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Dibble & Grub

The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
01720 423719
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Ranked #10 of 25 Restaurants in St Mary's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Bath, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We thought Dibble and Grub was great, until we took back very mediocre chicken salad and the owner was unhelpful, rude and completely refused to accept our polite complaint. We were a large party and ordered lots of food, most of which was fine. We also had excellent service from the waiter (hence the service rating we've given). However my... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Sorry we are closed we have not got enough staff to serve you.! We need to set up tables for tonight. It was 5.45 We just come off the beach to sit and have a glass of wine and a beer, and to absorb the view...... Come on guys wake up don't turn profit away....

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Callington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Came back twice and enjoyed both visits. Make sure you book as there's now much space and despite two sittings there's still plenty of people turned away each evening. It surely can't be long before they get more space for the kitchen and the diners and give more people the chance to enjoy the view they have.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We arrived at about 6pm & asked if we could have a drink at the bar but were told that all the tables were booked & they were 'Rammed'. There were about 6 people in there at the time! Despite saying that we only wanted a quick drink we were refused-bizarre!! We wondered if they had a locals only policy-shame... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A gem of a place. We visited this restaurant several times and were never dissappointed. The quality of the food and drinks on offer was excellent. Nice and clean with a fantastic sea/beech view. Vegetarians well catered for too. The freshly squeezed juices/smoothies, freshly ground coffee, homemade cakes, extensive brunch, lunch and evening meal choices and lighter snacks on offer... More

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Wow boozies for the win! Top drawer! Nice break up to the day absolutely yum! Great fresh ingredients and loads of choice. Bit dear but you get what you pay for and what the heck you're on holiday

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food in this restaurant is far better than its beach-café appearance. The steak is excellent. - It came with a great piece of Stilton and combined with the heavy Shiraz on the wine menu made a great experience. The Restaurant is very 'Gluten-Friendly', with most dishes either being Gluten-Free or having a GF option. (Good GF bread.) Their GF... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I treated the kids to a smoothie fruit drink while having a day on Porthcressa and though expensive it was worth it. Great flavours and the boozie I had with rum in it was awesome

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We popped in for a late lunch having arrived on the ferry over from Penzance. The choice was very good and also a bit different to the normal cafe offerings. We had two of their salads and also one of their tapas dishes, all were very good. It is very handy for the beach, there is a lovely view from... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had a splendid evening meal here overlooking the beach. Thoroughly enjoyable apart from an obnoxious diner. Give it a go

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