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The Sardine Factory

The Sardine Factory , The Quay, West Looe, United Kingdom, PL13 2BX
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Wednesday - Sunday
Lunchtimes 12 - 3pm | Dinner 6 - 9pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

A very good dining experience. The only comment I have is that the cheese cake was rather too big.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Lovely staff, great food and affordable wine. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Fantastic food and service

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Fantastic meal in a lovely atmosphere. Great addition to the local food scene.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Crab tagliatelle was dry we both had . The sweet deserts were very good. We did mention the dry pasta dish when asked which they reduced the final bill by £20.00 This was our second visit due to our first experience was better than this one. Regards Andrew

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

We had a lovely evening at the Sardine factory. Lovely food and drink. The service was excellent. We will be booking again when we are next on holiday in Looe

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

I would say it’s now the best place too eat in Looe also has some lovely fish. Try the Brill! or skate wings

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Excellent service and food, looking forward to coming again

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

4 th visit and just as brilliant as the first time. Best meal experience you will get for many miles around and a huge lift up for Looe. Well done guys. My only suggestion is to furnish the restaurant with a little more soft surfaces to help dampen the acoustic.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Twice visited now once last year and once this year both times superb and faultless food. We all had steak and it was best ever

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

My wife and I went for a pre-emptive birthday evening out and took our sons 14 and 11. Service was very good, quick and efficient and we had a table where we could see the kitchen and the flurry of activity as food was prepared and sent out. Atmosphere was good as the place was busy but not rowdy and the food was very well presented and tasted as good as it looked. We were also very impressed with the attentiveness of the head chef over each dish and how spotless and well presented the kitchen area was. Both my children enjoyed the evening and the menu options also.

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

This is a lovely place. Beautiful simple but subtle decor - a shoal of silvery metal fish swimming along the ceiling above us. Very interesting and well cooked dishes and very good value for money too. Brilliant addition to Looe.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

Really lovely and helpful staff, great food and the best coffee I’ve ever had!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

Fabulous breakfast overlooking the river. Only observation is that as their are minimal soft furnishings when a lot of diners arrived it was quite noisy.

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

All the staff were friendly and professional. The tables are large and spaced so you are not cramped amongst other diners. Nibbles were good sized portions. And all our food was as we hoped. Some mains are perhaps a bit pricey. We visit looe every year and hope to be coming back to the Sardine factory

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

I visited the Factory on Saturday night with friends for an early supper and was impressed by the whole setup the atmosphere was great with subtle lighting etc but this is where he evening rated highest our order was messed up with my wife and friend getting the wrong mains and my main was dry and tasteless which was the crab linguine which is normally a great dish. The chaps in the party managed to finish their mains even before the replacement meals came out for the ladies. We were not blown away by the food quality which was a shame as we had a fabulous seafood meal the night before elsewhere on Looe . I would book again if the main chef is not on a day off but on this occasion we were all disappointed which was reflected in the price we paid as we were given 3 of our mains for free and a round of drinks.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Great food and service, will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

This was my second visit to The Sardine Factory, and it was as amazing as the first. The food was incredible, in particular the lamb rump (main), haddock (main) and chowder (starter). Service is so friendly and relaxed, you don't feel rushed in the slightest. This is by far the best resteraunt in Looe, and I look forward to returning in the near future!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Lovely Brunch at The Sardine Factory on Sunday. Pleasant staff and tasty food.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Lovely food, good service Had a great night

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Great service, staff were super friendly. Starters were better than main course but still delicious. Booked a table online which I wouldn’t again as it said there wasn’t a table available for 7/730 but when we arrived at 6:45 the place was empty. Hence why is lacked a little atmosphere. Would definatly recommend though.

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

A very friendly, efficient staff, with excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere at lunch on a Friday afternoon.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Had a great evening

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Our party of six had a great evening. The food was delicious and great choices on the menu. The staff were lovely, friendly and helpful, our waitress was very pleasant. Good selection of wine and gin! The atmosphere was buzzing and fun. We were sat on table 1 which wasn’t actually in the main restaurant area, next time I think we’d prefer to be in the larger.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

delighted that The Sardine Factory has opened in Looe. We are in need of an excellent restaurant which provides food of an outstanding quality at a reasonable price. The view is one that cannot be bettered.

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