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The Loft Restaurant & Terrace

Norway Lane, St Ives tr26 1lz, England
01736794204
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Ranked #35 of 118 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
London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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
53 helpful votes 53 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Worth a visit. We eat around 14:00pm on a Friday, mid June. Our table was on the terrace under the all weather canopy. The service from the young staff was excellent. They checked if all was ok and then retreated without disturbing us, yet were on hand immediately when required. Well presented table, clean cutlery and well starched napkins... Always... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Spotted this tucked away restaurant whilst driving back from the quayside parking and we were glad that we did. Effusive welcome and subsequent attentive service set the tone. We were slightly disappointed that not all the dishes were available but I guess that indicates the freshness of the produce. Otherwise the food was well presented and good value. The view... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was easily the best meal I had while on holiday in Cornwall. The restaurant is really well decorated and the view from our seat was beautiful, you could actually see the tide rolling in! The food was even better than the views and the monkfish curry was incredible. The service was speedy and the waitress very friendly. The Loft... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The breakfast was very poor. The scrambled eggs with crab looked like it had been microwaved and was runny. One measly slice of toast, the garlic was missing from the dish. Had about a teaspoon of crab. My siblings' breakfasts were missing black puddings and hash browns. When this was brought to the attention of the waitress, she returned with... More

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