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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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11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 373
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Lunch with a View

Enjoyed a hearty Tuna and Sweetcorn Bagette (lots of filling) and a drink at this popular spot over looking the beach and beach harbour in Bude. Lovely spot for lunch and seating facing out to sea!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Rossiross
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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572 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a hearty Tuna and Sweetcorn Bagette (lots of filling) and a drink at this popular spot over looking the beach and beach harbour in Bude. Lovely spot for lunch and seating facing out to sea!

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Caersws, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazing meal, excellent staff and a great view! What more can you want? Thoroughly recommend the Lobster!!

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

great staff very help full the food was to die fo.great view over the beach.good price would go again

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We popped in here for lunch after a rather knackering surf lesson, this was all part of a surprise 40th birthday treat arranged by my girlfriends. Food was good, as was service. We only had light bites but would happily back to try the evening menu. Great views across the beach and beyond, prices were reasonable and I would definitely... More 

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Halwill, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Though we live just a few miles away, we always feel like it's holiday time when we eat here. It's one of the few places locally where we take friends and family and know it will be perfect. Excellent food, extremely friendly, efficient staff, lovely location - what's not to like! Keep it up, you guys.

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Bromsgrove
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11 reviews 11 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went to this wonderful restaurant on the chance they would have a table for 2. fortunately they found us a table after a bit of a shuffle about. But id definately say book ahead. We both ordered drinks and was bought a menu . Not masses of choice but dont be put off because believe me what they serve... More 

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Lorca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were staying for two nights in Bude and decided to try it as my husband couldn't get a table when he'd stayed there on business previously. We enjoyed it so much we went back the second night to try something different. The food is excellent and they are not shy with their portion sizes. The staff were just lovely... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Laazzzy day, sitting outside beach hut, Lunch taken here sitting outside , nice view very pleasant lunch break

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I've been here twice now in the last couple of years on a weekend away in bude and both times have been great. The staff are really friendly, efficient and helpful, the menu is great and I wanted to have every dish on the specials board! I would say the portion sizes are very large so if you aren't that... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We enjoyed our evening meal so much much we booked another evening. I had the best mussel starter in years. The mains were lovely, enjoying both the evening special then something from the fixed menu on the second night. Loved the walnut and pecan tart dessert. Staff were attentive and friendly without being in your face. Love the location. Not... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?