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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 (0)1736 796816
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Ranked #36 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Our first night in st ives . I chose the mermaid because it looked welcoming and it was. I had the Dover sole . Excellent value. M twice liked the cod and chips . It was a little. Quiet for a Friday night but good service.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

We ate here with our two friends recently. The service when we arrived was very pleasant. We were seen to quite promptly to take a drinks order and the for our food order. The food came quite quickly and was really good. I had the sirloin steak cooked medium/well and it came exactly that. Cooked exactly as asked. My girlfriend... More 

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York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Only about 10 people in the restaurant but we waited 50 minutes for our starters and then another long wait for our main course.No apologies given.no atmosphere. Only one waitress serving and looked as if there was only one chef. Lack of choice for wine by the glass. Food was excellent when it finally arrived so I was glad I... More 

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had a good meal here. Some of the tables are a little cramped if you happen to be of bigger build but the waitress was tactfully able to steer me to a table with more space! All three courses were well cooked and presented, of good quality but not top flight hence four rather than five stars. Waitress helpful... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was slightly disappointed by the food unfortunately because of the great name this place has. We had the mermaid platter and it all felt a bit greasy and the salad was out of the bag and plonked on the plate Scallops were bland, fish in batter was greasy, prawns were rubbery and Seabass paltry. The saving grace was the... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Food great in a lovely restaurant with twinkly lights and bright red tablecloths. Excellent menu choice, Try the lamb rump or the fillet steak. All perfectly cooked.

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Haslington, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely meal here. Both had different fish dishes, starters and mains and could not fault a thing, good value for money and remarkably for Cornwall waiting on staff who were actually hospitable. If you are in St Ives well worth seeking out and only just off the beaten track.

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Bedfordshire
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124 reviews 124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51,521 helpful votes 51,521 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited the Mermaid Seafood Restaurant in St. Ives again for an evening meal. The first time we came here we almost missed it because it is not on the main harbour front but in one of the back streets, appropriately named Fish Street. Although primarily a seafood restaurant, they also do mouth-watering fillet steaks and Cornish lamb (very tender... More 

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We always ask the taxi drivers which are the best places to eat in St Ives and The Mermaid was recommended, so we booked, the place was buzzing with a large party in the centre of the restaurant, but this did not stop the very warm welcome from our Waitress Stacy, the food is excellent as is the service, we... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We enjoy eating out and have been to the Mermaid on more than one occasion we are never disappointed and in our experience this is one of the Best Restaurants in St Ives Friendly Staff nothing is too much trouble and excellent food The Restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, visiting St Ives is not complete with our a visit to... 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 0 - 32
Cuisine: Seafood

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