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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
01736 793 366
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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
We're up, Surfs up, Ketch up

What a view for breakfast. We arrived at 9.00 am and the place was full in 10 minutes. The day we were there had unusually high waves. Watching the crashing surf and surfers going into battle was mesmerising (dude). Breakfast was great, assemble a full English yourself. Beautiful fayre and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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South Oxon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

What a view for breakfast. We arrived at 9.00 am and the place was full in 10 minutes. The day we were there had unusually high waves. Watching the crashing surf and surfers going into battle was mesmerising (dude). Breakfast was great, assemble a full English yourself. Beautiful fayre and great service. The only downside was over salty bacon, but... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Very good food, well presented. This is an ideal lunchtime or breakfast destination with imaginative, tasty food and excellent service.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

On our first evening in St Ives, we were doubly blessed to find both a parking place and an available table at Porthmeor Cafe. Overlooking a wonderful beach and active sea reaching high tide, we enjoyed a collection of excellent tapas, all of them tasty, if cooked then well cooked, and all by necessity gluten-free. The service was friendly and... More 

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I had a friend down visiting and we decided to meet up for lunch. Both of us keen for tapas, so headed straight to the Porthmeor Café as she hadn't been before and was excited to experience it first hand, based on my many rave reviews (the café has been the venue where many of my friendship circle go for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We decided to have an impromptu lunch at the Porthmeor Cafe and were absolutely thrilled with the service and the food. Once seated we were quickly served by a friendly waitress who swiftly delivered the menus and returned soon afterwards to take our order. When the food arrived it was delicious. Nothing was too much trouble and the waitress was... More 

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loughborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our first visit and it definitely won't be our last! It was a chilly July night and we were a bit concerned about being in one of the outside booths as high winds were predicted. We needn't have worried - the heater was switched on, blankets provided if needed and we were lovely and warm! Stayed longer than we planned,... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Went here for our first wedding anniversary and it was fantastic service and fantastic food. The tapas is gluten free with a great selection. We had our meal inside whilst watching the sun set right on the beach. We then were kindly offered an outside booth which we took and the booth had a heater and blankets which was very... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We walked here on the coastal path taking in the fresh air on a lovely summers day, I had been recommended the fresh crab sandwiches by a friend and they were delicious generous and well worth the walk. I chatted with the owner who makes all the scones for cream teas every morning at home and they look fabulous. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

You will find me here every Thursday having my weekly breakfast treat. It has to have one of the best views in the UK!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I came here twice during our holiday as we were so impressed the first time. I find taking my toddler out for dinner very stressful as I worry that she'll get overtired and annoy other diners but the staff made me feel so welcome and stress free. The minute we walked in they passed her a big... More 

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

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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: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?