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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” (89 reviews)
“steak” (83 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 808 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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.

1  Thank gafsababe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Duncan N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, it is worth saying the service couldn't have been better. Very friendly and helpful. Our food was fairly average. The sea bass was decent and the lamb was hearty and homely. The starter of squid was anaemic and soggy. The bread and...More

Thank Jobey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is an early bird offer between 6 and 7 which is good. The fish was well cooked but service not brilliant. The menu on the website was sample only so check menu beforehand with restaurant. Not sure I would go again given the choice...More

1  Thank 8tapas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some restaurants just make you happy! this is one. Decor done in 70’s Italian restaurant, check table clothes, chianti bottles hanging from ceiling. Lovely cosy booths, great atmosphere. The food is a little retro also, but in a good way. Coquille St. Jaques for goodness...More

1  Thank johnkath2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fish and chips meal with pea purée and tartare sauce was lovely however the fillet steak was disappointing.

1  Thank Audreyemma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the seafood platter. Loads of beautiful fish cooked beautifully. Cannot fault it. Came in off the street hoping for a nice bit of fish. Ended up with cod, seabass, scallops, prawns and sole. With chips! All cooked perfectly.

2  Thank Jeddersdog
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Wanted to try some local seafood and was not disappointed. The food was delicious , great service despite being quite busy. Lovely place too with lots of interesting things to look at. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank Lynne G
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We booked this restaurant after seeing the comments on this site and we weren't disappointed. The scallops were especially delicious whilst our main courses were both very good. Highly recommend this restaurant and not just for the food. The service was quick and our waitress...More

1  Thank Adamski2112
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Questions & Answers
5 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from fingo13 | Reviewed this property |
Fresh and local best seafood restaurant I’ve ever been to
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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