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Life's a Beach

Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
01288 355222
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Ranked #9 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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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a delightful lunch here the food was excellent and good value too plenty on offer ,the staff were friendly and helpful and the place had a fantastic view over the beach would definetly eat here again if in the area .

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Life's a Beach is welcoming and friendly. The waiters are efficient and knowledgeable of the menu and specials. They have a happy mix of being attentive to their customers but never intrusive. We returned the second night because the meal had been so good. Their tempting menu offers meat, fish and daily specials. The meals are well presented and very... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visited as a group of 2 families, it was very busy with a long queue but more that worth the wait. I had the garlic prawns which were lovely, it's simple food but done very well and very quickly and right on the beach. Would definitely return.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We visited Bude on 24th August and decided to have a cream tea. Upon entering, the restaurant was busy with diners and a lengthy queue. Always a good sign. We ordered our cream tea and took our seats. It was with us in minutes and was outstanding. Two scones each and beautiful thick jam and clotted cream. Highly recommended if... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lost count of the number of trips to LaB in Bude....arrived today for weeks hold and this was our first stop.... The busiest we've seen it...long queue to be served....but after ordering the food arrived quickly and was perfect! All orders spot on.... Watch out for the specials board....1lb of cracked crab claws today which were amazing and at £9-50... More

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bristol
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Second visit to lifes a beach this year and just as good as before. Fantastic staff and food plus great atmosphere - all you can ask for.

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Borehamwood, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I've only just come from the restaurant, I wanted to write the review straight away. Easily the best restaurant meal I've ever had. Salt & pepper squid was sublime, while the tiger prawn & monkfish curry was just perfect. I'd never tried monkfish before but I enjoyed it so much I asked the chef for his recipe before I left.... More

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milton keynes
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

nice place all round but quite small and crampt. location great on the beach - fab views - food was good but pricey as you might expect given location but not outrageous. had a light lunch when pretty busy and food wait was not unreasonable 20/25mins - so all round a nice cool place

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We are here 2 years ago, and had a great meal; so we had to go back, and again the restaurant delivered. Good service, excellent food: the monkfish and prawn curry was fantastic!

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Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Relaxed atmosphere, excellent food and friendly, helpful staff. My daughter had the sirloin steak with garlic butter and said if that was her last ever meal she wouldn't mind because she could never eat anything better!

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