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Spero's Beach Cafe

Porthmellon, TR21 0JY, England
+44 1720 422521
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, British, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Porthmellon, TR21 0JY, England
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Café style, quite cramped. Service very slow. Very limited choice of fish dishes - went there hoping for crab or mussels or similar, but not an option. Draft lager best avoided

Thank fennyWarks
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My sister and I visited the beach cafe and enjoyed an hour taking in the view, watching tame birds hopping around on the tables and sampling the food

Thank janebrim
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had a really great lunch sat outside with the pooch, good food, good drinks and great views. Had some bottled ales from the Scillies, highly recommended

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Staff helpful and food excellent (seafood in particular) and portions big. Great views over the sea too and close to walk back to town as just on the outskirts.

Thank Daltonian
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were disappointed that Juliet's was closed and were delighted to come upon Spero's Beach Café. It is a modern building and has excellent views along the coast. We had coffee and very good brownie and sat indoors as it was raining. The outside looked...More

Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had dinner twice on a recent holiday. The menu was slightly more limited than previous visits and some of the wine was only available by the glass and not the bottle. It is a little overpriced and there is a feeling that perhaps it...More

Thank gracieDevon
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Situated right on the beach front with waves lapping near at high tide it makes for such a lovely spot to eat and drink. The food we had was really tasty, good quality and well presented. Crab linguine and cajun chicken. The service was kind...More

Thank Tanna T
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We started we delicious cocktails on the decking overlooking the beach. Then moved inside for a great meal once it got cool. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and efficient. All the ingredients seemed fresh and well prepared. We would definitely recommend...More

Thank skybluedreamer
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This place has such great potential being in such a lovely position in an old boat house with a big window and terrace overlooking the sea. We ate here some years ago when it was with previous owners , delivering amazing sea food. Sadly though...More

Thank Goldens127
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I'm a vegetarian and my wife isn't, so we're always looking for somewhere that caters well for both. To be honest Scillies isn't the best places for a good veggie evening meal (generally unimaginative). Speros is definitely one of the better places - way better...More

Thank Hal W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthmellon, TR21 0JY, England (Formerly Boat Shed)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isles of Scilly  >  St Mary's
  • Phone Number: +44 1720 422521
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There are few more pleasurable things in life than eating good food in a stunning location. Our menu is designed to complement the setting by providing tastes of the land and the sea as well as meeting the expectations of beach goers who want something simple or light. Our range of dishes is based on sustainability and where we source our produce is also of great importance. Of equal importance is the vibe - Scilly is primarily a holiday resort where people come to relax, so by day and night Speros maintains a relaxed and informal atmosphere where people of all ages feel at ease. ​ There is also plenty of room to sit outside and enjoy the fantastic view. When the tide comes in it is almost like sitting on the end of a pier, and words cannot adequately describe the experience when the sun goes down between the hills of Samson. ​ In short, Spero's is all about sustainable food done well in a stunning setting with a pleasant atmosphere. ​ We hope to welcome you soon.
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