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Mariners Bar & Restaurant

4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
+44 1237 476447
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (29 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
“venison” (12 reviews)
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I have been here five times and we'd say that Mariners is still our No. 1 amongst our favourite restaurants. Food quality, excellent service, cozy ambience, cleanliness, to name a few, are the reasons why we keep coming back. We would always...More

Thank 82bea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cute restaurant with delicious seafood. Had the mussels as the starter and it was a huge portion. Scallops and monkfish as main were very tender and fresh. The staff were lovely and we had a great evening out.

Thank Rebekah L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying with a friend who lives in Bideford, we tried this restaurant for the first time. Tucked away down a side street, on entering it is nice and cosy inside. The staff were friendly and attentive and certainly had a good menu and regards itself...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the last weekend of June 2018. The service was immaculate and the food outstanding. Rarely do you come across food, outside of “named chef” restaurants prepared with such skill. It was a delight and we would highly recommend it.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you walk Copper street you could easily just have a quick glance and walk on by, if you do big mistake, you will have missed out having a wonderful local fish dish. Our first day in Bideford we did just that walked on by,...More

1  Thank BarcodeUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each time we go we experience excellent standard of food. Also the staff are so friendly and always make you feel welcome. A must try it now.

1  Thank Richardsreturn16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading the review about the fish cakes and dodgy tap water, I had to write a further one as I visited the mariners again last Saturday for another perfect evening. This is the only restaurant I know where you are given iced lemon tap...More

2  Thank Fran6606
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant on the last day of our holiday, so unfortunately we are unable to go again. This was a most enjoyable experience. A relaxed atmosphere and a great team delivering the food and service. The quality and presentation of the food was...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Staying nearby, wWe stumbled upon reviews for this restaurant and decided we must give it a try. We were glad we did. It's a very quaint place: small rooms with fun and informative writing on the walls about the history of Bideford and other local...More

Thank vatravelingbug
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We booked a table for four, for my wifes birthday, The owner was lovely when i booked and was delighted t make it a special evening for our celebrations. The food was delicious, the starters were tasty and fresh, the mains were a delight, we...More

Thank nedsplace19
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30 May 2018|
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Response from Sattikaurbhatti1977 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that supposed to say wouldn’t
Meg B
6 July 2016|
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Response from John E | Property representative |
Hi Meg, sorry for the delay in replying, we must have missed this question! We are open Wednesday - Saturday from 6.30pm. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards, John and Team.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England (Formerly Lathwells)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 476447
  • E-mail
We will be closed on Thursday 9th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Mariners (Formally Lathwells) is a Grade Two listed historic building in one of Bideford's oldest streets. The building dates back to the 1700's. History tells us it has been a Mariners house, an Inn, a sowing school, a private house and now a restaurant. Mariners is small, intimate and relaxing. The table is yours for the evening. Our food is cooked from fresh to order. We pride ourselves on seasonal fish and meat from the Bay Area as far as possible. Our menu changes often with specials featuring on a daily basis. We look forward to meeting you. Booking is strongly advisable to secure a table. We are open Wednesday - Saturday from 6.30pm. Last food orders are taken at 8.30pm.
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