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Dibble & Grub

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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    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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Sitting outside Dibble and Grub with drinks and nibbles on sunny or cooler days is the best pastime I know. Lunchtime snacks or tapas evenings make magic memories. Pimm's o'clock can't come soon enough for some of us and pear cider has to be the best discovery of the year! We like the staff, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Heather T
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sitting outside Dibble and Grub with drinks and nibbles on sunny or cooler days is the best pastime I know. Lunchtime snacks or tapas evenings make magic memories. Pimm's o'clock can't come soon enough for some of us and pear cider has to be the best discovery of the year! We like the staff, the service is friendly and helpful.... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I came here last year on my 3rd visit to scilly, after missing it the previous years, I made sure to go, , wish I hadn't of bothered , all I came for was a coffee and some breakfast with my family and the coffee came around 35 minutes after ordering it and the breakfast slightly after, I left the... More 

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Monmouth
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Small place, but friendly energetic staff, fabulous coffee, excellent food and a great location. Good place to go.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a fun little eatery with a nice vibe and a menu that is different to the rest of the island. The service is a bit slow and I though the portions were a bit on the small side but I found the food flavoursome and the overall ambiance had appeal. Other reviewers have said it is expensive -... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had seen Dibble and Grub on a previous beach front walk, when it was clearly very popular and the outdoor terrace packed with people drinking and eating. In view of its lovely position, basking in evening sunshine we decided to call for an evening drink at 6:30pm. Having found a free table on the terrace I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A really nice cafe with lots of choice for lunch. Brightly decorated with friendly staff. They also offer a breakfast menu and also an evening menu when the season starts.

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St Mary's, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Well went here for lunch again. Will not be going back. Service was poor from a lad called Connor. We had ordered food but were later told no eggs? No eggs i asked, yes sorry the whole island has no eggs. Something fowl going on here i was in the Coop only ten minutes ago and they had eggs. No... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A truly lovely place to stop and have a meal. Service is attentive and friendly, food is superb and a good selection of wines. We sat outside and wow what a view. Recomended highly.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very welcoming and happy smiling waiters. We chose an evening when two guitarists where playing so the place was heaving which gave it a real buzz. There was very little left on the menu but what we had was fresh and tasty and we had a great evening.

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Cambridge
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had one wonderful tapas lunch complete with Green Goddess juices and two evening meals which were also delicious. As a wheat free vegan, they catered for me as their menu gave choices which did so. Small and intimate and staff so friendly. Also wonderful to sit outside, weather permitting, and enjoy the sea and sunshine. Not overpriced. Highly recommend.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?