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The Square At Porthleven

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7 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston, England
01326 573911
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Square is probably our favourite restaurant. The view is great, the ambience is pleasant and relaxing and the staff are friendly and extremely efficient. We have been numerous times and have never been disappointed by any of the various dishes we have chosen. We always look forward to dinner there when in Cornwall.

Thank Bumblebee 151 A
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hi went for Dinner at the end of our holiday in Portheleven. I had the Plaice - superb - s could not of been better. My Husband had the Pork which was heavenly. Only wished I lived here so I could visit again

Thank Lisa C
Truro, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank you. We brought friends here having seen it in passing. It was an interesting menu with good service and a nice ambience.

Thank Travelling_Trainers
Gweek, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband took me here for a birthday dinner. Very hot evening and the small dining room was full. I didn't see any effort to try and cool the room except keeping the door open,a fan or two may have helped.. The service was slow to start with but this got slower as the evening wore on. There were 3... More 

Thank Judy G
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely lunch outside in the sunshine with perfect views and the best cream tea I had all holiday

Thank Christina 'Nina... H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a mixed bag in this review of The Square. The food was very good, reasonable priced and brought to the table without too much of a wait. The place was quite busy too - a good sign. However, what spoiled the evening was that the place simply got hotter and hotter! So much so that it became uncomfortable... More 

Thank dean1504
West Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited twice during our weeks holiday. Excellent service, nothing too much trouble and waitress very friendly and helpful. Food very tasty and chef even filleted my plaice. Wouldn't hesitate to visit again if in the area

Thank WMBarneys
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Porthleven has numerous fine restaurants and pubs but the Square is probably my favourite. The friendly staff looked after us very well but the food really did the talking. Simple and straight forward beautifully cooked fish but a fine choice for everyone. Put it on a long and growing list of fine Porthleven restaurants

Thank Glenn C
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely worth booking if you are in the area. Reasonable prices for high quality food. Presentation is fantastic, well worth a visit.

Thank Jacksie1809
Truro, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went here for a birthday meal, It was for several people so all food was pre ordered. Arrived at 6.15-6.30. At no point did waitresses come and ask if anyone would like drinks or how the meal was. One half of the group had their food and almost finished before the rest of the group received theirs the dinner plates... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $48
European, British, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: 01326 573911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?