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Life's a Beach

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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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 location, very good food

We ate here on a glorious sunny evening which set the location off perfectly. Food was very good - the deep fried squid rings were crispy and tasty and came with a punchy chilli sauce and Asian salad. The cod main featured a good sized slab of fish cooked beautifully which came with a smoky paprika... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Andy P
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a glorious sunny evening which set the location off perfectly. Food was very good - the deep fried squid rings were crispy and tasty and came with a punchy chilli sauce and Asian salad. The cod main featured a good sized slab of fish cooked beautifully which came with a smoky paprika and bean stew. Other... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

As my wife and know this place well, its a no brainer as to where to eat in Bude. When we were in Bude we ate here on three separate evenings and the food (especially the fish dishes) are top quality. What we like about the place is the knowledgeable and friendly staff and relaxed environment, the menu may appear... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Had two visit to the restaurant during my stay in Bude. First time was during the day where there was a really chilled and relaxed felling in the place. The second time was on a evening, when the restaurant turns into a bistro with great views of the sun set and amazing food.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went there for lunch &had the specials paella was perfect & good value & my husband had plaice which also was good

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Quality food, amazing choices, fantastic service. Not cheap but worth the money. Beach cafe by day, resturant by night, fantastic views

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Retford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely beech, the staff in the restaurant are full, if life. Try the tomato, chick pea and chirozo soup, very hot. Lots of surfing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant in fantastic location in Bude. Have been a couple of times and was not disappointed. My favourite is the scallops :-) it is surprisingly busy so remember to book in advance!

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Yet another nice ride on the m/bike to visit Life's A Beach. You can park right outside if not too busy We both had the dressed crab this time and it is well worth the money as loads of crab and interesting raw veg and beautiful bread.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This venue has a glorious location and operates as a cafe by day (coffee highly recommended!) and a bistro restaurant in the evening with totally different menus (chefs?). We had two great suppers here in May. Everything that we ate was delicious and cooked to order - my soufflé was particularly notable. There was no problem when I asked for... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you are after good fish this is the place to go! We had a amazing dinner with some lovely seafood starters and fresh fish mains. The service was very attentive an friendly even though they were rushed off their feet. Well worth a visit!

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

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, 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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