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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
01736 795352
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Ranked #14 of 119 restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We were surprised to find a restaurant in such a prime location that came highly recommended, but we were optimistic of it living up to expectations. Sadly however,the service turned out to be as you might expect from such a busy and popular establishment. We don't like to be fussed but quietly competent service was always a little lacking. Food... More

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Reigate
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

St Ives is blessed with many really high quality restaurants and this one came recommended as one of the very best. There were plenty of high points to our visit - the welcome, location, views, atmosphere. However, the service and food were a bit hit and miss. The service was rather haphazard and distracted, but I'm sure that was just... More

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Kent
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321 reviews 321 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We all really enjoyed our meal overlooking Porthminster Beach and appreciated being able to eat delicious food with a beautiful sea view. Particularly enjoyed the salmon curry and the beautiful desserts - especially the caramelised banana which looked like a seaside scene. Highly recommended. If you arriving by car don't follow the sat nav - ours took us down an... More

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Kintbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We loved this place. Right on the beach with fabulous views. The menu is good and allows you to create you own breakfast. Very good food. You can just walk in and get a table for breakfast, but book ahead for lunch or dinner in the summer.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The food was amazing, the venue outstanding, the staff wonderful and the beach was stunning. We visited with our children and we were all delighted with the service and the ambiance of the place

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london
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This used to be incontrovertibly the best restaurant in town: the best food, the best location, the best service, the best vibe. It was the place you booked as a treat or when you wanted to impress guests or visitors. But in the past three of four years several other places have come to the fore and the Porthminster has... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We have been visiting the Porthminster Beach Cafe for a number of years, to celebrate a birthday in August. Unfortunately I think this visit be our last. The food is beautifully presented, but a big confusing as it often seems to bear no relation to the description and is ultimately a bit of pot luck. At least two of our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Book in advance as very busy and ask for window seat if available. Took husband as he likes sea food and I am vegetarian so expected to eat very little but was wow'ed! Vegetarian food was outstanding as was the meat/fish. We both had such a lovely meal with magnificent views. Would love to go back again if in the... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to Porthminster Beach Cafe for almost as long as it has been open. I always in the past had a problem in choosing from the menu as I liked everything that was offered. It was one of the premium restaurants that I used. When the family was back from overseas for their annual holiday we chose... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We dined here as a couple on Friday 15th August 2014. Let me say, every dish was superb. However, the service was lacking. Not really so much the "service" as such, more the "delivery" to the table. Firstly - I didn't like my wine cooled in a plastic beach bucket thanks, someone felt it was quirky perhaps, I thought it... More

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