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Life's a Beach

Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
01288 355222
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Ranked #7 of 80 Restaurants in Bude
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $55
Hours:
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
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Casual smart dining experience,turns from beach cafe in daytime to a top notch restaurant in the evening,book early as it gets busy, great sea food and fab steak.overlooks the harbour and beach so nice view early evening when warm.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had a belated Christmas works dinner here and as always did not disappoint. Good relaxed atmosphere, lovely tasty dishes,could have eaten a lot more.Felt slightly rushed through but would highly recommend this evening restaurant.One point I would like to make,why is it always the locals that place bad reviews about their local restaurants, business is tough enough in seasonal resorts... More 

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Bude, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This used to be a very good restaurant with some fantastic food and trendy staff. Now it is seriously overpriced, the food is a mess, overcomplicated as if quality equal maximum possible number of ingredients

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's not a cheap place to eat but the money spent was worth it! The view of the beach is amazing from the restaurant!

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Bude, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It was the saturday after Christmas and we went out for lunch to have a change from Turkey etc. there was a good range of food with speicals offered each day. We had burgers and chilli chips. These were delicious light meals. The staf were helpful and friendly.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went to Life's a Beach a few months ago after hearing everyone say how amazing it was and they are right. The food was outstanding and the service was the best I have ever had, just brilliant. If you are in Bude you have to go for an evening meal

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have eaten here maybe 15 times over the last 8 years and every time has been perfect. Great location over looking the bay, delicious seafood in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. You'll need to book up as it can get very busy (on account of it being so good), if you know you're going to Bude make sure you stop... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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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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Daventry
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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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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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