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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Seafood, British
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

£10 for a double gin a tonic!?!!! Are they having a laugh!!! When questioning the barman his reply was “yeah, because it’s gin”.... what a joke, will not be buying drinks in there again and I live in Polzeath.....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alexandra11x
Chris S, Manager at Surfside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Alexandra, I'm sorry you feel that way, and that you didn't appreciate our barman's attempt at humour (he'll have to work on that). We stock premium gins in Rum Bar, and serve a 35ml shot as opposed to the 25ml served elsewhere, so whilst...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Over the course of the last season, we have made it our mission to try us much on the menu as we could. The food is delicious and the service is amazing. The staff are all really friendly and go out of their way to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jellytortoise
Chris S, Manager at Surfside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Jellytortoise, really glad you enjoyed your experiences last season! See you again this year I hope.

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Never been here before, Food was good, nice steak. Lovely girl serving us, very friendly and accommodating. The chef was also engaging and chatty ( I assume it was the chef) and seemed to be serving out quality food. But why on earth is this...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank YorkshireKingQueen
Chris S, Manager at Surfside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review YorkshireKingQueen, glad your enjoyed your steak. We appreciate the feedback and I can sympathise with your criticism. The ethos behind offering our side options separately has been to encourage sharing amongst the table, to make your experience feel more like a...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

We’ve been coming to Surfside for the past 5 years.... not sure what has changed but lay taken a turn for the worst this year. Lunch today was a very expensive burger with a stale bun, and disorganised service.... none of the specials were available,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pickykev
Chris S, Manager at Surfside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Pickykev, sorry we didn't live up to your expectations- being rather picky ourselves, we set our standards pretty high so it's always a shame when we are deemed to fall short. Your visit happened to follow a Saturday night when both the bar and...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Nice location for seeing a great sunset. Service friendly enough and menu looked good but I thought many of the dishes were overpriced by at least £5-6 if not more. Highlight were the bread and olive aperitifs. I had the ribs and they were OK...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank barefaced
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Two families - 11 of us - went for lunch. One word - delicious. I shared the vegan street food curry and it was awesome. Kids had a mix of burgers and the mac cheese. Kids portions were good sizes (even the 14 yr old...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MattStev
Chris S, Manager at Surfside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Matt, really appreciate the feedback- we've been working on making sure our portion sizes leave you full as well as being delicious, so glad we've ticked both those boxes. See you again I hope.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Go to Polzeath every year for our summer holiday and try all the restaurants from Rock to Polzeath . Have also eaten in Surfside on previous couple of years since it’s opening. Last week was a complete disaster though I ordered medium cooked stake £28!!!...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Popped into the rum bar from the beach late afternoon. Unfortunately when my husband tried to order drinks for our eighteen year olds to celebrate their a level results, the barman refused unless they showed their IDs. As they had been on the beach they...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hjelincs
Chris S, Manager at Surfside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Madam, If your eighteen year old kids frequent pubs or bars, they will know that every venue asks for ID from those who look under 25, and that their friends' or parents' word is not a valid proof of age. Unfortunately not all parents are...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on surfside whilst walking the SW coastal path and they very kindly served us for lunch even though we just missed the end of serving! What a fantastic friendly place with delicious food! The scallops in the half shell were to die for....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MichelleK823
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Walked into Surfside to book table for 4 on my sons birthday 1st August - 7 days in advance. Waited 10 minutes for staff to acknowledge my presence - during a lunch hour. (3 tables being served) Asked for booking - girl opened diary 5...More

Date of visit: August 2018
7  Thank willmatt211059
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1 October 2017|
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Response from sueLeus | Reviewed this property |
No! The only access is from the beach up steep steps. If it's a nice day ( maybe too late in the year now) you can eat outside - but there's no other way into the restaurant.
18 May 2017|
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Response from laura_stephes | Property representative |
We welcome small, well behaved dogs but dogs aren't allowed on the beach between Easter and October at Polzeath.
5 September 2016|
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Response from laura_surfside_polz | Property representative |
Hi there, our email address is on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages- unfortunately trip advisor won't let me send it to you via this message. If in doubt, Google us! We are still open 7 days a week 11am-11pm (last... More
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