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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Woke up to an amazing Hayle sunset and the day got even better with the most fabulous breakfast with friends at Birdies. Fabulous location and restaurant had a lovely friendly vibe. Windows with wonderful views flood the space with light. Lovely outdoors seating ( bit...chilly in February but sure a super place to sit in warmer months) The staff were welcoming and efficient. Most importantly the food was delicious every one of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I’m not vegan but the vegan full breakfast that friends had looked fab and we were told it was. Bubble and Squeak was so good and the hot chocolate was one of the nicest I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to revisit and try other dishes on the menu. Thank you for having us Birdies ☺️More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A birthday lunch visit. Very busy but service was excellent. Food amazing, service efficient and a great location. Dog friendly as well. Will be back!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

Visited a few times during stay, had Burgers , lamb koftas, ham egg and chips, all very tasty and a great selection of cakes which we took home for later in the day. Soft drinks a little bit pricey in our opinion but not overly...so. Wonderful views.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024 via mobile

Arrived to a rather full car park with absolutely no provision for Blue Badge holders, and lots of 4 x 4's selfishly taking up 2 spaces. On entering a rather dour waitress said sit here. It was a table for 2 next to the entrance...and exit right by the service counter. I explained as a hearing aid wearer I needed somewhere quieter. I was told we would have to wait 30 to 40 minutes. She could see that I was struggling to walk (I have severe osteoarthritis in both knees) yet she made no attempt to offer me somewhere to sit whilst we waited. So we left, never to return as it takes nothing to be kind. I don't support businesses that see a disability as a hindrance.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jennifer Wells, Owner at Birdies Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2024

Thank you for your review we always welcome feedback. We are very sorry that you were disappointed on your visit to Birdies. Over the past couple of year we have made huge improvements to Birdies to make it more accessible for everyone; including an accessible...More

Reviewed 22 November 2023

Lovely food and lovely ice cream sundaes. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. We will defiantly be back again soon.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Jennifer Wells, Owner at Birdies Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2024

Thank you for your great review.

Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

We visited Birdie’s a few times during our holiday. The staff are lovely, the place is spotless and the food is delicious. Really nice environment and great views.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Jennifer Wells, Owner at Birdies Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2024

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. We hope you had a great holiday.

Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

Wow, absolutely amazing place. Fantastic location, awesome staff and really great food. You have to go !!! Will definitely be back. Thanks guys xx

Date of visit: November 2023
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Jennifer Wells, Owner at Birdies Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2024

Thank you for your lovely review. We will pass on your great feedback.

Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

First time visiting this great bistro . Loved the sign on our way in ( Be kind or Leave ) totally agree with this . Covid has turned the general public into impatient, impolite, rude and demanding . Right rant over back to my review.... I took my mum here for lunch . It was a lovely atmosphere with stunning views . We both ordered the bubble and squeak , we certainly enjoyed our lunch it was delicious and you can tell they use quality products . The staff were attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend and will definitely go back when I’m back visiting in Hayle again . Keep up the great work .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

Bit disappointed. Even before we got in a sign said "Be nice or leave" I was a little taken back by this.... a good start. Seamed a little unorganised when waiting to be seated. Was shown seats in middle, wife asked to be seated at...the window, waitress was reluctant but had to oblige as it was vacant. Young daughter didn't want anything on menu so I asked older waitress if they could do her pancakes the responce was "no! Thats the menu" there's ways of declining customers requests and being abrupt isn't good for customer relations. We ordered, apparently the waffles came covered already with sugar (they should leave it for the customer to add) plus the maple! Was too sweet for her. My full English was greasy, cheap sausages that were tasteless, thin slices of hogs, luke warm tomatoes. Location was nice and divining area. We ate, paid n left. The above areas need addressing to take the business forward, couple next to us weren't over impressed with their breakfast. We had to ask for condiments and cutlery as well plus milk for my coffee. Outside there was an extensive list of rules to read on a board... felt like a prison canteen (not that I've experienced prison dinning! 😆) This is feedback not to damage business. We felt that the clients they were aiming at weren't family, bit frosty to my girls and kids menu wasn't very varied. We probably won't visit again which is a shame as location and facility is present.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

The ham eggs and chips which all tree of us had were excellent, lovely thick English boiled ham and plenty of it. There is a downside to the Bistro however. The clientele is mostly senior and female, their husbands strategically retired to the golf course,...shed or here after, the noise levels rival the local geese, not helped by the hard surfaces of the floor to ceiling glass windows, floor and walls. I had noise cancelling ear buds which I deployed, but they don't work. Dine outside if you can or maybe the veranda/conservatory has fewer hard surfaces. The establishment is well named, but not I suspect with the irony that it turns out to have.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

we were walking the coast path and found this place and what a find it was!!! Amazing lunch, best ploughmans ever!! Fantastic location and lovely staff. Dog friendly, we will definitely be back!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Excellent breakfast, great coffee and really beautiful surroundings. Worth taking a breakfast detour! Would generally give it 5 stars if your mostly mobile and we would definitely recommend the lovely food ( veggie friendly too) but would like to point out although it has ramps...to get into and out of the cafe it has been made a lot less accessible due to the deep chippings in the carpark that make wheelchair access a bit of a headache. If that’s not a problem for you it’s brilliant and the staff are friendly and helpfulMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Stumbled across this place when looking for somewhere for lunch during a family holiday. It did not disappoint. Amazing food in a lovely setting. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

One of my favourite dishes is a Crab Linguine and living locally I can tell you I have tried it at most of the restaurants in the area, including in St Ives and can tell you Birdies one tops the lot. Plenty of sauce, copious...amounts of beautiful crab, a generous portion too, it’s perfect. We do love Birdies, it’s been wonderful watching it grow and expand over the years and it’s most certainly a hidden gem. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

We popped in for a spot of lunch on a Saturday. The restaurant was fairly empty with lots of staff/waitresses. Despite this it took ages to get served and trying to catch anyone’s eye was almost impossible. That said the food was eventually decent -...we would have liked desert but couldn’t catch anyone’s eye to place an order so gave up and left (without leaving a tip) Shame.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Response from Wendywoo2222 | Reviewed this property |
There were diners with dogs, but outside in the covered area.
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Response from PhoenixsGrandpa | Reviewed this property |
I suppose its about 10min in the car from Porthkidney, as for who you can bring etc, would suggest you contact Birdies direct- hope that helps
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Birdies Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5