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Nelsons Restaurant

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Saxon Bridge Big Green | Big Green, Polperro PL13 2QT, England
+44 1503 272366
18:30 - 20:30
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Tue - Sun 18:30 - 20:30
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upmarket restaurant with quirky and classical designs, go and see for yourselves! We arrived for an early supper. The lady owner serving and waiting on us was charming and could not do enough for the younger members of our family, the chef came out of the kitchen to welcome us and introduce himself. The food is not cheap but it... More 

Thank simes
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family of 6, we visited for an early dinner and having spent a week in Polperro, had the best meal we had eaten all week from Nelson's. The house wine was a Sauvignon blanc and reasonably priced, my dad had the seafood bisque which was delicious and his steak was huge! All the portions were plentiful, my only... More 

Thank Lucy J
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent. The steak was cooked just as we wanted it. It was nice to visit as a couple, the were about five couples in when we were there. I think it was a bit dark as had trouble reading menu could do with brightening up a bit. Waitress seemed to be rushed off her feet, but apart from... More 

Thank Dave C
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here (2 adults, 2 older children) for our final special meal to mark the end of our wonderful week in Polperro. This fabulous restaurant is a bit of a throwback, in a VERY positive way. The menu is utterly classic, with a heavy emphasis on quality, fresh local seafood. We had crab bisque, prawn cocktail, scallops and game... More 

Thank Simon H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

6 of us visited Nelsons on a Friday night in Early November. The menu had a good range of food and was set in a lovely environment. Unfortunately we arrived just after a party of 18 that had booked and they only had 1 chef working that night. The service was a little slow but this was not to bad.... More 

Thank Ian W
Truro, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Break from the bland sterile eating venues and visit a restaurant with genuine atmosphere and character. We had a lovely meal in surroundings that are traditional and full of character. Just a pity it is not open all year. We will definitely return.

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited Nelsons with our two young children who are 3 and 4 the décor is very enchanting and there is so much history it is almost like a little museum. The staff were absolutely lovely the waitress even took a baby from another table for a walk around so that the mum could eat in peace just a little... More 

Thank SMC21London
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

having read the menu outside visited for evening meal.welcome and service excellent attentive but not intrusive. the food was delicous, best so far in polperro, same prices as most pubs, so incredible value too. decor not quite our taste , but clean and comfortable. well worth a visit.

Thank nannielou7
Southport, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had a very nice meal here, I tried the Beef Wellington and my lady had the salmon. Both meals were nicely presented and very good value. Waiting on staff seemed to stress themselves a little , though we were well served . Did think the small bottles of wine were vastly overpriced so beware of this . Otherwise a nice... More 

Thank johnniebuoy
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Been here on many occasions over the years and still the same top quality food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sarah P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?