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“Rude & Incompetant Waitress, Grubby, Dog-eared Menus, Peeling Paint” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Sea View Cafe

Sea View Cafe
Fore Street, St Ives, England
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Ranked #71 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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chesterfield
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36 restaurant reviews
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“Rude & Incompetant Waitress, Grubby, Dog-eared Menus, Peeling Paint”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Dropped in here for lunch - for the first and last time! The upstairs room has a limited sea view from some of the tables, which was nice, but afraid that's about it for the positives. The waitress was rude and very abrupt and also managed to get our order wrong (3 out of the 5 items we'd ordered!). The room was poorly decorated, with peeling paint, the menus were grubby and dog-eared. The toilet was an experience in itself! You have to literally crouch down (and I'm not tall!) to get through what looks like a cupboard door and then gingerly creep down some rickety stairs - completely inaccessible to anyone with even mild mobility problems. Memorable visit for all the wrong reasons!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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cardiff
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“The Best Fish I have ever had!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The fish and chips I had was the best I had in the UK, even better than my favorite chippy in Cardiff! Amazing beer batter too made with real Cornish ale! The location was great too, the view of the bay is a must see!! Staff were friendly and efficient. Loved this place, and will be going back the next time I'm in St. Ives.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing food, great prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Popped in with my wife and 2 children, nice little place with a nice view of the harbour. The fish was amazing in a very light beer batter, and the chips just finished it off nicely! We would happily visit again

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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“Avoid!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Order 4 items, received 2, 1 of which was wrong. Rude unhelpful staff who didn't seem to know what they were doing and had no interest in correcting the problem Poor cleanliness and damaged chairs, tables, toilets, etc.

Lots of nice places on st Ives. This is probably the worst.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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