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Life's a Beach

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Life's a Beach Summerleaze Crescent, Bude EX23 8HN, England
441288355222
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10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Nuneaton, Warks
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really lovely food. The crab bisque was awesome. A good place in the sun and nice to sit inside and watch the rain too! Will go back.

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Thank leannedemain
Lancashire, England
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highly recommended good food and service. Came here with the kids everyone liked it Good location over looking the main beach in bude

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Thank BunionMan
Skipton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You should definitely book! This is probably the best seafood restaurant in Bude, the main menu s great, there are usually a few specials and the service is polite and attentive, all this and on the beach too.

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Thank Alan H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great lunch here with great views overlooking the beach. The squid rings are fantastic - huge with a great deep flavoured sweet chilli dip. The garlic buttered prawns were yummy and the thick cut bread dipped in the sauce were a real food memory😙!!! Not too pricey considering this is described as budes number 1 restaurant with the... More 

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Thank Anna C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely staff, good menu, wine list & beer selection. Excellent fresh fish. Tempting to keep going back night after night! It was fully booked midweek and they were turning people away so definitely worth a reservation. We had lunch there as well and the sausage & onion baguette was marvellous! The only disappointment is that you can't sit outside, have... More 

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Thank Emma_Andy100
Kent
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on the terrace overlooking the beach in gorgeous weather. The service was friendly and super quick . The place was buzzing but the kitchen and waiting staff were sufficient in numbers to cope. Chef at the pass earns his money ... Impressive! My grilled plaice was gorgeous! Meal of my hols! Going back again any time we... More 

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Thank RAFKent
London
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice sea food, fantastic location makes it a 5. Well worth a visit if you can get in - not easy in the high season though. Swordfish and tuna combo was great.

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Thank WindChaser03
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner here three times when visiting relatives, which probably sums up what we thought of this place! Food and service was excellent. Not a cheap meal, but when you consider the quality of the food/service and beautiful views it is definitely worth the cost. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Bude.

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Thank nmylward
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Life's a Beach is a great place for adults to enjoy fresh sea food cooked extremely well. The lively nature of this beach side restaurant has a party feel about it. The staff are great and the food excellent. I will definitely be returning again and again.

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Thank Defender93
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Attended a family wedding who had the reception here. Fantastic food, very friendly owners and staff. Views of the beach outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $55
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, International
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Life's a Beach Summerleaze Crescent, Bude EX23 8HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude
  • Phone Number: 441288355222
Description
Imagine…….. sitting on the veranda of a restaurant which nestles among rugged cliffs, gazing at the golden sands and the sea, stained scarlet, as the sun sets. Is this the Italian Riviera? No, this is Life’s a Beach, overlooking Summerleaze beach in Bude, Cornwall, where the location and the cuisine are as fine as any in the world.The wide ranging menu uses fresh local produce and reflects the creativity and travelling experiences of the young chefs. Seafood is a speciality, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly.The restaurant opens at 7pm but during the day it transforms into a facility for beach goers. There is an ice cream parlour, a beach shop and a café where meals, snacks and drinks can be enjoyed on the premises overlooking the beach or taken away.‘Lifes a Beach’ is already highly acclaimed as the place to eat out in Bude, so why not come and judge for yourself?

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