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The Cornish Deli

3 Chapel Street, St Ives, England
01736 795100
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Ranked #4 of 117 restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Seafood, Café, Sandwiches
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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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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Loughor, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across this lovely intimate food heaven on a Saturday evening and we were so happy to have eaten here. The food was delectable and the staff were amazing and very attentive but non intrusive, We had the Sardine and chorizo stew and a salad, wow, the best food in St Ives, people should be queuing out the door

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Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Do both. I can recommend that you buy your picnic for the Minack Theatre here. For lnch or picnic they have a lot to choose from and are very flexible and service minded.

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Northampton
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a group of 5 people with two annoyingly fussy young girls. We were happily accommodated in a small space - a request that is often met with some irritation and everything was just so lovely. And I mean really, REALLY lovely. Actually lovely. Beautiful, if compact, toilet area, happy service, food assembled and cooked with great care, wifi... More

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St Ives, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had tapas here this evening - really excellent and a bargain too. The mushroom and grilled Cornish blue cheese was incredible - my companion didnt get a look in on that one! The host couldn't do enough to make our meal fantastic - and good choice of music playing too. Will be back before we finish our holiday here. Very,... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We could not have been more welcome in this lovely little deli. During in our stay in St Ives we had lunch there twice and dinner on Friday evening. Service was exemplary on all occasions. I highly recommend the beef and Cornish blue or crab sandwich with a glass of chardonnay. My calamari starter was a wonderful mixture of tastes,... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Following various rave reviews on TripAdvisor, I was expecting more than I got. The only view from the cafe is of a brick wall on the other side of the road, so don't go expecting a view. Indeed, once inside, you could be anywhere... The food was hearty and tasty and served by an enthusiastic proprietor, for whom nothing was... More

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Cornish D, Owner at The Cornish Deli, responded to this review

After countless planning applications to remove the old town post office building, the entirety of St. Ives High street, the Parish church and the lifeboat station have all been rejected, it is with regret that we have to announce the view from the Cornish Deli is indeed 'disappointing'. To counter this, we will continue to serve great food at sensible... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Quaint little deli which serves lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Perfect spot for a cream tea after strolling around busy St Ives. It was in a quiet lane and away from the tourist crowd and Mark is a great host. Must visit!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice little place and great sandwiches and friendly service. A place to enjoy. You can also buy a selection of tea, coffee and some local cheese and ham products.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped in here for our first lunch in St Ives after a long car journey down. It was Saturday afternoon and there seemed to be some sort of coffee grinding crisis going on and this meant there was a slight delay in our order being taken but no matter, we were quite happy to have a sit down in... More

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Hereford
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visited earlier today for lunch. Sweet chilli chicken sandwich was excellent as were the salad and toasted sandwiches. Superb Elderflower presse in chilled, frosted glasses. Probably the best coffee consumed during a week in Cornwall. Excellent, professional, attentive but relaxed service made this a very enjoyable visit which we deemed to be excellent value for money.. All this AND Tom... More

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