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Life's a Beach

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, International, British, Bistro
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Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
01288 355222
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 341
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Amazing Again.

This is by far one of the best restaurants in the area. We were really excited to be going here again. The staff were friendly and attentive, made really good recommendations on both the food and drink menu. The food was outstanding, and this coupled with a great atmosphere and nice staff made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Tim M
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Newquay, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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516 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newquay, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is by far one of the best restaurants in the area. We were really excited to be going here again. The staff were friendly and attentive, made really good recommendations on both the food and drink menu. The food was outstanding, and this coupled with a great atmosphere and nice staff made for a great evening. The bill for... More 

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Balcombe
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We ate here twice during our half term holidays . The staff were very welcoming, on the first occasion service was incredibly speedy, literally had our starter plates taking away and then second course put in front of us. So on the second occasion we requested a rest between courses. The food was well presented and huge portions ( beat... More 

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Bude, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited with Family and had a great Meal.good Service.The Food was very good.great location.Bude is a wonderful location with great trendy restaurants/Bistros

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had a gorgeous meal accompanied with great service. Each course and dish was delicious, served promptly and was a generous portion! Although went for dinner and so missed the view!

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Launceston, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

this is a lovely restaurant with great food & lovely views of the sea & the barrel rock ;-) the restaurant however lovely it is & the food is fantastic is quite noisey & very echoey inside !!

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newcastle
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

food, service, location were all fantastic. What a place to sit and eat and natter on whilst looking out to sea. The beef brisket sandwich is by far the best sandwich I have ever had........

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A fantastic venue whether you're planning to head out to the beach, filling your bellies after a session in the sea or just coming to admire the views. The food is amazingly tasty and they serve a killer hot chocolate!!

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Bude, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Always look forward to visiting lab as the food is fab and always excellent standard. Love the menu and the atmosphere in the restaurant. Top notch service.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
1 review
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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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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