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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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Yerevan, Armenia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The restaurant is set away from the sea front walk but is it a gem of a find. Fish and chips was delightful with thin beer battered fish and skin on chips. My sister and I took the gluten free skinny option, fried fish without batter and a salad. We enjoyed the meal served by friendly staff.

1 Thank rebcca
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Difficult to get a table, advanced booking necessary which is understandable with the quality of service. We were recognised having made an earlier booking and brought drinks whilst we studied the menu. Seafood platter is excellent as are the steaks. Service is attentive and good and the outstanding meal for 2 courses cost less than the Loft for one course... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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483 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

On arrival for our 18.30 reservation we were surprised at how busy this largish pub restaurant was at such an early hour. Service was brisk and charming. My wife had the mackerel smokies and I crabmeat special as starters. Lovely . The special of grilled place was a very welcome surprise. In fact the fish were so large they could... More 

Thank braithwaite12
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

My wife and I visited this restaurant in July 2016. We saw the reviews on trip advisor and were extremely excited. The food was ok, and the service was good, but overall we expected better from all the excellent trip advisor reviews.

1 Thank stokel008
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379 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Mermaid specialises in seafood and has a lovely selection on offer. It started well with the waitress recognising me from when I'd popped in earlier to book a table. The staff were friendly and attentive throughout getting the right balance of service and leaving you to relax. We had fish starters and mains and they were delicious. Although the portions... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Love the food .plenty variety, friendly staff,and fab steaks as im not a great eater of varied fish. But if you like fish they have a large selection house wine is very good you cant take your own in .A very friendly atmosphere small restaurant would certainly recommend it can book up very quickly in summer wise to ring up... More 

Thank Linda A
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

we ate here one evening at the end of june ,we had a marvellous meal with no complaints ,the food and service was great and atmosphere quaint and intimate. not been here for over 20 years and it hasn't changed décor wise at all. a good place to visit with a great menu choice.

Thank Kenneth G
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Okay it was the night Wales beat Belgium (so natural good spirits) but first impressions were of a pub serving food so we set our sights accordingly and prepared for a pleasant meal. In fact it's a real gem, not fancy, big chips, etc, but what it does do is hit the mark perfectly. Tasty, well cooked, good portions, and... More 

Thank c1o2l3i4n5
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Considering proximity to the sea the quality of the seafood was overall average at best. Overpriced. Slightly odd cheesy tasting seafood soup. Seafood pot for £15.95 was mostly muscles and 2 prawns and a bowl vs pot. On balance there are better places to spend your money.

1 Thank Chris G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend on a recommendation from another couple who had previously visited. Food was as told - fantastic. Some may say a little pricey but was worth it. We had scallops with chorizo, peppers and rocket and a bread board with olives to start. For mains - grilled Hake with a cheese sauce and pancetta with new... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?