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“Excellent fish dishes, interesting menu”

Outlaw's Fish Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Port Isaac
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $39
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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695 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
“Excellent fish dishes, interesting menu”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very enjoyable and tasty fish dishes, not large portions but enough especially with the breaded plaice in a bun. Really enjoyed the monkfish, the chilli squid and the cod roe dip. But we thought the lobster was tasteless and poor value and we were very disappointed by the reaction from the waitress when we asked for bread to mop up some of the beautiful sauce. Overall enjoyed the food, but found the atmosphere a little flat and the waitresses aloof, would recommend here as an experience but will not revisit.

  • Visited August 2014
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“A special Port Isaac evening”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The two of us ate at Outlaw's Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac on a Friday evening earlier this month. We had booked a table a couple of days previously - after popping in on the off-chance that we could get a table - so I would definitely recommend booking for the evening service. No bookings are taken for the lunch-time service so if you arrive when they open at 12noon you should get a table.

We opted for the "Outlaw's Fish Kitchen" menu rather than try to decide on the dishes ourselves - they all looked so good - and this meant that we were given a number of tapas-sized dishes, chosen by the restaurant, which came out as surprises throughout our meal.

We were given a fantastic selection of fish, beautifully presented and packed with delicious flavour combinations. Some of the dishes were: whiskey-cured salmon, cured sea bass with pickled peppers, mackerel and a delightful little fish burger. We also added the chilli-squid, which wasn't available on the Fish Kitchen menu, which was such a treat. The food was paired with a lovely white wine chosen on the recommendation of the waitress. Dessert was lovely: a light, summery lemon posset with blackberries and sugared pistachios.

Service was absolutely brilliant throughout the evening. We were given lots of time by our waitress who answered our questions with enthusiasm and the staff were attentive and friendly without being intrusive.

Although small the restaurant didn't feel crowded and the seating was really lovely: romantic tables for two in little alcoves, larger tables with benches along the wall, etc.

I would absolutely recommend Outlaw's for a special evening; it was well worth the money that we spent.

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Cheshire
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“Fabulous fish dishes”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Port Isaac is the epitome of quaint Cornish villages and Outlaws sits at the heart of it serving beautiful fish dishes. In this small simple dining room the dishes are the stars. My husband and I chose the share menu for £35 a head which took the challenge of choosing out of our hands and we are so glad we did. Options we would never have chosen were served and loved - our eyes and taste buds were opened. The two girls running the restaurant knew the menu, ingredients, wine inside out and ensured everyone has a super meal. Advance booking is essential and worth it. Can't wait to revisit!

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Zummerset
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“The climb back to the car park was worth it!”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

We made a special detour to Port Isaac to eat at Outlaws and it was certainly worth it. There was not a vast choice on the lunch menu but this was all to the good. The monk fish we had was excellent and the St Clements posset to follow melted in the mouth.
The staff were knowledgeable and friendly, a credit to Nathan Outlaw.
We will certainly visit again when we are in Cornwall.

  • Visited August 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fun fish tapas”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Dropped in here on a bright blustery summers day and thoroughly enjoyed a lazy lunch. The restaurant is tiny, with low beamed ceilings and small windows, however it is light and airy and the welcome from the staff was excellent. We chose the delicious fish tapas ( especially the mackerel) and happily guzzled down the house white. The tapas was £15 each and the wine added £16.50 but well worth it.

  • Visited August 2014
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