The Cracking Crab

Tristram Campsite Wadebridge, Wadebridge, United Kingdom, PL27 6TD
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Open everyday for breakfast, lunch & dinner

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  • Disabled Access
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Cracking Crab

The latest addition to The Winking Prawn Group is the Cracking Crab in Polzeath, Cornwall. With a name like “The Cracking Crab” you can guess what we do? Crab - and a lot of it! There’s seafood by the bucket load and juicy West Country steaks off the grill, so why not check out the menu? The bar is always fully stocked with chilled local beers, ciders and wine, perfect out on the sundeck soaking up the views

Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Had a lovely evening, the staff were friendly, attentive and speedy. We all enjoyed the food, especially the monkfish. (I never give 5 stars for food anywhere).

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Thank you so much for your lovely review! Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Absolutely cracking!!!! Both waiter & waitress were very cheerful and helpful. The food was fantastic We’ll be back!

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That's so lovely to hear, thank you!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Enjoyed a lovely meal, food was fantastic, the staff very helpful and friendly. Also very accommodating to our little dog who came with us. Thanks for a great evening!

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So pleased you all had a lovely time!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

We were a noisy party of 12 with two dogs. Food superb, staff very friendly - nothing too much trouble. Love the dressing up box ! Thank you.

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That's so lovely to hear Kay, thrilled you had a lovely time!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Great evening the team and food as good as ever

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Thank you for the lovely review! Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Wonderful food however the drink service a bit slow but it’s a new team and all served with a smile We will be back 😁

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Visited On Monday, 03 June 2019

Fantastic service, very friendly staff and great advice on menu. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Even suggested a wine to go with our meal. As for the view it simply can’t be beaten. Thank you

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Thank you for the lovely review Su! Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

COD was bland and the menu has barely changed in the four years I have been coming. Our first meal there was great and been hoping every time since that it would live up to that but it never has. The venue is more appealing than the food sadly!

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Hi Samantha, sorry to hear that you feel that way. We do review the menu each year and made adjustments to it, but have found that for the most part the items on there are favourites that people return for. I appreciate your feedback however and will of course consider it when it comes to reviewing things again at the end of the year.

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Food good but the restaurant was very busy so it was noisy and service was slow at times.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

A most excellent experience, very accommodating staff, delicious and fresh food of highest quality. Would definitely book again

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Thank you for the lovely review! Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Booked 3 weeks before visiting and when we arrived were seated in the middle of the restaurant. When I queried why we didn’t have a window table member of staff was very offhand. Could have handled situation much better.

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

Given I had rung ahead and explained it was my mum's 60th birthday I was really disappointed with the whole experience. Wine was just plonked on the table with no offers to pour it. No introduction when we arrived e.g. about the menu and wine/no recommendations/no info on what was available for the kids i.e. dressing up/colouring. My son had to ask for crayons and ketchup as non was offered. Not offered dessert just asked if we wanted the bill and we had been sat there for a good 15 minutes with dirty plates uncleared. No offer of pudding for the children who finished their meals long long before us. My husband was told by the waitress that she couldn't believe we were asking for the bill after having gone to lots of trouble to rearrange tables around us because they thought we weren't leaving - after having basically told us to leave. I have no idea if there were any specials as we weren't told either way whether there were any on offer. No finger bowls provided/offered to clean hands in which was surprising given three out of four people had crab and prawns to de-shell and only one packet of wipes each which wasn't really enough and we could never get anyones attention to ask for more. We finished the wine and no one came to offer more. Given the location and restaurant is known for seafood, why the children's menu didn't have something like cod bites on it or something similar I don't understand. And finally - given it was a special birthday it would of really been lovely if mum had been offered a glass of bubbles or something on arrival or a sweet with happy birthday written on it or something. Even if the waitress had just acknowledged it was her birthday when we arrived that would of been lovely as they knew it was a special occasion from my phone call. I just think that for the price you're paying the service and experience was really poor.

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

Consistently good food and service

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Thank you for the lovely feedback! Come back soon!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

Flippin brilliant! From the food to the service, this place never disappoints. Excellent with little ones, very relaxed and friendly and the views are pretty special

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That's a lovely review to read! Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Great service and excellent food. The view over Polzeath beach is amazing be there to see the sun go down.

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Thank you for the lovely feedback! Come back soon!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Monday, 13 May 2019

Cannot be many places better in the UK to watch the sun setting over the sea while dining with old friends.

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Thank you for the lovely feedback! Come back soon!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Perfect evening, thanks Lawrence! Daren & Sarah

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That's wonderful to hear! Hope to see you soon!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Suvh wonderful service. We had our two young children with us and everyone was so accommodating and lovely. Food was amazing!

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Thank you for the lovely feedback! Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Really enjoyed our dinner at the cracking crab food, drink all good, views amazing staff were very very friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble

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Thank you for the lovely feedback Karen, we hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Monday, 06 May 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Location is good

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Despite being very busy service good, food lovely......pretty noisy with lots of young children, but only to be expected at holiday time, not a criticism!!

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Thank you for the lovely feedback Mark! Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Monday, 06 May 2019
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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

Lovely staff very helpful. For evening meal the food was tasty but the mussels were terrible and seemed to be floating in milk. Very overpriced. Decor was nice for the day but there was zero atmosphere in the evening.

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Hi Emma, thank you for taking the time to respond. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us but we appreciate the feedback.

Responded On Monday, 06 May 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

We love The Cracking Crab!

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Thank you for the lovely review Jane! Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Thursday, 18 April 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Great food and staff thank you for making us feel so at home !

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Thank you for the lovely review Catherine! So pleased you had a lovely time! Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Thursday, 18 April 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Family friendly, great location and fab food

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Thank you for the lovely review Carrie! Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Thursday, 18 April 2019
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