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“Fabulous - a hidden gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ben's Cornish Kitchen

Ben's Cornish Kitchen
West End, Marazion TR17 0EL, England
+44 1736 719200
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Ranked #1 of 19 restaurants in Marazion
Price range: $21 - $62
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous - a hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

We visited Ben's with high expectations, which is never good as can lead to disappointment. However it was as good as it's reputation and more....... We had a 3 course meal and wine, starters and mains were totally amazing. Starters and mains were beautifully presented and the flavours were superb. We are not pudding people but as the first 2 courses were so good we opted for a pud. My husbands was fabulous in presentation and taste, however I was a little disappointed with mine, it was an ice cream mix in a big glass. This didn't spoil our experience and we would definitely come back again. Bill with wine was c£100, given the quality and standard this is extremely fair, you would pay far more for this in the city. Overall a fantastic experience, gave eaten some of the best placs and Ben's is up there with them, it is definitely worthy of a Michelin star.

  • Visited March 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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English first
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“First class lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We've just had a wonderful gourmet lunch after a good walk to St Michaels mount. All I can say is that the food is a delight to the taste buds. I want to come here again in the evening for the a la carte menu. Ben certainly is a craftsman who is at the top of his trade.

  • Visited April 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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scala kefalonia greece
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Food excellent, only bugbear was we were unable to book a table for saturday night, that apart would recommend it, but would also advise you to book early.

Visited March 2013
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Lunch time treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Came here today after looking up somewhere to eat not to far from where we are staying in hayle no problems booking and no problems with us being early looks ok from outside and lovely inside which is good as you dont expect it wine recommend was very nice set lunch menu great, soup with fennel bread tasted great and tempura brill was excellent my partner thoroughly enjoyed his fantastic place and £36 for 2 people and a glass of wine bargain will be back highly recommend this and can see why it won its award the front of house staff very welcoming also

  • 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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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Great place. These guys take pride in their work.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Ignore the shabby sign out the front, this is the real deal. So often - way way way too often - nearly all the time in fact - I can't help but think how easy it would have been for a restaurant to make a tiny bit more effort, buy better ingredients for not much more money and make vastly better food and give their customers a vastly better experience.

Not here, these guys are doing things properly. Creative and thoughtful dishes made with fresh, quality ingredients with a very nice little wine list prepared with the help of the excellent people at Berkmann's in London.

It is also fairly priced which allows them to keep the place feeling casual in terms of decor and atmosphere. That is really refreshing. I have to say that if they smartened it up and charged an extra £10 or £15 each, it wouldn't feel half as good to go here. What is great is that it is a casual place just doing things properly.

  • 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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