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Porthmeor Cafe

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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
01736 793 366
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Porthmeor Beach Café Bar is open daily from Easter to November and serving...
Porthmeor Beach Café Bar is open daily from Easter to November and serving food from 9:00am to 9:30pm. With Australian chef Cameron Jennings at the helm, breakfasts are renowned and our tapas menu has an acclaimed reputation. Full drinks license so come and sip champagne on our terrace and watch the sun go down.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Spent a lovely afternoon with great views

Dropped in and got a table immediately with a great view across the beach and rest of the bay. Enjoyed some drinks and tapas and had a lovely ewefternoon. Staff were friendly and efficient , food was just what was needed. Not sure about a full meal as its not what we wanted but a few tapas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
mintytravel
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dropped in and got a table immediately with a great view across the beach and rest of the bay. Enjoyed some drinks and tapas and had a lovely ewefternoon. Staff were friendly and efficient , food was just what was needed. Not sure about a full meal as its not what we wanted but a few tapas dishes with drinks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing meal in the Porthmeor Café: grilled hake with potatoes and some veggies and a lovely dessert! What can be better than having a fresh grilled fish in a lovely outdoor restaurant right by the beach?!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love love love this place. Fantastic views and food and always great service. You must try it out! You won't be disappointed

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Porthmeor café never disappoints whether it's a warming bowl of soup after a few hours surfing or a cream tea to while away the day whilst looking over beautiful Porthmeor beach below. Food is amazing, tapas, cakes, locally caught crab sandwiches all excellent and very tasty. You can sit inside if the weather is too windy/cold or outside in the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed wine and a stunning view of the sunset at the Porthmeor Beach Cafe on our first night in St.Ives, and returned on our last night for tapas which was delicious. The views over the beach from both sides of the terrace were fantastic, the staff were great and offered blankets when it got chilly. Would definately book one... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

As always, fantastic food with an amazing view. We were lucky to get one of the outside tables. In tourist season it is best to book as early as possible as we waited 45 mins for a table. But worth it and lots of veggie/fish options!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was excellent with a window seat overlooking the ocean on a rainy day. Delicious tapas, try the Crispy Monkfish, prawns, scallops, chorizo, halumi with micro salad greens, perfect for sharing but save room for the churros.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided to stop and eat here on last night of our holiday and were thoroughly happy with the choice. The views over the beach were great despite the rain! The meal was tasty and highly recommend a visit if you fancy something different during your visit to st ives. We decided on 6 different dishes from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Everything about here is beautiful. The pods you can sit in with heaters and blankets. The view. The choice of drinks and food .The staff have got to be the most attractive I've ever seen. All making for a truly lovely experience. One of our favourite places to visit when in St Ives.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Probably the best setting in St Ives and the restaurant is fully up to it. Whether inside the conservatory, at a table on the terrace or in one of beach facing open booths (converted beach huts) the views of the beach are spectacular. But, as importantly, the food and service are excellent. It all makes for a great time.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 01736 793 366

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Porthmeor Beach Café Bar is open daily from Easter to November and serving food from 9:00am to 9:30pm. With Australian chef Cameron Jennings at the helm, breakfasts are renowned and our tapas menu has an acclaimed reputation. Full drinks license so come and sip champagne on our terrace and watch the sun go down.

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