St. Mawes Hotel

4.5
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44 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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Set alongside the harbour, in the heart of the village, the St Mawes Hotel has a lively and informal feel, without compromising on taste and style. The warmth of the team, lively bar restaurant and terrace makes the luxury sea view hotel a place that will draw locals and visiting guests back time and time again.

The bar restaurant at the St Mawes Hotel is a convivial escape to enjoy authentic quality dishes that will showcase the best locally sourced Cornish ingredients. Menu options include both smaller and larger dishes based on the wonderful produce from the sea, alongside stone baked pizzas and daily specials. Alfresco tables provide an idyllic location to make the most of sunny days and enjoy the spectacular views of the water.

Music from local singer songwriters features regularly on Saturday nights on the Lower Deck. The Courtyard Room and intimate 25-seater cinema provide an additional events space and enjoyable environment to relax and watch a movie.
What 44 People Are Saying
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J
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We dined on an incredibly quiet night so noise and ambience scores reflect that. Most of our table had exceptional food, my choice was a bit boring but delicious. Great service and staff. Will return.

WB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I brought my guests to the St. Mawes Hotel for dinner. I’ve eaten here many times as we’re local residents and we enjoy eating there. The locality is perfect for us, being on the waterfront, is a particular draw. We like the upstairs dinning experience the best. My friends enjoyed their charred breakfast meal however they both thought the plates should have been warmed up, they weren’t. I enjoyed the creme brûlée but the dessert was presented in a dish that was too big for the amount of brûlée, first impressions weren’t great but the dessert was actually very good. Service was slow especially towards the end of our meal when trying to get the waiter’s attention to pay the bill. I don’t like to sound negative with my observations because our meal was actually very good. With a few adjustments linked to my comments the whole dining experience would have been pretty faultless. We will return and hopefully see some differences for the better. :)

s
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really charming hotel with a great restaurant. Beautifully decorated, with friendly staff and very good food.

N
Berkshire
27 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the best seat in the house, facing out the window to the water, which was amazing. Food was good, although my wife was disappointed her pizza had no tomato. Service was very good if a little slow at times, but we were adjusting to a holiday pace ;)

N
Berkshire
27 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal and great service but the view out over the water with a beautiful sunset really made it,

LJ
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a beautiful lunch at The St Mawes Hotel, I thought it was very good value with excellent service, our lunch was lovely but my only criticism is that the music was very loud, I understand downstairs is a bit more of a pub vibe but upstairs the music was just too loud.

f
London
104 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening out in St Mawes. Excellent food and service.

GM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely sea views
Relaxed dining and bubbly ambiance
Great for family and friends with down to earth menu

SG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, laid back atmosphere, friendly staff and great food at very reasonable prices. Great location with lovely views over the harbour. We would love to come back.

TL
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

A member of staff rang us on the day of us visiting, not the day before to give us more option to cancel , as quizzes were taking place and we had booked for our anniversary and she wanted to tell us
Felt we were overlooked in the service department in favour of local people who knew staff
Salad had to be sent back as missing fennel and cucumber
Waitress said it was a new chef ????

RJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only two true deserts on the menu (excluding ice cream & cheese ), very disappointing.

Otherwise a very enjoyable evening.

g
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and service at the St Mawes Hotel. Food was good, we had some sharing starters and then me and my wife both had the rib eye steaks.

JS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent including the unexpected fireworks display

WB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I booked the table very last minute and explained in my booking that we were bringing my relative that is elderly and is hard of hearing. We know the hotel and we live in St. Mawes so are aware that dining downstairs doesn’t suit us. I requested a table with the best view upstairs and we were delighted that our request was noted and we were seated at a table that was perfect for our needs that night... thank you for listening 😊. We will definitely be returning in the future.

PB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Generally a good experience. The staff were lovely and helpful. The ambiance is delightful.
One starter ‘crab crumpet’ was served with a warm crumpet and freezing cold crab - obviously straight from a cold fridge. The cheese was also cold - straight from the fridge and therefore lacking in flavour.
It’s a shame - a lovely venue which just needs to get the food right.

