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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (73 reviews)
“steak” (81 reviews)
“scallops” (50 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 726 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Interesting, quaint interior with lots to look at. Tables in the central areas and booth style seating around the edges. It is busy and bustling. The menu was OK but I would have liked to see a few more seafood based dishes as it's a...More

Thank sctay2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant last year by our parents. It was so nice that we purchased a voucher for a return visit for our parents but as they were unable to go we used the voucher towards the meal on this visit. The food...More

Thank Claire F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived for an 8:00 booking and were told our table wasn't ready and would we like a drink on the house while we were waiting. We sat down and straight away our waitress, Molly, was talking to us like she was an old friend....More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good, fresh food, friendly staff, rich choice of food, very interesting interior, not so far from centre.

Thank zanpud
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly I'd like to say the food served here is excellent. Seafood dishes and steaks done to perfection. What lets it down is the miserable looking servers. Not all of them I hasten to add, the first server who took our order was nice, but...More

1  Thank MrStefanos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing with unchanged early dinner menu.My steak lacked taste and the chips were greasy,although my wife's sea bass was very good.Place looks a bit tired.Staff were good but food has become lack lustre.

1  Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been visiting the Mermaid for almost 20 years and it's never let us down yet. Without doubt the best meal we had all week. Excellent menu, great food, brilliant service. Go!!!

Thank cmertaylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked 10 days in advance for dinner at 6pm. We were welcomed and sat at our table, appreciating that a family with 4 children can often be hard to accommodate. We didnt have a starter as there was nothing the children would definietly...More

1  Thank Anna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning food, booked twice this year as we loved the place so much but this year the service was NOT to standard, only one waitress treated us with the service standard expected, the others seemed to struggle to smile and appeared to just be...More

2  Thank TrickiNicki83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with another family on our last night and were not disappointed. Good food, great sea food and wine. Kids menu was good and they tried all the adults fish too. I had the whole sea bass main course and it was excellent. The...More

Thank Peter B
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Questions & Answers
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 !
Pauline H
9 October 2015|
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Response from matroz | Property representative |
Sorry as our kitchen is on the same level as the restaurant we are not allowed dogs in the restaurant. Sorry
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Restaurant Details

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