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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

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21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Once again a great meal here, started with the Smokies, then the seafood selection, great value and friendly staff, will be back in September.

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Thank LillyTheOne
Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Ate here after reading the reviews. Thought the food was very average for the price as not cheap and other far better quality eateries in St Ives. Service was friendly but think they must have been understaffed as only two working and the restaurant was full. Think we could have gone to sea and caught our own fish quicker.

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1 Thank Beth P
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

What a place! Staying very close to this restaurant our cottage guest information recommended to eat here. The food is amazing, the decor is fantastic and the staff were absolutely brilliant! Couldn't fault it at all! The duck spring rolls were delicious as was the crab starter, followed by the best beef stir fry I've ever had. The bread and... More 

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Thank Jenlux9
St Ives, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Being 4 local people, we though of trying the Mermaid having visited on a few occasions in the past. The starters were well presented and delicious and we all looked forward to the main meals. A problem came however, with one of the main meals. Whilst nicely presented, it came as a surprise when a bug/bettle crawled out from under... More 

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4 Thank Paul186243
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Me and my companions actually stayed 10 seconds round the corner in a delightful cottage called Tuckers Cottage from this restaurant. We dined at this wonderful restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was absolutely delicious. We all had the same meal, three white fishes; sea bass, lemon sole and Dover sole, which was fresh and delicious. I had the... More 

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Thank Deborah M
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Excellent Fillet of Beef on a bed of Rosti potato,atmosphere wonderful,we all had a fantastic evening,definately shall be returning to this first class restaurant. Ian P.Dye (Lord Choll Gleann)

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Thank Ian D
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A good place for lunch when wandering round the backstreets of St Ives. The service was good and the nautical decor added to the ambiance of the place.

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Thank Krokosh
Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We were a little nervous as to whether our favourite restaurant from about 10 years ago would still be as good as we remembered. We needn't have worried, still probably the best seafood restaurant in St Ives (though I would have to qualify that slightly by mentioning that I haven't really tried many others recently)!

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Thank Alison S
Farnham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We did have some service problems here, but it was the first night for one of the service staff and I'm sure she's in the swing of things by now. The food was well cooked but the quantities were excessive and really quite put us off. That said the couple next to us were praising the amount they were given,... More 

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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Forgot to review this at the time but what a venue - excellent service amazing food - make sure you book as it gets very busy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 32
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?