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“Best mackerel salad ever!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Hidden Hut

The Hidden Hut
Porthcurnick Beach | TR2 5EW, Portscatho, England
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Portscatho
Cuisines: Ice Cream, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
bedford
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Best mackerel salad ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Visited here today, we had a cake and coffee and then set off over the cliff walk to the beach with the dogs. On our return we had lunch and I had the mackerel salad after seeing other people's being eaten. Mine was the last one and it was divine. Beautiful fresh fish on a bed of new potatoes and beetroot in a horseradish sauce and topped off with watercress and balsamic syrup and a wedge of lemon. Simple and tasty. I had to tell the chef it was the best think I had eaten in ages as I was. My husband had a tuna and sweetcorn roll and he said it was very tasty. What a lovely place, well run, friendly people and amazing food. Well done!

  • Visited September 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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Wales UK
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58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
“What's not to like”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

A great beach, friendly staff, appetising food with a great view.

Lets hope this venture sets off a chain of similar hidden huts on other beaches

Visited September 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“A hidden delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We'd been looking forward to visiting The Hidden Hut since seeing it on TV.

We approached via the cliff top walk from Portscatho and for a while I thought we were in the wrong place, thankfully it emerged - it was well hidden.

Lunch was served at 12.30 if you wanted to have the paella. It was a warm day and we weren't too hungry so opted for freshly baked focaccia rolls with hand cut ham, local mature cheddar and watercress - they were lovely, followed by Roskillys special ice cream of apricot, burnt sugar and almonds - so gorgeous I had two!

This place is great, a lovely buzz and very busy at lunch - would like to visit for one of the evening meals - perhaps next time.

  • Visited August 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“The (very well!) Hidden Hut!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Well worth the effort of finding this wee place, views to die for, fab sandwiches (the local cheddar and chutney on focaccia - so simple but utterly delicious), good pasties - appreciated by my 8yo Cornish pasty afficiado - and yummy hot chocolates.

I can imagine their feast nights are a real treat. Will remember to book one next summer!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great food, amazing view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I went there for one of their feasts, and was impressed by the service, the view and the food! It was for sure one of the best views I've ever had in a restaurant. The food was lovely and the Chef and staff were very helpful and warm. We sat in one of the blankets in the hill and enjoy the view (of both, the food and the sea&beach). Wonderful experience! If you visit the area, please visit the hut, you will not regret it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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