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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: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 194
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    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

Best restaurant we went to in St Ives! Lovely atmosphere, fantastic food and very nice staff. Definatly worth booking in advance, to ensure you get a table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Emma C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Best restaurant we went to in St Ives! Lovely atmosphere, fantastic food and very nice staff. Definatly worth booking in advance, to ensure you get a table.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed in St Ives for two nights. We ate here the first night and despite the choice of restaurants in the town, we enjoyed it so much we came back the next evening. There is an early bird three course menu which seemed good value, but we preferred to choose from the full menu. The first night we had... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The food here is amazing and excellent value for money! Lots of choice and everything was fresh. Very good service as well. Would highly recommend.

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camborne,cornwall
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My wife and I have just returned from this restaurant,and can't praise it enough.Lovely atmosphere,helpful staff,and the food is wonderful. We both had starters,a main course,and sweet,shared a nice bottle of wine,and I had a pint,all for £82, you can't get much better than that.Well done all concerned with this establishment,we will be returning again very soon.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. Our steaks were delicious and nicely cooked.Three of our party had fish, all said how good it was and enjoyed their meals. Service was very good too. The only down side was the table,it felt a little cramped when eating.

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Cardiff Wales
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This came highly recommended and did not disappoint. The atmosphere is great and the staff and service excellent. I had the mussels to start and they were a meal in itself. Huge and delicious. The Coquille St jacque was amazing but couldn't finish it as such a huge dish and especially after the mussels. My partner had the prawn and... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have recently visited the Mermaid restaurant in St Ives. We were delighted when they were able to accommodate a week in advance table booking of 17. The staff were all excellent even though they were clearly busy, the restaurant was completely full, all tables booked out all night. I had the Cornish Smokies to start and it was incredible,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great value, great portion size, great taste, great staff, great location, what else to ask for really!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have visited the Mermaid many times over the past 10 years, and whilst the service was a tad scatterbrained we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food on our latest visit.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After numerous attempts to get in to this highly rated restaurant we finally managed to get a table this time around. We had been looking forward to this for a long time and were to be let down massively. We were seated no problem and had our drinks order taken. We decided to skip starters and try the Seafood Platter,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 0 - 32
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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