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The Square At Porthleven

7 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston, England
+44 1326 573911
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“arancini” (20 reviews)
“black pudding” (10 reviews)
“belly pork” (18 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston, England
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1 - 10 of 832 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked late but found our party of eight a lovely table. The menu had plenty of choices including imaginative Veggie options. Staff attentive friendly but not in your face. Food was EXCEPTIONAL!! 3 of us had the sausages with bubble and squeak with black...More

Thank FozzyChris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food beautifully presented. Calm and relaxed atmosphere. Have eaten here on a number of occasions and have always had a very enjoyable time.

Thank AnneHussey7
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Food top class .superb award winning local cheese .Not an ordinary Toad in the hole .You may need to reserve a table

Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The chef and staff provided the food and drinks for Porthleven Art Gallery Opening. The Art was truly good and the food ended the opening with a delight. Really enjoyed my visit.

Thank djw1955
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

The picturesque, little, harbour town, Porthleven, has become the place for "foodies" in West Cornwall, as it is known for several very good places to eat. The Square is certainly one of these. Over the past few years I have been to the Square quite...More

Thank Traveler761
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Modest-looking restaurant overlooking Porthleven harbour but be sure to book a table for dinner even in November. Although billed as a cafe-restaurant the food hits 5-star standards - and betters many better-known eateries in terms of food quality and value. Stumbled upon it for a...More

Thank hoitiengeng
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

There's quite a few options of where to dine in Porthleven after checking out some menus and availability we opted for The Square. the front of house team were attentive and friendly. The menu was mouthwatering,thankfully my friend and I shared the arancini starter, the...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Stopped for lunch during a tour of the Lizard Cornwall. Fish and Chips, Sausage and Mash how can you get that wrong? Burnt Sausages, Chips swimming in oil, Tiny fish portions all batter no fish. Told the Staff on paying couldn't care just said "Oh"...More

Thank ladygodiver
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

On the harbour side of Porthleven this diner serves quality food at great prices. The staff are friendly and knowledgable. A good menu and a drinks licence. Well worth a visit.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We have always been impressed with the food , and the staff here. Can`t fault it ! We have never had a bad meal, been here several times, over the years.

Thank Pete J
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Rachael G
25 August 2017|
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Response from kerr_edinburgh | Reviewed this property |
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katie t
9 November 2015|
Response from tegenpresious |
Good evening, We are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing day. Apart from that we are open everyday for Lunch 12-2pm and Dinner 6-9pm. There is a special set menu for New Years Eve and on New Year Day I believe we are only... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 573911
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