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Porthmeor Cafe

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
01736 793 366
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Ranked #3 of 117 restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
St Ives, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a variety of dishes amongst the five diners. The fish curry looked nice and apparently was lovely, fish and chips very tasty, and salad very well prepared.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stayed in St. Ives four nights. The first two we ate at Alba's and Portminster. Both quite good...same folks own Porthmeor and Portminster. Third and fourth night at Porthmeor. My guess is that if we had eaten here the first night, we still would have eaten here two more times. It was that good. We probably would have skipped... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited the restaurant twice last week whilst on holiday in St Ives. Both times it was fully booked for 8 but said we could turn up and try our luck sitting outside on the terrace. Both time we got a table within 45 minutes. The food and service were good, but the view and atmosphere was exceptional. You would... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great venue any time of day! Had a fantastic cheese board with excellent choice of cheeses and Quine Jelly accompanied by chilled Ameretto! Friend enjoyed a selection of deserts from the tapas menu all enjoyed in an outside booth. If you're on the beach try their take out cafe below, the Crayfish Salad is a must to try, but watch... More

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Buckinghamshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely restaurant clean and excellent service. The views are stunning especially if you manage to get a window seat. We visited for breakfast and the food was good my only criticism is they only serve sour dough bread. There is no other option.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went in for lunch and were efficiently seated in one of their generously sized outdoor booths, so we were off to a good start. We had tapas and were surprised by how good the quality was - both of the mackerel dishes were really excellent and threat simply very good. Service was unhurried and friendly and we finished with... More

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Nympsfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Visited for drinks on a very sunny day. The view from the terrace is superb, the staff friendly and although we did not eat there, the food looked really good. Would return to try the tapas and can imagine that a late evening meal there would be very good.

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London
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Despite having visited St Ives many times, this was our first visit to Porthmeor Cafe. Given its high reputation, we were very much looking forward to our meal and we weren't disappointed. The cafe is located opposite the Tate Gallery and we dined on a Saturday evening. It's primarily a tapas restaurant with a good and varied selection of dishes.... More

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Engalnd
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Small busy beach side restaurant set in a conservatory. Good food and service. Overall a pleasant holiday experience.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I popped into Porthmeor Beach Café for a late lunch as the sky was darkening ominously over the chapel while the sun was still blazing behind the Tate. I decided to chance a table outside and managed to get away without getting soaked. I’ve only ever stopped here for coffee before and was very pleasantly surprised with the tapas style... More

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