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Polzeath Beach | PL27 6TB, Polzeath PL27 6TB, England
441208862931
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
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  • 19
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  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 3
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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
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Lovely food, shame the service was slow! Would go again! Steak cooked as asked for and lovely views over Polzeath beach! Would recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Chris G
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York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great food with a great view. Visited at lunch (just popped in no reservation required, but reservations needed for dinner, it's very popular). The lobster rolls are amazing!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place to eat - definitely one of our new favourites in Polzeath. Great views, lovely staff and amazing food. Went there more than once just to try each item on the menu. The lobster mac and cheese is a must!

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laura_surfside_polz, Owner at Surfside, responded to this review

Thank you very much, your kind feedback is really appreciated! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ordered surf and turf (min of two people and advertised on the menu as 'have it all' rump or fillet cuts and 1/4 lobster per person) we were both asked what steak we wanted and how we wanted it cooked (both ordered rump cooked medium and medium rare) during the wait for our food the waiter... More 

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laura_surfside_polz, Owner at Surfside, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We value all customer feedback and always try our best to respond within a couple of days. In this instance it’s taken a few days extra to reply to the Facebook message you sent us as it is our busiest time of year — I can see from your Trip Advisor review that this was cause... More 

East Retford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nothing has really changed since my last review, brilliant food, brilliant service and one of the best locations for a restaurant in Cornwall. We visited as a group of 15 which could have potentially caused problems with service but the staff coped admirably and always with a smile. I think however portion sizes may have shrunk slightly which is a... More 

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laura_surfside_polz, Owner at Surfside, responded to this review

Thank you very much Ian, we love seeing customers return and we'll look forward to seeing you again next year. More 

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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Popped in here for an afternoon snack and to warm up after a walk on the rather cold&windy beach! The service was pleasent enough,the food that we all chose was very enjoyable(all locally sourced as well!) Highly recomended.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lovely food, shame the service was slow! Would go again! Steak cooked as asked for and lovely views over Polzeath beach! Would recommend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Had dinner at Surfside - nice food but over-priced. Had surf n'turf for 2 at £26 pp (had to share a small steak!). Found much better value at the local pubs.

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laura_surfside_polz, Owner at Surfside, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on serving top quality, locally sourced food at competitive prices, but being a lobster and steak (both luxury foodstuffs) restaurant (not a pub) it is of course a given that our food doesn’t come cheap. At Surfside we have a commitment to sourcing only the highest quality local ingredients: Cornish beef costs between 15-20% more than stuff... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A lovely spot for lunch right on the beach with friendly staff. I would recommend the lobster sandwich and tomato salad, both of which were delicious.

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We just arrived in Polzeath after a slow drive and our accomidation wasnt ready so we walked into the village and went to Surfside Cafe for a drink. The service was very friendly, lovely girls with a big smile and welcome. We had a couple of drinks and mine was an excellend pint of Cider, very nice! The price was... More 

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Chester, UK
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great location, however when people talk about a limited menu they really do mean limited. No starters, rump steak or lobster (kids burger)... that was it. Still managed to drop over £200 on 3 adults and 3 kids. Food served was excellent but you have to do better with the menu than what was offered.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Polzeath Beach | PL27 6TB, Polzeath PL27 6TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polzeath
  • Phone Number: 441208862931

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  • Cuisine: British

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