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“Fresh tasty food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pels

Pels
Ranked #10 of 144 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $12
Cuisines: Pizza, Cafe, British, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: St. Ives seafront take-out and small cafe specialising in home cooked food,
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fresh tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Every dish I have eaten in pels has been delicious. Even as a take away the food is fresh and tasty. Gets very busy but the staff are always friendly. Try the double burgers they are to die for .

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Callington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Overpriced to eat in”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Popular as food is OK and reasonably priced to take away but to eat in is rather overpriced.

Quick service with a smile of well prepared food but a little cramped if you eat in.

Visited July 2013
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Thank kimdelcjnv
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North West England, United Kingdom
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401 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Busy place shows it has a good reputation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Top quality food and superb staff. Huge menu considering the size of the place. I had mackerel fillets and would struggle to find fresher or tastier; my wife asked for a mix of two dishes on offer and found that nothing was too much trouble. Crepes were very popular served from the window onto the seafront; clearly this place has a very good reputation.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WirralTiger
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Cotswolds
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great choice, quality and service in fab location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Always lots to chose from here, homemade and great quality served by friendly welcoming staff. It's always our first choice when in St Ives.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CotswoldsSal
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely place, great food, nice staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

My first visit to Pels was in June we have walked past Pels for years but never tried it what a massive mistake on our parts. We dined there four times for lunch over the week as it was addictive. There are two reasons for this firstly my Mother has a number of medical conditions one of which causes dietary problems and she has issues regarding choking. Secondly my Dad suffers from a severe balance problem and dementia. We decided to try after reading the reviews and looking at the menu. We where very surprised to find items which appealed to all three of us as this is rare due to tastes and what Mum can eat.

Over the week Mum went in for lunch twice alone and twice with Dad and I. We tried the crab sandwich, crayfish sandwich, soup, ploughman's lunch, chicken sandwich, toffee and banana crepes, strawberry and chocolate crepes and numerous latte's and coffee's. I would have to say all items where top notch freshly made of top quality ingredients. My personal favourites are the crayfish sandwich followed by the strawberry and chocolate crepe.

Mum is not the most confident person but felt completely relaxed going for lunch here alone when Dad preferred something else which Mum could not eat. She said she met some people and did not feel alone as people where very friendly. The staff are lovely and the tall dark man (owner) was great with us. He even supplied us with our sandwiches and cakes etc for our journey home. My only sadness is that he said Pels may not be open on our next visit in December as they normally close for a winter break. So we will have to find somewhere else but will be back in March!!!

We have also been visiting St Ives for fifty years plus several times a year and have eaten out every meal and have missed his gem of a place. We will make sure that we visit numerous times each holiday from now on though.

Visited June 2013
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