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Porthminster Beach Cafe

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Seafood, International
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Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
01736 795352
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Today
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 65
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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What a place to celebrate my 50th.....the food was amazing 5*....my teenage sons ate lobster and fillet steak..... we then watched them play on the beach while we drank espresso martinis....... possibly one of my best experiences in my life to date. As a Brit... better than Doyles... but no bridge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Sion123
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Cardiff
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What a place to celebrate my 50th.....the food was amazing 5*....my teenage sons ate lobster and fillet steak..... we then watched them play on the beach while we drank espresso martinis....... possibly one of my best experiences in my life to date. As a Brit... better than Doyles... but no bridge! but view of St ives harbour is so iconic... More 

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Dorset UK
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Four of us ate at this restaurant on a Wednesday evening towards the end of May. Good job we booked as it is obviously a very popular location. The staff were polite, friendly and helpful and the food was cooked well and beautifully presented. It would have been nice to have had a window table, but you have to book... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Attentive service. Pricey menu, chose fish and chips (£14.95) - which was excellent slightly unusual with chips fried with garlic and rosemary - as nothing else stood out for the prices charged. Desserts c.£7.50. £9.50 for a glass seemed expensive but you are probably paying for the view.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Dropped by here for a drink and some cakes after doing the galleries over the bank holiday weekend. It's a great location which is the main draw for this place. The service was friendly though to me it felt rather forced. The smoothies were tasty but far too bitty for my taste (personal opinion though). Partner and I ordered a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This very special place is an old favourite, but today extra kudos goes to the kitchen and front of house. The best peppered squid ever followed by the best hake ever. When lunch is this good... life is pretty good too.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Meal and service was excellent. Food was first class and beautifully presented , they couldn't do enough for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The main thing going for this restaurant is its location - directly on the beach at St Ives. The trouble is that many of the tables don't have a position by the windows, so don't get the benefit of the view.The restaurant is reluctant to reserve window tables specifically, so it's luck whether you are close to a window. We... More 

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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Fabulous location, friendly staff (who even gave me a birthday card which was a lovely picture of the Restaurant) stunning location and beautifully presented delicious food. Cocktail was delicious too. What more can you say ..... Can't wait to go back .....

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Left here hungry as aside Seafood and Fish Meals the Menu is limited. The non seafood / fish selection is in need of bulking up the Menu and or a perhaps simpler option. Cannot ever remember being in a Restaurant where the only item I could eat was Garlic Bread and some chips! Staff were also apologetic regarding the limited... More 

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Four of us went for breakfast on a weekday in early May. Bearing in mind that the restaurant’s evening menu regularly features in “Top 50 Restaurants in the Country” lists, I was a bit dubious about going there just for a standard English breakfast. In the event, we were really pleasantly surprised. The staff were really friendly and helpful –... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 01736 795352

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?