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The Fat Mackerel - CLOSED

The Cove, Coverack TR12 6SX, England
+44 1326 280935
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Sep 16, 2014
“Delicious meal!!”
Sep 14, 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Cove, Coverack TR12 6SX, England
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Reviewed September 16, 2014

We are staying in Coverack for a week, just a stones throw from this restaurant, so booked in for dinner last night. We had a lovely meal beautifully cooked, fresh sardines and hake. The restaurant was full, all tables taken, and I know why, felt...More

Thank susanne_laird
Reviewed September 14, 2014

I had a burger, which was lovely, and the service was excellent. My partner had the curry, which I also tried and enjoyed :)

Thank billskins
Reviewed September 5, 2014

The freshest ingredients used imaginatively. Although the menu is not huge, all the dishes are excellent with the fish coming straight from the sea. It is advisable to book a table to avoid disappointment.

Thank GillWright_12
Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a great find, and we only found this by pure chance and circumstance - good atmosphere, welcoming and great food. We enjoyed starters mains and desert , served by a friendly waitress. Topped off a fantastic weekend in Cornwall

Thank alijbrooks
Reviewed August 30, 2014

My family stopped over for a light afternoon break, and had one of the best cream teas in Cornwall, 2 warm scones, jam and cream with a big pot of tea, sitting in the garden under a tree for shade. We all enjoyed it.

Thank DazaH
Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited a number of times during our hols, having both breakfast and high tea here, I can only say the waiteress who we were served by was very attentive and we did not have any of the problems that another reviewer remarked about on...More

Thank Simon E
Reviewed August 19, 2014

As above - very nice. Visited the Fat Mackerel on a showery eveing while camping in early Aug 2014 during or after the tail end of a hurricane passed through. Will definitely be coming again. Goes without saying that Coverack itself is lovely.

Thank Dave T
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a light lunch here recently whilst staying in Coverack, and enjoyed the experience. There's a basic menu, reinforced by a good daily 'specials' board - mostly, and appropriately, fish and seafood. Considering it's freshly-prepared food the (friendly) service was reasonably quick. Not many...More

Thank WillsCheltenham
Reviewed July 30, 2014

After reading the reviews we decided to have lunch here. We are a family with two young children. After waiting for half an hour for our food ( the restaurant wasn't busy) my children received their very overlooked fish goujons. After three requests for condiments...More

Thank Bugalet
Charlottefraser, Owner at The Fat Mackerel, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2014

I am very sorry that you had a problem with your meal, we do our utmost to ensure that this problem does not arise, but have obviously failed on this attempt. We grow all of our salads, and when the eho visited very recently applauded...More

Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just had dinner here and was wowed by un-messed around with fresh seafood beautifully cooked . I had plump sweet mussels followed by delicious hake in capers and the best floury potatoes outside Ireland ! I dipped into my daughters meal of sea bass on...More

Thank Caroline C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$13 - $27
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cove, Coverack TR12 6SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Coverack
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 280935
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Fine food for hungry people. Family friendly with sea views.
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