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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
01736 793 366
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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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

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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
Most recent review
Lovely tapas, great views!

The tapas selection at Porthmeor was really lovely and in particular the deep fried monkfish was exquisite! Friendly staff (who were very accommodating when it came to our children's allergies) and fantastic views - what more could you want?

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

The tapas selection at Porthmeor was really lovely and in particular the deep fried monkfish was exquisite! Friendly staff (who were very accommodating when it came to our children's allergies) and fantastic views - what more could you want?

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We've had delicious breakfasts here in the past and also enjoyed afternoon tapas - all delicious. This time we were visiting mid week in their last week of the season for dinner. The food was faultless. I really enjoyed the pork and my husband loved his Thai curry. Really special food it a stunning setting. Friendly staff and incredible food... More 

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Unique dining experience. We had a table directly over the beach, really good food at a reasonable price

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

excellent café on the beach, wonderful views and very good menu, could wine & dine here and take in the ocean views.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have a fantastic breakfast and set off along the coast, or a fantastic lunch after a walk along the coast, or stay a little longer and indulge, it's all good. Relaxed but attentive service, in a relaxed but fantastic setting. Another St Ives 'beach cafe' that is so much more.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We're regular visitors to St Ives and always make sure we eat as much as possible in Porthmeor Cafe, whether that's breakfast, lunch or dinner. Spent my birthday evening enjoying outstanding Tapas and dined in one of their alfresco 'pods' watching the sun go down over my very favourite beach in July. Even managed a lunch there last week the... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was the 3rd time my wife and visited porthmeor cafe, we had lunch and dinner the week of our last visit. Dinner was great but I love the chilled out atmosphere during lunch looking over the beach. Try the chicken and chorizo Salad, amazing. This and seagrass are my top 2 places to eat in st ives. Brilliant!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Gorgeous cafe, food to die for, staff so friendly and welcoming. And the view of the beach is spectacular.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This cafe is a refreshing change to your usual beach cafe. Not only is there a great selection of food and drinks but it's really different from your usual fayre. I had a delicious squash beetroot and goats cheese salad with new potatoes for £2.75- tasty and good value and there's a good range of salads. Fresh pastries for the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great spot, good quality breakfast. Staff a bit rushed but was end of season and maybe a tad jaded. Doesn't really matter the view is stunning.....

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Restaurant Details

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, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view

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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