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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
01736 795352
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Ranked #16 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
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had a really enjoyable meal here on a Sunday night. We booked last minute and managed to get a late table, but if you're keen to go, I recommend booking in advance. We ait inside, with a great view of the sea (although it was dark!) but there was also a really great looking terrace with heaters. Lovely relaxed... More

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Manchester
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Stopped by on the last day of our holiday to see if we could get in for a late lunch. They squeezed us in and I'm so glad they did! The restaurant is very pretty - right on the beachside, with fab views and beach-type decor. We chose to sit indoors but there is a terrace - looked a bit... More

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Barwon Heads
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Booked for lunch on last day of a week in St Ives. We had been away for a month and eaten at many places and. This was the best meal of the holiday. Delicious and adventurous food. The Monkfish curry is apparently their signature dish and it deserves to be. Subtle and tasty curry, lovely fish and seafood and perfect... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Come here to enjoy a pleasant view of the sea. The food is fresh and delicious. One of the nicest settings to dine in the area, away from the noisy crowds of the town.

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benji_kt
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very little to say on this other than "fantastic". Great views, right on the beach with wonderful inventive, not to mention gourmet, food served with a genuine smile. Washed down with a few bottles of rose on a sunny day it's the best spot in cornwall for lunch in my opinion.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Relaxing but quite posh for a beach cafe, it's more of a restaurant really. Comfortable seating with covered sun terrace. The food is good & they have a nice selection of drinks too. As you would expect the fish is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited today for a birthday lunch with friends and children. The staff couldn't have been any more accomadating, high chairs provided and children more than welcome. Our lunch was one of the best I've ever had and the food was presented to us very quickly. Perfectly cooked lemon sole was a highlight as was the chocolate creme brûlée that melted... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Another wonderful lunch thank you. We start our weeks holiday here for sunday lunch and it was so tasty. We love the fact that it's a walk there and back too. Lots of local ingredients and wonderful fish. I had squid today, I think it's the best I've tasted yet, and I love squid. We booked on line about 2... More

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Wigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

On advice we pre booked our table before we arrived in St Ives and were seated on a lovely table on the terrace. We were fortunate to have fabulous weather but the red blankets left on the chairs was a lovely idea to keep the legs warm as the night went on. The food was lovely - my starter of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful local fish; broad, but appetising and undaunting menu, well worth the money. Service excellent; mostly waitresses, all very chatty, friendly and helpful. Food very prompt. Lovely atmosphere. Stunning views. We had seafood linguini, fish and chips, red spiced hake with tempura prawns and quinoa salad. Yum!

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