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Life's a Beach

Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
01288 355222
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Ranked #6 of 75 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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88% Recommend
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English first
Cornwall, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Perfect location in the summer for lunch. Menu was good with a specials board and all reasonably priced. The young man taking orders on the counter was very friendly indeed (though the girl in the pink tights looked like she really would rather of been somewhere else). I had one of the burgers which was delicious as was the coffee.... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great spot on the beach. We went for lunch which is much more relaxed. Only disappointment was the lack of fish on the menu! However they did have a couple of specials so I had grilled plaice and chips which was beautifully fresh and a huge portion for £10. They were able to provide a high chair and warm my... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Can't recommend highly enough. We had breakfast lunch and dinner here (not all on the same day!) - all of which were good but highly recommend dinner in the evening. Worth booking though to ensure you get a table particularly if you want to sit on the terrace with its lovely view of summerleaze beach. For our evening meal we... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

For the evening bistro booking well in advance is essential in peak holiday time. We were lucky and got in by accepting a second sitting at 8.45. There's an interesting menu with just enough on it for both meat and fish lovers. The food is beautifully cooked (kitchen is in view of the diners) and well presented. The staff are... More

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant on our holiday and enjoyed a lovely meal. There was a great atmosphere and we could not fault the meal or service, delicious fish, very fresh and innovative. The tap in the ladies toilet did not work so you could not wash your hands, but all in all it was a good experience.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Our favourite restaurant run by a dedicated team who value quality produce and cooking. During the day they serve great food, during the evening they serve divine food! We feel this restaurant really is our home from home! Keep it up guys

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Really enjoyed dinner - had the special starter and main and enjoyed both. What an amazing view!! Busy atmosphere good for family dining as very informal. Great for just walking off the beach to eat but book if you want to sit inside. We sat outside and felt the service could have been a bit better but really enjoyed.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have been eating here for years when I visit Bude: great food and lovely views outside if the evening is warm enough. Both the squid and Thai fish cake starters are good at the moment.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

we came here in June while on a break in Bude..luckily we managed to get a table that night! the waiter was so friendly and catered for our needs especially as me and my husband practice a strict diet. He was really helpful and broke down the menu to what we could have and couldn't..the food was amazing, packed full... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Booked a window table for my birthday here on the 4th July 2014. menu was very good, Waiter excellent, and the Food and Wine cooked beautifully. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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