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The Loft Restaurant & Terrace

Norway Lane, St Ives tr26 1lz, England
01736794204
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Ranked #35 of 119 restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $32
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: modern-British cuisine using all local ingredients were possible,everything on the menu is handmade and delicious!
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Would thoroughly recommend The Loft in St Ives. Enjoyed an excellent lunch on their outdoor terrace on a warm sunny afternoon. The monkfish curry was light and full of favour while the quality of the fish still shone through. For a touch of indulgence the Apple Donuts are a must.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to the Loft. We will not go again. Starters were reasonably tasty and quite innovative so we were hopeful, but my main course of "wild sea bass with vintage tomatoes and walnuts " consisted of a small crisp overcooked sea bass fillet on a bed of cold raw tomatoes and chopped cucumber with a scattering... More

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Worth seeking out for well presented dishes and especially good seafood. Many of the restaurants in St. Ives have curiously similar menus. This is no exception but probably does it the best

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

my wife and myself visited the restaurant and were very pleased with the friendly staff and very good service. I had the mackerel starter and my partner had fishcakes. we were both impressed with our main courses the chicken and pork dishes. very enjoyable with a good selection of wine

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London
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We ate here twice for dinner during our 5 night stay the food was so good. They have a lovely terrace area which makes it easy for us to eat out with the dog and not be too cold from the coastal breeze. Food and service was excellent as was great value for money. We are looking forward to our... More

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Cambridge
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There are a lot of good places to eat in St Ives, let alone all over Cornwall, and the Loft is certainly amongst the better of them. We chanced upon it by accident, and were grateful we did. The staff were friendly and welcoming and readily accommodated us for lunch. Unobtrusive, the entrance sites tucked away between holiday cottages but... More

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Senior Reviewer
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We decided to head here for a special evening of the holiday as we knew it was expensive but the menu looked lovely - our starters were lovely, I had mackerel and my boyfriend chose the asparagus but the star of the show was our main - on the specials board was a chateaubriand sharing platter which was the highlight... More

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I returned to the Loft to give it another chance! Big mistake it was the priciest and worst meal I had in St Ives having eaten out for 7 nights prior to my visit with friends! Why are they so expensive for small portions of very average food?

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Food was excellent, not a fault with it at all. maybe not the cheapest in the town but really nice. Friendly staff. I had the pork belly, was very very good, mash potato was really creamy. Good atmosphere. would defiantly go back.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Having now eaten in most of the better restaurants in and around St Ives I think that this overall was the most enjoyable experience. There are tables both inside and on the terrace with most tables even those not by the windows having a view out across the harbour. I think that save for on a particularly warm evening I... More

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