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Porthminster Beach Cafe

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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, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
High quality cuisine on the beach

My party of three had a great meal at this restaurant on the beach.Booking is essential. It is situated on the best beach in St Ives and offers an interesting menu of predominant seafood but including steak and duck breast as well as vegetarian options. The chefs get fresh herbs and vegetables... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
SwanseaMolly
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Swansea
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My party of three had a great meal at this restaurant on the beach.Booking is essential. It is situated on the best beach in St Ives and offers an interesting menu of predominant seafood but including steak and duck breast as well as vegetarian options. The chefs get fresh herbs and vegetables from their own garden and from foraging. Each... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A group of four of us enjoyed a meal here last week. For the main I had the John Dory with crab cakes, rice and mushroom salad, which was tasty however as the portion size was modest we should have ordered extra veg. Nice atmosphere and sea views. Attentive waiting staff. Drinks a little pricey. Overall a good experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stayed I. St Ives over the weekend and had a wonderful meal here staff very pleasant and friendly made sure every thing was good for us and lovely view would reccomend and go again

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent fresh seafood, friendly staff, great views across the beach. There was nice, informal atmosphere.

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Suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had a meal for the three of us. Overall I would rate the restaurant as good. The location is great and it was light and airy inside the building. Food was good quality but I'd have preferred a larger portion. Chardonnay was pretty tasteless. I'd be happy to return. Staff were very good.

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Bath
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was a return visit, unbooked, for a lunchtime meal. Friendly service, a lovely setting and delicious food. My Cornish clam chowder was a feast for the eye as well as the palate and we return here because that extra effort is made to make the experience memorable. We'll be back!

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Reading, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have visited St Ives many times but have never quite made it to the Porthminster Cafe, as we felt that it looked a bit too 'posh'. Having visited it now, we will certainly be back. My wife and I had the lobster tail starter, I had the sea bream and she had the John Dory. All were perfectly cooked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You need to pre-book and you can see why. Food was varied, delicious and beautifully presented. The location is lovely, right on the beach and you may be lucky enough to get a table right in front of one of the windows. (although pretty much all the tables have a beach view of some sort). Optional terrace also. Good service.

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Chobham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We booked this well in advance of our weekend trip as we had been advised that it gets really busy. Amazing location and very rustic, relaxed ambience. Food was amazing, would recommend the yellow monkfish curry absolutely delicious, my husband had the John Dory which was equally as good. Service attentive and slick despite the restaurant being packed. Incredible value... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The food was some of the best we had in England and the young lady who waited on us was personable, and really took care of us. We were seated in the side of the restaurant and my wife asked if we could have the small table by the window overlooking the beach. Wish I knew the waitress's name (very... 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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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, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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