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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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Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Best of the Best

Although we live locally, this was our first visit, with friends, to The Square. Certainly not the last! The menu was imaginative and the food was delicious. I chose the roast Hake and the other 3 chose duck. We all agreed that it was the best food we had experienced in a long time. Not cheap... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Mike M
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Helston, United Kingdom
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English first
Helston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Although we live locally, this was our first visit, with friends, to The Square. Certainly not the last! The menu was imaginative and the food was delicious. I chose the roast Hake and the other 3 chose duck. We all agreed that it was the best food we had experienced in a long time. Not cheap but not expensive either.... More 

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Portland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There was a small select menu but with something for everyone and we soon discovered the food was of a high standard. 3 of us shared 2 starters of tempura fish and vegetables, it was perfectly cooked, fresh and hot and the dip worked perfectly with the dish. Our main courses (all fish dishes) were again presented well and were... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff, they gave us free pudding as we had to wait a while. To be honest we had not noticed. Good food with plenty of choice

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Porthleven, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Try the OAP's lunch! Absolutely amazing value! Starters, mains and delicious puddings to die for! Very busy so it is advisable to book.

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Buckinghamshire
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely place, central location. Great selection of food for us and great kids menu. Really enjoyed our lunch today. They were able to cater for an eclectic mix of food preferences ! Would certainly recommend this place.

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Porthleven, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I live in Porthleven and have eaten at most of the restaraunts. I have dined out at the square on three occasions over the last year. I had sunday lunch there with my wife and daughter and we all enjoyed our meal. I chose roast beef with all the trimmings, couldn't fault it at all, the plate was full, the... More 

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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

First experience of this place was for a coffee on our first day. Although iced coffee was not on the menu they gladly made one for us and it was absolutely delicious. We ventured back for dinner a few days later and the food was lovely the waitresses polite and friendly and the atmosphere very good. I would say it... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Calling at Porthleven after a day out we happened upon The Square by chance. All the tables inside were booked, but we managed to get a table in the sun on the front terrace, overlooking the harbour. With a bottle of local Skinners ale for company we were able to peruse the menu and both settled for 2 courses for... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fantastic meal in lovely surroundings. Cheerful staff and a great range of dishes. There were 5 of us in our party, each ordering a different main meal - none of us were disappointed. The vegetarian option was the best I've had in years. The fish dishes were all cooked perfectly, as was the pork. If I return to Porthleven I... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stumbled upon this restuarant by accident whilst visiting Porthleven. What a find. Becuase the weather was beautiful we decided to eat outside on the little front terrace. It was glorious overlooking the harbour. The food was beautifully presented and worth every penny, it was fresh and well presented.. The service was also excellent. Thankfully we live in Cornwall and will... More 

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Additional Information about The Square At Porthleven

Address: 7 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston, England
Phone Number: 01326 573911
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 48
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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