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Smugglers Rest

| Talland Bay, Talland, Looe PL13 2JA, England
+44 1503 272259
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
| Talland Bay, Talland, Looe PL13 2JA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

View across Talland Bay couldn't be better. We had a relaxed lunch with our dog (water and treats on offer) with friendly service and very friendly robin hopping about. Food very good but not many options for those who can't eat bread. Recommend highly.

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here to have an ice cream but ended up sharing crab sandwiches. They were served with a small side salad and crisps and excellent value compared with other more touristy spots in Cornwall. We would love to have tried the crab salad too...More

Thank Dawmar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it's because of the weather that day but this place is amazing! Gorgeous food and great service. Very fresh (wasn't the quickest but it was busy)and tasty. A great stopping place on the looe to Polperro walk.

Thank lorraine j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking from Looe to Polperro.....The Smugglers Rest at Talland Bay was the ideal place to take a break, sit in the sun & have lunch. Good menu and cold bottled ciders. Orders places inside and good value for money. Service was very slow, which was...More

Thank Alexloveseatingout
Carole B, Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review we are glad you enjoyed your visit ,we do only have one loo for ladies and one loo for gents but we don't mind the ladies using the gents if they don't mind ,feel free regards Carole

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ladies at the Smugglers are ever so friendly. They serve good tea & coffee. Recommend the (hand picked) crab salad with Marie Rose.

Thank LaGallina
Carole B, Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review we are glad you enjoyed your crab salad we have it delivered fresh every day and it is the most popular meal on our menu thanks again regards Carole

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Perfect location, sunny spot, set back from the beach. Lots of outdoor seating with lovely views. We'd walked from Looe (3.5 miles) so happy to wait a while for lunch. Good range available, my wife enjoyed her soup, kids loved their bacon baguettes and my...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Tucked around the corner on the road down to Talland and set opposite the beautiful bay the location of the smugglers rest is fantastic. A hut set back from the road with lots of outside seating (some undercover). Whilst the decor is dated the surroundings...More

3  Thank timdpearce
Carole B, Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this review

Thank you for your review firstly I must say we can not leave butter out of the fridge we would have the environmental Heath down on us as butter has to be refrigerated,we can't win really as in the past we have used a spreadable...More

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Walked past today but not open unfortunately. Shame as plenty of people walking between there and Looe

1  Thank sheepjelbert
Carole B, Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this review

We are really sorry but we are only seasonal and are closed from November until the spring regards Carole

Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Parked in your car park while we took the dog to the beach to burn off some energy. After we went to the beach we visited the cafe and had a very nice view of taland bay and surrounding area For people who like to...More

1  Thank Fossey700
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We, like most visitors to this place were walking the coast path from Looe to polperro, for us, it was a blisteringly hot day, so to happen upon this place was a great surprise for us, was great to sit and enjoy the view, a...More

1  Thank clayxblade
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Caroline H
When do you open for this season?
14 March 2017|
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Jeanette H
Do you open out of season (during November)?
25 September 2016|
Response from Sally9856 | Reviewed this property |
I would call them direct.
I did not see any Sunday lunch on the menu, but I could have missed this on the menu. I would call first, if you are going for Sunday lunch. I hope this helps.
27 August 2016|
Response from nickmBedford | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Sally
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Talland Bay, Talland, Looe PL13 2JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Looe  >  Talland
  • Phone Number: +44 1503 272259
Breakfast, lunches , and evening BBQ,S amazing views and outside dining , have a glass of wine or a nice cold beer from our bar while enjoying the amazing view,s , very friendly staff