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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (67 reviews)
“steak” (77 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

This restaurant is a little away from the main harbour front but well worth seeking out as it was the friendliest restaurant we visited with a cosy, bustling atmosphere. All the seafood dishes we tried were excellent, as was the vegetarian curry. We had such...More

Thank ChrisSalford
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This was the first time my wife and I had visited this restaurant - and we wondered why!! It is a very quirky sort of place with bottles hanging from the ceiling with peoples names and dates on them. Also old photographs hang on the...More

Thank Peter1945_13
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent, very busy so we were lucky to get a table but it was worth it. Crab to start then Coquilles St Jacques which was lovely but very rich. Would have liked to have seen more local wines offered to compliment the local seafood. Atmosphere...More

Thank Ali H
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times in the past and we returned this year for our final evening in St Ives. What is nice is that the restaurant has stayed the same for a number of years, in a good way. It has a...More

Thank AndyX
Reviewed 16 June 2016

A very popular and quaint restaurant to eat. A nicely varied menu, and very reasonably priced with several fish and meat dishes to choose from. The service was excellent from the friendly and courteous staff. It also boasted a great wine list.(the Mermaid Mess, a...More

Thank Graham G
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We booked a table here for a meal. Although we arrived promptly we had to wait about 20min for our table so we had a drink (I ordered a dry martini but got a sweet one, but left it because the bar staff were very...More

1  Thank Adela54
Reviewed 15 June 2016

visited the mermaid twice on our recent holiday in St. Ives. Each time the food was superb, the seabass fillets were gorgeous also the john dory and dover sole. The service was attentive and friendly and judging by the fact the restaurant was full on...More

Thank lethaltime
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Arrived early for our booking but it was not problem to the staff, they just got another table ready for us. Unknown to the four of us, there was a set menu of 3 courses for £20 but this ended at 7pm. By the time...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner visited here last Sunday evening, he had been promising to take me here for a while as he used to eat here a number of years ago and was always telling me how fantastic it was! It certainly didn't disappoint, the...More

Thank Jenthorne
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We were keen to return here this year after enjoying a great meal during last years visit. We remembered to book (recommended) as it continues to be very busy. The food is of a very high quality and I really enjoyed the seafood platter. All...More

Thank Ktulu1
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you provide a Gluten free menu? Thank you
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.
Do you have a Childs menu? I have 2 fussy eaters!!
10 April 2016|
Response from Steeple123 |
Yes they do have a children's menu !
Pauline H
do you allow dogs anywhere inside the restaurant
8 October 2015|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from matroz | Property representative |
Sorry as our kitchen is on the same level as the restaurant we are not allowed dogs in the restaurant. Sorry
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Restaurant Details

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