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Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

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21 Fish Street, St Ives TR26 1LT, England
+44 1736 796816
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten before at the Mermaid and have always enjoyed the delicious food, good service and traditional atmosphere. We all choose the 'early menu' which was good value at £21 for 3 courses. The oriental duck pancakes were lovely and just right for a starter and we all choose the steak which was cooked to perfection with a variety... More 

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Holcombe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE have eaten at the Mermaid many times over the years and never has it failed to be an evening to remember.Our latest visit was up to the usual standard,One of those restaurants you wish you lived near,so you could visit more often,well done all staff,keep up the good work.

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Thank rextec
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for an evening meal after reading trip advisor reviews - was disappointed as the reviews raved about the seafood. We both had seafood but found it to be very average. Presentation was nice but very expensive for what we got. My mussels had crunchy sandy bits in them which I have never had anywhere else I have eaten... More 

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Thank Ticky28
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Mermaid after reading its reviews on Tripadvisor.Unfortunately we came away feeling very underwhelmed .The food certainly didn't live up to expectation,the trio of fish that was mentioned in many of the reviews was greasy rather than nicely grilled,the crispy potatos were overfried and unseasoned.As there were no lagers or beers on tap all offerings came out of... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in St Ives for two nights and ended up having dinner here! We had three courses and struggled to walk back to the campsite! I had 'Smokies' for starter and it was to die for! My partner had the Mermaid soup which was delicious but could have done with some bread. We both had platter- mine the Seafood and... More 

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Thank lauramoo11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife visited the Mermaid on the final night of our honeymoon, we found the food to be some of the best we had eaten in St Ives. Service was attentive and friendly, and the restaurant was warm and homely.

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Thank Jake G
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was Our first visit to St Ives and really wasn't sure where to go. As it was raining, we quickly parked and went into the first restaurant we saw! I had a trio of grilled fish with potatoes and green beans! It was amazing! Was rather surprised as the decor is a little out of the ordinary. But anyway,... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never been to The Mermaid even though I have been going back and forth to St Ives since I was born. My husband and I had a very small wedding in Penzance nearly two weeks ago and chose The Mermaid for our post wedding meal with family and friends. Matt, the owner, has been nothing but fantastic. We... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice seafood restaurant. I had a trio of seabass, lemon sole and John Dory served with new potatoes and vegetables. The fish was perfectly cooked and very tasty. I will visit again when in the area.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had booked a table at the Mermaid for Thursday evening last week. Knowing it was half term we booked the table ( for 8 people ) 4 or 5 weeks in advance. Turning up on Thursday evening we were told there was no booking and actually the owner had accidentally made the booking for Friday evening by mistake! With... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32
Cuisine
Seafood, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?