DB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Hot food was still cold in the middle staff very nice and change it.

GB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Lovely, attentive staff in a restaurant that is cosy and welcoming, but ........... tub chairs are not suitable dining chairs. The stainless steel topped tables have large sharp edged wooden pedestals in front of the chairs and it was difficult to sit comfortably.
Unimaginative menu - cubes of feta in a chargrilled wedge of cabbage plus more cabbage with the dish of vegetables is not a main dish. Choice of only three mains - the cabbage, chicken or fish on the bone which meant the meal got cold while the sole was being filleted.
Having a noisy family of 10 people and their crying young child in the room made our dining experience feel like we were in a McDonalds.

T
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit. Better than ever. Food excellent and good value for money.

OP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Mawes Hotel is a gem. Great food and a lovely 1st floor dining room.

DC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed in your sister hotel Idle Rocks which is an amazing hotel. The food there was too (for the want of a better phrase) high brow for my wife and I. Your hotel and it’s staff struck a perfect balance of quality food, beautifully presented and served by switched on, confident and engaging front of house team ( especially Elegant Emily!!) in a lovely environment. We spent 3 nights in St Mawes and ate with you twice. Thank you.

L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal in relaxed surroundings, staff were great, reasonable priced wine - what's not to like!

VA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience5

A gorgeous venue for s Boxing Day lunch with fabulous views. Service impeccable; Anna was lovely. Great to find such a vibrant place

AP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enthusiastic staff and delicious food in a fantastic setting.

U
Hertfordshire
89 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First visit to the restaurant at St Mawes Hotel. Enjoyed the food and the service. Nice, relaxing place, with views of the harbour.

PW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent staff with great rapport with each other and clientele.

MH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On holiday in Cornwall last week ate there on the Tuesday enjoyed it so much had to return on the Thursday

GM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall5food3service3ambience2

Staying at the sister hotel Idle Rocks and decided to dine there. Pleasantly surprised with excellent service , good menu choice and lovely views across the bay. Very warm welcome and cosy environment.
Will definitely dine there more often on our next trip to St Mawes.

JR
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very pleasant experience. We went once for lunch and booked again later in the week. The food was good and we enjoyed what we had but it was the general ambiance and service that made this a stick out positive and enjoyable experience.

LB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view, lovely staff and delicious food. Will definitely return.

LA
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb service from all that served us with fantastic views and very good food. Crab and Lemon risotto was amazing. Looked after us very well on our wedding anniversary with our eldest son. Thank you

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had an absolutely lovely experience at the restaurant! Thank you for having us!

JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food here was excellent and the view is great if you are on the terrace. The staff are incredibly friendly and accomodating. A great place for lunch or dinner or just a quick drink, though in busy periods i’d book ahead. One tip, whilst the terrace has a good view of St Mawes harbour/estuary, it is in the shade, so even in summer, you may want to bring a jumper once the sun goes down.

T
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening. Good food. Just wish we had been told about the specials board! The main menu was good but the specials were very tempting! We only found out about them when paying!!

JH
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner & lunch there , we will certainly be back one day.

EC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a really enjoyable meal with my family. The waiting staff were excellent. Very friendly and welcoming. Food was good but it was the service that made the evening a great experience.

C
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good indeed, stunning starter! . Very comfortable, friendly, capable staff

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food and decor was nice but the service was underwhelming. Waitresses were inattentive and our bill could have been significantly higher if they had bothered to ask if we would have liked to order a bottle of wine or more drinks. We have been before and enjoyed it, so putting this down to an off night.

JM
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We ate here 3 or 4 times during our week in St Mawes - the food was amazing each time. Sadly, on our last visit, we had to wait ages for our food - well over an hour. Not usually a problem but when you have a tired 9yr old and a drive back, it kind of took the edge off the evening. Hopefully just a blip! We'll definitely go back..

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and with a perfect ambience setting.

OT
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing table, menu and service. Lovely environment, child friendly and overall a wonderful meal. Thank you!