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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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coventry
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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

After visiting the Tate, eat here, grab a table inside or out, take in the view. Good friendly service, we chose the taps lunch menu, 3 dishes between us, a little on the small size, a bit pricy but then you pay for the view. My coffee cake dessert with Cornish ice cream truly outstanding.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Quality cuisine in a great beach setting....tapas were excellent, commendations to the chef. One great eating place to return to.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We had to eat here on our last visit to St Ives, everyone we know that has been recommended it and it would have been foolish to ignore the cries of "the best tapas bar we have ever eaten at!" We booked in a week beforehand, it does get pretty busy, especially in high season. I dressed up for a... More

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

we have enjoyed several breakfasts here this year. pancakes are fab, spanish omelette wonderful, picking brekkie with chorizo superb try crab sandwich for lunch or warm chicken salad with a jug of pimms. coffee superb on its own. service is excellent, cheery staff, nothing too much trouble

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I came here twice having the tapas on both occasions. The food was beautiful, service very good and views of the sunset was the cherry on top! It gets booked up very quickly so if you wish to eat inside or in one of the booths I would recommend booking in advance.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We visit Cornwall once or twice a year and will ALWAYS go here for brekkie at least once!!!! The buttermilk pancakes are amazing. Cannot recommend enough! Also, the view is to die for. Can easily lead yourself to believe you are in far more exotic climates! Staff are always lovely and friendly too. Go Here !!!!

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We just popped in for coffee & croissants. Lovely view, friendly staff & very good quality food & coffee.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had lunch here today and ate outside. Good service and great food. The menu offers lunch or tapas and was a refreshing change from the usual sandwiches and pasty offerings. We had mussels from the lunch menu and olives, almonds and chicken satay from the tapas menu. Good choice of drinks & fantastic views.

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South Yorkshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We are here four evenings and a lunch during our one week stay in St Ives. We come back every time we're in St Ives and they're open. The food is great - mixture of tapas and main meals including pork belly and red Thai curry. The view over the beach is amazing, especially when the sun sets. I cannot... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Cafe is located near the Tate museum, directly on the beach and serves clients in a more formal restaurant upstairs with table service or from a counter with wooden tables and sun umbrella's for those who are on the beach. Staff were welcoming, drinks were reasonably priced and the food smelt delicious. My experience of catering is that kitchens... More

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