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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, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Small beachside resturant..

Always busy during the day with the outside seating filling up fast. The evenings get booked up very quickly as well so make sure yo book in advance. The fillet steak dish was superb and cooked to perfection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
doods47
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Brighton, England
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Brighton, England
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Always busy during the day with the outside seating filling up fast. The evenings get booked up very quickly as well so make sure yo book in advance. The fillet steak dish was superb and cooked to perfection.

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par
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We love this restaurant on St Mary's. Been visiting for 10 years, every time we come to the Isles of Scilly. The choice of food is great, innovative and interesting but the quality is also delicious. The young man serving us outside had outstanding social skills, even though he was very busy.

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eastbourne
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Yet again we have had a lovely meal at Dibble and I promised Button I would write a review for her!!!! Yes the standard of her food is just as good as ever ,so I have no hesitation in saying . When on St Marys, have at least one meal at Dibble and Grub and tell Button that Philip from... More 

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SE England
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71 reviews 71 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great little spot, serving meals with a Mediterranean twist, snacks and drinks. Grab a table outside and admire the stunning view over the bay. Perfect spot on a sunny day.

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Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great location on the beach, bright and airy, friendly waiters , were able to split the special which was very good. Went back again, but it was booked for a party. Would return again if I am every back in St. Marys.

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London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You need to book for the evenings and they were full the day we enquired, but fortunately could fit us in on our only other evening on St Mary's. This is a cosy beach-front restaurant with a most unusual and varied menu, but including local specialities. We shared a delicious roasted vegetable platter to start then tidied up the last... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

This was only main eating place in St. Mary's that greeted us with a smile and friendliness. I'm not sure if it was too early in the season for most of them, perhaps they were still in winter mode. The food was delicious and a fantastic place to eat it, as it's facing the beach. It would've been 5 stars... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Super little gem, book ahead for evenings, great menu, very attentive staff, roast their own coffee, wonderful views, eat in or on sea front. Tapas, Mediterranean style food all fresh and wonderfully presented.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Called in for lunch one day and dinner the next, good selection of tapas and main courses and cocktails. Comprehensive detailed explanation of menus and specials by competent staff. Promenade position with outside seating added bonus

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Sheffield
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

On a day trip to St Mary's this provided a wonderful place to have lunch. You are away from the main town parts but close enough to leg it back for the boat! The views were spectacular and the food was very, very tasty. We had two plates of mixed meats and cheese to share and they were fresh, full... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?