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The Beachcomber

The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1PU, England
01736 794844
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Ranked #12 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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The Valley, Anguilla
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We dropped into the Beachcomber for just a cup of coffee but couldn't resist ordering a slice of cake each when we saw them on the counter, and we were't disappointed. They tasted even better than they looked and were the perfect accompaniment to our coffee. I enjoyed a generous slice of carrot cake and my wife the lemon and... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had the seafood chowder at lunch time. The chowder was hot creamy and tasty. A good portion with fresh bread and Cornish butter to accompany. We have visited before and were impressed. A lovely location overlooking the beach and reasonably priced. Impressed by the cleanliness of this small but well presented eatery. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Croydon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Bit of a wet day so went inside for lunch. Managed to get a table overlooking the harbour. Seafood chowder for him and king prawn baguette for me - so good we both swapped half. Absolutely delicious - fresh, tasty and very reasonably priced. Add to that a perfect caffe latte and a lovely lunch was rounded off. Would recommend... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Every time we visit St Ives we go to this cafe. The savoury options are great, but the star attraction is the cake, in particular the Lemon Meringue pie. It is a monster of a pie, and so tasty. The service is excellent and the prices very fair. Will definitely keep returning!

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were looking for a snack to have in St Ives,and expected to pay through the nose because we were on the front.We went in here because they did sandwiches.What a surprise not only was the service good but so was the food very tasty and when I could not eat all of mine they kindly wrapped it for me... More

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ENGLAND
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Me and my wife have just had our lunch here and it's fantastic. We always visit when we are in St Ives. The seafood chowder was excellent and my wife tucked into her tuna baguette. Value for money is bang on and so is the food and the service.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

In St Ives for a morning , wanting a coffee and a sit down, we came across this little gem looking out over the bay. we sat inside in the window and the view was lovely. The place is furnished beautifully , it is just delightful. We only had time for a toasted teacake and coffee, both of which were... More

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Bodmin, Cornwall
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

right on the harbour so great views. Only popped in for a pot of tea and a bottle of water and weren't made to feel as if they' rather we were buying a cream tea. Lovely big mug, jug of hot water brought along with the tea as standard. Tables cleared very quickly, particularly the outside ones but only after... More

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Sheffield
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Amidst a very touristy selection of cornish pasty shops etc, sits this little cafe. I was after a good cup of coffee, and found excellent coffee made with care. Service was very friendly, the location was nice, and there was a really ace seafood chowder. Bacon sarnies were also excellent. Much better than I was expecting and hoping for. A... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was delighted to be able to pop back to our favourite harbour front cafe over the Easter holiday, this time with more of the family. The Beachcomber never disappoints and it was a welcome surprise to find seafood chowder on the 'specials' menu, freshly made that day. Im a great fan of chowder (and fussy if I'm honest) but... More

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