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Seafood, British, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

very relaxed place to eat, ideally situated to drop into from a section of the Coastal walk. Nice choice of incredibly fresh ingredients.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great location with friendly staff. A selection of local drinks and traditional food. The place was busy but the service was spot on. Dogs are welcome outside and inside was a nice warm clean area. Recommend

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eight of us enjoyed a simply delicious meal here, with friendly service and stunning sunset views - despite the rainy arrival! Thoroughly recommended by all of us - the Korean ribs were delicious! Also recommend the local rums, so good.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 April 2024 via mobile

Went for our wedding anniversary dinner as just reopened . Great atmosphere and the food was full of flavour. My husband had the soup to start followed by the chicken and I had fish then gin& tonic cake . Welcoming staff and well priced food.... We did return a few weeks ago and didn’t disappoint this time had the prawn curry but was a tuff decision between the curry or mussels , which I will be choosing on next visit . It’s our favourite local place to eat .More

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

You can now book. Evening meals are served. Delicious and well prepared meal with charming staff. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

Such a disappointing visit, been coming to LAB, for over 25 years in high season, low season and I have found, like many busy establishments it can be variable, but, where the food or service might miss the mark, the location makes up for much....But, what is unacceptable is belligerent rudeness. I was at the bar and a mature gentlemen in a dry robe over a wetsuit was treated so offensively because he was in a wet suit. The poor chap apologised, but, was given short thrift was sent off the premises in no uncertain terms unable to make his order. I then witnessed the chap (how behaved like a manager) who was taking orders and doing the beer tell the staff in a cocky unpleasant manner that’s how to deal with customers in their wetsuits, he acted as if he was a champion for being so rude to a customer. After witnessing this, I left before I made an order for food.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Been here twice - once at lunch time and, because the food was so good, second time for an evening meal. The lunch time feel is of a good quality cafe/restaurant, the evening is definitely more ‘Bistro’. Great food and we were well looked after...by the team including Mark. The food was freshly prepared by a kitchen that clearly know their business well - Munro tweaks to the menu were accommodated to make the evening more special (thank you) and the choice was good too. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Popped in for lunch had a wonderful dish of mussels absolutely delicious good service and wonderful views across the beach

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

Great customer service and a friendly team. Nice locally sourced ingredients for large portions of food. All cooked fresh and to order. Some good local knowledge of fish of the day. Also a bonus that it’s Dog friendly!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

Had a delicious Christmas Dinner today. The food was well cooked, vegetables had been freshly cooked for us. Staff were friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Just opened bistro evening dinning and they fitted our party in at short notice. We fell on our feet finding this place to eat in November in Bude Delicious menu, lovely staff and great ambience- nothing to fault.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

Very helpful, friendly staff. Came across LAB while looking for a hot drink on a cold day. Great atmosphere, good food. Took my disabled, poorly sighted husband & nothing was too much trouble - staff helped him find the loo & made sure he was...safe. Great place, good food, great staff! Thank you! Will be visiting again while on holiday.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

So glad LAB is doing evening meals again. Set menu was sublime, cooked to perfection, ample portions and excellent VFM, combined with efficient and friendly service. Oh, great playlist too! We’ll be back!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Friendly staff and fast service. We ordered mussels and fish and chips, all cooked to perfection. Would definitely go back!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

Really good breakfast. Pretty quick service. Sat outside. Lost one star as it was not a hot plate to keep food warm. Might sound like minor point which it is but like many folk I expect a hot plate. The view outside is very nice.

Date of visit: October 2023
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