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

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  • 901
    Excellent
  • 293
    Very good
  • 108
    Average
  • 62
    Poor
  • 23
    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
Stuuning view and excellent food

We celebrating 10 years of living in Cornwall this week by visiting one of our favourite local places to eat. We had the salt and pepper squid to start which was fresh, hot and crisp. To follow I had the monkfish curry which was a wonderful blend of flavours. The chowder was good but would have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Maxine M
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Hayle
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We had e Cornish cream tea and two chocolate brownies one coffee and one hot chocolate. The service was incredibly slow compared with the porthmear cafe and when it came they had forgotten the hot chocolate. My coffee was not very nice but the brownies were very good. The staff were nowhere to be seen. When we had a similar... More 

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Hayle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We celebrating 10 years of living in Cornwall this week by visiting one of our favourite local places to eat. We had the salt and pepper squid to start which was fresh, hot and crisp. To follow I had the monkfish curry which was a wonderful blend of flavours. The chowder was good but would have benefited by a little... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here on a stunning sunny day and over looking the beach it was perfect. The food is good and well presented, the staff are pleasant and the location is just perfect. We've been here before and would definitely return for a nice lunch or dinner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Visited the restaurant for an evening meal with work colleagues. Before talking food, I have to mention the location. Right on the beach with a perfect view over golden sand and beautiful blue sea. Just perfect. Staff were friendly and attentive. And the food? Top notch. Cod fillet with lobster Anglaise and creamy mash was perfectly cooked and delicious. Chocolate... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were delighted by everything about this restaurant! The location was just beautiful and sat on the terrace, enjoying the view was perfect. (I loved that there were heaters and blankets to combat the chill of any cornish evening - meaning that this area can always be enjoyed!!). The menu was brilliant, so much so that we had difficulty choosing,... More 

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swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Discovered Porthminster beach on a recent trip to St Ives, cafe busy but service was fairly quick (food cooked to order) and friendly. Delicious fish and chips sat overlooking the beach in glorious sunshine, couldnt have asked for more!

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Cranford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Situated along a spectacular beach in Cornwall in Southwest England, this restaurant delivers high-quality dishes served by a wonderful team of servers. The vegetarian dishes were especially delicious. And the banana desert was a special treat. Highly recommended!

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We popped into the cafe for a pre dinner glass of wine and some olives. Sat outside to admire the wonderful views saw a few seals was stunning. Decided to have tapas there for lunch the following day was absolutely delicious the prawns were to die for . Service was great and staff very friendly book early for dinner as... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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65 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited on what was supposed to be a sunny April evening, however the mist rolled in and cover St Ives in a thick fog, however sat on the terrace with the heats and blanets it somehow made it even more special. We had some nice starters, good service and a very nice steak. I was disappointed that they had... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Nice and friendly beach cafe serving good food. Although it was a windy day we sat on the sun deck with heaters on in the background and were comfortable. There's blankets available too if it's really chilly. Only disappointment was the cheese. All good quality but not ripe enough.

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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, Romantic, Special occasions
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?