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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

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21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 (0)1736 796816
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After 5 years of visiting St Ives and saying we would, we finally got round to dining at this restaurant and we were certainly not disappointed! The service was great! Our lovely waitress Hattie was a credit to the place and our boys loved her. The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed all of the seafood on offer. 5... More 

Thank Andrew L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a family meal. All meals were lovely. So tasty. We had sea bass. Seafood pot. Sirloin steak and the kids had steak and fish and chips. All plates were cleared. Some of us had room for pudding which were equally as yummy. We'll be back for sure. If you are in St Ives, then this is a must.... More 

Thank Reuben C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting with family, 5 of us including 1 toddler (that is not at all quiet as any typical 2 year old ) as our first eating out experience of a 7 day holiday. Faultless service and the staff fully engaged our 2 year old and she called the waitress her friend (Jessica I think her name was). The setting was... More 

Thank Synchro18t
Newquay, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took some relatives to St Ives recently and decided to get away from the hustle and bustle of the seafront restaurants and pubs in search of lunch. What a good job we did otherwise we wouldn't have stumbled upon this fabulous seafood restaurant. Superb, extremely fresh seafood served by delightfully friendly staff in a beautifully relaxed atmosphere. Shame we don't... More 

Thank Ken H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been holidaying in St Ives on and off for 30 years and always have at least one meal in The Mermaid - that says it all. Early Bird three-course for around £20 is best value and, as ever, sole is the fish dish option.

Thank Gledi57
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, service with wide choice to suit all. From the Normal menu to Early Bird three course Special (with selection to choose from) excellent quality, value with lovely ambience. Very highly recommend. Always visit here when go to St Ives. Enjoy... you most definitely will.

Thank gkd007
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have eaten at this restaurant on many holidays to St.Ives Always a friendly welcome. The food is superb. Never had a bad meal. Fish is particularly good. Leave room for dessert. Mermaid mess, similar to Eton mess is excellent and also the creme brulee. Recommend booking in advance.

Thank Rachel H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place we have Eaten in a long time! It was perfect... So tasty! Staff seemed friendly! I can't wait to visit again! I'd Deffo recommend it! So worth the money.

Thank Mollyflores1992
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By chance,having walked around most of St Ives,we came across the Mermaid.What a charming place.service was spot on and decor interesting.Lunchtime was a busy service.we ordered 2 lunch specials which were delicious and freshly cooked.You don't need a seaview all the time when you visiting St Ives.Treat yourself with a visit.

Thank Sluey1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food. Attentive service. Interesting decor. Need to pre-book. Limited choice of dishes. Not a wide range of beers. Quite expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Seafood, British
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1736 796816

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?