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The Bean Inn Vegetarian Restaurant

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Vegan, Vegetarian
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St Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2RT, England
+44 1736 795918
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Sunday
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Hours:
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 111
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Veggie Lovers Paradise

We were holidaying in Porthcurno in Cornwall in the summer of 2014 and being vegetarians we were scouring for veggie restaurants in the area. We chanced upon the Bean Inn on a day visit to St. Ives. To our joy, we had found a place which was nothing but vegetarian - much like an oasis in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
sivakumarhip
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Northwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Northwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were holidaying in Porthcurno in Cornwall in the summer of 2014 and being vegetarians we were scouring for veggie restaurants in the area. We chanced upon the Bean Inn on a day visit to St. Ives. To our joy, we had found a place which was nothing but vegetarian - much like an oasis in the desert. We were... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As the title suggests, we had a great evening here. Ambiance, service, grub and drinks were all really top notch. I'm not a veggie myself, and my wife has pescatarian leanings, but we have heard glowing references from so many friends here in Cornwall that we felt we just had to give it a tickle. Having said that, we both... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I visited this restaurant and was very pleasantly surprised. The food was not only very taste and filling but also very well presented. The wine was organic and we went with the waitresses recommendation, which was spot on. I would visit this restaurant again as the menu was so good it was hard to choose and i would like to... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We were in Cornwall with friends who are Vegans and whilst we are meat eaters it is sometimes nice to try alternative ideas. Booked in advance and they explained they had a large party at 7.00 so could we make 6.30, we actually arrived at 6.15. Really lovely reception and we were seated straight away, service was good and as... More 

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Daventry, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife is a veggie, so I decided to treat her to The Bean Inn, as she puts up with the usual slaughter houses I drag her to. I was a bit skeptical to start with. I mean a veggie restaurant? I was expecting bean bags, no knives and forks and baby food... I really enjoyed it! Good service, a... More 

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Loved this as our anniversary meal. I chose the B and B having found the Bean Inn first. Having a veggie husband I often feel he gets poor choices and mushroom risotto offered a lot, zzzz! Not here, fantastic well thought out dishes and great flavours , not to mention portions (too full for dessert!). My starter was fab, sweet... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We are not vegetarians but decided to try the Bean Inn as we found St Ives too crowded, the service here puts many "formal" restaurants to shame. The food was interesting with taste and texture that was outstanding. The Menu is interesting and encourages you to try things that you may not normally try and then you are surprised with... More 

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Manchester
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Whenever we travel, I spend a fair amount of time researching food options before we go. My husband is vegetarian and the choice on SO many restaurant menus is pretty poor; bland and predictable. Finding a veggie restaurant is always great and when the standard is this high then it's fabulous! The restaurant is part of the B&B and as... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great vegetarian food in cornwall. if you are in the St Ives area then definitely come here. The food was wonderfull and the menu varied and interesting. Well worth the visit.

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Truro, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Over the past 20 years, things have got a bit better for vegetarians and vegans. Puzzled looks and offers like: "We could do you a mushroom omelette" have given way to menus with some form of goat's cheese or risotto. But let's face it, these are still almost an afterthought, held in reserve to be dashed off in the microwave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795918

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 22
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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