We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

SeaDrift Kitchen Cafe

Seadrift Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9HJ, England
+44 1326 558733
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tagliatelle” (22 reviews)
“pavlova” (32 reviews)
Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Seadrift Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9HJ, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (891)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 889 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Went here for dinner (3 of us), as usual, the menu was extensive and heavily biased towards seafood (and why not, its in a fishing village!). Great service, cosy setting and WONDERFUL food! We had seafood chowder, fish goujons (x3 which are like small fishes!)...More

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed in Porthleven in February & December this year and had dinner at The Seadrift Cafe twice on each visit. It's simply the best. The produce is fresh and local and this shines through in the flavour. This time we visited on Wednesday's steak...More

Thank SueWithaView
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well what a gem of a place. From the warm welcoming staff, to wonderfully cooked food from a nice varied menu. A beautiful relaxed atmosphere and one of the best evenings spent with friends. Twas proper Bleddy ansome. Can’t wait to go back

Thank Jon D
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Had we found this little gem earlier I suspect we would have eaten here every day they were open. Melanie & her front of house team attentive, helpful and charming. Quality and choice of beautifully prepared meals by owner/chef Chris are out of this world....More

Thank 235elaine
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited Porthleven for our parents 50th wedding anniversary and pre-booked for two nights. Both evenings were outstanding. Choice and quality of food; outstanding. Greeting and hospitality; outstanding. By far, the best dining experience we have had in the UK, consistently over many years of...More

Thank L5869FCmarkh
Reviewed October 18, 2018

What a fabulous meal. This is a marvellous restaurant in a village of many really good restaurants. Don’t miss Sea Drift. The menu is extensive - there are so many choices, fish, meat... wines etc. Really good service, great food, excellent value for money. The...More

Thank alisonsmith54
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I can't recommend Sea Drift highly enough. Love the food, the service and the value for money. A great evening out and a superb meal to boot. Definitely recommended.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Great set menu. Fantastic value. Super service. Can’t fault this little gem. Sea food chowder was amazing.

Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We visited the SeaDrift again at the height of Storm Callum last week. We were not disappointed. The welcome, unlike the weather, was warm, the menu extensive with plenty of specials. We both chose pasta with salmon, prawns, spinach and parmesan. It was piping hot,...More

Thank buzzmanjohn
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We had the most lovely meal and are already booked to go back. Super food and service. Portions are a good size. Trio of fish was superb. Great start to our holiday.

1  Thank pam210747
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
An Mordros Hotel
177 reviews
.29 km away
Angel Hotel
92 reviews
3.34 km away
Premier Inn Helston Hotel
837 reviews
4.31 km away
Polurrian Bay Hotel
937 reviews
8.25 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Hideaway
167 reviews
.06 km away
Twisted Currant
453 reviews
.04 km away
Kota Restaurant
696 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Vertical Blue Adventures
117 reviews
.26 km away
Porthleven Harbour
158 reviews
.12 km away
Four Crows Gallery
45 reviews
.10 km away
Seadrift Images Gallery (Carla Regler)
18 reviews
.01 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
October 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from hashtagstringvest | Reviewed this property |
Yes and well worth going imo
September 7, 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Graeme S | Reviewed this property |
October 20, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Hilary T | Reviewed this property |
No idea only been in the summer
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seadrift Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 558733
  • E-mail
Located within the picturesque harbour of Porthleven, open from 10 am for Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Recently featured in 'The Times' for top places for Breakfast! Extensive Fish Board, locally sourced from the harbour, excellent Cornish meats selected by our butchers from The Lizard, wonderful vegetarian dishes and all produced in house by our fabulous chef, stunning selection of cakes & yummy things!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing