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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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9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 357
    Very good
  • 123
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  • 72
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  • 25
    Terrible
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
Another superb lunch in the sunshine

Another superb lunch here today, after walking from Lelant. Food and service excellent, especially the soup with gluten free bread. Love the little garden where the herbs and some veg are grown, which you can walk round. A real treat, especially sitting outside. If it is a little chilly, they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Another superb lunch here today, after walking from Lelant. Food and service excellent, especially the soup with gluten free bread. Love the little garden where the herbs and some veg are grown, which you can walk round. A real treat, especially sitting outside. If it is a little chilly, they provide blankets!

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here about ten times over about 5 years and I love the view. It is just a shame that you have to put up with some very poor food. And quite often some very poor service. Best dish is fish and chips - they can't ruin that. Most of the rest of the menu is poorly conceived... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We couldn't miss out on a visit to what is now our favourite restaurant in St Ives. Wonderful staff. Good menu. Atmosphere - delightfully dreamy. Caters for all. You'll need to save up its not cheap but worth every penny.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was certainly a highlight of our holiday! We had a table on the balcony, overlooking the beach and it was absolutely beautiful. The staff were very welcoming and attentive, full of suggestions about the menu. They have a dedicated vegetarian menu, which makes such a change to have more than one choice! The food was delicious, we ended... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the finest beach restaurants in the country. Superb food made from the freshest ingredients, stunning views and excellent service. Fine dining, on a a beautiful sandy beach - you really cannot get better than that!

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Cardiff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After a mouth watering set of starters, Scallops, crab cakes the best ones, We then had our mains presented, The fillet steak was not properly aged or seasoned and lacked flavour and served with a very disappointing attempt at a chick pea chip which would have been better left off the plate. My daughters cod dish looked stunning but disappointed... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We like this place. First came a couple of years ago and still good now. We booked in advance to make sure of a table when we wanted it. Service was great, food delicious. Crab fish cakes to start - could not fault them, cooked perfectly, tasted lovely, even the little side salad was worth talking about. John Dory and... More 

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North London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a really special restaurant which is always a highlight of our St Ives visits. The food at dinner has always been superb and our most recent visit was no exception. For a change we had cocktails to start - my champagne one was wonderful with cranberry and raspberry sorbet and my partners spicy ginger gin slipped down well... More 

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Dubai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

we had walked from Carbis Bay to St Ives and had booked for lunch. what a spot! beautiful beach and views, lovely decor (relaxed beach feel to it, in the outside section they provide blankets!) and superb food. outstanding fish and chips! we really had a great lunch there.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a must. Set right on the beach with lovely views around the bay. The staff were brilliant and the food excellent. All 4 of us had something different with no complaints about any of the courses. A well deserved rating but a note to the management 'please get your wifi sorted, we were not the only diners... 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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?