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Amelies at the Smokehouse

Harbourside, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
01326 554000
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Ranked #15 of 21 restaurants in Porthleven
Price range: $32 - $57
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We're an informal cafe and bar by day; then as the sun sets, the tea lights are lit, creating a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Perched on the harbourside in the picturesque village of Porthleven, our glass fronted doors lead onto a terrace with panoramic views over the harbour and its fishing boats. We delicately prepare our beautiful food to order and serve it with a variety of carefully selected wines in a stunning surrounding.
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English first
Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Amelies is a perfect place to eat if you want good quality food in a relaxed atmosphere. We had an evening meal in mid July with our two children - 6 and 3. The online booking system was excellent. Location is lovely with nice views across the harbour. The lady who managed the restaurant was excellent and very professional, even... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the restaurant when there was only a few people. Given our menus then forgotten. We had to go to the bar and order drinks. We had to call for a waitress to order our desserts. Food is great, but service bad. I spoke to them when we left and advise them they need to look after their... More

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Sheffield, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Found this restaurant by accident and so happy we did! One of the best meals I've ever eaten. I had crab and lobster pasta dish it was beautiful. The fish was so fresh. The staff are so friendly and we even met the owner who is lovely. If you are ever visiting Porthleven you must go and eat at this... More

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We would choose Amélie's over any other restaurant in Porthleven, the food is always wonderful and the service is spot on. My husband and I enjoyed a scrumptious meal there last night, upon arrival we were recommended the prosecco which we enjoyed on the terrace watching the sun dip down over the harbour. I chose the crab and lobster linguini... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Wouldn't bother spending your money here. Food and service was average. Shame because it's a nice building and lovely location. staff pleasant, but all about the money making. Were asked if we would like some bread and olives before the starters which were pushed towards, we said yes and were a bit shocked to be charged £7.50 for them when... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had 2 meals in Amelie's, one dinner and one lunch. The first dinner was at 6:30pm and although the place was quiet we had to wait around for some time before being served. Food took a long time to arrive and it appeared that the chef was overworked and under staffed. Food was OK but variable in quality. The... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Disorganised staff despite making reservation. Waiting a long time to order each course. Food poor, linguine soggy mush and apple tart burnt and welded to the plate. Chocolate brownie dry. Best thing about it was that dogs were allowed in, shame food and service was not better, we would have returned. Staff very pleasant but needs some organisation and perhaps... More

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Helston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate with our family on an very very busy Thursday night. Although we had not made a reservation the manageress (?) made us very welcome with a sofa to perch on, homemade bread and olives and some drinks. We were seated about half hour later and we were all a little apprehensive that we may have a long wait.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Went here on a whim for some lunch. I had the crab sandwich and my partner had the pulled pork burger. Food was amazing and the view sitting on the outside terrace was sublime. We got talking to the waitress and decided to book in for the evening. I had mussels in a white wine sauce and my partner had... More

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Huddersfield
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visit Cornwall alot and always eat in Penzance but on this occasion our daughter and her boyfriend had flown down to join us and wanted to treat us to a night out and suggested trying somewhere different , we drove into Porthleven and looked at various menu's and got business cards from a few restaurants, We decided on Amelies... More

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