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Dibble & Grub

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The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
01720 423719
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hathersage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a party of ten people; nine of us had a great time and loved every aspect of the place, the tenth must have been having a bad day! The menu is unusual in that it has both mains, with fish at the forefront, and a tapas section with great choice. Their use of more unusual ingredients, such as... More 

Thank dandsnz
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good tapas. Mediterranean feel to the food. Very relaxed. Service good too. We were a big group of 9 and they handled our orders well and without fuss. We liked it so much we went twice during our five day stay on the Scillies.

Thank Cath S
Redhill, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dibble and Grub overlooks a wide sandy beach. The day we visited it was hot, even in October, and we sat outside. This is an excellent spot for coffee and soft drinks during the day. We didn't eat but the menu looked interesting. We did see others eating and it looked very nice. It was so inviting that we had... More 

Thank 563sue
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A gorgeous spot for coffee, lunch sundowners or dinner. We had gorgeous tapas here on our last night and loved it all. A great selection of dishes and all really well cooked. Thanks so much for an amazing meal!

Thank Amanda H
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice now. Once they had no fish and it's on the beach so I had tapas of which only the halloumi was acceptable. The second time my halloumi and mushroom burger was three salad leaves two pieces of halloumi one mushroom and very cold cheap white roll. At 7.50 this has to be one of the... More 

Thank Sue A
Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tapas and Cornish beef with blue cheese ... yummy This is normally a summer venue but great to see it still open in late October

Thank Sarah L
Marcross, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent menu, lots of veggie and gluten free options, the meals we ordered were excellent though slightly pricey even by Scilly standards. Excellent service for both drinks on their own or when we had full meals.

Thank Chris W
Matlock, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across this restaurant at lunch time and stopped off for a meal. Beautiful location on the beach, excellent views. We were impressed with the quality of the lunch ( egg mayo with pancetta sandwich deserves particular mention) and returned next evening for dinner. Booking essential even in October. I had halibut in chard sauce. It was beautiful, the... More 

Thank Alan K
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the old fire station on Porthcressa beach this cafe offers seating outside on the promenade as well as indoors. They offer a good range of Mediterranean style dishes including small tapas plates, alongside regular cafe style fayre (burgers, tea, coffee, cakes etc.). The sicilian aubergine stew and the butternut squash burger were particularly good. It was a very... More 

Thank 342SteveO
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an evening here very over priced for what you get I asked for a medium rare steak it was over cooked I can do better myself we won't be returning on our next visit to st Mary's next year

Thank bev d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isles of Scilly  >  St Mary's
  • Phone Number: 01720 423719
Dibble & Grub has a fantastic location on Porthcressa beachfront with beautiful views over the bay. Serving brunch, lunch, tapas & evening meals, all food is freshly prepared on the premises. Special dietary requirements are happily catered for with a wide choice for vegetarians and ceoliacs. Baristas prepare your coffee from seasonal espresso roasted in Cornwall. The fully licensed bar offers excellent cocktails, Mediterranean lagers, Cornish ciders and a carefully chosen Wine List.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?