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The Ancient Mariner Bistro

Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BW, England
+44 1503 265825
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went here last night and the food is superb. They catered for all my dietary needs as I am gluten, dairy and also intolerant to other foods like onion. The scallops were fresh from the sea that day, the steak just...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just eaten a fab meal here, travelled from west sussex for 4 days and decided this was a good place to try, we were not wrong, staff amazing especially Mel and the food was brilliant! will be back for sure, well worth a visit

Thank maria16green
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, the service and the location were perfect. The hostess was so friendly and helpful. We weren't hurried and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Would definitely go again.

Thank sapphy63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked before we arrived in Looe but very pleased with our choice.In fact we booked for the next day before we had a mouthful of food.The food was to die for,the service was excellent with both front staff very efficient and energetic.

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very smart looking restaurant, probably smartest in Looe. Lovely food and service was impeccable with front of house lady making it very clear they don’t like to rush folk. All in all very pleasant

Thank Graceygoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant enough meal but food although good was nothing special. Had to have our third choice of wine from an extremely small wine list.(The suppliers fault,apparently?) Unfortunately, like much of our experience of Cornwall, overpriced for what you got.

2  Thank Graham S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to The Ancient Mariner based on a recommendation and were not disappointed. The food was very fresh and well prepared by Mark (the chef). The service was friendly but not overbearing and we were given plenty of time to rest between courses as...More

Thank paulo-josie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on the first night of our holiday, we could not have chosen a more perfect meal. The food was exceptional, the fish is certainly something that we would recommend. The service was also faultless and Mel and Mark, the owners, gave...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long journey from Kent wanted somewhere nice to eat and we couldn’t have chosen better. Booked again for our last night. Food and service couldn’t have been better - loved it!

Thank McJayne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ancient Mariner Bistro is a small 18 seat establishment situated on Higher Market Street and is owned by two beautiful "down to earth" people called Mark and Mel. The Bistro is a very relaxed place to enjoy, meet new people and enjoy gastronomical delights...More

1  Thank doyley196
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8 October 2017|
Response from ancientmarinerslooe | Property representative |
Hi we can cater for you but what date are you looking for as we are away from 6th to 22nd of November Kind regards Mark
21 April 2017|
Response from ancientmarinerslooe | Property representative |
Hi Susie Unfortunately we are really small inside and don't have room for pushchairs/ prams Kind regards Mark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Looe
  • Phone Number: +44 1503 265825
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We are a family run Bistro located only 100 metres from the beach and have a great pride in the quality of our Local food, from the Freshest of Fish and shellfish direct from the Harbour on our doorstep, to the amazing meats supplied from farms nearby. We try to accommodate for every taste and are happy to adjust our dishes for you. We are able to cater for parties and special occasions for up-to 20 guests, including your Wedding Breakfasts, and Birthdays.
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