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“Disappointing Experience”
Review of The Cornish Cove

The Cornish Cove
Ranked #13 of 32 Restaurants in Port Isaac
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$13
Description: A Vintage Tea Room and Takeaway, specializing in cream teas, scones, meals and drinks, centrally located in Port Isaac, known by Doc Martin fans as Port Wenn, near the Old School House Hotel on the main street in town.The shop is lovingly decorated with comfortable tables and chairs, plus a charming window seat with table where you can relax & enjoy Port Isaac. Owner & staff make you feel welcome
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Description: A Vintage Tea Room and Takeaway, specializing in cream teas, scones, meals and drinks, centrally located in Port Isaac, known by Doc Martin fans as Port Wenn, near the Old School House Hotel on the main street in town.The shop is lovingly decorated with comfortable tables and chairs, plus a charming window seat with table where you can relax & enjoy Port Isaac. Owner & staff make you feel welcome
Reviewed 28 June 2018

My partner and I visited last Friday (22nd) and from the outside it looked like a lovely quaint and welcoming tea-room. However, on entering it definitely wasn't welcoming as there was no acknowledgement that we were even there despite there only being two filled tables with customers finishing their meals and three members of staff. It took a while for our order to be taken and the lady at the front of the house gave the impression that we were inconveniencing her for wanting to be served. We ordered a pot of tea and were contemplating ordering food as the menu looked good but then we saw something that made us decide not to. We witnessed the lady who was preparing food accept money from customers without washing her hands before she returned to her food preparation. We witnessed this four times and the lady did not wash her hands once and she wasn't wearing gloves during the food preparation either. We had seen enough to be alarmed and didn't want to stay much longer. I asked if I could use their toilet before I left and was told that there wasn't one for customers but I could use the staff one which meant walking through their kitchen. I did and there was nothing with which to dry my hands. I also noticed that there was no area for food preparation in the kitchen which meant presumably that the curry which was cooking must have been prepared at the front of the house possibly by the same lady who had served us. I would definitely not take the chance of eating there in the future and would urge others to be wary.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Each time we go to Pt. Isaac we eat here, every day, sometimes twice a day. The girls are very friendly and go out of their way to please. Its a great little British eatery. And don't forget to ask for their autographs as they were in an episode of Doc Martin!

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Recently had a week in Cornwall and visited this quaint tea room, ordered a ham sandwich made with locally sourced ham and was surprised to see they used Tesco packet ham, well I suppose Tesco is local

1  Thank laskir222
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I visited The Cornish Cove last monday(25th). The young lady was very friendly and helpful. I was very impressed with the Cornish Cream Tea ! Hot scone, lovely jam, clotted cream and fresh strawberry garnish. Also big pot of tea between two! Would highly recommend ! Thankyou!

1  Thank mandygeal
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

While in Port Isaac we often visit the Cornish Cove for lunch. They have a great choice, food is lovely and fresh and the owners are so friendly and service is great too. Would also recommend their Friday night Curry Nights when again the food is good quality and very reasonably priced but you need to book in advance!

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1  Thank WestMidlandsSolihull
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