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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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British
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Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked a table for Sunday lunch and left very happy and full. The staff and food were really good. The place was full of history, would definitely recommend although I would suggest booking as they do get busy.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was walking around Looe on a Sunday and I fancied a Sunday Dinner. I came across the Smugglers Cove and asked if there was any tables available. The place was full. Luckily they had a table spare for an hour. I sat down and...ordered my meal which I had sirloin very nice and the huge Yorkshire Pudding and selection of vegetables. The meal was really nice and the staff was very friendly. I highly recommend going but I say book before you go as it gets full quickly.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for Dinner and the following day a Sunday Lunch. Their food is excellent and plentiful. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. We would highly recommend. You definately need to book in advance for the Sunday roast.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Absolutely amazing service. Sophie our waitress was so friendly and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble for her. All our food was absolutely superb. Couldn’t fault it. We will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food. The best mussels I have ever had. And if you’re a steak fan, the Posh Surf and Turf is a must. Staff are lovely and friendly. This restaurant is a little gem and well worth a visit.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

A lovely old restaurant dating back to the 1420's with a smuggling history. Some of the interior oak timbers were apparently salvaged from the Spanish Armada. I had the devilled whitebait for starters which were served with a cajun mayonnaise. For my main I had...the baked bream which was delicate and simply delicious. A great restaurant with great food and a great history.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Best carvery I’ve ever had staff friendly and cheerful quaint little pub full of character highly recommend Service was very quick

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

Excellent restaurant and staff, we came for NYE and loved it was just the normal menu instead of a 3 course set menu for a ridiculous price. Food was amazing, staff were fantastic - highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

What a beautiful and fascinating very old building. Staff were very attentive and the food was very good. Will come back next time we visit Looe

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

Our first visit to Smugglers Cott. A great choice (our friends had visited before)…a quirky place but cosy and perfect for our annual Christmas catch up. Fantastic food & wine. Our server, Rob, was great…polite , attentive & friendly, definitely a credit to the team....All in all a great evening with friends & we’ll def be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

I’m currently laid down relaxing after an amazing Sunday lunch! We booked a couple of days before our reservation, but in peak season it seems you’d definitely have to book earlier. The building is gorgeous inside and out, loved reading about the history of the...building. Three of us all had a different meat, one turkey (wonderful!), one beef (cooked perfectly medium rare) and one pork (impressive crackling!) the portions of meat were generous, as was the veg (with a great variation too) Yorkshire puddings are one of the most important parts of a roast for me and these ones definitely did not disappoint! Roast potatoes were crispy and fluffy and we all loved the cauliflower cheese with leeks. Ooh and the stuffing was amazing too. The gravy was excellent and we were instantly provided with extra gravy on request. Two of us managed a desert - the white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake was proper authentic baked cheesecake, the kind you have to eat with a fork, beautiful! And the chocolate and Cointreau pots were deliciously rich (went excellently with the clotted cream!) The staff were welcoming and friendly too. Absolutely great, we would definitely visit again if we’re back down this end of the country!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Staff were friendly and welcoming, food was really tasty and presented well. Good atmosphere and we had a lovely evening!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

The menu was fabulous really good variety of dishes ., especially fish and meat .,,the mussels were the best I’ve tasted as a starter ., posh beef and reef is recommended by myself too ., also the strawberry pavlova is recommended by us both

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

What can you say,other than ' fantastic'. They do everything right,why go anywhere else! Phil Doncaster & Family.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

Great atmosphere in one of the oldest building in Looe. Friendly service and excellent food. Would book here again.

Date of visit: October 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5