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The Beach Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Pasta
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The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
01736 798798
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food great service

My wife and I stopped in for lunch on May 21st and had a lovely experience. Good food and great service with an outstanding view of the beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Charris070
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped in for lunch on May 21st and had a lovely experience. Good food and great service with an outstanding view of the beach.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Loved this place! There was only one front of house staff on when me and my boyfriend came for an early evening meal, and she was absolutely lovely, friendly and funny! I wish I had got her name because she really did help that restaurant feel so much nicer. The starters were to die for! Scallops and salt and pepper... More 

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Holcombe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

How did we miss this place on previous visits? Surely the clue is in the wonderful fresh fish display in the shop at street level. That same fish goes upstairs as required, The single door and steps are easily missed,even the menu on the wall is not that inspiring .but upstairs is a spotless restaurant ,with perfect staff,and food to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went on a friend's recommendation - maybe we went on a bad night. Service was very friendly and we had a seat on the first floor with sea views - worth booking for this. My Mussels starter was excellent - beautiful plump mussels - My partner's crab cake starter and haddock main were acceptable but he has had better... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had a fantastic meal at The Beach Restaurant tonight. Great service and beautiful food. I'm sorry that we've never been before in so many years of coming to St Ives and that we waited until our last night to dine here. Will be back here next year. Thanks for a fab meal.

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

4 fantastic waitresses who couldn't do enough for everyone yet kept a smile on their face throughout Fantastic fish stew and scallops Recommend to anyone

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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We walked along the harbour and found this restaurant. We sat by the window, which overlooked the harbour. Be both ordered the same, cod and chips with curry sauce. The presentation was brilliant, presented in a fryer basket on a wooden board. The fish tasted great. I couldn't finish mine, as I was so full up! Great prices for fresh... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was a last minute dinner choice as once again most places in St.Ives were booked up. We walked into a busy restaurant but from the start the staff were super friendly, made an effort to prepare a nice table for four. We just had a quick one course dinner but overall we were just so impressed how helpful, efficient... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Beautifully prepared fresh salmon . Friendly and helpful staff, wide variety of fresh fish to choose from. An out of season trip so the restaurant was quiet but staff helped with recommendations and desserts were lovely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Well worth the walk past other establishments in town, especially as most seem to close at 3pm and not opening till early evening, The Beach Restaurant was serving from main menu from 12 right through. As soon as we climbed the stairs to the 1st floor restaurant we received a friendly welcome, which turned into attentive but not intrusive service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 01736 798798

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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