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Porthmeor Cafe

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
01736 793 366
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Ranked #1 of 110 restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

What a dreadful shame and disappointment. My husband and I walked from Carbis Bay and arrived famished looking for early evening tapas. We arrived at that awkward time of day after lunch and before dinner seating and unfortunately were greeted by a tanned, middle aged nonchalant chap that clearly doesn't need to worry about manners or customer service due to... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing lunch at Porthmeor Cafe. they have a great range of tapas and many gluten free choices, for the first time my partner said they were not jealous of my food as the gluten free options were so good. We'll be back before we leave st Ives!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of our favourite spots in St. Ives, overlooking the lovely Porthmeor beach. Sea views from every table, bright cheerful decor and the food is outstanding. Most of the menu comprises delicious tapas - highly recommend the calamari and the scallops with black pudding. There are more substantial choices too - daughter had the quorn chilli taco which... More

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Bolton, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Situated directly on the terrace at Porthmeor Beach in St Ives this is an excellent place. We visited earlier in the week in early evening and decided to just have deserts whilst we watched the sun set. The cheese sampler was excellent (Brie, smoked cheddar, cornish blue and a Manchego) and the service top notch too - no problems at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Genuinely one of the nicest places I have visited for lunch. The view is magnificent, the service is friendly polite and helpful and the food is delicious. If you have to wait a while to be seated make sure you do as it will be worth the wait!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Had breakfast at the Porthmeor Cafe this morning. Juice, english breakfast and coffee which were great. Was so impressed by the look of the pancakes I had to try those as well. I wasn't disappointed - great pancakes, fresh banana and berry fruits doused in maple syrup - excellent and totally recommended. We come down to Cornwall annually and have... More

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The whole experience at this restaurant was excellent, professional friendly staff. Location on the beach is a bonus, but without doubt the food deserves all the excellent reviews researched prior to eating here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Utterly epic breakfast, you must go here. Views, pancakes, crab and a fry up to beat all others. Good job we didn't find this on the first day!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Overlooking the stunning Porthmeor surf beach, the views are to die for. Great breakfast menu and imaginative tapas menu during the day...ensure you visit here during any stay to St Ives

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We are never dissapointed in this lovely cafe/ resturant with its wonderful visor and fabulous sunsets only time dissapointed is when it closes out of season these people know how to cook fish ! Already been once this week and booked a booth for family on Saturday !!

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