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Smugglers Rest Talland Bay

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Talland Bay, Looe PL13 2JA, England
+44 1503 272259
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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Bath, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 ploughman's was really good. If you're walking on to Polperro (as we did) - its... More 

Thank James S
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 and location make up for this. However the service, food and staff let the location... More 

2 Thank timdpearce
Penzance, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

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

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

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

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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 have some alcohol looking over taland you can as there is a bar onsite

1 Thank Fossey700
chesterfield, england
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105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
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 cold drink and a piece of homemade cake, didn't want to leave, friendly staff as... More 

1 Thank clayxblade
Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Cornwall is the county of surprises. Travelling from Padstow to Looe spotted sign for cafe and followed a narrow lane to find a stunning bay and the cafe ! We ordered a toasted cheese and ham sandwich and a baguette cheese with tea each both where very nice. Would 100% visit again

Thank Craig B
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This little gem is a lovely find in Talland Bay. The view is simply breathtaking. There is a fantastic lawn in front of the cafe where children love playing and running around. Wonderful fresh fish BBQ in the evenings during summer

1 Thank MrsEdwardes
Gunnislake, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Lovely spot overlooking Talland Bay, mostly outdoor seating with a couple of tables inside. Staff were friendly and welcoming. There was a good selection of food - sandwiches, baguettes, jacket potatoes, cakes, and what we ate was very nice and fortified us for the walk back to Looe!

2 Thank BlueSpringRC
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I was stunned by the amount of cream that I got with the cream tea. Lovely friendly service, good coffee and cream tea. A really welcome stop on our walk from Looe to Polperro.

1 Thank Vanessa C
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Nice place to take a break when walking the coastal path. Good parking if you visit by road. Fish food good for lunch. The location is excellent. Local to a very small beach, good views.

1 Thank Michael G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Cheap Eats
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, Looe PL13 2JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Looe
  • 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?