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The Loft Restaurant & Terrace

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Norway Lane, St Ives tr26 1lz, England
+44 1736 794204
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9:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Modern-British cuisine using all local Cornish ingredients,we pride...
Modern-British cuisine using all local Cornish ingredients,we pride ourselves on only using responsible farming and fishing methods and the best local suppliers. Everything on the menu is handmade with attention to detail. We have a beautiful secluded 40 cover sun terrace with sea views. We are Dog friendly and service is always with a smile
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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic food

We loved this restaurant! The menu is more expensive than average but the food was worth it! The food was delicious and the service friendly and warm. The decor is stylish and there's a lovely ambience. We'd definitely return!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Ruby06London
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London
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Booked a few days in advance but ended up seated in a cold area beside a very large and noisy party. Initially our drinks order was forgotten Food was not correctly described and a fish curry turned out to be a lukewarm unspicy coconut milk based curry (menu made no reference to coconut base), The chocolate fondant desert turned out... More 

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London
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We loved this restaurant! The menu is more expensive than average but the food was worth it! The food was delicious and the service friendly and warm. The decor is stylish and there's a lovely ambience. We'd definitely return!

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent high end cooking at pretty reasonable prices. Catered well for children despite being dinner. Only slight niggle was long wait for main courses but it was a Saturday night. Very friendly service and excellent wine list

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Tadworth, Surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

the Loft takes first place among our several recent St Ives restaurant visits. Shared the smoked mackerel starter, which was fine, followed by my wife's perfectly cooked and presented Dover Sole and my very tasty monkfish curry. Puddings, one baked Alaska and one sticky toffee pudding were both just what we needed to round off delicious meals. We left feeling... More 

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Birmingham
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We ate here as a group of 4 adults and 2 children. We decided to take a seat out on the terrace (which as the weather wasn't great as we approached, we were nervous about!) after making our booking. Despite the weather (rain and wind!) we took our seat out on the terrace, and it was lovely. Warm, insulated from... More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We decided to try this restaurant out due to the lunch time special board they had on display outside. Once seated and drinks ordered we tried to order the special and were told the restaurant had no specials for that day!!! The lunch menu was very limited and expensive. The portion sizes were small, both adult & child. The service... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate here during our 1 week stay in St Ives and it was by far and away the best meal of the week or indeed I have eaten in a long time. My husband had the steak which just melted in the mouth and one of our teenagers declared the fish & chips the best she had sampled from... More 

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Felpham
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

OK, I was grumpy. We'd had a long day, the streets in St Ives are a challenge and parking a nightmare. I was also over hungry and we couldn't find anywhere to eat that had a table. Oh, and there were 7 of us from 11 to 55 years old! Scene set. Having bounced in and out of about six... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been to this restaurant twice, first time two years ago and must say back then you couldn't fault it. This time was slightly different, although the service was once again exceptional the food was not so great. My Wife had the Mushroom risotto which was quite bland and whilst I had the Seafood Curry which came out with... More 

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UK
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Whilst on holiday in St. Ives we visited The Loft for an evening meal. Between the four of us we tried three different starters, four mains and we all shared a dessert. Every single course was excellent, there wasn't a bad word from any of us. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was great and the jazzy music being played... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Norway Lane, St Ives tr26 1lz, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 794204

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 32
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Modern-British cuisine using all local Cornish ingredients,we pride ourselves on only using responsible farming and fishing methods and the best local suppliers. Everything on the menu is handmade with attention to detail. We have a beautiful secluded 40 cover sun terrace with sea views. We are Dog friendly and service is always with a smile
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?