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“Very nice setting, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amelies at the Smokehouse

Amelies at the Smokehouse
Harbourside, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
01326 554000
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Ranked #14 of 21 restaurants in Porthleven
Price range: $32 - $57
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We're an informal cafe and bar by day; then as the sun sets, the tea lights are lit, creating a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Perched on the harbourside in the picturesque village of Porthleven, our glass fronted doors lead onto a terrace with panoramic views over the harbour and its fishing boats. We delicately prepare our beautiful food to order and serve it with a variety of carefully selected wines in a stunning surrounding.
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“Very nice setting, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Nothing bad to say about the food or nothing else for that matter. We both had crab claws for starter. Fresh, great tasting. I had sardines, again very fresh tasting and nicely cooked. My husband had ale battered fish which he found very good. The place was half full that day with 2 people serving. Service was good but they might have started struggling if the place was full. However they were efficient with us so we were happy! We did not go with our children on this occasion but it seems they would have been well looked after with a good menu.
Some people have criticised the decor in the reviews, I guess that's down to personal taste. We thought it was great and very well suited to the outside setting with lots of blue and cream colour, lots of wood / driftwood, high ceilings, great views onto the harbour..
I would definitely go back next time I visit Cornwall and recommend it to anyone who enjoy fresh fish and seafood and a relaxed atmosphere when on holiday. You can follow that with a great costal walk without having to drive anywhere too!

Visited March 2013
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Leicester
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Nice place but could do better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Went with friends for a family evening. It is in a very nice location but I can imagine parking can be an issue. However, we were fine. Staff were fine, but service was very slow. When the food did actually arrive, we had to ask for one meal which was still sitting on the counter for several minutes. This meant one of our party leaving his chair to ask if we could have our meal (and disturbing the staff's personal chit-chat). This meant it came luke warm and was a bit annoying. The Pizza was too Garlic'y for my family, so half was wasted. The Desserts, although presented well, were not value for money. The Chocolate Fudge Brownie was very small in size with a Quail's egg of an Ice Cream portion. So basically, could do better. Would not recommend for children.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“A May Zing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Food was awsome, great service even for a large party which we were, kids kept entertained and we had a most pleasant evening

  • Visited April 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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“Nothing was too much trouble !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Table booking was easy, we just called and arranged it with no problems. Service and food were excellent. Ambience for us was great, a busy restaurant but no noisy intrusive conversation killing music !

I would highly recommend this restaurant for a good value meal of excellent quality where nothing is too much trouble by the attentive, friendly and courteous staff.

  • Visited April 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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“Perfect setting and lovely food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner last night whilst on hols. Gorgeous setting, modern restaurant and fab food. What more could you ask for?

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