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SeaDrift Kitchen Cafe

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Café, Seafood, British, Bistro
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Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR139HJ, England
+44 1326 558733
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located within the picturesque harbour of Porthleven, open from 10 am for...
Located within the picturesque harbour of Porthleven, open from 10 am for Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Recently featured in 'The Times' for top places for Breakfast! Extensive Fish Board, locally sourced from the harbour, excellent Cornish meats selected by our butchers from The Lizard, stunning selection of cakes & yummy things!
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  • 6
    Average
  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Camborne Town Band Social

Wow, what a fantastic night with superb food and service by Chris and his team! We filled the restaurant to full capacity but you would not have known this with their slick service skills, always with a smile. The food was amazing! I had sautéed squid and chorizo to start, steak with peppercorn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Stuggers
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Wow, what a fantastic night with superb food and service by Chris and his team! We filled the restaurant to full capacity but you would not have known this with their slick service skills, always with a smile. The food was amazing! I had sautéed squid and chorizo to start, steak with peppercorn and brandy sauce for main and pavlova... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

First time ive been here. Had lunch with my mother and grandparents. Amazing food, we had the 6oz steak and halibut. 100% recommend this cafe! Cant beat the desserts either! Cant wait to visit here again.

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Bristol
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Tonight we enjoyed the two course fish meal. Excellent main courses of hake with ratatouille and monkfish wrapped in parma ham. Very friendly service.

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Flushing,UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have had a great birthday but the icing on the cake was when my wife took me to Porthleven for lunch. She had booked a table at The Seadrift Kitchen Café, a delightful little café just a short walk from the harbour. On entering we were greeted by a charming young lady who showed us to our table. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The seafood chowder is second to none. Lovely tender juicy steaks and a great bottle of wine too - this was the Tuesday steak deal.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We go to relatives in Cornwall often and every time we look in Sea Drift it is full. The week we managed to get a table at lunchtime.m I would love to say it is awful so it becomes easier to get a table but I cannot. We had one of the best fish meals at I have had anywhere,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A little over seasoned this time around and underdone Hake wasn't appreciated but we'll forgive it as a one off given how good it has been on previous occasions.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our third visit but we thought the standard had dropped the fish cake starters looked more like charcoal balls and why are all the starters accompanied by a bunch of fancy packet lettuce. Our steaks were good but the McDonald.style no taste chips are a real turn off. As others have noted the meringues were tough chewy and poor. Overall... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I live locally and this is a regular venue for lunches out with friends. I took my brother and niece a couple of weeks ago and they were also very impressed. Good choice on the menu, fantastic quality and always reliable, friendly staff and dog friendly too which was fantastic when my greyhound could not be left after surgery last... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent food and first class service. A lovely independently owned restaurant. Very dog friendly - towel and biscuit for the dog! Fantastic!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR139HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 558733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 36
  • Cuisine: Café, Seafood, British, Bistro

Description

Located within the picturesque harbour of Porthleven, open from 10 am for Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Recently featured in 'The Times' for top places for Breakfast! Extensive Fish Board, locally sourced from the harbour, excellent Cornish meats selected by our butchers from The Lizard, stunning selection of cakes & yummy things!
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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