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SeaDrift Kitchen Cafe

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Seadrift Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9HJ, England
+44 1326 558733
10:00 - 23:00
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Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Amazing fresh fish so good we went back the next evening, very relaxed and informal eatery, with a great selection of dishes with specials on the board every day. I believe speaking to friends it can get busy and would recommend you to book especially in peak season. We loved the meringues the best I've tasted...I really mean the best,... More 

Thank JoanIedurham
Porthleven, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We enjoyed our meal which was a mixture of vegan, vegetarian, normal and fussy eaters! Somehow everyone was happy with their meal and would come a gain.

Thank Williamshalo
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Cute little restaurant tucked away in Porthleven. Fantastic food and service. Love the variety of fish on the menu and the homemade bread that is brought out before every meal. The sweet potato wedges are scrumptious too!

Thank georgiaw115
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

What a lovely little restaurant. Very friendly and helpful staff. A great choice on the menu, could have eaten everything. My husband and I had the seafood chowder which was delicious and our main courses were equally fantastic- beautifully cooked, really tasty and all courses showed culinary flair. We also had Cornish white wine which was lovely. This would definitely... More 

Thank Josephine E
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Surprised how tiny the venue was but the friendly staff and stylish decor made up for it. The food was exceptional with local fish a speciality. The chef Chris really knows his art and produced wonderful flavours to compliment the dishes. Fig and chorizo warm salad starter was a big hit as was the hake wrapped in Parma ham. Can't... More 

Thank Geminids
Caterham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2016

What a wonderful gem of a restaurant this is. Simple food, mostly locally sourced or caught! Lovely staff with sense of humour. Lots of specials on board and then waitress brought out a special special menu. The scallops with crispy duck starter and seafood chowder were really delicious. Very warm and friendly. Good value too

Thank clareannebrown
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

The menu here is excellent and the presentation and cooking of the food second to none, but I found the setting (50's style cafe) rather incongruous - but that won't stop us returning at a later date!

Thank ReginaldFluff
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

1st visit to Porthleven and we've been very impressed with all the restaurants. It was great to see the owner Chris (who is also the chef) out in the dinning room waiting on and talking to customers. The choice is fantastic and the fresh seafood is amazing. It's also great that they allow dogs in as we were visiting with... More 

Thank Hadley12
Penzance, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We found the restaurant by chance and very glad we did! A very friendly waitress showed us to a table, provided menus and a carafe of water with glasses. We chose from the "Express lunchtime menu" priced at £11.25 to include two courses and a tea or coffee, although a la carte choices were available. We both had the warm... More 

Thank PattiP_01
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Had lunch there with my wife. Very good food served by lovely staff. And all that plus very reasonable cost. Will go again. 🙆

Thank Jc57shoot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$39
Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?