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Squid Ink

Lower Chapel Street | PL13 1AT, Looe, England
01503 262674
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Ranked #2 of 86 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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95% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic meal ,including scallops, steak, mackerel and lemon sole. All cooked beautifully and served perfectly. Service was attentive and nothing too much trouble. Well done for making it such a lovely place to come. Make sure you book well in advance as it is too good to miss.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We dined here in early July, and wish I had reviewed it earlier when I could remember all the details better. This is an outstanding little restaurant with first-rate cuisine. It is so popular that we could not get a table on the evening we’d wanted, so anyone planning dinner at the Squid Ink should book well in advance. Possibly... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Owners are selective when they are open, but really good food and service. Tucked away in a narrow street makes it cosy, make sure you book in advance.

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Warlingham, Surrey United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Ate here on the last night of our holiday. Front of house and service excellent. Wine list incredibly reasonable and the food superb. Exceptional value for money. Compliments to the chef!

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were looking for something a little different and we found it. The service and attention to detail is superb. That staff are so friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food is great so good we booked a table for the following night before we left. We would recommend the steaks with the cheese sauce, cooked to perfection and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Baffled as to why this restaurant has lost the no.1 spot to Daisy's. I could write an essay on why this is the best in Looe but I think I covered most of it in my review from last year! The staff should be really proud of the incredible service that they deliver. I have rarely received such a warm... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We have dined in Squid Ink a few times and it is an exceptional meal and the staff are very attentive, the menu is varied and nothing is too much trouble Would recommend and book as it is usually a very busy restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Loved this restaurant and was quite happy to pay for quality.Good atmosphere wit a relaxing feel.Thought the service was lovely and friendly

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Booked in advance as myself and my partner had heard great things, was a special treat for our last night on holiday in looe. We were not disappointed, service was great, and the food was superb, scallops and the sea bass were fresh and cooked to perfection. I enjoyed being seated in the bar area first and how you selected... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Came here for a meal whilst on a weekend away with my boyfriend and was so impressed with Squid Ink! The food was fresh and cooked perfectly! I had the Scallops and Chorizo starter and the Seafood Risotto for main. The Risotto was 100% the best I have ever had. The staff were pleasant and gave us ideas on what... More

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