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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (69 reviews)
“steak” (79 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Mermaid Seafood Restaurant whilst on holiday in St Ives with my family. It wasn't the first time we had visited the restaurant as we also ate there last Summer. On both visits, the food has been superb! Lovely and fresh with lots...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So refreshing to go somewhere which still has the true Cornish history preserved within its decor and surroundings partnered with the excellent food and attentive service - we've been coming here every year for over 25 years and it never fails! See you next time...More

Thank Yorkshire461
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we went to St Ives for a couple of days.. although the weather wasn't great we had a lovely meal at this little intimate seafood restaurant. Book in advanced is my advise as they can get busy. I was going to go for the...More

Thank JulesE82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was good, food was nice but nothing special. Maybe expectations were too high. We ordered the fish kebabs. Kids meatballs and a crab sandwich. All okay however what was really disappointing is that the bread for the sandwich was a bit stale. Raised this...More

Thank Richard Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is tucked away a little distance from the main harbourside area. It was an old Sail Loft and retains much of its character. It's quite small with old church pews used for seating in little booths, chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling, and...More

Thank Winner2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a proper old fishing village restaurant experience this is it. Food is exceptional, staff on the ball, it's very popular so book. Great location, ambience & decor. Best sticky pudding ever and no scimping on the sauce!

Thank gooner52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal for 6 here on Friday night. not one of us could fault our food in any way. I had the duck to start and 5 of us had the trio of fish which was delicious. I had the cheesecake for...More

Thank lesnoless
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another holiday in St Ives would not be complete without a return visit to the Mermaid ! It has not lost its charm & ability to serve up the best fish dishes in town Stronly recommend the Trio of fish fillets I had the special,...More

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we have been to St. Ives on a number of occasions this was the first time we had visited this restaurant. It looks a little like a pub from outside but this is where the resemblance ends. Inside it is a friendly, crowded restaurant...More

1  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This year was our second visit and once again we were not disappointed. The year before we managed to get a walk in for dinner which was very fortunate,after a recommendation from the Cornish Deli. You really do need to book in advance for this...More

Thank natasha t
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Questions & Answers
5 July 2016|
Response from Adela54 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer your question as I don't know how they cook all their food, you would have to ask the restaurant directly.
10 April 2016|
Response from Steeple123 |
Yes they do have a children's menu !
Pauline H
9 October 2015|
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Response from matroz | Property representative |
Sorry as our kitchen is on the same level as the restaurant we are not allowed dogs in the restaurant. Sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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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