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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (85 reviews)
“steak” (87 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
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1 - 10 of 815 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Considering this is a sea food restaurant my special of Dover Sole was a disaster. Came total under cooked and really wet. Chips were over cooked and burnt. Sent fish back and the same piece of fish came back reheated on one side and almost...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Second time I’ve visited but not for a long while. I think the portions could do with being a little bigger for the price you pay, but, it is fish, and it is St. Ives and neither are cheap. However, the food itself was spot...More

Thank Chocohol1c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious and most reasonably priced scallops and steak amazing going back tonight an experience not to be missed

Thank Kim O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in after a recommendation and would like to pay it forward! We both chose the Mermaid seafood platter and it was delicious. Fresh fish cooked beautifully followed by a crenels brûlée. Service was fantastic, waitresses were really friendly and quick to respond. Loved...More

Thank tracey1982
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In terms of atmosphere the restaurant is very nice. It is charismatic and has a fun vibe. Staff were nice as well. The food was perfectly fine although I would not describe it as exceptional.

Thank charlietraveller1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited early evening with a young baby - the restaurant is clearly not designed for tiny children but the staff were so accommodating, letting us leave our pushchair by the entrance and getting us a high chair very quickly. They even brought us hot...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always make a point of booking here when we’re in st ives as it’s very popular for good reason. The ambience and food are great. This time we simply went for fish (hake) and chips with mushy peas and tartar sauce on a cold...More

1  Thank Ruth R
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My partner and I ate here on a Friday evening. It’s a lovely setting, very authentic and steeped in history. Duck pancakes to start were delicious as were the scallops. For a main my partner had seafood skewers which he thoroughly enjoyed. I had the...More

2  Thank isitbedtimeyet
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Went for anniversary meal never been before but thought they somewhere different what a mistake. Overpriced and poor food. Will not return eat elsewhere don't waste money here 88 pound for pub grub not good.

2  Thank gafsababe
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Quirky restaurant, with checked table cloths. Good selection of seafood on offer, which was absolutely delicious. Staff very friendly,

Thank Duncan N
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Questions & Answers
5 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from _lynn_onions | Reviewed this property |
Definitely fresh and local
4 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 !
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Restaurant Details

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