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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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!

Thank Mary E
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Barbara0611
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated a New Year's Day birthday at The Mermaid...after experiencing the food and the service, I could see why the place was full. This cosy restaurant has charm and character by the boat load. The team were warm and friendly, very attentive and served an amazing selection of food. For me selecting food is normally a simple process of elimination... More 

Thank Ian F
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've not been in here for years due to a bad experience many years ago but we are so glad we've got over ourselves! Squid for starter lovely, duck pancakes delicious. Mains Pot of Seafood and Seafood platter AMAZING! Will we be back, you bet we will!

Thank Shriggers
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband I were lucky enough to get into The Mermaid for New Year's Eve on a cancellation whilst on a short stay revisiting St Ives. Unsure of what to expect given a local had heard restaurant was a bit hit and miss from accounts. We were definitely not disappointed, it was a hit for us! The staff were welcoming... More 

Thank N4683CZdavidh
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looks can be deceiving! Amazing food, fab service........a hidden gem! Just lush! Been coming to St Ives for years and tried the Mermaid for the 1st time and wish we had years ago!

Thank Kerry S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in July 2016 was good but in Dec 2016 it was excellent food fab had the Seafood Special as a main wonderful

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate twice at this restaurant as it was so good and convenient for our holiday house. The staff are very friendly and the food was very good. The fish was lovely and fresh and the chips were excellent. Would recommend this quirky, little but busy restaurant.

Thank Trappysclan
Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our meal silenced 6 chatty people we were so impressed with the flavours. From starters to deserts all of us enjoyed every mouthful. We had such a great evening with welcoming, helpful staff and a warm, comforting atmosphere. All 6 of us would certainly recommend this restaurant and do remember to book ahead. It may have been November but it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, British
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?