Story. A passion for wholesome and fresh. A charming seaside setting. Inspiration drawn from world cuisines. Chapter 1. Robin Covey and Shanny Covey ... More
Story. A passion for wholesome and fresh. A charming seaside setting. Inspiration drawn from world cuisines. Chapter 1. Robin Covey and Shanny Covey first began serving wholesome fare in the back room of a small health food store in Cambria. The popularity of their dishes allowed them to soon expand and open Robin's, which was then located on Bridge Street. From the first meal, guests packed into the small setting to experience the original creations coming from the kitchen. Chapter 2. Five years after opening, Robin & Shanny moved the restaurant to a historic adobe house on Burton Drive. The spacious garden setting, rustic nooks, and warm fireplace meshed appropriately with the handcrafted meals that Robin's had become renowned for. Chapter 3. Chow. Tempeh. Cioppino. Curry, and the largest selection of unique vegetarian dishes on the coast. Robin's continues to lead with inspirational cuisine. Head chef, Shaun Behrens and his team combine artful flavors with the area's cornocopia of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and wines. Continuation. Robin and Shanny decided to share the Robin's philosophy with San Luis Obispo, just south of Cambria. In 2003, Robin opened Novo in downtown San Luis Obispo, and in 2010, the business partners opened Luna Red. I want my guests to leave Robin's feeling that they have been well fed, both in body and spirit. When my staff and I can accomplish this, it makes all the hard work worth while.
Shelley- banquet planner- the food was so great and the garden just beautiful for Samantha s wedding. We could not have had a more perfect place for the reception. Thank you again, to you and all your staff for all your help and making it a very wonderful experience!
Very neat little restaurant. Would of liked to eat there on a warm summer day. We got stuck on the poutside patio on a cold night and caught a cold draft the whole time so keep that in mind if you sit out there at night. Would of been better to sit in the midle of the patio and not on the edge. Service was terrible. The waiter had way to many tables to effectively give fair service. The busser was the real issue though. Even the 2 tables on both sides of my gf and I even commented on how rude she was. Basically giving the f-off comments every time someone asked her a question. It was really quite a site to see and almost made you laugh it was so rediculous. Had the lobster bisque soup which I believe what they are known for and it was ok. The rest of the food was ok as well. My gf had a salad and it seemed to be a big issue to get fresh ground pepper. Overall the dining experience was bad and might of been different given different circumatances. Really is a neat little restaurant and hopefully get a better wait staff. Will not return to restaurant though.
I live in Morro Bay, about 20 south of Cambria, California, where Robin's is located. The first time I visited Cambria, I and my party of two others were more than favorably impressed (this is an understatement) by both the setting and the food. Their English garden setting is unique and their food quality and preparation is outstanding. I have been back, many times since my initial visit. I find it the perfect restaurant in the area for entertaining visitors.
They use sustainable ingredients which is nice. Their vegetables were very fresh. The staff was also very friendly. The one complaint I have is that we sat on the patio and there were too many flies flying around. It was tough to enjoy our meal in peace because my companion and I were constantly swatting at flies.
My lunch was served cold my partners meal was served cold as well. The waitress was of no help. She said she would inform the cook and that was that. I would av- oid this place. The plus ratings are a huge error. The prices are way out line.
Loved the garden atmosphere on the patio and the intimacy indoors. Food was great and there was a nice selection. We went late and the servers had a tendency to forget about us, presumably because they were preparing to close, but they were friendly and courteous.