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Porthmeor Cafe

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
01736 793 366
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Ranked #7 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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East Barnet, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great little place a little off the beaten track of St Ives city center but a lovely meal with very helpful excellent staff

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We came here twice during a packed week in St Ives and it was delightful both times. Quick and friendly service, good coffee, excellent fruit smoothies, a choice of indoor and outdoor seating and perfect views of Porthmeor beach, the rocks, the Island and St Nicholas' Chapel, and Clodgy Point. Sadly we were committed to eating elsewhere all week -... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Faultless food in amazing location overlooking the beach in front of Tate Gallery. Service quick and knowledgeable, menu very adaptable, you're just as welcome having a cuppa or a meal. Dogs welcome. The monkfish tapas was just one of the absolutely delicious tapas we shared. Perfect. We sat outdoors as it was warm but an indoor area also has fine... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We picked this after seeing the reviews in Trip advisor - I do not think we would have found it otherwise. A great location above the beach - we watched the waves and the setting sun. Made us think we were in southern Europe with the recent hot weather Staff very friendly and efficient. And the food was excellent. We... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We ventured in here when it was raining on the beach - what a fantastic view, particularly from one of the heated 'pods' on the decked area outside. We went 3 times during our week's holiday in St Ives and loved the choice of coffees, cakes, wines and snacks. They did a lovely variety of tapas which were absolutely gorgeous.... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We had heard from other diners in the past that this restaurant was a good place to eat.. They undersold the establishment... It is excellent and wonderful. We paid our first visit during our recent stay in the town.. The location cannot be faulted.. Right on the golden beach, which is arguably the finest in St Ives.. We anticipated a... More

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114 reviews 114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This place excels because of it's beautiful location, it is truly stunning. Been here lots of times over the years for drinks and always found the service pleasant and nice. Decided to go for dinner on the latest trip but did not stay. Firstly was greeted rudely by a staff member who was not in the slightest bit welcoming, eventually... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Had breakfast here a couple of mornings. Good selection from healthy option to not so healthy! Tried both and enjoyed both. Lovely way to start the day , enjoying breakfast overlooking the beach in the sunshine☀️

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Passed by several times on our holiday, but only popped in once and for drinks only. Superb setting overlooking the beach and just in front of the Tate . Beers only, and quite expensive. Harbour IPA at £4.25 a bottle, is high for a very different, but local, craft beer. Menu interesting for breakfast through to evening via tapas, and... More

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Shepperton, England
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97 reviews 97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Always go here when in St Ives but we felt that this year it was even better than normal. Sitting in the sunny cafe being served by delightful staff who were friendly and having superb food was perfect! Our lovely waitress recommended the monkfish tapas which was very yummy as were the other ones we had. Who could not like... More

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