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Nelsons Restaurant

Saxon Bridge Big Green | Big Green, Polperro PL13 2QT, England
+44 1503 272366
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (17 reviews)
“crepes” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Saxon Bridge Big Green | Big Green, Polperro PL13 2QT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was mediocre for the money. We came here four years ago and nothing has changed in terms of the decor, it looks like a Victorian funeral parlour. It was closed Tuesday although stated on line it was open.. the place needs brightening up.. friendly...More

Thank 820lorraine
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant during our last stay. It is a lovely place with very fine food and wonderful staff. I recently saw that the owners are trying to sell it, which is a shame as it is a lovely asset to Polperro.

1  Thank Katlady_01
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Nelsons whilst on holiday in Polperro. We regularly visit Polperro usually about twice a year for about the last 5 years but even though we always walk past Nelsons we had never ventured inside, what a mistake that was. This restaurant is...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. Yes this place may feel a bit 70's but I love it. The food is the reason we go there. We ate there three times in the last week. I had steak each time, tried it three different ways and loved...More

1  Thank ShazB10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, me and son visited the nelsons last night for the second time. My son had chicken and chips, which he seemed to enjoy, however, me and my husband had the steak meal and for for nearly £19 each I could not be more...More

1  Thank thetongies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just walked in off the street and we're greeted with a smile, the rest of the evening followed with superb wine and delicious food from the lobster to the duck and the custom made cheese board for two, thanks for a lovely evening.

1  Thank SPL1994
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our stay on the Sunday the heavens opened and the rain bucketed down. In the evening the rain eased enough to walk into town. There was mud everywhere and many places were flooded. We had booked for the evening meal earlier but were not...More

1  Thank Keith W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nelson's Restaurant is a lovely venue to enjoy a traditional dinner, in the picturesque village of Polperro. We focussed on the fish aspects of the menu with shellfish starters - crab mornay (quite cheesy) and Fish of the day (Hake) and Lemon Sole accompanied by...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We visited twice in a week. Perfect each time and good selection of wine. Not the cheapest but worth every penny spent.

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 9 September 2017

One of the beauties of Polperro is its charm and old fashion ways, like walking into a time warp back to the late 70s. However, when it comes to food, one expects something a bit more updated and modernised. Sadly the Nelson is still lost...More

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Questions & Answers
Katherine N
17 April 2017|
Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
They are closed today!
Carolyn R
7 March 2017|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can but I am not 100% sure.
Michelle Q
2 September 2016|
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Response from Tracey T | Reviewed this property |
We always go to Nelson's for a special occasion, however I would advise you to book in advance as it is very popular, and it is better to be safe than sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saxon Bridge Big Green | Big Green, Polperro PL13 2QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polperro
  • Phone Number: +44 1503 272366
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