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All 79 Bude Restaurants

Life's a Beach

Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
01288 355222
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Ranked #7 of 79 Restaurants in Bude
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $55
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
St Austell, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Visited for lunch on last day of November in brilliant warm sunshine. We were a party of 5 adults 2 children and 1 toddler. Well impressed with the menu ranging from ham eggs(2) and chips £8.50 to burgers,salads and some specials of seafood, Halibut,chips mushy peas and Fish with Pineapple salsa. The portions were generous. Childrens menu was a little... More 

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Launceston Cornwall
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great food and friendly staff together with a beautiful view right on the beach ! What more can one want !!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Always good for a quick coffee or snack but transforms into a lovely restaurant at night, best dinner I have ever had and I have to visit every time I go to Bude!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Came in to eat here last minute after a walk along the beach. The special was fresh beer battered cod and chips. The fish was perfectly cooked, literally melted in the mouth and came with home made tartar sauce. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Also having an alcohol licence meant we could have a nice cold local cider with... More 

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Launceston, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

we having been going to this bistro and café for 10 years, the staff are brilliant and the food always good, the vibe in summer is great with lots of families using the café, in winter it is a chilled out place, wonderful views over summerleaze beach and the breakwater, the fish dishes are great and Jerrys soups are so... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a recent visit to Bude. It was absolutely superb. The food was freshly prepared, and very well presented. We both had fish main courses, which were excellent. The salt and pepper squid starter was very well cooked and tasty. The staff were extremely pleasant and efficient. The wine was very reasonably priced. Could not fault... More 

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We have visited this restaurant several times. What a find. The food super fresh, beautifully cooked and presented, staff attentive. Location right on the beach....lunch or dinner you will not be disappointed.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We visited in a group of 11 friends on a Saturday night (having pre-booked several days earlier) whilst enjoying a long weekend in Bude. The place was full when we arrived and had a great atmosphere. The menu is predictably focussed towards fish, but varied enough to keep meat eaters happy too. As a group of '50 somethings' we have... More 

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We've been here many times over the years, for a gorgeous evening meal for two, for lunch with with friends, for a snack with our 2 year old daughter, for meals with our parents, and every time the food is great. Fish is their speciality and is always beautifully cooked, and the quality of all the food is great. The... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Always head here whenever we are on holiday down this way . We always plan to go to other places to eat but most of the time we end up here .. This is due to 1# The amazing view 2# The menu is varied and reasonable and tastes amazing ! 3#. The cream tea is probably the best I've... More 

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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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