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The Cornish Deli

3 Chapel Street, St Ives, England
01736 795100
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Ranked #6 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Seafood, Café, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Cornish Deli exists to bring to best quality Cornish and regional produce to its customers.If you want fantastic quality local meats, cheeses, seafood, fruit and vegetables, snacks and regional specialities, the Cornish Deli is for you.Incorporated with the Cornish Deli, is the The Deli Cafe offering hot and cold drinks, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea, and Evening Meals. As well as providing lots of wonderful foods and drinks, the Cornish Deli is home to the Deli Cafe. The Deli Cafe offers delicious drinks including Lavazza coffee, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea and Evening Meals. All food can be eaten in or take-away. The Deli Cafe is open every day, and in the summer evenings from Tuesday to Sunday. It is fully air conditioned and fuly licensed, providing the perfect sanctuary away from the often busy St. Ives streets.
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English first
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We always vist when we are in Cornwall and always enjoy it. Breafasts and salads are consistently great..

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Just had the most delicious roast pork and stuffing baguette,husband had roast beef and horseradish which was just as delicious.The roast dinners that were coming out of the kitchen looked and smelt fantastic,definitely one to try on our next visit here.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We came across this little deli in a back street of st ives. it was pouring with rain and it seemed most of the other small cafes had closed for the winter. we walked in dripping and were given a wonderful welcome. Iced water with iced glasses on to the table then a menu where the food offered was fantastic.... More 

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Downderry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Second visit and even better than the first, simply astonishingly good food, particularly in such a tiny place. I just had a sandwich, but what a sandwich. Rare roast beef, thickly sliced, cornish blue cheese, mustard mayo, tomato and lettuce in wonderful wholemeal bread, toasted. What an amazing combination of flavours, and what wonderful produce, tasty, locally sourced and thoughtfully... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited The Cornish Deli after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. I have to say, if I hadn't read the reviews I would have walked on by. The décor and general look of the deli didn't pull me in. However once we were seated the ambience of the deli was lovely. I ate the Brie and bacon omelette with granary... More 

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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We found this lunch stop by chance having wandered for a few hours popping into the many galleries. Carrot coriander and chickpea soup , crab salad sandwich and polenta chips were yummy with a pot of tea for two ....not a cheap lunch at £27 but a nice find.

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We always pop into the Cornish Deli when we are in St Ives as the food is so delicious. This is a small restaurant/deli, tucked into a back street but is always busy because it is so good. The owners/waiting staff are always welcoming and the food is so tasty and fresh. (Good portions too). This visit I had the... More 

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Lymm, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Love the menu, Love the venue, Love the ambience ;) you can tell an owner run restaurant a mile away... You can tell they are passionate about what is on the menu and how they serve it. Just one point to make .... Need to mention on the menu that there is a lot of garlic in those gorgeous Mushrooms... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

fantastic food and service good value and friendly its like a little secret spot nothing was to much trouble rod

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St Ives, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I hadn't used this deli before this summer but as I have been spending lots of time in town this season i ventured in looking for food to take away. I can honestly say that I had a very pleasant experience. First of all was the service. Nothing was too much trouble with the staff being helpful, and welcoming. I... More 

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Additional Information about The Cornish Deli

Address: 3 Chapel Street, St Ives, England
Phone Number: 01736 795100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Seafood, Café, Sandwiches

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