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All 78 Bude Restaurants

Life's a Beach

Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
01288 355222
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Ranked #7 of 78 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Nice food, reasonably priced. Loved the location and thought the place had a nice feel to it.,it wasn't entirely clear whether it was waitress service or self service, so we followed the crowd. Good size portions. The only disappointing thing was the rather strange hummus which tasted like it was made with curry powder, :( . Would go back again... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

CAUTION! I think some reviewers have confused this place with 'The Beach', which is just around the corner and considerably more upmarket. This occurred to me after reading comments that this was "among the top restaurants in Europe". Not quite! The real 'Life's a Beach' is a very conveniently located bar/cafe/restaurant just above Bude beach, with a pleasant but somewhat... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Once againg had lunch at the ever-reliable Life's a Beach. Some of the best burgers and salads around - and a magnificent view. The staff are lovely too.

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Braunton, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had lunch here today and the service was fast and efficient, food delicious and prices fair. Very friendly staff and the beautiful Bude beach to look at whilst you eat. Great place for a ride out to on the motor bikes......can't fault the place.

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Bude, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This ranks among the many top restaurants we have visited in Europe. We have eaten here regularly over the years and always been delighted with everything. The food, service and setting are wonderful

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Again we can only praise this restaurant the meals were marvelous and the portions great size .The staff were very helpful and attentive they could not help us enough .I am in a wheelchair so they opened the fire doors so that we did not have to struggle and moved the chairs at the table so I could get to... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited whilst staying nearby on our final night. This res had been recommended by a friend and it didn't disappoint, a varied menu with, of course, a focus on fish dishes - service from the young staff was excellent, friendly and helpful - we all had starters and main, well cooked, and plenty - really nice to come away having... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The specials had all sold out when we arrived, which meant the food should be good! And it was! I really wanted the garlic prawns but they'd run out too so I went for the calamari and then the Lobster bisque which was absolutely beautiful in taste and texture. It came with some great bread and I was really chuffed... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stopped for lunch on a beautiful warm afternoon. Casual atmosphere but we were sitting outside overlooking the calm blue sea. I ordered the crab claws which were superb, cooked to perfection and not overdone with the garlic butter. Accompanied by the coldest pint of Guinness I found it the perfect lunch.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Only had coffee here but the food looked good and you can see it being cooked. The portions look enormous!

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

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