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“Second time around still as good!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The View Harlyn

The View Harlyn
Ranked #5 of 16 Restaurants in St Merryn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$20
Cuisines: British, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The restaurant is a seasonal business which opens from April 1st until October 2nd each year.
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Second time around still as good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

This is our second visit, the first being a few weeks after it first opened. The second visit didn't disappoint. The pizza and burgers were amazing and the atmosphere and service very high quality. It was lovely to see that nothing has changed, it's still exceptionally good and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Zoe P
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Ceri P, Manager at The View Harlyn, responded to this review, 26 September 2014
Zoe P Thank you for taking the time to comment, we aim to please our customers so like you they will return again and again. The burger is one of our most popular dishes and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon.
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a great night yet again ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Came to the view last night with a friend for a nice relaxed evening meal. it was my 3rd visit and I am already thinking of when I can get back there. The food is outstanding and we both left feeling suitably stuffed and relaxed after sitting in the tranquil surroundings.

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2 Thank Kirsty M
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Ceri P, Owner at The View Harlyn, responded to this review, 26 September 2014
Kirsty M I am so pleased that your experience with us has been good each time, so much so that you have returned three times. Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you on your 4th visit!
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“Great venue for a family meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Visited The View tonight and so pleased we found this place. Not somewhere you would stumble across, so we went based on Trip Advisor reviews. Welcoming environment for us and our young family. Fairly small menu, but everything was perfectly cooked, nicely presented and came out at the same time and piping hot. I would highly recommend The View for families and couples alike.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank ELGrant0810
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Ceri P, Owner at The View Harlyn, responded to this review, 26 September 2014
Dear ELGrant wow firstly thank you for your great feedback, so nice to hear that you enjoyed your meal here. We have tried to make The View as welcoming as we can for families and couples alike. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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“The best restaurant in the area! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

A bold claim on the title above, but after having spent a number of weeks eating all around the Padstow area, and finding some stiff competition, the View stood out for us among them all.

So much so, on this week's stay on here at Higher Harlyn Park, we came across this place on our first night purely by chance and it was a true Gem of a find. Not generalising, but most camp site food can be somewhat basic but this place totally bucks the trend and serves rosette quality food in an ambient and picturesque environment. The views from the decked outdoor terrace at sunset are some of the best you will find and the staff are very personable and attentive to all your needs.

The inside is equally as appealing with great decor and buzz, which makes you want to settle in and relax, which is what a meal away on holiday should be. The food is outstanding, as is the extensive wine and drinks menu and offers something for everyone, ranging from homemade burgers and pizza, through to some of the best satay chicken and pan fried squid and King prawns, which is one of the best mains I have ever eaten, and that has been well tested over the years. Also, the view brownie for dessert just has to be tried as I can't do it justice here!

We loved this place so much, we ate here on three evenings in the one week and had breakfast there one morning also, which was superb. If we had been staying longer, this would have been many more, that's for certain. As we had our two dogs with us, finding places to eat that let them sit out on the terrace with us can be troublesome, and the view made the dogs as welcome outside as we were.

The View is a true owner run restraunt where the customer feels looked after and the food and service are of the highest level, so if you are staying here, or even if you're not, make sure you visit for dinner as I am certain you will not be disappointed. This place made our week!

Can't wait to come and eat with you again the next time we are down in Cornwall, and thanks again!

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3 Thank TheGlobeTrotter_1978
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Ceri P, Owner at The View Harlyn, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Globe Trotter. I can't tell you how much we appreciated your comments especially as you are a seasoned 'reviewer'. All the team have worked hard to create a fun informal environment but serve delicious 'knock you off your chair' top quality food at the same time.
We're so glad we made your week for you and please come back and see us soon and make yourself know. You've made our year for us! Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a detailed comment. Ceri
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Tavistock, Devon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Breakfast heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Whilst staying at Higher Harlyn campsite in St Merryn near Padstow, we came across The View Restaurant on site. We had a look at the varied breakfast, lunch and dinner menu and decided to try it out for breakfast the next day.
We had the best freshly ground coffee ever and the full English breakfast was delicious as well as the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs!
The restaurant has recently been redecorated in muted greys and yellows (Orla Kiely prints) but the main attraction was a wall covered in a black and white photo which depicted a plane flying over the coast out to sea - you really felt as if you were inside the plane looking out.
Thanks for the most amazing breakfasts - we will be back soon and will definitely try lunch and dinner too!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank kerri68
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Ceri P, Owner at The View Harlyn, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Kerri. Thanks for your comments - they are really appreciated by all of us here especially Rob the Chef who is totally focused on cooking only the best food. I'm really pleased you like the interior which was done by a new local interior designer who's done a brilliant job. We'd all love to see you back for lunch or dinner and please make yourself known so you can meet Rob. Thanks again. Ceri
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