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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
01736 795352
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Ranked #14 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $32
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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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
Winchester, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were glad we had booked in advance On a Tuesday in December the restaurant was full. We had seafood linguine and I had the blackened hake with lentils which was so good. The food we have in Cornwall is usually a lot better than that we get in the south of France and when the sun shines in Cornwall... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We've visited St Ives twice in thelast month once as a couple and once with the kids. The first time we were bowled over by lunch so we vowed to bring the kids back next time we visited - and they loved it too. Just a shame it's not open for dinner low season

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Excellent food, service & beautiful location with views over Porthminster beach....perfect breakfast venue!

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UK
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317 reviews 317 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We came to this place following a recommendation by a friend. We only had hot drinks but really enjoyed the building and the setting. We heard others remark that their food was wonderful so if we were back in the area we would definitely eat there.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have visited the Porthminster at least five times, and every time has been great. I love the setting, and the food is to die for! My favourite is the monkfish curry, which is very mild, but incredibly tasty. However, this week I had the John Dory which was equally good. The apple and ginger crumble was topped with a... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had lunch for two there today after travelling 50 miles especially to get there. Exceptional shared starter of squid followed by mains of sea bass and hake. Fresh food, cooked originally, very tasty and plenty of it. We couldn' t resist the chocolate brulee with poached pear but didn't need a pud to fill us up. Great wines by... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous cafe. Stunning views across the beach! Friendly and helpful staff. Didn't eat here but it looked like good good! Would recommended this place and we will return :)

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Average food, small portions. We didn't book, so were seated outside. This was ok, but it was quite near a heat lamp, so a little uncomfortable.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The food and service was exceptional we had an amazing evening; the only disappointing thing about this place is that it is over seven hours away from where we live! The Monkfish Curry is amazing and definitely worth a try. We have purchased the Porthminster Beach Cafe Cookbook in the hope that I can recreate the dish. The cookbook is... More 

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Is this a café or a fine dining experience? I used to be wowed, but now I’m not so sure. Certainly the food is absolutely wonderful, brilliantly presented almost to an art form and its taste good (see picture of a wonderfully presented typical appetizer). However, these are premium prices - £10 for a starter is the top West End... More 

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Additional Information about Porthminster Beach Cafe

Address: Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
Phone Number: 01736 795352
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
Cuisine: Seafood, International

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