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Squid Ink

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$$$$
British, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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Lower Chapel Street | PL13 1AT, Looe, England
441503262674
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful celebrated New year's eve

Fantastic restaurant, stunning food, celebrated New year's eve, which is also our anniversary, staff are so friendly and warm, service excellent. We enjoyed a seven course set menu all of it was simply amazing enjoyed so much, cannot wait to go back loved loved loved it Thank you for a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
sarah m
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Fantastic restaurant, stunning food, celebrated New year's eve, which is also our anniversary, staff are so friendly and warm, service excellent. We enjoyed a seven course set menu all of it was simply amazing enjoyed so much, cannot wait to go back loved loved loved it Thank you for a wonderful night

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1 Thank sarah m
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

A lovely evening of delicious food, pleasant and affable ambience. I doubt that you could forget, or would want to, any dining experience at Squid Ink. Even the little things (e.g delightful entrée, time to browse an excellent menu by a log fire) add that something extra. If you want to feel special and want your company to feel special...... More 

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1 Thank Sparkyatoz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Squid Ink is one of those restaurants you adore finding and can't believe your luck when you do, From the cosy waiting area to peruse the menus over a drink by the fire, to the delightful decor and cosy yet comfortable main dining area, The staff are attentive and the menu is varied designed around all the local produce available.... More 

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1 Thank Adrian W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Amazing fish starter main event and to finish were all excellent. Wine list good the Procecco was dry and superb. The pre breads disappointed and really could not get my head round the parsnip and popcorn amuse bouche.....

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3 Thank Andrew E
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We arranged a meal for 20 people at Squid Ink - generally this causes untold problems and delays! Not at Squid Ink - all courses arrived together, the service was brilliant, even to the extent of addressing us individually by name. And the food - excellent. We'll be back!

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1 Thank Caroline B
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We arrived on an awful wet night,lovely welcome and a chance to read the menu and order before we were seated. I had the bruschetta and goats cheese which was very good and my husband had the scallops which were delicious.For Mains I had the seafood Rissotto ,and my husband had the slow roasted pork with Cornish cider both fantastic.My... More 

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1 Thank lolalockwood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This was our last evening in Looe and our meal at Squid Ink didn't disappoint. I had the tempura prawns which were light & delicious whilst my husband had the muscles in the most fantastic sauce. This was followed by rump of lamb for me and sea bass for hubby. All beautifully presented by friendly staff. We didn't have room... More 

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1 Thank Puzzling
Duloe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Enjoyed a gorgeous meal - the food was fantastic, the staff were very friendly and the service was excellent. The scallops with chorizo were cooked to perfection and my seafood risotto was divine. My husband opted for the mackerel pate and the venison which he said was sublime. Would highly recommend and so glad we got the chance to try... More 

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1 Thank Mandy W
Sheffield
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Yum amazing the most gorgeous tempura prawns I opted for farm reared chicken wrapped in Parma ham with mushroom sauce and hubby had steak - d I v I n e gorgeous - followed by cheese yum and home made sticky toffee ! 3 courses £30 excellent value and treated ourselves to a bottle of brolly yum

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2 Thank Dazzlesheffield
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great choice of food. Service was excellent and food was really tasty and well prepared. Two or three course menu to cater for your appetite. look forward to booking again when next in area.

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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: 441503262674

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 51
  • Cuisine: British, Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?