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Life's a Beach

Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
01288 355222
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Ranked #7 of 78 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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Braunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had lunch here today and the service was fast and efficient, food delicious and prices fair. Very friendly staff and the beautiful Bude beach to look at whilst you eat. Great place for a ride out to on the motor bikes......can't fault the place.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This ranks among the many top restaurants we have visited in Europe. We have eaten here regularly over the years and always been delighted with everything. The food, service and setting are wonderful

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Again we can only praise this restaurant the meals were marvelous and the portions great size .The staff were very helpful and attentive they could not help us enough .I am in a wheelchair so they opened the fire doors so that we did not have to struggle and moved the chairs at the table so I could get to... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited whilst staying nearby on our final night. This res had been recommended by a friend and it didn't disappoint, a varied menu with, of course, a focus on fish dishes - service from the young staff was excellent, friendly and helpful - we all had starters and main, well cooked, and plenty - really nice to come away having... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The specials had all sold out when we arrived, which meant the food should be good! And it was! I really wanted the garlic prawns but they'd run out too so I went for the calamari and then the Lobster bisque which was absolutely beautiful in taste and texture. It came with some great bread and I was really chuffed... More

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solihull
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stopped for lunch on a beautiful warm afternoon. Casual atmosphere but we were sitting outside overlooking the calm blue sea. I ordered the crab claws which were superb, cooked to perfection and not overdone with the garlic butter. Accompanied by the coldest pint of Guinness I found it the perfect lunch.

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taunton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Only had coffee here but the food looked good and you can see it being cooked. The portions look enormous!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Well this was a recommendation and an excellent one at that. We were greeted by friendly staff who automatically made you feel comfortable. The menu had a good choice and the dishes were innovative, the choice was added too by some specials. The food was superb, and better still was local produce. The portion sizes were generous too and including... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Additional Information about Life's a Beach

Address: Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
Phone Number: 01288 355222
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude
Average Prices: USD 8 - 55
Cuisine: Seafood, International, British, Bistro

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