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The Ancient Mariner Bistro

We are a family run Bistro located only 100 metres from the beach and have a great pride in the quality of our Local food, from the Freshest of Fish and shellfish direct from the Harbour on our doorstep, to the amazing meats supplied from farms nearby. We try to accommodate for every taste and are happy to adjust our dishes for you. We are able to cater for parties and special occasions for up-to 20 guests, including your Wedding Breakfasts, and Birthdays.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Seafood, British
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mark and Mel, thank you so much for the best New Years Eve we have ever had! Your hosting makes us feel like we are visiting friends, the food is so well thought out and the taste is unbeatable! Every meal we have had with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank beckiboop21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's normally very hard to get a table in this lovely little restaurant, so we pleasantly surprised to get a booking on a quiet Saturday night before Xmas. Fantastic food and friendly service, this is a must visit establishment next time you visit Looe. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank brickershols
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely little bistro restaurant. Food was delicious and very fresh. Our party ate scallops, mussels (which were huge!), chowder, monkfish and plaice. All cooked beautifully. Not too much fuss, fairly simply presented but cooked perfectly. All ingredients are sourced locally. We booked ahead and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tamgo
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Such a warm greeting by Melanie and Mark. We instantly felt welcome and the atmosphere seemed the same for everyone Great food. Lovely attention to detail. Your table is yours for the evening - no rush to eat in a certain time frame. Will definitely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christeys
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here last night and the food is superb. They catered for all my dietary needs as I am gluten, dairy and also intolerant to other foods like onion. The scallops were fresh from the sea that day, the steak just...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Emma B
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Just eaten a fab meal here, travelled from west sussex for 4 days and decided this was a good place to try, we were not wrong, staff amazing especially Mel and the food was brilliant! will be back for sure, well worth a visit

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank maria16green
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The food, the service and the location were perfect. The hostess was so friendly and helpful. We weren't hurried and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Would definitely go again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sapphy63
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Booked before we arrived in Looe but very pleased with our choice.In fact we booked for the next day before we had a mouthful of food.The food was to die for,the service was excellent with both front staff very efficient and energetic.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a very smart looking restaurant, probably smartest in Looe. Lovely food and service was impeccable with front of house lady making it very clear they don’t like to rush folk. All in all very pleasant

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Graceygoo
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

A pleasant enough meal but food although good was nothing special. Had to have our third choice of wine from an extremely small wine list.(The suppliers fault,apparently?) Unfortunately, like much of our experience of Cornwall, overpriced for what you got.

Date of visit: September 2018
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October 8, 2017|
Response from ancientmarinerslooe | Property representative |
Hi we can cater for you but what date are you looking for as we are away from 6th to 22nd of November Kind regards Mark
April 21, 2017|
Response from ancientmarinerslooe | Property representative |
Hi Susie Unfortunately we are really small inside and don't have room for pushchairs/ prams Kind regards Mark
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