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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • 859
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  • 278
    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 58
    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
Most recent review
Sad to see it closed

We had lunch here on a previous visit to St Ives last October and the food was amazing, also the fact of sitting on the beach having lunch on a cold day was superb. We were sad that it was closed in January.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Gerie M
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,317 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here on a previous visit to St Ives last October and the food was amazing, also the fact of sitting on the beach having lunch on a cold day was superb. We were sad that it was closed in January.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Made another visit to this beautiful restaurant for dinner on the 27th of December 2014. We walked from our cottage in the middle of St Ives along lovely narrow lanes to Porthminster Beach.The restaurant has lights shining onto the beach and these acted like a beacon for us. Inside received a warm and friendly welcome and were very fortunate to... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

went to eat here today after reading the 'all year round' sign. Actually they are closed for the next month!

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St Ives, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our family breakfasted here in early January. Nothing could beat the feeling of sitting right on the beautiful Portminster beach, in the warmth. The food was delicious and easily adjusted to suit everyone's preferences that morning. Simply the best place to breakfast in St Ives!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

What's to say? After a 4 hour digging session on the beach we retreated here with the kids and it was fantastic. Great food. Lovely staff, and pretty much the best view for lunch I've ever seen. Cannot wait to go back to St Ives and and this restaurant will be the first booking we make…..

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Tadworth, Surrey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Somewhat pretentious and overpriced. Prefer the Porthgwidden Cafe for both food and value for money, with similarly good service, splendid views and atmospheres.

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Amazing service, beautiful views, wonderful food. Personal service with attention to detail, staff who go out of thier way to accommodate individual needs. Great menu. A wonderful New Years eve, meal with friends. Thank you.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have had some of our most memorable family meals at this restaurant. The atmosphere is always great …. with gorgeous St Ives sunlight bouncing off the white walls and highlighting the bright artwork, it will be a place you want to return to again and again. We were last there in Aug 2014 …. and I've been meaning to... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Recommended by a retailer and resident of St Ives we strolled along looking for the art deco building to find a small and unassuming establishment set on the beach! At first we were hesitant as there was no indication of the gastronomic treat that was to follow especially as we were seated on a covered terrace with outdoor heaters and... More 

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Birmingham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went for a late lunch on New Years Day 2015 and yet agin was not disappointed. They were very busy but still managed their usual top-notch service and the food if anything was better than I have had here before. All the food was well-judged in flavours and amount. Still my favourite St Ives restaurant.

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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, Romance, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?