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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
01736 795352
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Ranked #11 of 120 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
Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What else can I say that has not been said in other reviews?! The location is wonderful, the setting overlooking the beach gorgeous and the food is lovely. This place is always busy and this time there was a queue to be seated but it was dealt with well. We will continue to dine here again and again....

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The cafe was recommended at our B&B in Carbis Bay, it's much more a restaurant than a cafe, in a beautiful location over-looking Porthminster beach.It was busy most of the time & it was suggested we book in advance, the menu was creative and varied with a good choice for all palates, the portion sizes were adequate without being too... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went after reading the reviews on trip advisor , went there for lunch Very friendly staff, stunning location The lady who attended to us was very patient with my teenage daughter when she couldn't make her mind up on what to choose from the menu The food was very nice too We were not disappointed

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berkshire, england
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

On a glorious sunny day, you would struggle to be in a more appealing beach location for lunch - you could have been in the Caribbean rather than St Ives. The staff are absolutely amazing, uber helpful and efficient. Food was good but not great, luckily the wine was good but fantastic location and good service make up for other... More

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kenton
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Booked online and had a super beachside table waiting.Very busy and buzzy and once the order was taken things proceeded smoothly.The light lunches are small but exquisitely cooked and presented leaving room for the amazingly pretty desserts which shouldnt be missed.The restaurant is run like a well oiled machine to create a wonderfull dining experience.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great location right in the beachfront, staff friendly and helpful. The food here was tasty but not our favourite restaurant in St Ives. The portion size on the scallops was a little on the small side and quite expensive compared to other places visited.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Walked the Coast Walkway and stopped reluctantly for a cream tea on the way back. Now, there are scones and scones and these were true scones! Clearly homemade, clearly fresh and served warm - perfect! The cream unlike so many places wasn't served in a plastic shop bought clotted cream tub from Sainsbury, but in its own little dish. Tea... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

I booked into here on the first evening of a week in Cornwall. The location and views are superb. The food was very good but not the best I experienced in the town. Worth a visit.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

£200 plus and we waited over 45mins between starter and main course...! Let's look at the good bits: Location, food quality and presentation, menu and wine selection - all of the highest standard. Pork, lobster, monk fish and a variety of desserts were all beautifully cooked and presented. So far so good. Bread for table - chargeable...! 45min waiting -... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The starters of stuffed courgette flowers and sticky pork were ok although the wasabi puree was a little bland. The monkfish curry was distinctly average with the fish and prawns both tasteless and watery. The skate from the specials list was plain awful. Undercooked and mushy. The staff literally didn't know whether they were coming or going with us being... More

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