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The Old School Hotel and Restaurant

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Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RD, England
+44 1208 880721
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This lovely restaurant with Jake, the executive chef, prepares excellent dishes that would equal any chef in the world with his talents. On my 3rd visit to this unpretentious hotel restaurant simple food is taken to the next level in presentation, portion and taste. Fish and chips perfectly cooked, sea bass, hamburger, fish pie, all delicious. My favorite, cottage pie... More 

1 Thank GCSMaryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely evening meal with very good service from both the waitresses. The food was cooked to perfection. I had steak and my fiancé had fish and chips, both superb.

2 Thank Daveyla
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Positives: staff all really friendly. Breakfast excellent although we did have to wait a while for the cooked bit, it was really good when it turned up! Kellogs cereals, coffee, croissants to keep you going whilst waiting. Evening meal again, excellent. Sea Bass and steak meals really, really good. Our room was "Biology". Nice sea views, small but well equipped... More 

1 Thank Tracy W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here on the 29th April on my way to a camping wedding weekend. It was delicious with amazing friendly services. The two girls who worked there nailed the balance of professionalism, friendly and helpful. The restaurant itself has an authentic cosy feel to it. Thank you ladies for the assistance to book a local taxi, I am ever... More 

1 Thank Nav001
Granada, Spain
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had meal in the restaurant on Sunday 30th April 2017. Food was excellent, cooked to perfection and both the waitresses there gave perfect service, very professional, attentive but not overly, felt very comfortable. After dinner coffee taken on big comfy sofas, Enjoyed every moment. Will be returning in June to book into the Hotel !

1 Thank Geraldine707
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Art Room, up some steps but the staff is awesome and will help with luggage and anything else. Breakfast is included and cooked to order. Cream tea is delicious in the afternoon. The staff makes this place just grand. And they filmed school scenes of Doc Martin in the parking lot during our stay. Too bad... More 

1 Thank RedRockTravelers
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155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here, very nice surroundings and excellent food and wine. Staff were very good and we were looked after very well. We had three courses at dinner and all were very good. I had pork medallions with mustard mash which was very tasty and very good. Good sized portions but not over size so left room for puds.

1 Thank Mary898
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had some awful food in Port Isaac but not here. Everything was excellent. Sea bass, fish pie and battered haddock were all first class. Scrummy desserts and good coffee. Great attentive service too.

2 Thank Ken L
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having arrived in Port Isaac, without booking ahead, we stumbled across this restaurant. We were very pleased we did. We had a super meal, including a great fish pie, sea bass and salmon. The staff were kind and the atmosphere was friendly and informal. We enjoyed the food so much we returned 2 days later.

2 Thank Suzanne T
Bolton, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited Port Isaac and walked all around the streets & their was some filming going on so most of the cafes etc were busy so we decided to pop into the Old School House for a drink & it was very interesting . Still had a lot of the old school aspects about it

1 Thank Phil570

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$39
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Port Isaac
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 880721
  • This restaurant is at Old School Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?