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The Old Lifeboat House

The Cove, Coverack TR12 6SX, England
+44 1326 281212
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Cove, Coverack TR12 6SX, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Delicious food here - visit every time we come to Cornwall and will again this September. Fresh food in a beautiful setting

1  Thank Chloë M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is such a shame because most restaurateurs would sell their own mother for a restaurant with views like this one. I would like to say to the owner (who I spoke to breifly) please get some help with your drink problem, you have an...More

2  Thank Erickhd8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please avoid! We came here for a family meal having eaten here 2 years ago when we had been impressed. Very sadly this restaurant has gone off the precipice since our last visit. Fishcakes overcooked, haddock under cooked and seafood lasagne was congealed. What made...More

3  Thank Oxfordtraveller2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having previously visited this restaurant in 2015 and having a lovely meal, in a beautiful setting, we returned this year but were so disappointed that I felt it warranted a warning to others. £12.95 for fish and chips, not too bad for a holiday price...More

2  Thank 90ginger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't mind paying tourist prices for good quality food and in the past, (last visit was August 2016) my family and I have enjoyed great fish and chips from The Old Lifeboat House, unfortunately, this time we were left feeling very disappointed after spending...More

4  Thank Beefarmer73
Reviewed 17 May 2017

After a lengthy walk along the Sw Path (and crossing the MOHO), we came across this fish and chip shop which had just opened for the evening. A nice sunny evening (in early May - so not busy) and a picturesque fishing harbour so time...More

1  Thank UKZRNIC
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Visiting Coverack on a Sunday evening, what better than eating fish and chips while seeing the tide come in. Well eating good fish and chips would be a start. Called in to get fish and chips from the old lifeboat house as it was close...More

2  Thank Middledene
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Three blokes with their canine friends arrived at the Lifeboat restaurant on a rainy Saturday evening after a long days walk along the SW Coast Path. John made us comfortable and filled us with great food. Lovely fist dishes and a great curry were consumed...More

Thank Pathfinder762
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

There is something about the seaside that usually seems to make fish and chips taste better. Not on this occasion. We visited the takeaway for fish and chips and to be fair the fish was ok but the chips were awful. Tasted as if reheated...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The menu is intelligently and imaginatively thought out, offering traditional dishes and some interesting alternatives. During our week in Cornwall and based in Coverack, we ate three times at The Old Lifeboat House and each time we had excellent food. The curries deserve special mention,...More

1  Thank endurium
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What are your opening hours?
17 July 2016|
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Response from thestoad | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully owners will answer. We were there off season (June) and seemed open throughout the week at all reasonable hours
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cove, Coverack TR12 6SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Coverack
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 281212
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