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The Square At Porthleven

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Bistro
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7 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston, England
01326 573911
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Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice!

Not a bad experience but not one that blew me away either. Service was perfectly acceptable, my only disappointment is after reading the menu it set me up for what I thought would be a great meal. The food looked great but the flavours were lacking, my pork belly was on the dry side & the dish in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Carrie_B2489
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Bath, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Not a bad experience but not one that blew me away either. Service was perfectly acceptable, my only disappointment is after reading the menu it set me up for what I thought would be a great meal. The food looked great but the flavours were lacking, my pork belly was on the dry side & the dish in general could... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

An interesting menu and reasonably priced. The food was tasty, looked good and was hot. The restaurant was very busy, but nevertheless service was good. I am pleased that we had booked as we saw three groups of people being turned away as there was no room. The only negative comment is that if your table is near the door... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have eaten in this restaraunt many times in the past and the food and service has always been very good, had lunch with a friend today,(19/02/2015) what a difference. The service from the kitchen was terrible, we waited well over 30 minutes for our meal, people who came in after us were being served before us. when the food... More 

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited this restaurant just before Christmas for lunch with a valued client. Lovely setting overlooking the harbour at Porthleven, friendly service and pleasant surroundings. Lunch was served piping hot, really good quality food (fish of course!) and lightly chilled wine, couldn't ask for anything better. Will I return? Absolutely! Highly reccommended

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Ate here last night, food was exceptional! i had mussels to start & a roast chicken dish for main. Place was really relaxed & classy. Lady who waited the table was excellent. Will be recommending this place to friends, will see you soon

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Having called in for a couple of good coffees with lovely macaroons on the side, we decided to return for lunch the next day. Again welcomed by friendly, helpful and attentive servers we enjoyed super cauliflower soup and great mussels as starters then shared an excellent charcuterie platter for our main dish. All such good value for money. Really looking... More 

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Penzance
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

What a place! The service, atmosphere and food were top notch and all at a reasonable price, and worth every penny. Go for the Goan style fish curry and you won't be disappointed. We were seated right opposite the serving hatch so we could see and smell all the tasty food being prepared. What was a lovely touch was when... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal at this restaurant on the harbour front in Porthleven. The food was very good, well presented and pleasantly served. Prices are reasonable and its popularity is well deserved. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Square.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We visited the square whilst staying in the picturesque porthleven. It was a Tuesday evening an there was another couple dining, the atmosphere was relaxed an warm, are waitress was attentive an very polite an took our coats from us. Both our meals were delicious I would say 5*. I had the chicken followed by blood orange parfait which was... More 

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Bordon, Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My colleague and I thought we would try this restaurant and we were glad we did. I normally go for a fillet steak but as they only served Rib Eye I gave that a go and it was beautiful, a really tasty meal washed down with a bottle of Australian Sauvingnon Blanc. Lovely meal and surprisingly busy for a wet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: 01326 573911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 48
  • Cuisine: Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?