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“Superb food in lovely surroundings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of South Cafe

South Cafe
Church Lane, Manaccan TR12 6HR, England
01326 231 331
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Manaccan
Price range: $6 - $61
Cuisines: Seafood, Bistro
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Open from late May 2013 for Lunches, Homemade Cakes, Cream Teas, Wines and a full license.A South facing garden is great for sunny days, with two fires when it is chilly.Check the website for updates and detailed opening times.
Leics, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Superb food in lovely surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A lucky find in a sleepy village called Manaccan on the Lizard Peninsula is Coast, a wonderful restaurant that defies all expectations. The setting is smart but casual, split into two dining rooms with log burning stoves, set either side of a restful bar area which is ideal for pre or post dinner drinks and conversation. The walls display a fine collection of art, some of which are by the noted Scottish painter Hamish McDonald. The service was friendly, attentive and informative.

More importantly the superb food more than matches the decor and service which is a selection of mainly locally sourced fish, meat and other produce. Known for their fish I opted for the lightly curried crab followed by a splendid fillet of rock bass. Both cooked to perfection and very tasty. My wife enjoyed fried squid followed by a perfectly cooked Angus rib eye steak. Puddings were chocolate fondant with honeycomb ice cream and a lemon creme brulee. The brulee was the only low point of the meal as it didn't have a perfectly brittle topping. A very small niggle of an otherwise wonderful evening. Thoroughly recommended.

  • 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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Preston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“excellent again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

visited again as back in the area and food was really good again; I had an excellent burger -well presented with quality beef and my wife had hake which was also very good ; there appears to always be a small number of fish specials; puds were also great;

  • Visited October 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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Bedfordshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Had a lovely evening meal back in 2010, it was truly one of the greatest I've ever eaten. We had the steak, well priced and absolutely brilliant! Heard that it's for sale, hope the new owners will keep the high quality food going!!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beds
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Good lunch, OK dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

Ate here twice. Very friendly, nice modern decor. Lunch (grilled sardines) was very nice. Dinner was a bit disappointing. The menu was quite limited. Several sea-food options, but I opted for the Aberdeen Angus burger which was OK but nothing to write home about. My wife had the scallops which seemed nice, but not special. All in all, a pleasant meal but not a memorable one.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Lunch? - yes please!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

What a charming place and people, I had the Chicken Parfait to start then the Mushrooms - both dishes very good - main course served on very hot plate - great! The decor is very pleasing and we had a friendly welcome - have a wander round and sit wherever you like then we will bring you some menus.......lovely jug of iced water provided without having to ask. Very nice frehs coffee. Will definately go again.
& Ladies - nice clean toilets!

  • Visited July 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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