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The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
01720 423719
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Dibble & Grub has a fantastic location on Porthcressa beachfront with...
Dibble & Grub has a fantastic location on Porthcressa beachfront with beautiful views over the bay. Serving brunch, lunch, tapas & evening meals, all food is freshly prepared on the premises. Special dietary requirements are happily catered for with a wide choice for vegetarians and ceoliacs. Baristas prepare your coffee from seasonal espresso roasted in Cornwall. The fully licensed bar offers excellent cocktails, Mediterranean lagers, Cornish ciders and a carefully chosen Wine List.
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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    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
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Lovely setting and friendly staff. We didnt eat here but had afternoon beer and wine here most afternoons. Very relaxed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tapas amazing along with various drinks on another occasion. However, having to ask 5 times for a coffee, 3 different staff and then being told it wasnt ordered !!!?! And still the waiter came out to our table without it saying it wont be long, have never waited so long for anything in a restaurant b4:( blatant indifference. Reluctantly persuaded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting and friendly staff. We didnt eat here but had afternoon beer and wine here most afternoons. Very relaxed.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing views - we were only there for coffee & cakes but both were excellent. Menu looked unusual and very tempting for a return visit one day. Staff really friendly & pleasant. Wifi.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Dropped in for a mid morning coffee. Coffee and tea good but service slow. Nice location. Would go back as the menu looked interesting

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Delightful small bar and cafe. Perfect setting immediately by the beach. Sit outside if weather allows with a jug of Pimms and watch the world go by! Great coffee and tasty food.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

An excellent range of vegetarian and vegan foods, although as below sometimes supplies run low and then some dishes may be 'off'. There are also good and tasty meat dishes, such as the home-made burger and the meatball sandwich. Service can be slow, especially for food, presumably due to a small kitchen area. Dishes can be out of stock -... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We have popped in a couple of times for coffee. On both occasions the coffee has been good but it can take a while to get served, probably because they are so busy, especially on a sunny day!

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Ate lunch here - quickly served with freshly made sandwiches ( gorgeous bread), despite being late arriving. Ate outside - if you wander along Porthcressa beach eating a sandwich, be prepared to lose it to a seagull ! There are only a few but they are very hungry !!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Wonderful food, great atmosphere and views to die for. Would definitely recommend this restaurant, can't wait to go back.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Service was good. The food was terrible. We had Turkish chicken pilar and hake in garlic cream source. The Turkish chicken was favourless with hardly any chicken. The hake was not fresh, tasted bad. When asked whether it was fresh was told recent! Would not chose to eat here again .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isles of Scilly  >  St Mary's
  • Phone Number: 01720 423719

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children

Description

Dibble & Grub has a fantastic location on Porthcressa beachfront with beautiful views over the bay. Serving brunch, lunch, tapas & evening meals, all food is freshly prepared on the premises. Special dietary requirements are happily catered for with a wide choice for vegetarians and ceoliacs. Baristas prepare your coffee from seasonal espresso roasted in Cornwall. The fully licensed bar offers excellent cocktails, Mediterranean lagers, Cornish ciders and a carefully chosen Wine List.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?