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Life's a Beach

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French, Seafood, International, British, Bistro
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Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
441288355222
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, 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
High quality food, lovely view over the beach but not a cheap dinner! Booking essential.

This is a lovely restaurant with fabulous food, we had dinner here twice having booked in advance. It is essential to book, they couldn't fit us in until 8.30pm despite me booking 5 or 6 days in advance. The food is high end cooking, the crab bisque was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed my bream... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
oxonfour
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely restaurant with fabulous food, we had dinner here twice having booked in advance. It is essential to book, they couldn't fit us in until 8.30pm despite me booking 5 or 6 days in advance. The food is high end cooking, the crab bisque was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed my bream main course. Easily spent over... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A really nice find. We had dinner there: really excellent seafood, including daily specials. I understand it is more cheap and cheerful at lunchtime, but can onky say that the evening meals were great food, rather sophisticated, good wine and drinks, friendly service. Good enough that we went two nights running.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Reasonably priced food and good selection for kids and adults. Also had a nice little selection of local ales too. Right next to main beach so very good location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, great views and great service. Brilliant product offering a fascinating choice of dishes at decent prices. A must if visiting Bude but do book ahead

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great location and really outstanding food. Two visits in a week as a party of ten. Menu offered great choice and food consistently excellent. Both adults and children's meals first class. Can't recommend highly enough as a casual, relaxed meal with stunning views a superb food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lots of positives: efficient friendly team with a head chef really on top of it all creating interesting and tasty seafood dishes. Great views if the blinds are open. Slight negatives : for the level of restaurant a disappointing lack of gluten free desserts but notably created a plate of strawberries and ice cream anyway for our son! The chairs... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This cafe/ restaurant is just the best. Service was spot on and the food- both the fish and the meat dishes were amazing. Young staff that know how to cook, present and serve. So impressed booked again for the last night of our holiday. We had no view the first night as the weather was so appalling - but don't... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Good selection on daily specials. Enjoyed all three courses. It was fortunate they could fit us in on the Friday night as we only booked it on the Thursday.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very disappointed with this place. Looked good from the outside but food was poor. Extremely fatty meat, and very unprofessional scruffy and rude staff. At one point one guy ate food off of a plate waiting to be served. Will not return!

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had looked in at Lifes a Beach on a previous occasion at lunchtime and decided it looked like a burger & fries style restaurant so gave it a miss as we were wanting a local fish/shellfish lunch. After reading the trip advisor reviews we decided to give it another chance but in the evening. Wow we were so glad... More 

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Additional Information about Life's a Beach

Address: Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
Phone Number: 441288355222
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 55
Cuisine: French, 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: 441288355222

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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