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SeaDrift Kitchen Cafe

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Seadrift Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9HJ, England
+44 1326 558733
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Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The chef owner here is amazingly talented, you will not find better food in Porthleven, despite the competition from the celebrity chefs! Everything is delicious, my mum has the chowder every time, the rest of us have worked our way through the menu, and it is all fabulous. The surf and turf is sublime and so is the Turkish delight... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into Seadrift this afternoon for a cheeky coffee and the most amazing coffee and walnut cake when my wife and I noticed the fish specials night board and thought let's get a takeaway as it was too late to arrange for a babysitter. The food was simply amazing and the service was fantastic even though it was a busy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the food and homemade bread was superbly cooked and presented. However I am at a loss as to why the wines are so expensive considering the location and décor considering you are sat in a glorified café cum tea shop.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch with friends, have been before, never disappointed, great food, lots of imagination used in its production, and presentation, however we did get caught out with a desert of the day, We agreed to wait for twenty minutes, it arrived , freshly made, however the sting was it cost £7.95! Now a pear and berry crumble at nearly eight quid,... More 

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Dundee,UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from lunch at the sea drift restaurant OMG the food is to dye for, it's a must place to eat, outstanding.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch for first time since moving to Cornwall recently, beautiful fresh fish and flavours Staff lovely and chef was very friendly and had time to chat I had a monkfish, prawn and crab tagliatelle, with sauce which was amazing Can't wait to go back A real must

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Thank Jan S
Helston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Seadrift is a lovely mix of casual but welcoming setting and terrific food. Chris the chef is always visible and is often seen bringing food out to his guests himself, ensuring everything is as it should be. We've been dining at Seadrift for quite a few years now and have introduced friends and family to it too, which always results... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Booked for my Mum's 75th Birthday meal, so wanted somewhere good. I had eaten at SeaDrift once before, so it was a safe choice. Wow! They did not disappoint - attentive, polite service and the food is just something else. I've eaten at many 'top' London restaurants inc. Oxo Tower, Galvin at Windows plus many others, but the food here... More 

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Troon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch time very busy. Nice environment. Good value for money. Good service except when asking for food to be cooked a bit more. Too defensive when a polite request was made. What about the old cliche " the customer is always right "? No need to argue this one

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Tresowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a pre Christmas meal with friends. Staff friendly and accommodating, fish dishes we chose were delicious and the Barnsley Lamb chop on the neighbouring table looked divine, so could be meat next time! Hubbie had Turbot, I had Plaice, both delicious dishes. We always enjoy coming here, a real treat, already looking forward to our next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 37
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seadrift Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 558733
Description
Located within the picturesque harbour of Porthleven, open from 10 am for Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Recently featured in 'The Times' for top places for Breakfast!
Extensive Fish Board, locally sourced from the harbour, excellent Cornish meats selected by our butchers from The Lizard, stunning selection of cakes & yummy things!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?