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Dibble & Grub

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The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
+44 1720 423719
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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South East England
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant location on Porthcressa beach with amazing brunch food but also lunches and tapas dinner. The kids love the hot chocolate which comes with hot milk and melting chocolate on a stick,and it's a great place to sip a beer outside whilst watching the children play on the beach. Service can be a bit slow at peak times but a... More 

Thank Ekels234
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This small restaurant at the end of Porthcressa Beach has a fantastic location right on the beach. The staff are fantastic and very helpful. Drawn in by the name, we found it has an eclectic menu from tapas or panini to full meals. Highly recommend the Barley McGrew smoothie.

Thank Andy H
St Austell, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place has everything: amazing staff, super location, pretty restaurant but we think that the chef has lost her love of food. I realise that I am swimming against the tide of opinion and maybe now that the place has closed for winter, the chef will get back some enthusiasm. We ate there twice. We loved our waitress and she... More 

Thank susieskyblue
Hathersage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were a party of ten people; nine of us had a great time and loved every aspect of the place, the tenth must have been having a bad day! The menu is unusual in that it has both mains, with fish at the forefront, and a tapas section with great choice. Their use of more unusual ingredients, such as... More 

Thank dandsnz
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good tapas. Mediterranean feel to the food. Very relaxed. Service good too. We were a big group of 9 and they handled our orders well and without fuss. We liked it so much we went twice during our five day stay on the Scillies.

Thank Cath S
Redhill, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Dibble and Grub overlooks a wide sandy beach. The day we visited it was hot, even in October, and we sat outside. This is an excellent spot for coffee and soft drinks during the day. We didn't eat but the menu looked interesting. We did see others eating and it looked very nice. It was so inviting that we had... More 

Thank 563sue
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A gorgeous spot for coffee, lunch sundowners or dinner. We had gorgeous tapas here on our last night and loved it all. A great selection of dishes and all really well cooked. Thanks so much for an amazing meal!

Thank Amanda H
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here twice now. Once they had no fish and it's on the beach so I had tapas of which only the halloumi was acceptable. The second time my halloumi and mushroom burger was three salad leaves two pieces of halloumi one mushroom and very cold cheap white roll. At 7.50 this has to be one of the... More 

Thank Sue A
Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great tapas and Cornish beef with blue cheese ... yummy This is normally a summer venue but great to see it still open in late October

Thank Sarah L
Marcross, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

excellent menu, lots of veggie and gluten free options, the meals we ordered were excellent though slightly pricey even by Scilly standards. Excellent service for both drinks on their own or when we had full meals.

Thank Chris W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Fire Station | Porthcressa, TR21 0NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isles of Scilly  >  St Mary's
  • Phone Number: +44 1720 423719
Dibble & Grub has a fantastic location on Porthcressa beachfront with beautiful views over the bay. Serving brunch, lunch, tapas & evening meals, all food is freshly prepared on the premises. Special dietary requirements are happily catered for with a wide choice for vegetarians and ceoliacs. Baristas prepare your coffee from seasonal espresso roasted in Cornwall. The fully licensed bar offers excellent cocktails, Mediterranean lagers, Cornish ciders and a carefully chosen Wine List.

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