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Nelsons Restaurant

Saxon Bridge Big Green | Big Green, Polperro PL13 2QT, England
+44 1503 272366
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Saxon Bridge Big Green | Big Green, Polperro PL13 2QT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Found this place by chance, and what a fantastic meal, 3 of us had steaks, which were perfectly cooked, and 1 had Dover Sole which looked and tasted exceptional !! Staff very friendly and nothing too much trouble. Not cheap, but well worth the money...More

Thank 326jacqs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting Nelsons for years, and the food is consistently fantastic. I can honestly say we have never had a negative experience here. The fish soup is superb, as is the duck in orange sauce. Unlike many other reviewers I have nothing to...More

Thank shanks264
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I’d like to say that the waitress was Fantastic. Attentive & efficient. Considering there was only her hosting at front of house. Decor is very dated & reminded me of a 1980’s Indian restaurant. We ordered the lobster Thermidor which was divine, although the...More

Thank Yasmin H
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Yes, you could say that the decor is dated and perhaps it might benefit from additional lighting, however we received a warm welcome, prompt service and an excellent meal. I thoroughly enjoyed my scallops starter and my steak was cooked to perfection. I found the...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

On entering the building I was met at the door by an oldish waitress with the charm of a boil on your bum Having been shown to my table I took a look around I thought I had passed through a time warp Very seventies...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A fabulous evening had by us all ... table of 6 with a range of ages. We always enjoy going to this restaurant on our annual trip to Polperro and it easily matched our previous happy visits. Excellent Nelsons onion soup, scallops, steaks, veggies and...More

1  Thank Tigz70
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Second time of visiting this restaurant and certainly not disappointed, the fish soup full of a variety of fish in a lovely soup broth. A step back in time with the internal decoration but makes a pleasent change from bright lights and loud music.

Thank Bobo-TA
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

It felt like stepping back into a Bernie Inn circa 1974 but I can't fault the food; and there was plenty of it. I like it when there is a basket of mixed bread which the waitress tops up for you without being asked or...More

Thank Niall A
Reviewed 9 February 2018

You may walk by and think a bit vintage with red velvet interior, we visited a few years ago and food and experience was faultless, on our return last year we revisited to see whether still as good. Sad to hear previous owner had died...More

Thank AlisonF60
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Visited Nelson's in June 2017 with family and partners. It was a brief visit which would've been even briefer had we not waited ten minutes to be asked if we'd like to order a drink. When the waiter did come over we asked to order...More

2  Thank Nick F
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Katherine N
17 April 2017|
Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
They are closed today!
Carolyn R
7 March 2017|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can but I am not 100% sure.
Michelle Q
1 September 2016|
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Response from Tracey T | Reviewed this property |
We always go to Nelson's for a special occasion, however I would advise you to book in advance as it is very popular, and it is better to be safe than sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saxon Bridge Big Green | Big Green, Polperro PL13 2QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polperro
  • Phone Number: +44 1503 272366
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