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 Saturday, 18 January 2020

Food was amazing and staff very attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal - thank you sardine factory!

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Excellent food and atmosphere. We have always thoroughly enjoyed ourselves every time we have been to the Sardine Factory.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Food was amazing, best steak we've had in years will be back again

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Fantastic our friends firs visit and loved it the decorations the space and of course the food We are back in March

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Not the best service, three different waitresses. The one that did service was not particularly well dressed and did not actually seen with it. We could see our food waiting to come to our table at the heated hatch, this took quite a long time, so some of our food was actually overcooked.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Excellent evening, quality of both food and service was first class. Will be back again when in Looe.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Highly disappointed. Booked for New Year’s Eve. Set menu at 90.00 per person. Arrived to find the restaurant virtually empty with no atmosphere at all, not even a candle on the table. Very bright lights. Staff didn’t even show us the bottle of wine we’d ordered never mind asking us if we’d like to taste it. Just literally plonked on the table. Staff had to refer to menu to say which course was what. When asked they simply knew nothing about the food. Floor being mopped whilst we were there. Cold and after two attempts asking for heating to be turned up, we simply gave up. This restaurant experience could have ruined our New Year’s Eve...we left highly dissatisfied and extremely disappointed. Our hard earnt money should not have been. Spent here.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Lovely food and staff just a little quiet for New Year’s Eve

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

All four of our meals were lovely beautifully cooked and presented

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

We made a last minute booking and felt warmly welcomed, attentively served and the food was absolutely delicious. Just what we were craving after a windy beach walk. Have already recommended The Sardine Factory to friends and family... we will be back next time we are Cornwall bound.

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Simply superb. Already looking forward to a return visit.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

The most charming staff, and the Chocolate Brownie dessert OMG the best..best wishes

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Been to this restaurant a few times now, it's absolutely gorgeous, all dishes are perfectly cooked and delivered beautifully. Sunday lunch is amazing too Estrella beer on tap ... What more can we ask for Fantastic x

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

The atmosphere was a little lacking considering it’s nearing Christmas. Perhaps more decorations and live music would bring more patrons. Having said this, the venue was the busiest we’ve seen it for Sunday lunch. The food and service was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Lovely food, good atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

Wonderful. Will be back next time we visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Booked a table as am early birthday treat for the wife. Arrived a shown to a table next to the window overlooking river. Staff attentive. Food was excellent. We ordered a straightforward fish and chips, but is was amazing. Compliments to the chef. Being right next to the river the restaurant has excellent views whilst still being within easy walking distance to hotels and other accommodation.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

This was our first time visiting and we really enjoyed it. Service was helpful and friendly. We ate the chowder, bass and hake. All tasted great. Our only suggestion would be that the amount of beans with the hake could be reduced.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Food amazing, service including booking and contact professional, friendly and very welcoming, wonderful night will recommend highly x

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

We came for lunch as a large noisy group for our Christmas jolly and we were all impressed with the fantastic service and food that we received. Nothing was too much trouble all the menus and table settings were already arranged so there was no fuss over who had ordered what - hugely efficient and very impressive all round

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

This was our first visit to The Sardine Factory and we were left pleasantly surprised. Food was superb. Service was exceptional and all facilities were of a high standard. If you haven't been 100% go.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Fabulous food and amazing service. All the food was delicious and the staff were helpful and friendly. Highly recommend to anyone. Thank you team Sardine.

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Great evening- lovely helpful staff. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Fabulous food,extremely lovely staff, we love this new restaurant which is a great addition to West looe.

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Will definitely be returning

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