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Life's a Beach

| Summerleaze Beach, Bude EX23 8HN, England
+44 1288 355222
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (65 reviews)
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Seafood, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
| Summerleaze Beach, Bude EX23 8HN, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We returned here after having dinner here a couple of years ago. Burger was good but probably makes more sense to go for the fresh fish which looked great. Great location and views. It’s very difficult to find if you don’t know Bude. Don’t follow...More

Thank Sian S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food for lunch and good gluten free choices. Can only order drinks if buying food. Service great

Thank chrisNorthwood
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for a lunch on a very wild and windy day . Staff very friendly and service excellent. Food very tasty and good value

Thank GrahamP113
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to LAB and we will certainly be back again. Fabulous fresh seafood, beautifully served. We had a great window table which was perfect for watching the sunset over the sea as we ate. We had a lovely evening. Without a...More

Thank MJG2029
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last visit was in April 2017 and it is still just as good! Beautifully cooked food. Scallops and homemade soup as starters, were excellent. Our party of five all chose a fish dish from the extensive menu whilst the fifth member had a steak. All...More

Thank rose-a-rambling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Life's a Beach for lunch, enjoyed it so much we booked for dinner in the evening. Daytime it's more suited for coffee, light meals etc but it's transformed for the evenings into more of a grown up place. And such good food,...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated overlooking summerlees beach in bude the views are stunning! We had the crab salad from the specials board and it was superb. A word of warning, get in there quick as the specials tend to sell out and for a good reason!

Thank Roger N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice up market bar and restaurant with a modern touch great view point great drinks menu very professional set up

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Following the trip advisor reviews booked here and were not disappointed we both ordered the skate from the specials board. The food and service were both very good and much better than the price charged for the meal.

Thank Rob N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We know this restaurant very well having been on many occasions whilst holidaying in Bude. On this occasion we visited three times, the food and service was superb on every visit which we have now come to expect. It never fails to deliver on all...More

Thank Mark S
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Questions & Answers
19 December 2017|
Response from Sara W |
Hi, Yes we do gift vouchers here at Life's a Beach. Pop on in if your local or give us a call and we can arrange it over the phone and post it to you. Kind Regards Sara
23 August 2016|
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Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, welcome outside on the terrace
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Summerleaze Beach, Bude EX23 8HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude-Stratton  >  Bude
  • Phone Number: +44 1288 355222
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Imagine…….. sitting on the veranda of a restaurant which nestles among rugged cliffs, gazing at the golden sands and the sea, stained scarlet, as the sun sets. Is this the Italian Riviera? No, this is Life’s a Beach, overlooking Summerleaze beach in Bude, Cornwall, where the location and the cuisine are as fine as any in the world.The wide ranging menu uses fresh local produce and reflects the creativity and travelling experiences of the young chefs. Seafood is a speciality, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly.The restaurant opens at 7pm but during the day it transforms into a facility for beach goers. There is an ice cream parlour, a beach shop and a café where meals, snacks and drinks can be enjoyed on the premises overlooking the beach or taken away.‘Lifes a Beach’ is already highly acclaimed as the place to eat out in Bude, so why not come and judge for yourself?
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