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Squid Ink

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Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic, British
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Lower Chapel Street | PL13 1AT, Looe, England
01503 262674
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Squid Ink restaurant situated in the historic fishing port of...
Welcome to Squid Ink restaurant situated in the historic fishing port of Looe in South East Cornwall.This intimate 28 cover restaurant is chef owned and opened in July 2008. Housed within a character filled period building the decor is a fusion of contemporary and antique offering an eclectic blend of old and new.Looe is a pretty seaside town and important Cornish port selling mainly day caught fish from small trawlers, netting boats and line fishing boats, where the highest EU quality level of E (excellent) is electronically `attached' to almost every box of fish. Day boats are considered one of the more sustainable ways to fish, and they also provide the freshest fish (it hasn't been sitting on a boat that has been at sea for a week or more).We are committed to offering outstanding service our menu includes a dietary key indicating which dishes may not be suitable for allergy sufferers or those just wishing to avoid certain foods such as dairy. If however you have any additional dietary requirements you are welcome to discuss them with the chef who will endeavour to accommodate them.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 318
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still amazing

Once again Catherine, Warren and staff succeed in delivering lovely food, great surroundings and hospitality. Booked for Valentine's Day evening. On arrival a warm welcome was given and shown seats in the cosy bar area complimented by a solid affect gas fire. Given time to study menu and ask... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Minihcooper
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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360 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Once again Catherine, Warren and staff succeed in delivering lovely food, great surroundings and hospitality. Booked for Valentine's Day evening. On arrival a warm welcome was given and shown seats in the cosy bar area complimented by a solid affect gas fire. Given time to study menu and ask question over items on the menu and if you could mix... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

my wife and I frequent this restaurant every time we are in Looe. It's simply the best food around, service with a smile. The owner Warren always comes out to have a chat after and appreciates feedback.

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

From the moment we walked through the door into the reception area we were greeted with a very warm and friendly welcome. It was a very cold and wet evening and straight away we were shown to a warm and cosy area near the bar with a warm fire, as we were warming up our coats were taken and a... More 

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Lancashire
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We booked our table for New Years Eve early....and we are so glad we did...From arriving to leaving we were very well taken care of... Catherine, Warren and the staff of The Squid Ink really do know what they're doing....The food was divine...hot, tasty and very well presented..lovely atmosphere. We will definitely be back....... Thank you to everyone who helped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We reserved a table for ten on Christmas Eve at Squid Ink for a rare family & friends get together. The welcome from Catherine was warm and friendly and a G&T was in hand within minutes of our arrival! The food from Warren and team in the kitchen was excellent in terms of presentation & taste, matched by the front... More 

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Looe, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have not (yet) eaten in many restaurants in Looe but this one was an enjoyable treat. We were given a warm welcome into the reception area where there is a bar, comfortable sofas and warm fire in the colder months. Because bookings are deliberately staggered by 15 mins we had good personal attention when ordering drinks and selecting our... More 

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Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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274 reviews 274 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We ate here last year and loved it, so in Looe for a post Xmas break where else to eat on a Saturday night but Squid Ink. I was disadvantaged by my Boxing Day incident crutches but as soon as we walked/hopped in we knew it was going to be just as good. Made to feel so welcome, everything about... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Excellent place to eat and drink. Very friendly and the food is cooked to perfection. Also great portion size's. You wont be disappointed but might want to book a seat as gets very busy. That's understandable for how good there food is

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We ate here on sat 28th nov and once again they delivered a fantstic meal with great service,back in june we ate at Micheal Caines restaurant in Chester who has 2 Michelin stars and is not a patch on the squid ink. Warren the chef deserves a Michelin star for his food its simply the best we have eaten in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Visiting from Australia. Highly recommended by friends. Had a fantastic meal for our 15th Wedding Anniversary! Beautifully presented. Staff very welcoming and attentive. Lovely touch on the table was hearts and beads.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Chapel Street | PL13 1AT, Looe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Looe
  • Phone Number: 01503 262674

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 74
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Welcome to Squid Ink restaurant situated in the historic fishing port of Looe in South East Cornwall.This intimate 28 cover restaurant is chef owned and opened in July 2008. Housed within a character filled period building the decor is a fusion of contemporary and antique offering an eclectic blend of old and new.Looe is a pretty seaside town and important Cornish port selling mainly day caught fish from small trawlers, netting boats and line fishing boats, where the highest EU quality level of E (excellent) is electronically `attached' to almost every box of fish. Day boats are considered one of the more sustainable ways to fish, and they also provide the freshest fish (it hasn't been sitting on a boat that has been at sea for a week or more).We are committed to offering outstanding service our menu includes a dietary key indicating which dishes may not be suitable for allergy sufferers or those just wishing to avoid certain foods such as dairy. If however you have any additional dietary requirements you are welcome to discuss them with the chef who will endeavour to accommodate them.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?