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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

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21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visited on Saturday 11 February for valentine's meal. As expected the bistro was busy but staff were very attentive. Lovely steaks followed by Eton mess and sticky toffee pudding. Always a great atmosphere at the bistro. One suggestion would be music more appropriate to setting. Also, asked for time between courses but desserts arrived earlier than requested.

Thank Paula G
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We went to the Mermaid for dinner it was the first time my Grandma has been and she thought the food and service was as amazing as we do!The steak was delicious and the chocolate mousse was yummy.We can't wait to return!

Thank Lorrainec01
St Ives, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We have visited the Mermaid Restaurant on many occasions, living locally,over the years we have dined as a works party, meals with friends birthdays etc, always a warm welcome and the food of a good quality. Matt Smith the owner is always attentive without being pushy, my experience is that if local people use restaurants then that is always a... More 

Thank Garth335
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Standard gastropub dishes cooked superbly. My ham hock starter was delicious and the fillet steak I ordered for my main was cooked perfectly. Ample portions, great service and an intimate atmosphere. The pub has a long history and is full of interesting artefacts. The menu won't win prizes for innovation but the quality of the offering is excellent.

Thank Curmo
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I visited this restaurant with my partner when we went on a long weekend away. It was my first time visiting this area and this was the first place we visited to eat and was very impressed. We were recommended this restaurant and was glad I made a booking prior to our visit. The staff were lovely and friendly, the... More 

Thank Lauren F
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A bit old fashion - but that is what is nice about it. Funky décor with hundreds of black and white photos on the walls of St Ives and Cornwall. Very atmospheric with big meals. Large portions of Surf and Turf. Make sure your hungry and don't want a salad. Pleasant staff!

Thank Mary E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We visited St Ives over the new year period and booked a table in the Mermaid on our first evening. We had such a brilliant evening! Food great, service very friendly, our children loved the 'coloring competition' to keep them entertained! Our waitress did a marvellous job keeping us entertained too! The atmosphere was brilliant!! Thank you to you and... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We wandered through the town earlier in the day and discovered this . We decided to phone and were able to get a table that evening. Such a fantastic choice of dishes to choose from, a hard decision. The staff were very friendly and a lovely atmosphere in a snug family type kitchen environment. Red checked table clothes, wine bottles... More 

Thank Barbara0611
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Celebrated a New Year's Day birthday at The Mermaid...after experiencing the food and the service, I could see why the place was full. This cosy restaurant has charm and character by the boat load. The team were warm and friendly, very attentive and served an amazing selection of food. For me selecting food is normally a simple process of elimination... More 

Thank Ian F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We've not been in here for years due to a bad experience many years ago but we are so glad we've got over ourselves! Squid for starter lovely, duck pancakes delicious. Mains Pot of Seafood and Seafood platter AMAZING! Will we be back, you bet we will!

Thank Shriggers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796816

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?