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“The best burger ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Basking Shak

The Basking Shak
Pendower Beach | Near Portscatho, Truro, England
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Ranked #100 of 170 Restaurants in Truro
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: They've just opened, and are pretty impressive.
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Description: They've just opened, and are pretty impressive.
Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The best burger ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Really nice people, great location and great value for money. Interesting and different food, surprisingly the burger was the best of the lot - all the food exceeded expectations!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 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
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Flipping chips”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Basic surrounding,good views but the fish and chip evening was fantastic, some of the best I have tasted, friendly staff and nothing was to much effort. Definitely will return when next visit to the Roseland.

Visited July 2013
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34 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We saw the sign - The Basking Shak - and thought we'll check it out! This little beach cafe is a real gem. We thought the food was better than at The Hidden Hut which has had enormous publicity thanks to 'Caroline Quentin's Cornwall' programme and is only just along the coast.

The cafe is located in an abandoned hotel at the edge of Pendower Beach. The welcome was very warm, smiles all around, and the service and food were excellent. Initially we just had a cold drink and a very yummy piece of flapjack but then returned for lunch. The pulled pork, burger and hulloumi were all excellent. Freshly prepared, a reasonable size portion and delicious. We did manage ice creams as they were Roskilly's - probaly one of the best local ice cream companies around. Another positive for this cafe it recycles its bottles and cans - The Hidden Hut doesn't!

We will be returning when we next visit the Portscatho area and will be telling our friends.

We understand that the Atlantic Fryer serves fish and chips here on a Thursday evening - the best fish and chips we have tried this year and mushy peas to die for!! Take your own booze.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fabulous Beach Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Enjoyed delicious halloumi burgers on focaccia bread and mackerel salads as a Saturday Lunch with fantastic views. This place is a real hidden treasure, on an amazing and almost deserted beach - one of our favourite ever lunches! This café is also dog friendly as is Pendower beach - a real find whilst on holiday with our dog in tow! Looking forward to another visit already!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Fish and Chips etc all at the most beautiful sandy beach.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

If you fancy great fish and chips you can not go wrong with this place. We were pleasantly surprised as we sat on a beautiful Cornish beach to find this magical place. As luck would have it we were able to enjoy their terrific Fish and Chips basking in the glorious summer late evening sunshine. 10/10 for the quality of the food and the taste. As we were around for a couple of weeks. First staying at the relaxing Barn Owl Cottage just up the road at Trelagossick Farm. Then staying at the New Inn in Veryan for 2 nights before we went to Falmouth, we were able to enjoy the wonderful snacks and ice creams too, while soaking up the sun at Pendower Beach. They were really friendly too and the kitchen was spotless. Well done to them for making our Cornish Holiday such a real treat.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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