Wednesday - Sunday
Lunchtimes 12 - 3pm | Dinner 6 - 9pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Sardine Factory
Award-winning Chef Benjamin Palmer is returning to his home town of Looe to open The Sardine Factory Restaurant in July 2018. Ben’s passion in the kitchen has bagged him a number of awards, including reaching the quarter finals of Masterchef: The Professionals in 2011 and he is currently Chef de Patron at the 2 AA* Greedy Goose restaurant in Plymouth and Glazebrook House in South Brent.
Excited to return to his roots, Ben’s 3rd restaurant, The Sardine Factory, will have 60 covers overlooking the stunning harbor with a menu reflecting the ethos of Looe and a passion for local seasonal produce, with an abundance of sustainable fish dishes.
Beautiful, local, seasonally inspired menu in a stunning environment with attentive and friendly staff. Great sized portions that are satisfying and a good choice available with a focus on fish. My second time there and equally as satisfied this time!
Fantastic food and friendly staff
First time there and we had a lovely meal.service very friendly,and efficient.
Great food and friendly staff and that includes the chefs! The summer version of their Hake was so fresh and tasty. My husband had the breaded turbot was also excellent and it also had an amazing sauce.
Enjoyed our evening , booked via online site but nearly cancelled because of the repetitive reminder that we would have to leave our table by a certain time. As it happened we were not hurried away, allowed to enjoy our meal and drinks at leisure. One positive from the online site was the comment box where i was able to request quiet area for my partially deaf partner. Situation was ideal and we didn’t suffer from feedback noise as other reviews warned us. I happened to like your decor, modern , stylish, not cold and stark as I’d been warned. Just a suggestion some appropriate rugs hung on the walls around the room would solve the noise that people are complaining about. One other suggestion I was allowed by the online site to make a booking for 6pm yet when we arrived we found you were shut and doors bit actually open till 6pm, hanging around outside because we were 10mins appropriately early wasn’t ideal! Ps service was excellent and made our visit along with the food.
Food was well presented and perfectly cooked
We have now been to The Sardine Factory on several occasions, and overall the food is good and a cut above standard Looe fayre. The starters and main are excellent, but the desserts need further work. They are lacking imagination and quality e.g a slice of artic roll with a fruit compote doesn't justify the price. I'm sure they have the skills to do much better desserts. Staff are friendly and the place is busy, but because it is very open plan is does get very noisey. It would benefit from some form of partitioning to cut down the noise.
Well crafted menu, excellently executed. Relaxed and friendly environment. Great restaurant for a treat. I dropped it a star as like most modern venues, it suffers from hard floors and walls making it a tad on the noisy side and difficult to hear your fellow diners.
The Sardine Factory is one of our favourite restaurants i- we have enjoyed eating there on several occasions. During our recent visit we were pleased that the usual high standards have been maintained. The seafood is amazingly fresh and cooked to perfection - the sauces, and accompanying vegetables are delicious and compliment the subtle flavours of the fish/meat rather than overpower them. The staff were friendly and professional All in all a great dining experience.
None of the dishes we came here to eat were available.... realise it's not their fault though.
Another great evening out
Food very good. We had to wait some time and the restaurant was empty. But the food was wonderful. The old gentleman, I am not sure if he would be the owner of the restaurant, quite sympathetic and hardworking
Another fantastic meal with great service
On holiday, and found this restaurant whilst out for the day, managed to book a table for 5. We had a lovely quiet corner table overlooking g the river. Will definitely recommend.
Great quality produce cooked with great skill. Service was superb.
Impromptu visit to Looe led to an excellent lunch for the wife and I. We both had fish - monkfish and hake - and both were cooked to perfection. Add to that a small starter (nice and spicy chorizo! ) and a dessert each made for a very filling lunch at a very reasonable cost - only £90 which included a bottle of wine and a couple of pints of the local cider. Will definitely return again when we venture up from Camborne again.
We had a lovely relaxed lunch here. Good food at a fair price for the quality, friendly service and modern surroundings. Will definitely go back next time we’re in the area.
Looe was badly in need of a restaurant of top quality. It now has one! From a visitor who has been coming back to Looe for the last 45 years
Great as usual
We come to the area evrery May and last year the builders were still at work. Booked on line this year and it was great. The food, service and aymosphere were all first class, just what Looe needed.
The kid menu is a bit expensive. Shame there is no mussels for the kids.
Fantastic meal and great service
Love this place! Great food, great service, lovely view if you’re lucky enough to get a window table. Lovely and relaxing, don’t feel rushed. Will continue to return whenever we’re in Cornwall.
A fantastic lazy brunch on a Sunday morning. The food was great, we had the kedgeree and crab crumpets and are hoping to visit again before our holiday is over.