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“Position is everything”
Review of Life's a Beach

Life's a Beach
Ranked #4 of 109 Restaurants in Bude
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $55
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Imagine…….. sitting on the veranda of a restaurant which nestles among rugged cliffs, gazing at the golden sands and the sea, stained scarlet, as the sun sets. Is this the Italian Riviera? No, this is Life’s a Beach, overlooking Summerleaze beach in Bude, Cornwall, where the location and the cuisine are as fine as any in the world.The wide ranging menu uses fresh local produce and reflects the creativity and travelling experiences of the young chefs. Seafood is a speciality, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly.The restaurant opens at 7pm but during the day it transforms into a facility for beach goers. There is an ice cream parlour, a beach shop and a café where meals, snacks and drinks can be enjoyed on the premises overlooking the beach or taken away.‘Lifes a Beach’ is already highly acclaimed as the place to eat out in Bude, so why not come and judge for yourself?
Totnes, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Position is everything”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is a regular haunt for coffee and breakfast while watching the dog walkers on the beach and the surfers out in the ocean. Nothing too sophisticated just good quality in a marvelous setting.

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful !”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We visited this restaurant as a family group on Saturday evening and what a wonderful experience ! My reservation by email a fortnight beforehand, was acknowledged promptly and efficiently.

The food, service and attention to detail are excellent. The staff are very obliging when it comes to 'mixing & matching' children's and adult menus and nothing was too much trouble.

The menu is inventive and exciting and the food fresh and very well cooked. The fish particularly is wonderful !

Definitely worth the 35 minute drive !

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davidlab, Public Relations Manager at Life's a Beach, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thankyou very much for taking the time to post your comments it always great to hear our customers feedback, we hope to see you again!
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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

For top quality, delicious food in casual, relaxed surroundings, Life's a Beach is just perfect. Saturday night supper was lovely - really recommend the fish dishes. Definitely my favourite restaurant in this area.

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Kintbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Don't Judge a book by its cover”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have just stayed in Bude for the weekend and was recommended to book this restaurant as the best restaurant in Bude. I went for an afternoon walk to go and look at the restaurant and I was surprised as to how basic it looked.....you will be glad to know that it comes alive in the evening, the atmosphere was great, the staff were very kind to my wife and my daughter and the food is AMAZING....best meal I have had in a very long time.

As my title says....never judge a book by its cover, as this proves that appearance is not everything!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“May not look like much from the outside, but.........”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a find, I was only in Bude for the weekend with the family and the land lady of our B&B recommended Lifes a beach to us; we managed to book the last available table. The Food was wonderful, the staff very helpful and approachable and it was all very reasonably priced.
Although we couldn't see the sea because it was dark, I can imagine in the Summer, the beach is a lovely back drop too; as the restaurant is situated on the beach wall.

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davidlab, Public Relations Manager at Life's a Beach, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thankyou very much for your comments, always much appreciated, we hope to see you again soon!
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