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“A gem of a restaurant with great service”

Salamander Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Mevagissey
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A gem of a restaurant with great service”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Mevagissy and ate twice at Salamander. For us it was a little haven offering fresh, local, tasty food with an efficient, friendly no fuss service. We had the hot crab pot - absolutely wonderful and full of flavour. The scallops were excellent and the Cornish whole sole was simply divine. If you want something a bit more "up market" and quieter this is the place to go but you do need to book.

  • Visited May 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Small yet charming.”
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Having booked earlier in the week we arrived at 7pm on a busy Friday and were glad we had a reservation, this is a small restaurant so do not expect to just turn up, you will not get in.
Nice friendly greeting and jug of water offered without being asked for- Excellent. No pressure to hurry your choice, but it is really small, and the waitress may as well have been sitting at our table - a wee bit stifling - to be fair. there is nowhere else for them to stand if they are to keep an eye on the customers and their needs.
Food was gorgeous, scallops couldn't have been fresher. or better cared for in Preparation and execution. It the Lamb is render line lamb but flavoured like it is much more mature. All beautifully complimented with nicely cooked veg and garnishes - this person knows their butters! My top tip to the chef - let your butters come to room temp before serving, nobody can wait for them to belt when they come out solid. A New Zealand Sauvignon at £19.95 wasa lovely choice. Overall I highly recommend this 'In town' choice. Go to the Kings Head for an after dinner drink and lively, friendly local chat.

Visited May 2014
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London UK
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice food but little atmosphere”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is very busy so booking is always necessary.
We visited on a Saturday evening and it was fully booked.
Food very nice but service was average. New waitress was a bit perplexed
The restaurant is very good value but lacks atmosphere and warmth. Enjoyed the food but that's about all.

Visited May 2014
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't miss this gem!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

All I need say is we found this amazing Resturant had a wonderful meal and then immediately booked in for two more nights.
Sublime, magnificent food and flavours.

Visited April 2014
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brighton
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Just Superb”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

What a little gem the Salamander restaurant is, make sure you book your table or you will not get in there.
Brilliant all round, and the food for all four of us was just amazing, and be sure to try the desserts, just wish we had booked here for another night of our 3 day break.
Thank you owners of Salamander, you sure know how to make your customers satisfied, and wanting to come back.

Visited April 2014
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