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Porthmeor Cafe

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
01736 793 366
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Ranked #6 of 119 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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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We visited here for breakfast at the request of our 8 year old daughter as rock pooling can be carried out adjacent the venue. We arrived just before the heavens opened to a lukewarm reception. We ordered a full breakfast to be shared with our two and a half year old, a scrabbled eggs with salmon on toast for myself... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit Porthmeor Café after a brilliant visit last year. The weather wasn't on our side this year and so we decided to eat inside where it was rather warm. We visited at lunch time and were seated straight away and it was constantly busy with people walking in every few minutes. Staff were friendly and efficient. We... More

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H Hempstead
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent as usual, only gripe this time was the miserable unfriendly dark haired waiter. The girls are delightful but this guy is out of place. Other than him ... Excellent

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

When visiting St Ives again this year we decided to visit this cafe, as from my review last year you will see how much we loved it! What a difference a year makes. The cafe was typically busy with lots of people wanting to shelter from the passing rain but it certainly did not live up to the welcoming and... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We stopped off here on impulse one lunch time and had the fabulous Spanish omelettes. We liked them so much we returned a second time. We found the staff to be lovely and friendly, even though they were rushed off their feet. Will definitely go back when we visit St Ives again.

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It was a really sunny day as we strolled along St Ives enjoying the views with people and family's having fun on the beaches. We came upon this beautiful located cafe at Porthmeor. Situated slightly above the beach you can dine inside or outside. The menu looked good but slightly expensive but given the location you could not argue.My wife... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I go back year after year to St Ives and always have breakfast here. The food never, ever disappoints: the scrambled eggs with crab is just sensational. The staff are the most friendly and attentive that you could ever encounter. But the view is what really makes it a fabulous experience: watch the surfing and take in the awesome beach.... More

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london
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had dinner here. Managed to get a table with a great view of the beach. Had the red prawn curry with steamed rice,butternut squash,green beans and flat bread. Spicy with different flavours. Had the lemon and raspberry posset with rosemary and almond biscotti and raspberry jelly for dessert. Divine.Friendly service.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A perfect place to enjoy a lazy lunch of interesting tapas, watching the world go by. The service was great and all the staff were really helpful.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Breakfast, lunch and dinner- always a wait if you haven't reserved for dinner but definitely worth it-every time. Local crab at it's simple best and a decent selection of wines. Lovely cakes on offer and the kids are always catered for too. We always forget to book the week before we arrive and we always wait for a table! Always.

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