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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: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 4
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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
Best Crab Sandwich in Cornwall

My wife and I always visit this cafe when we visit St Ives, the food is excellent and lots of it. We have eaten crab sandwiches all over Cornwall and in my opinion the Beachcomber serves the best. I can also recommend the desserts, I had a slice of Lemon Meringue pie that looked as good as it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I always visit this cafe when we visit St Ives, the food is excellent and lots of it. We have eaten crab sandwiches all over Cornwall and in my opinion the Beachcomber serves the best. I can also recommend the desserts, I had a slice of Lemon Meringue pie that looked as good as it tasted and... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This has to be the friendliest Cafe in Cornwall. My wife and I made 2 visits this week and both times the food was excellent in quality and price. The staff are super helpful and although busy nothing was too much to ask for. Little touches like top quality cutlery and plates, and the spot on cleanliness. It can be... More 

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england
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stopped in the Beachcomber cafe one afternoon for a tea/coffee and some home made cake both of which were served polity and tasted great. I would defiantly recommend this cafe if you want to chill out one afternoon in St Ives and watch the world go by,as it is right on the harbour.

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Brixham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 622 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Review. The Beachcomber, St Ives Excellent coffee in beachside location. Friendly service and reasonable pricing. Recommended.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The cafe is a real find. Walk past all the touristy spots to the end of the harbour and you will not be disappointed. First of all the service is very friendly and unintrusive. The food is excellent and very nicely presented. The crab baguette was amazing, beautiful fresh bread and amazing crab. We ate with our daughters (3 and... More 

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St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

BEACHCOMBER St Ives we love, we have been here For fifty years or more; For holidays in Summer, or In Spring or Winter raw. And when we’re here, we always go To BEACHCOMBER for tea, For coffee, lunch or anytime, We like it so, you see. They do such gorgeous things to eat, The drinks are special too; You can’t... More 

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england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited the beachcomber for cream tea a couple of years back and enjoyed it so much we had to return again on our recent visit to cornwall this year. For us it is the best cream tea we have ever had in cornwall, lovely warm scones with tasty thick cream and delicious fruity jam, all very nicely presented, hopefully... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Took my Canadian visitor (whose standards are very high!) to this delightful little café in quitter part of the St Ives seafront, little sun trap sitting at the tables outside - watching the world go by... we decided on just one scone and jam and cream but believe me - we went back for more!!! their scones are delicious! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

You've got to go here!! Me and my wife had the Cornish Cream Tea on the Tuesday, we enjoyed it so much we went back again. Got to try the lemon meringue!!

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Yatton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Never have I or my family been treated quite so badly as we were when we visited The Beachcomber recently; admittedly we were a reasonably large group of (paying!) customers, but when we tried to push some tables together we were told we weren't allowed to because it would restrict the waitress' path when taking drinks from the kitchen. Fair... More 

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

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  • 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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