right . They didn't have mussels and said they had ran out , and all... More 

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Freetown, Sierra Leone
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

After several disappointing meals at the Waterfront in the past few years, I was absolutely overwhelmed by my recent visit. The food was excellent; the Calamari was the best I've tasted in all of Cornwall. The views, as always, were stunning over the Polzeath beach. The service was really impressive. Although the staff were new they were enthusiastic, friendly and... More 

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Rock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Prime location at edge of beach with views from the upper deck across the beach so great for watching a busy surf spot. Dogs are allowed which is good as they cannot go on the beach from Easter to October. Staff pleasant enough but between taking orders and delivering food they would rather talk to each other inside than actually... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

it was a quiet Monday after just walked across the beautiful beach we could see the cafe was not very busy. We both wanted a drink so the wife sat outside and I went in. I ordered a pint and a coffee and a beer. There were 4 members of staff behind the bar but 3 were obviously ingrosed in... More 

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Tintagel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Another wonderful evening at The Waterfront, Jamie is a fantastic host and his waiters and waitresses are excellent, combining friendliness with efficient and professional service. The food was excellent arriving perfectly cooked and beautifully presented, loved the calamari starter and my risotto was outstanding. Well done to you all for a great evening.

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

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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