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The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
01720 423719
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 124
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Beautiful setting

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
Mark E
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St Mary's, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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
Senior Contributor
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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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

almost on the beach, great coffees and food could spend a lot of time here although they were closing for the end of season still had plenty to offer us

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Halifax, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I loved this little place - doesn't look that much to look at but the Tapas food was gorgeous. You got more of a view if you use the tables outside and if it's getting to the chillier time of year then they have outdoor heaters. Very friendly and very yummy!

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The situation of the restaurant is superb - right on the sea front. Service excellent ( prepared to change recipe to suit diet).Food very good (and the small potions suited our diet too. With live music. What more could you ask. (It would be more popular if it wasn't so crowded !)

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Truro, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were lucky enough to obtain a Saturday night tapas booking in July 2014. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was great with a guitarist playing spanish music in the corner and the setting is beautiful, overlooking Porthcressa beach. The service was very good as well.

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Truro, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were so looking forward to visiting this restaurant and was totally disappointed! Had soup to start which was like water, bread was ok. Followed by fillet steak at £17.95, received a tiny piece of fillet steak, which is fine but to find this swimming in olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a piece of blue cheese and a sliced... More 

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Andalucia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We only had 2 hours on the island and stopped there for a quick bite. Pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and the guy who attended to us was very nice especially as we arrived when the kitchen was closing. In good weather, lovely to sit outside and enjoy the view

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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?