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The Square At Porthleven

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7 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston, England
01326 573911
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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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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    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
Outstanding in every respect

What a wonderful meal! The restaurant was full for the whole evening and it's no wonder. The menu was comprehensive and every dish available was out of the ordinary. The dishes were imaginative with delicious combinations that I would just not have considered. The presentation of each dish was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
dickparris
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful meal! The restaurant was full for the whole evening and it's no wonder. The menu was comprehensive and every dish available was out of the ordinary. The dishes were imaginative with delicious combinations that I would just not have considered. The presentation of each dish was superb and the quality of each was flawless. It looked as... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant as we went there because our first choice was fully booked. The food was excellent, service friendly and prompt and the food was totally excellent (I had a potted crab starter with pickeld fennel and dill and my friend had tempura fish starter). We both followed with different fish dishes (so fresh as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went here for date night a little while ago. The food was amazing. We had the 3 course menu for £21.00 but would have happily paid more. The staff were great, very attentive even though it was a busy night. We were the last ones there but we weren't made to feel rushed. Will definitely be going back. Parmasan and... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lovely restaurant overlooking the harbour, we stopped here last minute and were welcomed with open arms which was nice seeing as we were turned away from three others restaurants in the area ! Great atmosphere and nice decor. Friendly, fast customer service, delicious food but the only reason I can't give five stars is that our pudding was a bit... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A party of eight friends dined last night at The Square and enjoyed an evening of delicious food - and great company! We, mostly, went for a main course and pudding and each chose from the wide ranging menu. Every one of us had a delicious meal, so much so that the sparkling conversation abated a little while we savoured... More 

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Helston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have visited this restaurant before and it never disappoints. The food is first class and the service is excellent. I can honestly say that the Square offers fantastic value for money, especially the set menu which is hard to beat. Will be returning again very soon

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited Porthleven specifically to have lunch at The Square. The weather was wet and windy but the restaurant was very busy. There is a nice selection of dishes available on the lunch menu, from Primrose herd sausages with black pudding and bubble and squeak to a delicious BLT made with homemade bread. If you have a 'sweet tooth' remember... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited with family for lunch on our first day in Porthleven last week and was so impressed we returned twice more for lunch and evening meals. Each time the food, service and atmosphere was spot on - if you are in Porthleven and enjoy good food do yourself a favour and visit The Square.

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Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Porthleven is a lovely Cornish traditional village. Enjoy a walk around the Harbour and see the boats and fishermen. The harbour is surrounded by small shops and eating houses, whether fish restraunts. Pizza houses or great pubs that offer good quality food.. The Ship being more traditional with a great selecion of well kept ales and fod or the Harbour... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We have visited the square on twice in the last week and enjoyed a great meal on both occasions. The atmosphere is relaxed, service prompt and friendly and the food well presented and tasty We look forward to returning in the future

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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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