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Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 30/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$4 - US$69
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British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 31 October 2020

I walked past the Rafferty’s kitchen on first night in St Merryn and decided we had to visit. After a disappointing pub meal nearby we decided to book Rafferty’s for 3 nights in a row (excessive?).... our group of 2 adults, 2 children (7 and...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

Very welcoming staff, lovely surroundings and delicious food. The variety of tastes was outstanding. Would recommend the Raffertys Rockpool and the duck. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: October 2020
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kas9917, General Manager at Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Hi! Thank you so much! We will look forward to seeing you again! Many thanks, Kate General Manager

Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

Back in North Cornwall for the first time since 2012. Staying at Trevone and read about Raffety's on ta. Last night dinner and only table available was at 17.30. Despite all the covid restrictions the ambiance was still warm & welcoming. Lovely staff were efficient...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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kas9917, General Manager at Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Hi Chris, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased that you all enjoyed your meal and experience with us! Don't leave it another 8 years to come back! Many thanks, Kate General Manager

Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

After visiting Rafferty's for the first time last year, it was a must return visit when back in Cornwall this year. The food was as good as we remembered along with great wine and and a faultless service in a small yet relaxed setting. The...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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kas9917, General Manager at Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Hi! Thank you so much for your review! So pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and it was as good as you remembered! We really look forward to seeing you again next time you're down! Many thanks, Kate General Manager

Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Managed to get booked in for tea after seeing how nice the menu sounded. We had a few tapas dishes but were quite disappointed. The food was presented well and looked lovely but it was all a little bit bland. Although the camanbert was delicious....More

Date of visit: September 2020
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kas9917, General Manager at Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2020

Hi Marcus! I'm so sorry that you felt the food was bland, it's not often I hear that! If you had let me know at the time, I could have tried to rectify this for you. Please give us another try next time you are...More

Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Visited Rafferty’s as we were staying local and were really impressed. We had a small well behaved dog which are now allowed in the restaurant and he was the one dealt with first with a water bowl and doggy treats, fantastic touch. It’s only a...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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kas9917, General Manager at Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2020

Hello!! Thank you so much for leaving a lovely review! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves! Thank you so much for your kind words on the night and also on here! It is always lovely to know that the customers see the passion I...More

Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

My partner called up Rafferty's early friday evening on the off chance we would get a table. The gentleman on the phone kindly informed us there were no tables available. He double checked and found we could be seated within the next half an hour....More

Date of visit: October 2020
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kas9917, General Manager at Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2020

Hi Daisy! Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased that you (and your doggie!) enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Kate General Manager

Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

Having read the impressive TA reviews of this venue, we decided to book a table at Rafferty’s for the last meal of our recent holiday. It was also a bonus that they are dog friendly too. We received a lovely welcome on arrival and were...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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kas9917, General Manager at Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2020

Hi David! Thank you very much for leaving such a fab review! We are so pleased that you had a great time with us! We will look forward to seeing you again on your return to Cornwall! Kate General Manager

Reviewed 1 October 2020

From the moment we arrived , we felt both welcome and socially safe. The Proprietor took us to a larger table than we required . Both table and menus were clearly just cleaned. Our choice of Rock Pool or Calamari ( starters ) sirloin Steak...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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kas9917, General Manager at Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2020

Thank you for a lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening, and behalf of all at Rafferty's I'd like to congratulate Mr & Mrs Tomknins on reaching a mega 47 years of marriage! Who needs the medal?? haha! We looking forward...More

Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

We visited Rafferty’s on the last night of our trip to St Merryn which was a shame as we would have eaten there every night if we had known how amazing it was! The food and the staff complement each other, both make you feel...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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kas9917, General Manager at Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2020

Hi! Thank you for leaving us a great review! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and we are equally as disappointed that you only found us on your last night! As a side note - we let the lovely doggies throughout...More

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beverley j
2 July 2016|
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Response from 221edr | Property representative |
Hi, Dogs are always welcome in the bar and courtyard areas where you can enjoy the full menu, please mention when booking to allow us to hold over a table in the bar. Many Thanks Edward Rafferty
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reviewbyclaire
20 June 2016|
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Response from 221edr | Property representative |
Hi, Dogs are always welcome in the bar and courtyard areas where you can enjoy the full menu, please mention when booking to allow us to hold over a table in the bar. Many Thanks Edward Rafferty
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  • Yes, Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Rafferty's Cafe & Wine Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5