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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (88 reviews)
“steak” (83 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Celebrated a New Year's Day birthday at The Mermaid...after experiencing the food and the service, I could see why the place was full. This cosy restaurant has charm and character by the boat load. The team were warm and friendly, very attentive and served an...More

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We've not been in here for years due to a bad experience many years ago but we are so glad we've got over ourselves! Squid for starter lovely, duck pancakes delicious. Mains Pot of Seafood and Seafood platter AMAZING! Will we be back, you bet...More

Thank Shriggers
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My husband I were lucky enough to get into The Mermaid for New Year's Eve on a cancellation whilst on a short stay revisiting St Ives. Unsure of what to expect given a local had heard restaurant was a bit hit and miss from accounts....More

Thank N4683CZdavidh
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Looks can be deceiving! Amazing food, fab service........a hidden gem! Just lush! Been coming to St Ives for years and tried the Mermaid for the 1st time and wish we had years ago!

Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Came in July 2016 was good but in Dec 2016 it was excellent food fab had the Seafood Special as a main wonderful

Thank 344win
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We ate twice at this restaurant as it was so good and convenient for our holiday house. The staff are very friendly and the food was very good. The fish was lovely and fresh and the chips were excellent. Would recommend this quirky, little but...More

Thank Trappysclan
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our meal silenced 6 chatty people we were so impressed with the flavours. From starters to deserts all of us enjoyed every mouthful. We had such a great evening with welcoming, helpful staff and a warm, comforting atmosphere. All 6 of us would certainly recommend...More

Thank DawnT40
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We ate at the mermaid through a recommendation from a friend and were not disappointed. My wife had risotto balls for starter and I had the mussels. Both were excellent and good size portions. For main my wife had the lamb rump and I have...More

Thank Aldridge79
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We have eaten before at the Mermaid and have always enjoyed the delicious food, good service and traditional atmosphere. We all choose the 'early menu' which was good value at £21 for 3 courses. The oriental duck pancakes were lovely and just right for a...More

Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 15 November 2016

WE have eaten at the Mermaid many times over the years and never has it failed to be an evening to remember.Our latest visit was up to the usual standard,One of those restaurants you wish you lived near,so you could visit more often,well done all...More

Thank rextec
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5 March 2018|
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Response from Mandy R | Reviewed this property |
It’s fresh been a few times always fresh
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 !
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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