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Life's a Beach

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, International, British, Bistro
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Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
01288 355222
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 343
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Fabulous restaurant

This is my second visit. Last time was for a large party and it was great. This time was a smaller party on a Friday night. The atmosphere was great and the staff were really on the ball and friendly, service was very quick. I had the squid and the salt baked bream. Squid was great but the bream... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Stuart T
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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520 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wisbech, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Myself and Friends eat here on Mother's Day lunch time we had tried to book in advance and was told we don't take reservations on arriving we noticed a number of tables reserved. So we had to make do with sitting outside on the cold terrace to eat our expensive burgers. The hot chocolate a couple of us had was... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This is my second visit. Last time was for a large party and it was great. This time was a smaller party on a Friday night. The atmosphere was great and the staff were really on the ball and friendly, service was very quick. I had the squid and the salt baked bream. Squid was great but the bream was... More 

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cornwall uk
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've had sunday lunch& a coupe of evening meals here & all hve been excellent. Very helpful staf, who don't mind tweakin he menus to pleas fussy eaters. would efinitly reccomend to any visitors.

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swindon
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had lunch here at the weekend. Chilli beef nachos and cheesy chips! Lovely food. Value for money. The staff were really friendly. Lovely views to sit and relax.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is by far one of the best restaurants in the area. We were really excited to be going here again. The staff were friendly and attentive, made really good recommendations on both the food and drink menu. The food was outstanding, and this coupled with a great atmosphere and nice staff made for a great evening. The bill for... More 

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Balcombe
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We ate here twice during our half term holidays . The staff were very welcoming, on the first occasion service was incredibly speedy, literally had our starter plates taking away and then second course put in front of us. So on the second occasion we requested a rest between courses. The food was well presented and huge portions ( beat... More 

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Bude, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited with Family and had a great Meal.good Service.The Food was very good.great location.Bude is a wonderful location with great trendy restaurants/Bistros

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had a gorgeous meal accompanied with great service. Each course and dish was delicious, served promptly and was a generous portion! Although went for dinner and so missed the view!

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Launceston, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

this is a lovely restaurant with great food & lovely views of the sea & the barrel rock ;-) the restaurant however lovely it is & the food is fantastic is quite noisey & very echoey inside !!

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newcastle
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

food, service, location were all fantastic. What a place to sit and eat and natter on whilst looking out to sea. The beef brisket sandwich is by far the best sandwich I have ever had........

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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: 01288 355222

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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