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South Cafe

Church Lane, Manaccan TR12 6HR, England
+44 1326 231331
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carrot cake” (4 reviews)
“crab salad” (4 reviews)
“local fish” (2 reviews)
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European, British, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Church Lane, Manaccan TR12 6HR, England
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, great food, great service, chef very talented, definitely worth phoning first to ensure it's open as it has restricted hours out of season.

1  Thank 287DRC
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

We arrived for late lunch (8 of us, including 3 ravenous young boys) and we were warmly welcomed to South Cafe. We simply cannot believe we haven't visited before. Beautiful setting and decor. Food was fresh and delicious. Crab buns, burgers and amazing plaice gratin...More

1  Thank Cat770
Reviewed October 21, 2017

When you're staying on The Lizard in the Autumn you take pot luck with the weather and we weren't always sure what places were open .. we first saw the South Cafe on a walk through Mannican and we were far too muddy to venture...More

1  Thank chillBerko
Reviewed October 9, 2017

We go to South for dinner whenever we are in that area on holiday, and have come to love it. It is a very special restaurant, where everything is done with dependable excellence. The ambience is one of elegant simplicity, the food is always top-class,...More

Thank AKH42
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

I visited the South Cafe on my last afternoon as wanted to experience a proper Cornish cream tea. It did not disappoint! I struggled with the two generous scones as I was only expecting one, but they were fresh, warm and extremely tasty. Lovely cafe,...More

Thank Honey1001
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Well we certainly left the best till last. We popped in for a cream tea in the afternoon which was scrumptious. Returned for dinner and can't think of a better way to end our holiday. The service was great, warm friendly and attentive. The food...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

We happened to pass this place a few days earlier and both commented that it looked really nice from the outside, then read all the positive reviews and had to go. We were not disappointed! The menu is elegant simplicity, we opted for Moules Frites...More

Thank gareth_uk_1985
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Every time we are in the area we book dinner or lunch. The last lunch was wonderful - moules and chips, delicious pea and pancetta soup, steak and salad and then we all tucked into pudding. Great selection of wine too. Thank you South Cafe.

1  Thank liz w
Reviewed August 27, 2017

A group of 8 of us were walking in the area and went for tea/coffee and cake on Saturday afternoon. The service was friendly, but they were short of cakes as they were going to be closed the next day. We did manage to get...More

1  Thank Skippyhumbug
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

The best meal I've eaten in a long time. Beautiful surroundings and perfect service. Just good value for money. I am very very sad this isn't near to where I live, as it would be a regular visit for us. Thanks very much!

1  Thank MeGB77
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August 20, 2017|
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Response from smudgecirencester | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I'm sure the courtyard would be fine, but anyway the owners are v kind and if you call they will help. There's otherwise always the community pub there or the Shiprights in Helford, which certainly allows dogs any time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $26
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Lane, Manaccan TR12 6HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Manaccan
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 231331
  • E-mail
Open seasonally from Easter to November for lunch, homemade cakes, coffees, cream teas, wines and a full license, with fresh fish and shellfish our speciality. A South facing garden is great for sunny days, with a wood burner when chilly. Please telephone for more details, extra opening, dinners, Christmas opening and reservations.
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