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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (81 reviews)
“steak” (82 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
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11 - 20 of 771 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mermaid is one of our regular bisits. It's good food in traditional surroundings. They serve great fish and chips as well as other dishes. The staff is amiable. Relaxing atmosphere and pleasant restaurant. We have never been disappointed yet. Definitely worth a pit stop.

Thank Agnès H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit here was random as we didn’t realise a lot of places close on a Sunday in St Ives so we came into this restaurant and I’m so glad we did. It’s really funky inside with all the little decorations and stores on the...More

1  Thank ellejwilson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very congenial space, in appearance perhaps more like a pub than a restaurant, and we were very pleased to have been allocated a table in one of the cosy booths. And, given its name and reputation, we had high expectations of enjoying fish. However,...More

Thank royalcrescent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place, great staff and tasty food. The fish was cooked well, it was seasoned perfectly. The pot of seafood and the monkfish, tiger prawn and chorizo skewers were just what we were looking for. Would certainly revisit.

Thank MandAtripping
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Early dinner whilst on a day trip to St Ives, reserved a table during the afternoon and I would recommend making a booking as it does get busy, even toward the end of the summer season. All the usual seafood choices prepared and presented in...More

Thank JakeSpaceHK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there in Aug this year and the choice of food was very very good, I ordered the fish platter and it was delicious. My wife chose the, 'Monkfish, Tiger Prawn & Chorizo' and her meal was equally rewarding. Our girls chose the homemade...More

Thank Amoukar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this little restaurant, our favourite of all the excellent places we dined in during our weeks holiday. Quirky and interesting decor, felt like eating abroad. Brilliant service from pleasant, helpful staff. Haddock smokies and seafood special to start then both had Mermaid platter for...More

Thank linda m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this cosy little restaurant & it's wonderful ambiance, helps that the food is great too. My favourite meal of the week in St Ives, the fish is so fresh & beautifully cooked. Glad to see bread & butter pudding still on the menu,...More

Thank julie r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in St Ives for three nights. Could have happily eaten here every night! Food excellent and service first class. Had the risotto balls to start followed by the sea bass. All cooked to perfection and reasonably priced too. If you like sea food this...More

Thank Jo3030
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with some friends two out of the four meals were good the other two about average it's a lovely place and the menu reads very well but for a fish restaurant it struggles with the fresh fish specials

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Questions & Answers
4 July 2016|
Response from Adela54 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer your question as I don't know how they cook all their food, you would have to ask the restaurant directly.
10 April 2016|
Response from Steeple123 |
Yes they do have a children's menu !
Pauline H
9 October 2015|
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Response from matroz | Property representative |
Sorry as our kitchen is on the same level as the restaurant we are not allowed dogs in the restaurant. Sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796816
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