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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, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 206
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  • 29
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  • 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
Cracking seafood

We chanced upon this restaurant whilst looking for a seafood bar. So glad we went in. The service was excellent. The food was top quality. The seafood platter was amazing. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for and this was quality.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
mattdb07
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We chanced upon this restaurant whilst looking for a seafood bar. So glad we went in. The service was excellent. The food was top quality. The seafood platter was amazing. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for and this was quality.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This place came highly recommended and it didn't disappoint, I would recommend booking as it gets very busy! The food was really good and the staff were very friendly. We both had starters and mains unfortunately I wasn't able to finish my dessert (the very delicious vanilla ice cream with clotted cream & Baileys) as I was too full.......which is... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Came here for dinner this Monday and wow. The food, menu and service are all really very very very very very good. So friendly and good that we dropped in again for dinner the following night. My wife and I eat out a lot and travel a lot and not only did they serve us the best plate of food... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had booked in here for a midweek dinner whilst stopping in St Ives. We arrived to find the restaurant 3/4 full and our table was just getting re-laid ready for us. We only had to wait 2 minutes to be seated. Staff were courteous and attentive without being intrusive. Drinks orders were taken and we were left to select... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Came here with my partner over the bank holiday weekend. I will preface this by saying I do think my experience was probably tainted by the incredible dinner we had the night before - the Mermaid had a lot to live up to and I didn't think it cut the mustard. The place was packed, and looked very inviting from... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My hubby and I popped in for a cheeky lunch and I have to say was served with the best mussels I've eaten in a long time. Steaming and served ina lovely sauce. A good portion so great value for money. Service was great I think our waitress was pretty new, she was a nervous but excellent !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great food, great service and great atmosphere what more could you ask for. We went with our two sons who are now seafood fanatics

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Holcombe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Does it say something about the Mermaid when I only find the following things wrong dessert on the menu is spelt desert Taylors [as in port]is spelt tailors Other than that there is nothing to say except perfection once again ,every thing just right

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went here for a family meal whilst on holiday in St Ives. They couldn't have been more helpful and attentive. We had a two year old with us and nothing was too much for them. The food was amazing! Steak with port and Stilton sauce was a personal favourite and so was the beef stirfry, cooked with fillet steak!... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

a friendly welcome with good service and excellent food, I had a sea food platter which had a variety of fish,calamari,prawns and mussels. my partner had sole with a selection of local fresh vegetables. it is advisable to book a table because it gets very busy due to the great food. Parking is just a short walk away but being... 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 32
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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