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Life's a Beach

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$$$
Seafood, British, International
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Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
441288355222
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Imagine…….. sitting on the veranda of a restaurant which nestles among...
Imagine…….. sitting on the veranda of a restaurant which nestles among rugged cliffs, gazing at the golden sands and the sea, stained scarlet, as the sun sets. Is this the Italian Riviera? No, this is Life’s a Beach, overlooking Summerleaze beach in Bude, Cornwall, where the location and the cuisine are as fine as any in the world.The wide ranging menu uses fresh local produce and reflects the creativity and travelling experiences of the young chefs. Seafood is a speciality, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly.The restaurant opens at 7pm but during the day it transforms into a facility for beach goers. There is an ice cream parlour, a beach shop and a café where meals, snacks and drinks can be enjoyed on the premises overlooking the beach or taken away.‘Lifes a Beach’ is already highly acclaimed as the place to eat out in Bude, so why not come and judge for yourself?
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  • 475
    Excellent
  • 175
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
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 day out

Visited this beach while on holiday over Christmas nice tea rooms good beach for walking plenty of parking and shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eddie M
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this beach while on holiday over Christmas nice tea rooms good beach for walking plenty of parking and shops.

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Thank Eddie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plain looking place that you wouldn't imagine that you would get excellent service and exceptional food, each course delicious, amazing flavours extremely well cooked and they even made me a different sauce to go with my steak, very very impressed and can't wait to go again, highly recommended to all. Some of the best food I've had in a long... More 

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Thank NRCW
Channel Islands, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited Life's a Beach for lunch on NYE which was a cold, wet and windy day. This was just what we needed. The food was amazing and we wouldn't hesitate to come back. There was a nice atmosphere, staff were friendly and the beer was good too!

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Thank Sarah C
Launceston, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

One of my favourite ways to spend a summer evening after being in the sea with the kids all day. Food and drinks are almost irrelevant with the view but despite that service and food quality is excellent

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Thank richard j
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with friends during a long weekend in Bude. I did not know what to expect as by day it looks a bit like a beach cafe but by night it transforms into a very elegant Bistro. Obviously in summer there are great views of the beach and sea but we visited during storm "Desmond" which made... More 

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Thank David J
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We always eat here when in Bude (and we spend a lot of time in Bude!) The evening food is consistently excellent and the staff are lovely.

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Thank LJT56
Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We were a party of 10 and unfortunately many of us were not completely satisfied. I say unfortunately because I've had lots of good experiences here, especially for lunch. First of all, it is pricey. We're talking upwards of £20 for some meals but mainly they were around this price. I don't mind paying that much for food but it... More 

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Thank Matt M
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Food was really good. We all opted for seafood and were not disappointed. Also had some nice beers. Views are great. Service and prices outstanding.

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Thank FantaPhantom
bude
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Went with a friend one evening and had a delicious steak. Cooked perfectly and the rest of the meal was just as nice. The service was great and could not be any more helpful. Stunning location too :-)

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Thank becci s
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We have eat here on several occasions whether it is in daytime mode or on its evening mode the food is of excellent quality.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude
  • Phone Number: 441288355222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 55
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Imagine…….. sitting on the veranda of a restaurant which nestles among rugged cliffs, gazing at the golden sands and the sea, stained scarlet, as the sun sets. Is this the Italian Riviera? No, this is Life’s a Beach, overlooking Summerleaze beach in Bude, Cornwall, where the location and the cuisine are as fine as any in the world.The wide ranging menu uses fresh local produce and reflects the creativity and travelling experiences of the young chefs. Seafood is a speciality, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly.The restaurant opens at 7pm but during the day it transforms into a facility for beach goers. There is an ice cream parlour, a beach shop and a café where meals, snacks and drinks can be enjoyed on the premises overlooking the beach or taken away.‘Lifes a Beach’ is already highly acclaimed as the place to eat out in Bude, so why not come and judge for yourself?
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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