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The Square At Porthleven

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$$$
French, Bistro
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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, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 240
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  • 85
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
highly recommended harbour side restaurant in Porthleven

this was my third visit this summer / my friend's sister lives nearby and is a regular. I like it so much I have been twice since - this last time with my parents and husband who had the duck liver pate and fish and chips on my recommendation (he is not too adventurous around a menu that has a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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  • French first
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English first
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

this was my third visit this summer / my friend's sister lives nearby and is a regular. I like it so much I have been twice since - this last time with my parents and husband who had the duck liver pate and fish and chips on my recommendation (he is not too adventurous around a menu that has a... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Food here is 1st class. Been here several times over the last year and its always ace! Seafood curry is lush

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Chester
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On a bank holiday Sunday evening we walked in speculatively and although the restaurant was busy we were able to be seated. The Square has an open airy feel to it and it perfectly situated opposite the harbour which was lit up. We ordered the crab and duck pâté to start, both of which were very tasty and beautifully presented.... More 

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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

So we visited the square for coffee and cake. Teenage daughter loves brownies. They were the best. The staff were professional and polite. We sat outside on a beautiful sunny day. I can't wait to go back for an evening meal. Delightful.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I live in Helston and the restaurant scene there is terrible; there is not much to offer, so me and my partner wondered into Porthleven for a nice evening meal. We knew that getting a table without booking was going to be hard but we wondered past the square and got a spot out on the terrace which we did... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Have been coming to Porthleven on holiday for years. The Square was a welcome addition to the many other very good restaurants in this foodie village when it opened a couple of years ago. It offers a good menu choice, good service and value for money. Lovely harbour views too. The Square is now firmly established on our list of... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

The square is simply outstanding.... The food and service could not be faulted. Porthleven has more 'famous' restaurants, but if you don't try this you are missing out. One tip book! on a wet Tuesday evening the place was full

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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I visited here with friends for Sunday lunch. The service was good. You were not rushed but as importantly not forgotten. Staff were friendly. This restaurant has special offers of 2 courses or 3 courses for a set price. However not everything on the menu is included in these offers. There appears no logic to which items are included or... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We dripped our way in here on a very wet day, looking for lunch. Under the circumstances we were just grateful to find somewhere with a free table, but it proved to be a very lucky find. Looking at the deal for a two course meal, it seemed daft not to, although we might typically not have had more than... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fantastic food, friendly staff and a great atmosphere! I would seriously recommend The Square. The fish was cooked superbly and those who had the meat dishes were equally pleased. The staff were really helpful and even prepared a special birthday desert for my Mothers special dinner - thank you!

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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: French, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?