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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having viewed the restaurants in advance of our trip to St Ives, and the fact that we love fish, the Mermaid seemed like the perfect destination for us. We left a message on their answer machine and they called back within the same day to confirm our booking. From the moment you walk in, you know that you're experiencing a... More 

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bed3
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hidden up Fish Street this is a real gem. I came across it through TripAdvisor, we were not disappointed. We popped in on the Thursday evening of half term week and were lucky to get a table. The service was prompt and pleasant with knowledgable staff. The food was excellent and the wine good value. Highly recommended for fresh fish... More 

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Camborne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Saturday 11 February for valentine's meal. As expected the bistro was busy but staff were very attentive. Lovely steaks followed by Eton mess and sticky toffee pudding. Always a great atmosphere at the bistro. One suggestion would be music more appropriate to setting. Also, asked for time between courses but desserts arrived earlier than requested.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Mermaid for dinner it was the first time my Grandma has been and she thought the food and service was as amazing as we do!The steak was delicious and the chocolate mousse was yummy.We can't wait to return!

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Thank Lorrainec01
St Ives, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Mermaid Restaurant on many occasions, living locally,over the years we have dined as a works party, meals with friends birthdays etc, always a warm welcome and the food of a good quality. Matt Smith the owner is always attentive without being pushy, my experience is that if local people use restaurants then that is always a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Standard gastropub dishes cooked superbly. My ham hock starter was delicious and the fillet steak I ordered for my main was cooked perfectly. Ample portions, great service and an intimate atmosphere. The pub has a long history and is full of interesting artefacts. The menu won't win prizes for innovation but the quality of the offering is excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant with my partner when we went on a long weekend away. It was my first time visiting this area and this was the first place we visited to eat and was very impressed. We were recommended this restaurant and was glad I made a booking prior to our visit. The staff were lovely and friendly, the... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A bit old fashion - but that is what is nice about it. Funky décor with hundreds of black and white photos on the walls of St Ives and Cornwall. Very atmospheric with big meals. Large portions of Surf and Turf. Make sure your hungry and don't want a salad. Pleasant staff!

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Bristol
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We visited St Ives over the new year period and booked a table in the Mermaid on our first evening. We had such a brilliant evening! Food great, service very friendly, our children loved the 'coloring competition' to keep them entertained! Our waitress did a marvellous job keeping us entertained too! The atmosphere was brilliant!! Thank you to you and... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We wandered through the town earlier in the day and discovered this . We decided to phone and were able to get a table that evening. Such a fantastic choice of dishes to choose from, a hard decision. The staff were very friendly and a lovely atmosphere in a snug family type kitchen environment. Red checked table clothes, wine bottles... More 

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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
USD 32
Cuisine
Seafood, British
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?