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“Wonderful time at The Little Lifeboat House”

The Old Lifeboat House
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Coverack
Price range: £5 - £30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A converted Lifeboat station with a fantastic view over the bay. At the front: Fish and Chip Take Away. To take home, eat on our outdoor benches or on the sun trapped harbour walls. To the rear: Informal, home cooked food Cafe/Restaurant/Bar serving breakfasts, lunch, cream teas and evening meals and a Bar serving a wide selection of Cornish Gins, Rums, Craft ales and Ciders. Open 6 days a week from Easter. Happy Hour 3pm until 6pm. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free Friendly. Dogs Welcome
Reviewed 24 March 2024

Popped in for a lovely cream tea and stayed all afternoon! Then came back for our dinner... lovely, friendly people...view to die for from the amazing picture window, and really lovely food and atmosphere.
Can't recommend it enough!

Date of visit: March 2024
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1  Thank 67suziep
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

Very charming place with a stunning view of Coverack Cove—there were even dolphins today! Food and service is lovely. Definitely recommended. Accepts contactless payment, but do bring some cash if you want to leave a tip.

Date of visit: March 2024
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1  Thank Roam14053913333
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

Walking the Lizard coast on a rare sunny winter's day we abandoned our cheese rolls and decided to stop for fish and chips. These days my body reacts to gluten and I was delighted to find that they had this covered. We had a lovely friendly reception, given great quality food, GF batter prepared on the spot, beautifully crispy and light, chips perfect, tartare sauce homemade and superbly balanced. The thoughtfulness of the staff was so refreshing: the owner stopped me from putting malt vinegar on the food and offered white wine vinegar instead.
We were given a little buzzer to tell us when the takeaway was ready, so we sunned ourselves in the little harbour while we waited. When I picked up the order I was given a little fish crate to carry it out. These little touches don't cost anything but they make the whole experience pleasurable. There are lessons to be learned here for others looking to offer food in Cornwall, as anyone with time to look through this website will know.
I am used to putting up with second class GF alternatives but at the Lifeboat House I hit the jackpot. We don't live that far away and I will definitely be back - as the proprietor said, there is no need to prepare different food for people when it doesn't need to have gluten in the recipe. And by looking at other reports I can see that a trip down to Coverack harbour for a meal will be worthwhile.
Full marks guys and thank you very much: it made our day.

Date of visit: February 2024
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1  Thank Alan G
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Absolutely beautiful food and wonderful service kids fish and chips excellent portion. Amazing view for family and friends, definitely coming here again and I will try as much as I can to get the recipe for the curry sauce

Date of visit: December 2023
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1  Thank George H
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Stumbled upon this hidden gem on a birthday outing, and couldn’t have been happier! Lovely lunch, great service, superb location, would recommend!

Date of visit: December 2023
1  Thank louisgeorge22
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