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Squid Ink

Lower Chapel Street | PL13 1AT, Looe, England
01503 262674
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Ranked #3 of 85 restaurants in Looe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $74
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic, British
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Wonderful feeling of welcome complimented by excellent cusine brilliantly presented. Mouth watering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Came here for my partner's birthday, and even the manager of our B&B was shocked we'd managed to book a table. As we arrived, there was a sign confirming they had no tables for Thursday, Friday or Saturday - so I'd definitely recommend booking in advance! The food was absolutely delicious and the menu was quite varied, with a lot... More

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Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We chose this restaurant after reading review and were not disappointed. The service was first class as was the food. It was shut for a family occasion at the beginning of the week but we managed to telephone to book a table. Although neither of us are gluten free our daughter is and although she was not with us, we... More

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Plymouth UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Visited The Squid Ink yesterday evening and overall thought the meal and service to be excellent. We did book in advance which I believe to be advisable as there were a couple of customers turned away due to not having pre-booked. The restaurant was not full but I believe the chef would prefer to stagger sit down times to ensure... More

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Squid Ink is a small restuarant that does require booking. When you arrive you are seated by the small bar to look at the menu and order some pre meal drinks. Personally I really like this approach and it sets the tone for the sort of quality service that you will be getting. I started with the scallops, the were... More

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Surrey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited last year and liked it so much that we returned this year. We are always a little worried about re-visiting places that have been so good the first time in case we are disappointed. But we are very pleased to say that we had a really good meal again, I had lemon sole my husband had belly pork.... More

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Leeds (Kent), United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Fabulous restaurant. Simply stylish. Lots of room around your table. Great atmosphere. Super service. And the food? Divine. Clever little amuse Bouche to tantalise your taste buds. The freshest fish and al dente crunchy vegetables. Desserts to swoon over and liqueurs to linger. I found my Utopia in Looe

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Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you look at our other reviews you'll see that our dining reviews are eclectic, ranging from self service buffet establishments through to 2 Michelin star restaurants so my wife and I were very happy to find a very highly rated restaurant on our doorstep during a visit to Looe in Cornwall. When dining alone we tend to swap plates... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We gad our 20th Anniversary meal here, I had pre booked on- line and had good response on this. The meal was delicious , lovely fat fowey mussels for starter, seafood risotto to follow. Divine, Lovely friendly service - very reasonable for this quality if food 3 courses under £30

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very good dinner here, food cooked very well, staff excellent in their attention to us and everything delivered in a timely manner. The menu is a bit standard and occasionally unadventurous. Nevertheless a very enjoyable evening and worth the 5 star rating

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