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Twisted Currant

10 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9HJ, England
+44 1326 565999
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (67 reviews)
“cake” (41 reviews)
“treacle tart” (7 reviews)
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British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9HJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Got directed here from one of the gallery’s along the seafront. Fantastic little place, amazing vegan menu, including vegan cream tea! Well priced, delightful taste, and the non vegan options were good too 😋

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kockers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a light lunch one afternoon in December. Warm and welcoming with lovely friendly staff. Had a panini special and chocolate cream tea. Scones were amazing and great portion sizes. Panini was well cooked and lovely salad with it. Only thing that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PuddingElephant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cracking breakfast. Always come here to end our holiday. Lovely, friendly staff, nice selection of teas and fresh coffee. Yet to pop in for tea & cake, always busy. Can't wait to come back.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank mandydaniels48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made 2 trips on a weekend just for their scones - pretty much the best I’ve had! Freshly made, warm, served with local Cornish tea, worth the trip to pretty Porthleven. And lovely service too.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 346ah
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Went to the Twisted Currant for the first time yesterday for a Christmas 'do'. The meal was excellent one of the best I've had anywhere. Good price and plenty of it served piping hot with home made gravy. Excellent friendly service and lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank JackyHS
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Sweet or savoury snacks - including fresh crab sandwiches available here - after all it is a working fishing village! Pleasant and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Phoenix029
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Large group booked in for private party. The food was freshly prepared and really quite delicate, all top quality fillings for sandwiches and vegetarians well catered for. All food presented beautifully on pretty cake plates garnished with fresh fruit and vegetables.Friendly, attentive staff who made...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank cornishtaster
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

What a truly wonderful place. We had afternoon tea to celebrate Dad's 70th birthday. Approximately 20 of us attended. Upon arrival the cafe is spacious, spottlesly clean and welcoming. All the sandwiches and cakes were delicious and vegetarians were very well catered for. The staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Tina B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Went for afternoon tea. Good choice for a traditional tea and nice atmosphere. Staff went out of their way to be helpful

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank Muriel S
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit to The Twisted Currant. It is an amazing cafe in Portleven that caters for a huge range of dietary needs. I had scrambled eggs on gluten free toast - I was even given a choice of brown or white! I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank LA2931
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October 26, 2017|
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Response from michaelpF3215PW | Property representative |
It is an old Victorian building so there is a small 4 inch step into the door which most wheelchair users manage OK. There is enough room between tables to move a wheelchair and there is a toilet, which though not fitted out... More
October 8, 2016|
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Response from michaelpF3215PW | Property representative |
We welcome dogs and provide a water bowl and a dog biscuit for a treat.
Miriam M
July 11, 2015|
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Response from michaelpF3215PW | Property representative |
Breakfast ranges from 1.75 for a croissant to 7.50 for a Full English breakfast including a cup of tea or coffee. Lunches range from 5.45 for a sandwich to 6.95 for fish chowder or quiche of the day. A cream tea with tea is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 565999
  • E-mail
Tea room serving traditional breakfasts, home made light lunches, cakes and cream teas, with gluten and dairy free options for meals and cakes
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