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Dibble & Grub

The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
+44 1720 423719
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (89 reviews)
“wedges” (13 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
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Reviewed today

we were recommended this café by our hotel when we arrived - went for a sandwich lunch and were tempted by their cocktails to celebrate the start of our holiday. All excellent and good service too.

Thank wendy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived about 12.15 for N early lunch, and just as well we did as it filled up very fast after we grabbed a table. We ate outside overlooking the beach. Fabulous setting. The tapas were delicious and served quite quickly. Staff very friendly and...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for a brunch whilst on holiday. It is located right on Portcressa beach so an ideal location. It is clean, the staff efficient and good quality food. It is used by both locals and trippers and on the times we visited was always...More

Thank CiderMonkey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Birthday breakfast at the start of a day trip cycling around St Mary’s in the Scilly Isles. This cafe is funky and fun with relaxed unobtrusive yet attentive service. Eggs benedict or florentine are menu highlights but we have never had duff food of any...More

Thank peteds333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly - this place is the best place to have a meal on st Marys. Great food, lovely service and fab ambiance...

Thank Nic B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning location, south facing with views of Porthcressa bay. Very interesting tapas menu, lovely Mediterranean flavours. Very friendly and cheerful staff.

Thank Maire W
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Firstly, thank you to all at Dibble and Grub for being accommodating with an allergy, they sorted out my food Making sure it wasn’t on the plate, and were so accommodating that we went back the next night for desert after a disappointing meal somewhere...More

Thank Elaine K
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Very popular tapas restaurant on the sea shore. Need to book early for evening meal. Great atmosphere, staff brilliant and the food superb.

Thank Moya F
Reviewed 22 October 2017

By day this is a place for drinks, cakes and lunches by the beach. By night it is a tapas restaurant. I had been here a previous year for a drink sitting outside in the sun and was nervous about what dinner we would get...More

1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 15 October 2017

A lovely place for some unusual menu options. Tapas and a variety of interesting dishes. Great location and friendly service.

Thank DorothyStewart2014
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Questions & Answers
7 March 2018|
Response from Kernewes | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on the terrace but I have never seen them inside. Wait until they open and phone for a definite answer.
2 March 2018|
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Response from Kernewes | Reviewed this property |
My scant answer was due to the scant nature of the question which I felt did not warrant an in depth answer. If the enquirer wanted to know what sort of food was served in the Dibble and Grub then surely that is the question... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isles of Scilly  >  St Mary's
  • Phone Number: +44 1720 423719
Dibble & Grub has a fantastic location on Porthcressa beachfront with beautiful views over the bay. Serving brunch, lunch, tapas & evening meals, all food is freshly prepared on the premises. Special dietary requirements are happily catered for with a wide choice for vegetarians and ceoliacs. Baristas prepare your coffee from seasonal espresso roasted in Cornwall. The fully licensed bar offers excellent cocktails, Mediterranean lagers, Cornish ciders and a carefully chosen Wine List.
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