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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

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Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
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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, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 299
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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 26
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely unhurried lunch

A group of 8 of us turned up for lunch with no reservation (not recommended) and we're lucky enough to be accommodated. Very nice, varied menu, with a range of standards and specials to suit everyone. The fish pie (I had) was awesome and everyone else enjoyed a variety of different dishes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A group of 8 of us turned up for lunch with no reservation (not recommended) and we're lucky enough to be accommodated. Very nice, varied menu, with a range of standards and specials to suit everyone. The fish pie (I had) was awesome and everyone else enjoyed a variety of different dishes.

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Wirral, England
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I came here to grab a bite to eat with my parents who were holidaying in St Ives. I'd recommend booking ahead as the beach cafe gets pretty busy. The food was excellent and certainly good value for money. The staff were friendly and made sure we had everything we wanted. Would highly recommend.

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Went at 18:30 as a table wasn't available at 19:00. We booked a day before (sat outside due to our guests had a small dog... Not sure if dogs are allowed inside but the weather was nice). Heating and blankets are provided should it get chilly. Beautiful view overlooking Porthwidden Beach. Food was very nice... I had Roasted Hake very... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have eaten here on most of our trips to St Ives. Last week we had dinner twice and a breakfast. Every time the food was superb. For dinner starter we really enjoyed the the Sweet Potato dumplings, great flavours and real care taken by the chef, sadly not on the menu on our second visit (too... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Having been to Porthgwidden many times it was good to return and we had an excellent meal with excellent service. There appears to have been quite a few changes to the menu which gave a fresh choice to the overall menu. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Thank you

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had booked a table for 7:15pm but due to a change in weather decided to try and get in earlier. Unfortunately we were not able to change the time of our meal but were made welcome to sit and have a drink while we waited. In fact this young staff team could not have been more helpful and were... More 

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warwickshire
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went for my sons 21st birthday and had a great evening. The staff were really helpful and made a special evening for us all. The food was the best we had during our week and the choice was difficult to make with so many nice dishes on the menu. Thanks to everyone who worked on the 5th July

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

High quality dinner, terrific food, good service and a really nice spot overlooking the beautiful beach.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had lunch and went back two days later for dinner. The lunch was excellent and the dinner was even better. The hake special was melt in the mouth. The fish and chips were the best my husband had eaten and the seafood linguine and seafood paella didn't disappoint. The calamari was also delicious. The staff and service were excellent.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stumbled across this place almost by accident when we ate lunch downstairs at the café. The location was so nice that we booked a table upstairs in the restaurant for the following evening. The food was every bit as good as the view across the beach. Great flavours and well cooked and presented. The bill came as a pleasant... More 

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Additional Information about Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

Address: Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 796791
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 23

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796791

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
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?