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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 11
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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
cocktails and light lunch

Well what a little gem. Tucked at the end of Porthcressa beach. Great view sat outside. Very attentive and helpful staff. Brilliant selection of food. Difficult to choose. The butternut squash and goats cheese burger was delicious. Give it a try you will not be disappointed

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Well what a little gem. Tucked at the end of Porthcressa beach. Great view sat outside. Very attentive and helpful staff. Brilliant selection of food. Difficult to choose. The butternut squash and goats cheese burger was delicious. Give it a try you will not be disappointed

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We found dibble & grub at the end of the beach walk and were very pleased to see it. We had wonderful coffee and shared a piece of cake. Would definitely recommend it to all visitors. Friendly staff, clean toilets, all good.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A super restaurant, very close to the sea. we sat outside on a warm evening. The service was good and the waitress was very helpful.We chose Tapas .We had not had before. very tasty. there were evening specials.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic location to sit outside on a sunny day. Tapas menu is excellent, appealing and imaginative. Some really interesting dishes that encouraged us to visit twice during our recent stay on St Mary's Staff display real enthusiasm and knowledge and contribute to creating a very enjoyable dining experience

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went here for lunch on our first day and liked it. Went back for dinner and couldn't get a table so we booked for another night. It started well with attentive service and a good first course but as the place filled up the service got slower and slower and in the end we left without bothering with dessert. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We popped in to have lunch here on the recommendation of a friend. The venue is intimate inside and perfectly set up outside. The view of Porthcressa Beach from our table was spectacular, not a stones throw away from the beach. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, keen to help and more than willing to accommodate any questions about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Our first day back on scilly, we come every year and we know Dibble and Grub serve fabulous fresh food. We stopped for lunch and i cant fault the food, the service or the view.

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great location on Porthcressa...staff brilliant, friendly and attentive....food stunning....our best eating experience on the Scillies.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Pleasant afternoon and it was very busy, not a table to be found outside, with people hovering like vultures waiting for others to leave, so we went inside. Very spartan indoors. The staff were a bit overwhelmed with customers (or is it the general easy slow pace of the islands?). We got served after a wait, and the food was... More 

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West Midlands, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Turned up without booking but we're accommodated without a problem. Very relaxed atmosphere. Great food and service. Would highly recommend

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Additional Information about Dibble & Grub

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

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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