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Nelsons Restaurant

Saxon Bridge Big Green | Big Green, Polperro PL13 2QT, England
+44 1503 272366
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Saxon Bridge Big Green | Big Green, Polperro PL13 2QT, England
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Reviews (176)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were made very welcome upon arrival in this wonderful restaurant. We all had three courses and found all of our food to be absolutely excellent. Having experienced the beautifully cooked fish, we can't wait to go back and try the steaks! We took our...More

1  Thank teens71
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at Nelsons a few times, and always make sure we eat there at least once whenever we are in Polperro. The staff are lovely, and the food is really good. Its a bit pricey but if you want great good quality food,...More

1  Thank Sue T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of 4. The blonde lady was our waitress super friendly and made sure we were well looked after. We all had steaks and were super happy with the quality. We all had different steaks and they all came out perfectly. I...More

1  Thank jess0605
Reviewed 1 week ago

Intimate setting, good attentive service but not over fussy, great food, little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for!

1  Thank Noot54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on Friday evening. It was my husbands seventy first birthday and it was really special. We loved the ambiance straight away. Six of us had a superb meal and it was the best restaurant we visited during the week we stayed in...More

Thank Janetberry123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On passing, Nelsons can appear to be a little quirky and stuffy, but it is far from that. The interior is a dark red with "royal" furnishings and the walls covered in artifacts on the Lord Nelson theme, which gives it a nautical feel. On...More

2  Thank ParParBirdie
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Upmarket restaurant with quirky and classical designs, go and see for yourselves! We arrived for an early supper. The lady owner serving and waiting on us was charming and could not do enough for the younger members of our family, the chef came out of...More

1  Thank simes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

As a family of 6, we visited for an early dinner and having spent a week in Polperro, had the best meal we had eaten all week from Nelson's. The house wine was a Sauvignon blanc and reasonably priced, my dad had the seafood bisque...More

1  Thank Lucy J
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent. The steak was cooked just as we wanted it. It was nice to visit as a couple, the were about five couples in when we were there. I think it was a bit dark as had trouble reading menu could do with...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We went here (2 adults, 2 older children) for our final special meal to mark the end of our wonderful week in Polperro. This fabulous restaurant is a bit of a throwback, in a VERY positive way. The menu is utterly classic, with a heavy...More

Thank Simon H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Katherine N
Are you open today Easter Monday?
17 April 2017|
Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
They are closed today!
Carolyn R
Can I bring a dog ?
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
Do we have to book in advance? It's our first wedding anniversary on the 18th September and would love to have a special night in what appears to be an excellent restaurant. Added bonus is, we both love seafood!
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, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
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
  • E-mail