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Surfside

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Polzeath Beach | PL27 6TB, Polzeath PL27 6TB, England
01208 863994
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best

This is an intimate little restaurant, perched on the edge of Polzeath beach. Great for sunsets, but even better for lobsters. The lodster we enjoyed here was one of the best I've ever had, cooked to perfection. It is so easy to over cook lobster (and seafood), but this one was perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
John R
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is an intimate little restaurant, perched on the edge of Polzeath beach. Great for sunsets, but even better for lobsters. The lodster we enjoyed here was one of the best I've ever had, cooked to perfection. It is so easy to over cook lobster (and seafood), but this one was perfect.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting polzeath for years and this is a welcome addition for food and a drink. There is a fabulous view of polzeath beach from this shabby chic cafe. It's a small cafe but the interior is nicely done with chilled out music creating a nice ambiance. The waitress was efficient and helpful. The menu is surf and... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We ordered the lobster roll and chips which the staff brought out to us on the beach. It was perfect for what we wanted accompanied by great homemade lemonade. This is a fantastic beach with plenty of places to choose from to eat but this place is as good as any for food and location.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

this is a uncomplicated menu but what you get is of fantastic quality. my husband and I both had the surf and turf together with chips. the steak was cooked to perfection and had great flavour. of course the lobster was fab too. The selection of different beers (some from Hawaii) went down very well and suited the whole experience.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have been here 5 times in total now. I have tried the whole menu- lunch, dinner, tea, cakes, breakfast, all of it. I LOVE it. It's got a great chilled atmosphere, wicked view, great music. The food is good too. It's not Michelin, but that's not what it's trying to be. To those few reviewers that have written negatively... More 

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London
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Simple, uncomplicated and tasty food. The cheesy chips are an absolute must. The view is great, the staff friendly, the atmosphere and decor relaxed and comfortable. Food was fresh and flavoursome, what's not to like?

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Trebetherick, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The menu isn't extensive but it is interesting and much better than average cafe food. My husband and I shared a crab frittata and a lobster bun, both were delicious as were the skin on fries. The view is the best in a Polzeath, the cafe is simply decorated, the staff were very friendly and our dog was welcome. It's... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was our second visit to the restaurant and I was hoping it was going to be better than our first. Regretfully it was disappointing. We were a large group of adults and teenagers. It was very expensive for the quality and quantity we received. The Staff were just a little too relaxed and inattentive. They could offer us no... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

On our first visit to Polzeath we happened upon Surfside.. We were welcomed with wet dog in toe and fed delicious food , great beer and good coffee.. Good vibe and a chilled atmosphere .. Only down side is we went home the next day so couldn't go back ! We will revisit next Easter though !

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laura_surfside_polz, Owner at Surfside, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments, they are much appreciated! More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited for a pre-booked family lunch - there were a lot of us, on the first Sunday of the October half term. Glad we booked and ordered ahead, as it was very busy. We found the food to be well presented and delicious, the service was excellent - and we will all be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Polzeath Beach | PL27 6TB, Polzeath PL27 6TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polzeath
  • Phone Number: 01208 863994

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  • Cuisine: English

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