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SeaDrift Kitchen Cafe

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French, Cafe, Seafood, British, Bistro
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Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR139HJ, England
+44 1326 558733
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in town

With competition like this, Rick Stein's restaurant needs to be worried!! The food was amazing, fresh and beautifully cooked and presented. Not cheap but absolutely worth the money. Simple but stylish decor with a fabulous photographic art gallery upstairs. The staff were friendly and attentive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

With competition like this, Rick Stein's restaurant needs to be worried!! The food was amazing, fresh and beautifully cooked and presented. Not cheap but absolutely worth the money. Simple but stylish decor with a fabulous photographic art gallery upstairs. The staff were friendly and attentive but not intrusive and the atmosphere was relaxed. Great to find a decent restaurant that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went with my wife and 2 kids (booking essential) early evening. They did politely explain when I booked that they needed the table for a certain time for a later sitting, but it still gave us plenty of time to enjoy a main and a dessert each. Not the cheapest place around but the food was of a very good... More 

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Porthleven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Such gorgeous yummy food. There are lots of restaurants of a high standard of food in Porthleven now, sooo yummy for everyone lucky enough to try them out, for us SeaDrift produces the yummiest meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We come to Porthleven year after year on holiday and love to visit the many fabulous restaurants that this lovely village has to offer. Out of the all Seadrift is outstanding and the only one we go to more than once in our week at Porthleven. Don't be fooled by that it may not look the part, as you won't... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I was spending the weekend with a local friend who booked us in to the SeaDrift for supper. What a great start to my stay! I've visited Cornwall many times and can honestly say this was one of the very best places I have eaten. My hake with parmesan mash and steamed vegetables was unfussy fresh food at its best... More 

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Lizard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have been to this restaurant at lunchtime and in the evening. The food is excellent - I think all the reviewers are fundamentally agreed on that. But what sets this eatery apart from most others I have visited in Cornwall is you feel, for once, that you are enjoying a meal in a local restaurant regardless of it being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had my first SeaDrift takeaway last week and wasn't disappointed! I couldn't make my mind up with the online menu so I popped in to the restaurant as I live in the town. To my amazement I was allowed to order anything from the specials menu. Scallops with crust duck to start and pan fried monkfish on a bed of... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Primarily a fish restaurant with an excellent and imaginative menu with seasonal produce in mind. Meat eaters are well catered for too and a veggie option so something for every one. Cosy ambience, friendly staff and nice wine. Didn't like the pinch pots for salt on the table though as you don't know who has had their fingers on the... More 

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I realise Seadrift is mainly a fishy restaurant but there was fantastic choice for us 4 veggies this evening. The food was delicious, absolutely freshly prepared and not your bog-standard veggie choices! The veggie(Halloumi) 'fish' and chips was fab, the garlic mushrooms were amazing and the artichoke, tomato and char grilled Halloumi was gorgeous! Also the complimentary horseradish bread was... More 

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Helston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Family meal for four and each of us had a wonderful experience. Service is prompt, staff friendly and not invasive. More importantly the food was cooked to perfection...try the hot chocolate pot for an extra special treat!

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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 - 37
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, 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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