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The Beachcomber

The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1PU, England
01736 794844
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Ranked #30 of 119 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Devon England
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127 reviews 127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a great light lunch each in this nice bright cafe. The food was so fresh and nicely served. I had a crab baguette full of lovely fresh crab and my man had the seafood chowder which was excellent. Very good value.

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Usk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited this cafe a year ago and had the best carrot cake ever! We returned there yesterday and had the same plus lemon meringue. Both were outstanding and the staff were very friendly. We will return.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

we were lucky enough to nab one of a few tables out of the front - giving great views of the harbour and people watching went for the cream tea set - this was awesome lovely tea , warm scones , jam and plenty of clotted cream - the dream recommend

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I stopped at the Beachcomber for an early morning drink, the views are amazing and staff friendly and welcoming.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Two years on the trot - an excellent cream tea. Good quality tea and jam. Freshly baked scones flavoursome and great texture. The place to go for a cream tea

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited as a group of 6 including 2 toddlers. Home made seafood chowder, leak and potato soup, crab salad and sandwiches all delicious. Staff were really friendly and accommodated the lively children fantastically. A lovely, friendly little cafe that clearly focuses on quality food.

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very nice place with service with a smile. Beautiful food and very nice view over st. Ives harbour. I can recommend this place to everyone.

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12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch with our 8 year old today, food was nice enough and the service very attentive and friendly, but at 35 pounds for a so, sandwich and a salad we felt a tad ripped off. Shame that this spoiled the experience,we probably won't return and will stick with Pels a few doors down!

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14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I went here for tea and a sandwich, but was treated very shabbily. I sat down outside at 3.25pm -I just happened to look at my watch as I wondered how long high water had passed. I sat outside in the sun and was eventually served at 3.40pm. I didn't make a fuss as that's not my manner. When I... More

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A really good crab sandwich with plenty of white meat and not padded out with the brown meat! Very friendly service even on one of the busiest days of the summer.

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