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10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
+44 1736 752575
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Ranked #31 of 51 Restaurants in Hayle
Price range: $3 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: British, Healthy, Café, Family Fare
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sunset Surf beachside cafe and licensed bar is open all year round, serving high quality food and drink, served fresh and prepared from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients wherever possible. With breathtaking views of the beautiful St Ives bay, from Godrevy Lighthouse, along Gwithian Beach and across to St Ives, we provide the perfect setting for you to relax and enjoy your time with us. We are constantly working hard to improve everything we do, striving to provide you with the very best Sunset Surf experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We believe strongly in employing staff from the local area, working wherever possible with local suppliers and working hard to run a sustainable business with minimal impact to the environment.
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English first
London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

So from the perspective of a family of 5 with requirement for gluten free options, value for money with considered food I give this 5 stars. We have been in Gwithian for the last 4 summers and been at sunset surf for breakfast, snacks and dinners. Food cooked to order, simple twists in a largely simple menu - more elaborate... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I often visit Hayle and this is an absolute must on every occasion. It has a large car park with walks right across to Godrevy and back towards Hayle - along the beach and the sand dunes. It has recently been refurbished to increase the seating area inside and outside. The raised decking is now protected with glass and has... More 

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Hayle, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Sunset Surf is a bright friendly eatery,good service friendly staff and a beautiful setting with views across to St Ives Bay. The menu is extensive and caters for vegetarians too.I have been going there for some years and never been disappointed. It has now had an extensive makeover and is even better.There are numerous burgers to choose from, natchos, salads... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We have been visiting Sunset Surf since 1981. It has changed over the years. We used to stay in the chalets & the children used to spend their pocket money in the Sunset Surf shop. Now it tends to sell different things. It's a shame this beach has turned into a surfing & kiteing beach and everything here has become... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Sunset Surf ...... Just the name conjures up the magic of Cornwall for us. We have been visiting the cafe for years but got a lovely surprise this year when we saw the revamped and very much improved frontage with its smart terrace overlooking Gwithian beach. The weather early October was very good, so we took advantage of sitting out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

i never knew this place existed until today....despite living locally for 30 years. Thoroughly enjoyed lunch today. We were a large party and the service was good. We had pre-ordered and the meals all came out with our names.....good attention to detail. Will defo visit again...hope to try breakfast soon.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

The food at Sunset surf is just terrible.They could do with a new chef. £10.00 for a small burger and over cooked chips.The whole menu Is just overpriced with no taste,I've tasted better food at Mc Donald's at a fraction of the price.The staff could do with being a bit Friendlier,to some of them it's seems too much effort.A terrible... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

never been here even though live close by. Surprised you had to pay to park in Cornwall Council car park even on. Sun park further up road for free parking. Had coffee & cake very good. Excellent view of beach. Comfy chairs. Recommend. Will return after 31 Oct when parking free!

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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great fresh mussels in beautiful sauce, on a lovely terrace overlooking the Towans and the sea. Dog friendly (though they like dogs to be dry if they're going inside). Super-friendly staff.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Very sad to say first review ever written because I was so unhappy with the service I received by one member of staff.

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Alistair B, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this review

We're extremely sorry to hear about your negative experience at Sunset Surf, in particular with a single member of staff. We take our levels of customer service, friendliness and general atmosphere at Sunset Surf very seriously - and would very much appreciate a more detailed response so that we can address this matter in-house. Can you provide us with a... More 

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Additional Information about Sunset Surf

Address: 10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 752575
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Hayle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 30
Cuisine: British, Healthy, Café, Family Fare

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