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The Top House Inn

$$ - $$$, 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)
“fish chowder” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Lizard, Helston TR12 7NQ, England
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1 - 10 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my very elderly parents out to lunch last weekend and was rewarded with excellent food & service. We all had something different and all 4 meals were really tasty and a generous portion size. I can personally highly recommend the Texan Chilli - great...More

Thank Malcolm N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a beautiful roast dinner here today, couldn’t fault it at all. The desserts were to die for. All the staff were friendly and welcoming and the whole atmosphere was lovely and relaxed. We will be back again soon. Thank you.

Thank 436claire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are few restaurants in this area. When we last visited, we ate at the Top House all three nights, having one excellent meal, one so-so, and one sub-par. On this visit, we came here one of our two nights in town, and unfortunately there...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We hadn’t planned what we were doing for lunch and hoped that the Top House would still be serving food, which they were as they serve all day! The chowder was very tasty and was stuffed with lots of fish which is not always the...More

Thank Example1981
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Went here twice on a stay on the Lizard. Both times quite busy and obviously a popular place to eat and drink. We had booked on both nights and were shown to a small corner table which suited us well. Drinks were ordered and arrived...More

Thank Chaddle
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We ate and drank here on three occasions while holidaying on the Lizard. A friendly and welcoming pub with good value food and fabulous locally brewed beer. Unspoiled surroundings and a perfect atmosphere - highly recommended!

Thank Seagullnic
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

First visited here 26 years ago with my then girlfriend as part of our first ever holiday together in 1991. Having just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, we're back! The pub has changed an awful lot and the pool table has gone, replaced by dining...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Food and service acceptable. My wife had sweet and sour chicken and I plumped for the Chilli burger. My burger was certainly missing a kick - it didn't have the advertised jalapeños. We did ask about it but since no-one returned I think they must...More

2  Thank KP11347
Reviewed 4 October 2017

First it's MandyF, not MandyB! You still have not responded to the gmail I sent after you had the cheek to try and lie by saying you sent me a message, I had checked every day, and it seems to be a recurring theme for...More

Thank Mandy F
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Drove down to the lizard as staying at mullion holiday park and nothing really within walking distance. Plenty of parking, we came across this place and saw that they served food all day. We were just at the changeover between lunch and dinner. Very friendly...More

Thank Emma M
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Restaurant Details

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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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