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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

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Full marks for their Full English

We visited St.Ives with the intention of grabbing a late breakie and although they had finished the breakfast menu 15 minutes before we arrived, they kindly agreed that we could still order breakfast. We were rewarded with a thoroughly enjoyable Full English which was wolfed down with much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
MarkJBK
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited St.Ives with the intention of grabbing a late breakie and although they had finished the breakfast menu 15 minutes before we arrived, they kindly agreed that we could still order breakfast. We were rewarded with a thoroughly enjoyable Full English which was wolfed down with much satisfaction. Friendly & recommended

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We hadn't planned to eat out but the weather was balmy and the sun was shining on the harbour in St Ives. The waitress was attentive, the chef was accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This is a very small cafe but we were very impressed with the location and the food.

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England UK
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Reasonably priced pot of tea and very scrummy chocolate cake, both enjoyed whilst watching the early morning fishermen/harbour workers fishing/getting ready for the day ahead.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

So you're in St Ives, and faced with a puzzling choice of food choices. Do you eat in somewhere, or buy a pasty and play ''dodge the Seagull'' while you try to eat it.?? The answer is to keep on walking around the harbour, past the scrum of drinkers outside The Sloop, and seek out The Beachcomber about 50 yards... More 

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Cambridge
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We plodded along st ives, looking for somewhere for a cream tea, went to counter and was served by a couple of very cheerful gentlemen, we sat inside, lots to look at. was brought our cream tea's quickly and they were served lovely, and they were delicious, the scones were warm which was a bonus. will come back here next... More 

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Devon England
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149 reviews 149 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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 via mobile

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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152 reviews 152 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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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

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