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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

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21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 (0)1736 796816
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 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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Wonderful meal in mermaid pleasant attentive staff Very quick service had scallops which were perfect and a surf and turf main steak was cooked exactly right highly recommend will visit again

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful meal in mermaid pleasant attentive staff Very quick service had scallops which were perfect and a surf and turf main steak was cooked exactly right highly recommend will visit again

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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Four of us visited here on a Thursday evening in July, and we were very glad we'd booked as the place was very busy. However, despite the fact it was busy the service was excellent, very friendly with no delays. The food was superb, all four starters and mains were cooked excellently. The Cornish smokies were amazing, and the size... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

There are plenty of positive elements to the Mermaid. It has swift service; is situated in an attractive side street in St Ives; and yes the food is pretty good. But on reflection I'm concerned that if you order from the main menu (as we did) it is hugely overpriced. I started with white crab meat followed by seafood pot.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I had duck pancakes to start followed by the fillet steak both were outstanding. My girlfriend had the seafood platter which she said was amazing! Would love to return again.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

First time I had been but I will go again. Had the seabass and Mediterranean vegetables. Superb. The Mermaids mess was lovely and I can recommend the Legavulin whisky to finish a perfect evening

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A great place for the lunch. A must visit restaurant. The lunchtime special was wonderful with good sized kids portions.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have eaten here twice and both times the food and service is great, seafood plater is lovely, I didnt think fish could taste that good and the second time was the first day of opening for the new season so a limited menu but still a lively meal. That you need to book in advance speaks volumes.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our second visit to The Mermaid. Fab food in a traditional setting, try the beer battered cauliflower it's fab. Word of advise, book a table in advance or you will be turned away.

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Neston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a lovely meal here- plenty of delicious fish dishes and great steak. Service was really good and all staff were very friendly. Would recommend.

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Chesterfield, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A group of 5 (4 adults and a 4 year old child) ate here. The service was absolutely brilliant, they made such a fuss of my daughter which is always great. The food was amazing, my wife and father indulged in seafood, and my mother and I had fillet steak. The steak must have been 10oz plus, it was huge!... More 

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Additional Information about Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

Address: 21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1736 796816
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
Average Prices: USD 32
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1736 796816

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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