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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (85 reviews)
“steak” (87 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
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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
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...More

Thank Garth335
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...More

Thank Curmo
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...More

Thank Lauren F
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...More

Thank Mary E
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...More

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...More

Thank Barbara0611
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...More

Thank Ian F
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...More

Thank Shriggers
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My husband I were lucky enough to get into The Mermaid for New Year's Eve on a cancellation whilst on a short stay revisiting St Ives. Unsure of what to expect given a local had heard restaurant was a bit hit and miss from accounts....More

Thank N4683CZdavidh
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Questions & Answers
5 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from _lynn_onions | Reviewed this property |
Definitely fresh and local
4 July 2016|
Response from Adela54 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer your question as I don't know how they cook all their food, you would have to ask the restaurant directly.
10 April 2016|
Response from Steeple123 |
Yes they do have a children's menu !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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