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“Delicious local food”
Review of Squid Ink - CLOSED

Squid Ink
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $71
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Squid Ink restaurant situated in the historic fishing port of Looe in South East Cornwall.This intimate 32 cover restaurant is owned by Looe resident Adrian Woodward and first opened in 2008. The restaurant itself is housed within a character filled period building dating back more than 300 years.Looe is a pretty seaside town and important Cornish port selling mainly day caught fish from small trawlers, netting boats and line fishing boats, where the highest EU quality level of E (excellent) is electronically `attached' to almost every box of fish. Day boats are considered one of the more sustainable ways to fish, and they also provide the freshest fish.We are committed to offering outstanding service and our menu includes dishes suitable for allergy sufferers or those just wishing to avoid certain foods such as seafood, gluten or dairy. If however you have any additional dietary requirements you are welcome to discuss them with the chef who will endeavour to accommodate them.
London
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious local food”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully cooked and presented food. Every dish was wonderful and the wine selection was really good. I would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Tbo&Susie
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Catherine1966, Owner at Squid Ink, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you Tbo for taking the time to write a review after you visited our restaurant. Its very pleasing to read that you found the food "beautifully cooked and presented" and that you felt "every dish was wonderful". Our wine menu has been chosen in conjunction with the help of our local family run wine merchant, who always goes that extra mile to help us provide our diners with a fine selection of wines, I will ensure I pass on your comments to him.

We look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you for recommending our restaurant to other diners.

Kind regards

Catherine and Warren.
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Gumusluk, Turkey
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excllent Evening”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Our friends came down to visit us in Looe for the first time and we went to Squid Ink and had a fabulous meal. The service was first rate, the food delicious and the atmosphere perfect. We'll definitely be going again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank SharonGermain
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Catherine1966, Owner at Squid Ink, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Its great to read that you and your friends enjoyed your visit to The Squid Ink Sharon. Seeing old friends is always a time for celebration and we would like to thank you for choosing to dine with us. I will be certain to pass on your lovely comments in regard to the "fabulous meal", "the first rate service", and the "delicious food". As a team we all work hard to create a "perfect atmosphere" for our diners and its fantastic to read that you felt we achieved this. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards

Catherine and Warren.
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We went with family to Squid Ink two weeks ago. It was pouring with rain and as soon as we went in the staff took our wet coats to hang up and had a place for our umbrellas. The staff couldn't have been more helpful in every aspect. We sat on sofas with a drink to choose our meals and then were taken to our table. The food was absolutely superb and we were even given a little jug of soup with compliments from the chef. It's definitely value for money, very good quality. The best Eton Mess I have ever had !! Would highly recommend and it would be top of my list if I was holidaying near Looe again

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Lisa C
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Catherine1966, Owner at Squid Ink, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you Lisa for taking the time to write a review after your recent visit to our restaurant. Its lovely to read that you and your family enjoyed your meal with us. I hope the Eton Mess, which you enjoyed so much, helped to brighten your day after the awful weather you experienced. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Looe..... we will try to arrange some sunshine for you next time .

Kind regards

Catherine and Warren
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Essex
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Faultless”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Excellent food, plenty of good local ingredients, all fresh and cooked to perfection. Service at all times was excellent, very friendly and professional. Throughly enjoyed the whole evening and would highly recommend.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank DEW62
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Catherine1966, Owner at Squid Ink, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent visit to our restaurant. Its always pleasing to read that our clients have enjoyed their dining experience. Warren does indeed source only high quality "fresh, local ingredients" and its lovely to read that you found the food and customer service to be "faultless" and that you "thoroughly enjoyed" your visit.

We look forward to seeing you again soon

Kind regards

Catherine and Warren
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Looe by far!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We returned to Squid Ink after having discovered it last year and it really is the best restaurant in Looe, indeed I would go so far as to say in Cornwall. We loved it so much during our 5 night stay we went there for 3 of our evening meals. The food is simply superb. So much fresh fish, fabulously prepared, you just don't find a place like this very often anywhere in England. The owners Catherine and Warren just know how to do it. The welcome is so friendly, the choice of food is just perfect from the amuse-bouche, which even my 7 year old loves, to the delicious dessert selection - everything is lovingly prepared. A great selection of wines and the best fish and meat you can imagine. This is a place to have a romantic meal, a special celebration or just simply a family meal out. My son adores this place, now refuses to go anywhere else when we go to Looe, he even got the chance to go and see Warren the chef in the kitchen so he could congratulate him! Nothing is too much trouble and as they have a good number of staff, the customer service is just amazing. Highly recommended to anyone who loves good food.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Sarah T
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Catherine1966, Owner at Squid Ink, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Thank you Sarah for taking the time to write such a positive review after your recent visits to our restaurant. It has been our pleasure welcoming you and your family and we all enjoyed the interest that samie showed in his food choices and in the kitchen. We always welcome children, after all they are the diners of tomorrow, and its an added bonus when they are as keen to try different dishes and be involved in the whole dining experience as your son . You never know you may well have a chef of the future on your hands.

We look forward to seeing you again soon on your next visit to Looe

Kind regards

Catherine and Warren
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