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Life's a Beach

Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
01288 355222
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Ranked #7 of 75 Restaurants in Bude
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $55
Cuisines: Seafood, International, British, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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?
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Amazing food, fantastic service. I kid you not - we have eaten in some of the best hotels and restaurants and this is up there with the best. Went there for my birthday celebration and not only did the staff allow us to take our own cake but they served it with lights dimmed, candles alight and all the staff... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Bude never ceases to surprise us with the wealth of places to eat. Life's A Beach is right up there with Great views of the beach and sea, Fantastic / Friendly staff, Lovely food and a Great atmosphere. We liked it so much we have already booked for Wednesday evening to show our friends!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A great place, overlooking Summerleaze Beach, with quay and breakwater veiws. Fantastic local food, served by happy, friendly staff. Booking advisable, as very popular. Great sunsets if you are lucky !

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Peterborough, England
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This beach restaurant has plenty of outside seating, even has stools and counter to look directly out to see while you lunch. We had baguettes for lunch and they were delicious, especially the cheese and chutney. Great choice of drinks too. A good location, counter service which is run very well, food brought to your table by a friendly waiter,... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited LAB on a Wednesday lunchtime. The view of the beach and sea is wonderful. Food was good. We had chicken burger and sausage with onion baguette both with chips. Our meals were delivered promptly with a smile. We enjoyed ourselves so much we thought we would eat at the bistro in the evening. Unfortunately we did not book... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

we were looking for somewhere to eat quite late 3 o'clock had already been turned away at a nearby hotel (the kitchen closes at 3) but were glad we were in the end it was a lovely day we had a simple lunch prawns calamari and chips sitting on the terrace, perfectly cooked ,very efficient staff who wanted to serve... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing meal here and everything was simply perfect. The staff were all very enthusiastic and attentive and the quality of each of the four different meals we had was extremely high. We all had fish but the steaks looked amazing. Our previous visit to this bistro was three years ago and it is a shame that we... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

As regular visitors to this popular sea food restaurant overlooking the beach at Bude it was disappointing to find that service standards have slipped. My wife has a dairy allergy, and whereas on previous occasions the kitchen has always managed to work around it they were completely inflexible on our latest visit. They were only able to offer her one... More

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Took the motorbikes for a ride out here from North Devon. Arrived at lunch time for a tasty burger, chips and coffee (food of the God's). View was gorgeous, looking out across the beach onto the sea. Staff attentative and efficient, clearing the tables as soon as someone had left and the food was delicious. Best burger I've had in... More

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

after reading reviews before we left thought this place did not live up to the billing the fish that was served was very good but what it came with was very poor chips like leather tired salad just a run of the mill seaside fare pity as the staff came out tops

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