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The Cornish Deli

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Café, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice brunch but no beans

would be perfect but please include a side option of beans next time, helps make the breakfast less dry

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
George D
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Birmingham
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

would be perfect but please include a side option of beans next time, helps make the breakfast less dry

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We dropped in for a quick late lunch. Good choice of light bites. We settled on the salmon salad with horseradish sauce and grilled mushrooms, onions and Cornish Blue cheese -- delicious. Worth seeking out.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If your in St Ives then you must try the Cornish deli. We had lunch and it was delicious. Good atmosphere and excellent service. We had the soup of the day and a doorstep of a sandwich. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We have eaten here many times and have always been delighted with the food and the excellent service. Today's Cornish Breakfast and the Chicken Chowder were wonderful. We heard some other people say that they serve the best coffee in St Ives - we agree.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Brilliant little cafe that is tucked away but worth seeking out. Seriously the best sandwiches in the world ever. Fact.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lovely ambience & great honest food. I had the Chorizo Stew & it was great. Till receipts broken & this can be important for self employed!

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Poole, England
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Amazing food and staff! We have returned this year after discovering this charming place last year on our visit to St. Ives. We have had some of the best lunches and dinners here. It is hidden away on a little side street, but you must take time to find it.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Lovely little place! Had tapas to start with tasted great but the icing on the cake was the slow cooked beef and onion toasted sandwich with gravy dip- it really was amazing! Lovely atmosphere inside and all the staff are very friendly. Will definetley be returning

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A day out to research family tree at St Ives Archive. omly wanted a light lunch so checked Trip Advisor day before and due to so many good reviews chose The Cornish Deli. So glad we did. Only had baguettes but they were beautifully made with loads of fillings and lovely fresh salad. The rest of the menu looked great... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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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: Café, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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