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“Great ambience, great experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seagrass

Seagrass
Fish Street, St Ives, England
+44 1736 793763
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Ranked #10 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Price range: $8 - $36
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: AA Rosette restaurant in St Ives - just a few metres up from Harbour Beach. An intimate & contemporary restaurant, serving modern British cuisine including locally caught fish & seafood straight from the bay, meat dishes and vegetarian options. Also available - Oyster and Shells menu, featuring oysters, lobster, crab, langoustine, Fruit de Mer and more! Bar area for drinks only, offering an extensive wine, drinks and cocktail menu. Open for dinner from 6pm daily for A la Carte and fixed price menu - 2 course £16.95/3 Course £19.95. (Autumn/Winter opening times apply). Recently featured in The Good Food Guide, Hardens and The Michelin Guide. Restaurant available for private hire (weddings/birthday parties). Private dining available.
glos
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great ambience, great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We visited for a special occasion - a surprise birthday. Perfect!! Began with appropriately subtle service of the pre-ordered champagne; continued with superb selection of foods (including total, off-menu flexibility for teenage palates), delicious breads and amouse bouches followed by excellent starters and mains, presented beautifully. Good range of interesting wines, often available by the glass, which suited our group. Marvellous surprise birthday cake to finish. Loved the relaxed, informal atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, contemporary clean surroundings and outstanding service, Seagrass has it all.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

First impressions are important and when you climb the stairs into the restaurant you are greeted with mellow lighting and a warm smile.

The menu has good variety and has a good quantity of fish and seafood as you would expect being virtually on the quayside in St Ives. The menu is also complimented by a good selection of specials.

Drinks are about average if a touch above average in price and there is a good selection of wine and some lovely cocktails!

The standard of food was outstanding, very very good quality ingredients packed with flavour and presented immaculately, very impressive! The table service was unhurried, attentive and perfectly timed and very friendly

The overall experience was enough to leave a lasting impression, I would recommend Seagrass to anyone and will no doubt return. An all round good setup, thank you.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lovely food with good attention to detail.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Lovely food with good attention to detail. We had scallops and oysters followed by venison and sea bass which was all delicious. Plus surprise taster dish and lovely bread. Still had room for dessert which was creme caramel with an orange / marmalade twist.

Also attentive staff who made our birthday celebration extra special.

The restaurant layout is OK - not so special but the food makes up for this. They did have an early bird menu but on a Saturday evening we paid £90 - £100 with wine (glad girlfriend was paying!)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“From locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We have been to Seagrass 4 times now and cannot fault it. The food and service have been spot on each time. With many good restaurants in St. Ives this should be higher in the list on trip advisor.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mawdesley, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A great fine dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We came here as a last-night-of-the-holday treat and had a great time. The service was polished and friendly, the atmosphere relaxed and the food tip top. I'd describe it as having a "metropolitan vibe" with a seaside twist! Great stuff guys - will be back for more. Kudos on the Michelin entry!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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