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The Beachcomber

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The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1PU, England
01736 794844
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch by the harbour

Lovely place to stop, rest and enjoy a cream tea, overlooking the harbour. Very helpful staff with ample to chose from on their menu. Also do lovely tea cakes too, well worth a visit for midday snacks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Melvern W
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place to stop, rest and enjoy a cream tea, overlooking the harbour. Very helpful staff with ample to chose from on their menu. Also do lovely tea cakes too, well worth a visit for midday snacks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Good food , nice staff , fab view. Would be great if they did fries or crisps with their sandwiches /paninis. I found the prices expensive fir basic lunch food, if this place offered fries and also invested in a mini makeover it would be perfect , decor is a little dated .

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

A big selection of food choice. Coffee was ok not the best but as others have mentioned, the portion size is big. My wife had the prawn sandwich and I had the BLT. Service was efficient considering it was busy.

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Thank AndyBaker65
Braintree, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We visited St Ives for the day and struggled to find somewhere for lunch and found here by stroke of luck! we had sandwiches and were really filling and fresh and fairly cheap too. if you want a cheapish lunch with a great view would definitely visit.

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Thank 503772Claire
Mount Lawley, Australia
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Well that's the welcoming sign . But service was great and the food is lunch style food and excellently presented. Everyone had smiles on their face when their lunch arrived. I love the location and the service. I'd go back so you must go.

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Thank Andrew M
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Went here for lunch during a holiday in St Ives in mid September and was very pleasantly surprised by the great food and friendly service. All the food served while we were there looked very appetising and that ranged from sandwiches to cream teas. We both had the day's special of smoked fish chowder which merited a definite wow! Sadly,... More 

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Thank Albertsdad
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

This is the best cafe I have ever been to this is our third time now first time we had a cream tea , absolutely gorgeous warm scones all homemade and this time had crab baguette and chicken and rocket baguette , what can I say WOW so tasty baguette smelt amazing , will be going back again in November... More 

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Thank Lewis1971
Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Cake to die for..watchout..the portions are huge..friendly and warm little cafe with a lovely view of the harbour

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Thank Carol T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a gem of a cafe serving fine simple food with a fantastic view. Wish the breakfast menu was larger but that is my only comment. Superb value for money, friendly and efficient staff.

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Thank Nosage99
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Once again I enjoyed a visit to this superb gem of a seaside cafe. This time I treated myself to a traditional cream tea, while sitting outside in the sunshine watching the boats in the harbour. I had already walked past the cafe early that morning. The cafe door was open and I noticed someone in the kitchen baking a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 01736 794844

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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