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Dibble & Grub

The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
01720 423719
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Ranked #9 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
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited last week, enjoyed the seating area over looking the bay, what better place to be, staff were polite, food was good, had a selection of tapas, nice chorizo in a tomato sauce, mixed bean salad which was very good, shame the potato wedges were rather over cooked, but all in all a lovely meal.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were so looking forward to our evening at Dibble & Grub. And we had an enjoyable time, and the food was good, but it was marred by slow service. It was also disappointing to see a couple next to us who left unhappy because two of the three items on the specials board were already finished (and this was... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Really tasty tapas, and big selection of other foods on menu. The smoothies and cocktails are fabulously refreshing

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

In common with many Scilly restaurants, hake and steak feature on the menu. But forget all that! Try the tapas which is really very well presented and tasty Looks really colourful on the table with lots of really good flavours We booked a table but it was such a great evening, we asked if we could sit outside then go... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For a small beachside cafe, this has a surprisingly wide menu and the food is really good. If the weather is sunny, a table outside next to Porthcressa Beach is essential. Sometimes service can be slow, but who minds when there is such a lovely view? They do serve alcoholic drinks as well as coffee, and their smoothies are outstanding.... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stopped off for brunch today when over for a few hours from Tresco. Only offering brunch menu as it was just after 11 and lunch not served till 12. Chose savoury croissant. No croissants left. Chose smoked salmon bagel. No bagels left! Really? Had salmon on toast. Young waiter was exceptionally nice although did get order wrong ( asked for... More

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south island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

thank you for setting up a vibrant, interesting place to enjoy everything from a quiet coffee to a silly cocktail, or two. very good to see a tapas menu and the usual daily fare being done with taste and style and respect for the local ingredients. this place is a 'must find' for anyone going to St.Mary's - I'm only... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was surprised and delighted to find many home-made and delicious snacks in such a lovely setting overlooking the bay.

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Charlbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant was very conveniently situated just around the corner from where we were staying. It is on the beachfront and offers lovely views out to sea. Food is very interesting, we went three times in the 5 nights we were there.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Outstanding tapas style food on Porthcressa beach. You can sit inside or out. Really great service. Open for lunch and dinner and reservations are necessary. Highly recommended!

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