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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
01736 795352
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Ranked #9 of 110 restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Seafood, International
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Saffron Walden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

On our annual visit to St. Ives, this is always the highlight of our trip. Absolutely fantastic staff, wonderful food, super champagne cocktails and stunning views. Do not miss it!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Sat outside on two occasions as it was one of our favourite restaurants but we now have a dog so are banished to the outside area which I don't have a problem with but the service was abysmal even on a quiet occasion. Both time we waited for over 15 minutes and nobody was interested so we moved on. This... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Faultless dinner with family again; one early mistake with a starter put right in a charming way, and both dishes taken off the bill. Couldn't rate the café highly enough.

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Great location on the beach with a casual ambience & great service, love the beach buckets as ice buckets. Anyway I digress fantastic food & fab choices on the menu. Fine dining in a relaxed setting. Deconstructed pimms as dessert was interestingly delicious.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Went here again after a break of several months and it was as superb as ever. The scallop starters were beautifully presented in their shells on sea salt placed on a wooden board. They were delicious and accompanied by a delicate sauce and tasty trimmings, (the tiny yellow flowers were delightful). The pork cheeks with tempura prawns sound weird as... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We visited PBC again - after a few years break - in January. It was amazing - deep fried anchovies - one of the best things I've ever eaten. Right combo of laid back beach style and friendly staff, with the highest standard of food and wine. I simply love this place - it doesn't disappoint - right on the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Had been told about restaurant so made a special trip and were not disappointed. My husband had scallops to start and monkfish curry and I had fish and chips. The presentation of the monkfish was outstanding and the flavour matched, the fish and chips were the best I had had in many years. This was finished off by superb view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We always try to eat at the porthminster when staying in st Ives last night we had a window seat which was lovely and excellent food as usual.

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London
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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Perfect dinner for a weekend with friends. Got a table overlooking the sea so enjoyed the rainy view :o)

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Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We have been to the PM café a few times before, but not for a year so have a comparison. Booked 2 week ahead and told only table available for Sat 29 March was at 8.45 PM..We walked past at 8.00pm and the terrace where we had booked looked emptyish. Went to the desk to ask is we could come... More

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