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Porthmeor Cafe

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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
01736 793 366
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
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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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
Stunning food and delicious cocktails!

My boyfriend and I found this place through trip advisor and thank good we did!! We had a lovely table at the back with a soft back sofa chair, it's also very spread out so you don't feel like your eating on top of each other!! They have a wonderful selection of cocktails I had the elderflower... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MckenzieHannah
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly service, simple tasty food, great view of the beach. Nothing special, but a nice pit stop whilst looking around St Ives or for happily wasting time.

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Thank lennybaker
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I found this place through trip advisor and thank good we did!! We had a lovely table at the back with a soft back sofa chair, it's also very spread out so you don't feel like your eating on top of each other!! They have a wonderful selection of cocktails I had the elderflower proseco and my... More 

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Thank MckenzieHannah
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this lovely Cafe many times & never been disappointed, menu changes with seasons & offers a good cross section of food for all, probably the best view from here especially at sunset

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Thank phfarm2
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are in st lves I lot now we bought a place there 6 years ago and we always go to porthmeor cafe the food is always beautiful and fresh it's lovely rain or shine so it's a must if you are in st lves 👍

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Thank Barbara S
Hereford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our stay we had breakfast, lunch and an evening meal, sat in a booth with the morning papers and a Bacon buty with this view is one of the finest ways to start your day with the sun shining and the surf school setting up. Back for an early evening tapas and a chilled glass of wine is also... More 

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Thank Scott H
St Ives, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sitting inside or outside this great Restaurant on a sunny day, overlooking the beach and sea, watching the huge blue waves crashing in, having a glass of wine, Tapas or a wonderful crab sandwich, does life get much better? Great Restaurant, good food and friendly staff. Just wish they would be open all year!

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Thank Carol S
West Kirby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Love this restaurent! Modern, stylish, fabulous food! A must visit restaurent right on the beach. Sip chilled white wine with fresh seafood whilst watching the surfers! Whether you just have coffee, lunch or dinner you will not be disappointed!

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Thank Dorinda B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It had been 25 years since our last trip to St Ives and this restaurant is a great addition to a fantastic beach. Either dining inside or outside upstairs or using the takeaway downstairs, this place is simply fantastic. Lovely food and terrific staff.

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Thank Dominic H
Farnham
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I spend every year in St Ives with my family and Porthmeor beach cafe is frequented by us all the time. As well as the restaurant there are outside 'pods' where you can shelter from the sun/rain but still look out on the fabulous beach view. The breakfasts are excellent and the evening meals are too. It gets very busy... More 

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Thank Linda C
Berkshire
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A late lunch of Cornish Tapas served on the terrace on a beautiful 'Summer's' days in November. Unfortunately now closed until Spring but we'll be making a bee line for it then - perfect food, wine and ambiance.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Asian, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic

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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