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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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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 60
    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
Most recent review
Food

Really nice would tatally recommend the food is delicious and you do feel like your on a special night out

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Michael B
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Really nice would tatally recommend the food is delicious and you do feel like your on a special night out

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Devon
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had just walked from Gunwalloe to Porthleven so decided to treat myself to a cream tea here. Very busy inside and very stuffy so i sat outside in the sun overlooking the harbour. I'm afraid to say my cream tea was nothing special.

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Cornwall
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My partner and I dined here last night for our 20th anniversary. We had taken the precaution of booking a table which was just as well as it was surprisingly busy for a Tuesday night. From the moment we arrived the service was very good, friendly, attentive and all done with a smile. The choices on the menu were very... 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

Went here a few times on our hols in November. Great staff and even better food. I preferred it to Seadrift which although good wasn't to the standard of the square (although a year ago it was the opposite way around). Venison and Thai curry were our favourite dishes. Can't wait to go back!

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything we had here over three courses was absolutely gorgeous and the meal was great value too. A superb spot, lovely service and relaxed, warm atmosphere; near perfect.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came in on mother day and The Square at Porthleven is without the best restaurant I've been to. The food was amazing and everything presented perfectly. If I could give more than 5 stars I would! The restaurant was full and yet there was no wait for the food or between the courses. The waitress was very pleasant and... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have used this restaurant many times and the food is very good, as was last night. The issue with the restaurant is there poor service management. We booked a table for 4 and agreed a 1845 sit down and had no caveat placed upon us at time of booking. When we arrived we were informed by the staff that... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We though we would give The Square a go for lunch. This always helps when deciding whether to frequent somewhere in the evening. The venue is showing some wear with damp issues by the doors, but you need to look past this. The menu is good and the food and service very good. We had excellent arancini to start. My... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
60 helpful votes 60 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?