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The Top House Inn

) #19 of 93 Restaurants in Helston €€ - €€€ , British,
The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
+44 1326 290974
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (3 reviews)
“local fish” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice whilst on holiday. Would recommend booking during busy periods. Menu varied - mussels are must to try, but the menu caters well for all tastes. This is on our list to visit for every Cornwall holiday.

Thank m0xxie
Reviewed 1 week ago

All staff welcoming and efficient. Food arrived very quickly and was well-presented and cooked. Local is very nice too. Good value for money!More

Thank hannahbodily
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review; we really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on your visit. Really pleased to hear you felt well looked after and enjoyed your food, rating it good value for money. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot find one fault with this pub the staff are attentive The Food is Brilliant and the portions are massive Value for Money is exceptional Myself and my Son were very very impressed and would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for somewhere...More

Thank paul c
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review; we are delighted you rate us so highly and would recommend us. It is really good you felt that you received good value for money and enjoyed the food so much, whilst being well looked after by...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely food good service and nice atmosphere. Expensive but worth it as food was excellent. Popular so book at peak season.More

Thank jackie e
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback; we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We serve local ingredients, particularly local fresh fish and seafood and so our prices reflect the higher price ingredients and the associated preparation and service time to make dishes from scratch. It is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I see my review has been removed again.......Went for a meal, we ordered baguettes and were seated, then we waited and waited and waited......reminded star we had not Been served, waited and waited and waited, after an hour we left, silly us for not ordering...More

Thank Mandy F
DonnaGlosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mandy B When you last posted a review we replied to you and asked that you contact us directly with further details as to when your visit took place as we are not aware of this occurring; however you failed to respond. With this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting this place last year on our holiday and being very impressed we decided to call back again for dinner last night. We were not disappointed; despite having not booked we were shown to a table by a delightful young man and offered drinks...More

Thank paulanthony007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose "The Top House Inn" for lunch because of the grilled (BBQ) select items on the menu that day and it catered to the one vegetarian we had in our group. A couple of cool pints on a warm day certainly did not hurt....More

Thank ShrekFiona58
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful crab linguine followed by lemon curd cheesecake- delicious! Staff were welcoming and service was very prompt - a great ambience!

Thank Tessa S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Nice looking premise and pleasant service. As a foreigner I am often cofronted with the option of trying something new and unknown even where I can read the menu. The balance between successful and unsuccessful decisions is questionable. Well, in this restaurant my spouse was...More

Thank GiulioVeniVidi
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had an excellent Sunday pork roast lunch and a couple of beers in the secluded courtyard area. The meals were hot and delicious and amongst the very best we have experienced with Sunday pub lunches. Well presented and quality too. The Tribute also went...More

Thank 2mullion
Glosby, Owner at The Top House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you so very much for your lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Delighted you had such an enjoyable lunch and rated our roast lunch so highly. We are still serving Sunday lunch over the summer period, however it...More

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 290974
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