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The Cornish Deli

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3 Chapel Street, St Ives, England
01736 795100
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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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
Great stop to re-fuel

Just re-opening after the winter closure this small deli café is excellent. Having walked down from the cliff top carpark we stopped for a welcome cup of coffee. Made very welcome and purchased, ham, a selection of salads etc for a snack supper back at base. All the food was good quality and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Devon
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just re-opening after the winter closure this small deli café is excellent. Having walked down from the cliff top carpark we stopped for a welcome cup of coffee. Made very welcome and purchased, ham, a selection of salads etc for a snack supper back at base. All the food was good quality and very fresh. Fantastic aromas of quiches etc... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only a small cafe, bistro style, but the food is awesome. Huge portions, didn't think we would eat it all, but it was so tasty we couldn't leave any. Highly recommended. Really friendly staff, made us feel very welcome.

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Worcester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by a few days ago and enjoyed a fantastic lunch on a cold day in February. The owner is very accommodating and the food was so good.(definitely food of the gods!!)It deserves all the praise it gets and long may it continue. Only downside - we enjoyed it so much we walked back in on the Sunday and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a mini break in St Ives and walking around we decided to have a coffee, there are so many coffee places in St Ives but this place really stood out to us. It's very quirky inside, lots off things on the shelfs. They sell the best Cappuccino I have had in a long time. We got the impression that... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and the food is lovely. Nothing is too much trouble, small and compact. It is always my first port of call when I visit St Ives

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Maidenhead, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went twice when on holiday in summer 15. Small, 4 or 5 tables. Does have a deli. Dish I wanted had sold so the owner/chef made up another one on the spot - excellent. Great bottled beers. Very fresh ingredients.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Scrumptious food, nice friendly chap, hot chocolate to die for, comfy place. Me and my partner came across this cosy place and I ordered a sandwich (took half home with me) it was so filling but I was not wasting it!!!! It was far toooooo tasty. My fella had the soup he said was delicious. Defo find this place and... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Had passed this lovely little deli on a few occassions and noted it was always full l - as a lone diner I was a little nervous to enter. Why did I wait so long, even when it looks full there are a couple of tables towards the back that can't be seen from the street. I was made to... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The Cornish Deli offers a small retreat, a quiet and friendly place to enjoy a cup of tea--or even better--a cup of hot chocolate. I watched the chocolate being hand pounded, blended with milk, and then topped with whipped cream. Really some of the best hot chocolate I've had. The tea biscuit was toasted and served with jam and butter.... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Great friendly cafe. Had delicious brunch of lovely fresh produce cooked to order. Good range of interesting produce available. Well presented and delicious

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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: British, Cafe, Seafood, Spanish, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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