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The Cornish Deli

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Delicatessen, Seafood, Café, Sandwiches
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3 Chapel Street, St Ives, England
01736 795100
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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...
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    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
Friendly Relaxing Quality

Hidden behind old post office and along from cinema. A small set up that may make you think twice before entering. Don't! Don't think twice that is - squeeze in, even in February it was mostly full and you soon find out why. Thought I would try the daily special baguette but as I arrived at 12... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
John T
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Hidden behind old post office and along from cinema. A small set up that may make you think twice before entering. Don't! Don't think twice that is - squeeze in, even in February it was mostly full and you soon find out why. Thought I would try the daily special baguette but as I arrived at 12, sign had yesterday's... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Really friendly proprietor, delicious brunch, cute cafe. I had chorizo, mushrooms and eggs on toast. Boyfriend had the veggie brunch. Both excellent. Beautiful orange egg yolks. A must-visit!

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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just popped in for a coffee and was greeted by one of the very friendly and lovely Mikes . . . customer service was second to none and the coffee was nice too! Next time I'm in St. Ives, it will be my first port of call and I don't doubt the food is excellent.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Delicious food, generous portions, friendly service and delicious coffee.. The Cornish Deli has it all. Tucked away on Chapel Street, a quiet street in the centre of St Ives, the Cornish Deli offers high quality Cornish food to eat or take away. The menu is great and we ordered from the brunch menu - however the daily specials are always... More 

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Ashbourne,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We have walked past this little Deli many times but today we stopped and so glad we did Checking first if they would allow us in with our Basset hound and Pug I had the special which was a pepper choritzo and bean stew served with very fresh granary bread Fantastic it was one of those dishes you could just... More 

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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were looking for a good coffee shop on recent visit to St Ives,were directed to the Cornish Deli by local butcher,Very good cup of coffee and a very warm welcome.So good we went back later for lunch had delicious tomato&pepper soup. Dont go on the front find the deli. Chris & Di. Bovey Tracey

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I found the Cornish Deli by accident. I decided to take a bus to St Ives and spend the morning exploring this beautiful place but a change in the weather on route changed my plans! I walked in the rain into town and happily discovered the Cornish Deli in Chapel Street in the centre of town. The staff were so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Delicious quality food and friendly warm welcome! A must to visit every time for us! Excellent deli takeaway too!

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

On a blustery and wet January day, this cafe was a delight: warm and friendly with delicious food and drink. The chick pea and chorizo stew was very hearty, and a cornish blue cheese and roast beef sandwich was very good, washed down with a cold cornish perry. Highly recommended.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Chapel Street, St Ives, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 01736 795100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Seafood, Café, Sandwiches

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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