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“Brilliant, great value,great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Onshore Restaurant

Onshore Restaurant
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 (0)1736 796000
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Ranked #67 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Price range: $41 - $41
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Horsham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Brilliant, great value,great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Food reviews are not my forte, although I have eaten every day, barring illness, for over 36 years. However my recent visit to Onshore has prompted a debut offering.

St Ives has many restaurants, including the family friendly Pizza Express. We considered eating there but are so glad we didn't. We went for lunch and had an amazing meal. They had a lunch menu which offered a range of meals for £6.50 and they really were very good. I had the gammon, egg and chips which do tasty and so well presented. My wife had pasta and the kids pizza. Everyone enjoyed it. The price was comparable with what we would have paid in Pizza Express and the quality was so, so much better.

I am surprised at so many negative reviews. From our perspective it was really very good.

    • 5 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
Melbourne, Australia
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264 reviews 264 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 95 cities Reviews in 95 cities
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
“Okay restaurant for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stopped here for a quick bite on our way through.
Good food the fish pie was great as were my partner's mussels.
Excellent outlook looking out toward the entranceway to the harbour.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Rude staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Out for lunch with my wife and sleeping child along other family, moved some tables so we could sit together and with nothing be said we assumed this was ok. We were wrong, this I didn't mind, what I did mind was the rudeness of the sour faced waitress who forced her way past us using a door that had been locked. we were slightly obstructing this door but assumed that because it was locked, that we could sit there. Her demeanour was appalling with no apology or request to move. Customer service....definitely in need of improvement!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Harrogate UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Fish Pie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Went to Onshore as walking along harbour and thought it looked nice. We had the fish pie and Lasagna, they we quite happy for us to choose one of the dishes off the Set menu and adapted a fair price. Service was friendly and informative, Price sensible for it's Great location.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Rip off”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Visited as a family of 10 as we feel that it's important to visit a local business instead of the pizza express restaurant a few doors down. What a mistake!
There was hardly any topping on our pizza's! And no cheese to be seen on any of the pizza's we ordered!
Also ordering a bottle of wine to share between 4 at lunch time was not enough for the staff as we only received 2 glasses and had to hunt down a member of staff to bring us 2 more glasses!
We would of received better service and better quality from the awful chain that is pizza express

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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