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The Mote

9 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
+44 1208 880226
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (100 reviews)
“steak” (44 reviews)
“rarebit” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is in an excellent spot and we enjoyed a lovely spontaneous Sunday roast there. We had a good choice of tables although those directly overlooking the harbour were reserved so it may be worth booking in advance if this is a priority for...More

1  Thank patpgr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on a Friday after a 5 hour drive and were recommended The Mote by our host. We parked in the main car park just outside of Port Isaac and walked 10 minutes down into the harbour. The Mote is right on the harbour's...More

1  Thank Carl M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in the closed season yet plenty of people in ... always a good sign We only had a drink but great welcome and fantastic playlist on the hifi Food looked good but we didn’t eat 😄

Thank Vpsteve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch here. The food was very pleasant, the staff accommodating and helpful, and the service was speedy. My wife had the crab rarebit, and I had the local fish pie (picture attached). Both were lovely, and plainly freshly made. Would...More

Thank Elliott_Chipp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place to eat right on the harbour front. There are tables downstairs or upstairs and it's fairly cosy. Staff are friendly even when you have restless children with you! Great that they had a child's portion of mussels which our 7 year old...More

Thank Bessiegal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch this morning. Admittedly we had walked a fairly strenuous section of the coastal path, and as my father-in-law used to say "Hunger is the best sauce", but lunch was great. Two of us had the burger and it was excellent, although the...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely building. Barman missing personality food hit and miss. Great location on the Platt. Good for drinks but food overpriced for what it is

Thank cathycat10
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Accommodated six adults and three dogs on day that saw three seasons in a matter of 10 minutes. Lovely hosting nothing was too much trouble. Lovely location and very atmospheric. Now for the food we all ordered something different and we were not disappointed would...More

1  Thank Sykers
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Had the perfect table for watching a scene of Doc Martin being filmed. And thoroughly enjoyed our lunch of soup, crab sandwiches, and pints. Staff was lovely.

Thank Lily2013
Reviewed 8 January 2018

You can't dine much closer to the beach than at The Mote, perched on the slipway to the beach at Port Isaac. A traditional coastal pub, serving tasty, well presented food. The menu is not huge and as you would expect, includes many fish dishes,...More

Thank Alison W
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29 October 2017|
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Response from karen300658 | Reviewed this property |
it is best to book ahead although we didn't, but only managed to get a table. Because it was so nice, we booked that night for the following two nights.
29 October 2017|
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Response from Graham C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know. Perhaps phone them and ask
7 October 2017|
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Response from Stuart M | Reviewed this property |
Hello They do allow dogs in the Moat in the downstairs restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Port Isaac
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 880226
  • E-mail
Fresh, local, simple. Good Food.
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