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“Best meal in St Ives?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Loft Restaurant & Terrace

The Loft Restaurant & Terrace
Norway Lane, St Ives tr26 1lz, England
01736794204
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Ranked #31 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Price range: $17 - $32
Cuisines: English
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: modern-British cuisine using all local ingredients were possible,everything on the menu is handmade and delicious!
Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best meal in St Ives?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

What a little gem! A lovely light loft space provides a really nice atmosphere for your meal. The food was absolutely delicious, we both had cod loin with olive mash which was lovely, but the dessert was amazing! Basil creme brûlée! Wow.
I would have given them full marks, but the service could have been a little faster considering the fact that they weren't busy. I feel that they were probably giving us time to relax and enjoy the food but perhaps a little more attention would have been better. Still highly recommend though.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great food at The Loft was had by all 4 in our party. Every course was well prepared & superbly tasty. Service was with a smile and as it was fairly quiet there was always someone on hand an food came relatively quickly. We weren't rushed either which was nice. Given it was quite quiet the atmosphere was a tad awkward at times given it felt everyone else was listening to others conversations, etc although I'm sure that wasn't the case. All in all we'd defo visit again as a couple or in a group :-)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We dined at The Loft after an afternoon at the beach so we weren't what you'd call 'dressed for dinner' and with a two year old in tow I am sure we looked more like problem customers than the ideal clientele as we ascended the stairs to the restaurant. The staff could not have been more hospitable and they all made us feel very comfortable. My partner and I ate from an early-bird set menu and we both loved the food, 3 faultless courses for under £20. Our daughter had food from the children's menu which helpfully has 'large' and 'small' options and the food - unlike so many other establishments - seemed to be given the same special treatment as the adult menu; no frozen nuggets and beans on offer here!

Add a couple of large glasses of very decent shiraz and the bill came to around £60 for three courses for two adults and a child. Maybe not the cheapest meal ever but worth every penny. We will be back later in the year when we return to Cornwall!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“The new management are doing a fantastic job.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Our first visit since the new owners have taken the reins. Having been a regular visitor to the Loft over several years we were very impressed with the new menu, staff and ambiance. Well priced menu and excellent food quality served inside or on the terrace. Attention to detail and attentive staff are all part of the experience. I am sure that this resteraunt will be a big success for this young couple and we wish them well with their new adventure. Give it a try and let them exceed your expectations.

Visited April 2013
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6 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere and lovely food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We spent a nice evening at the Loft and although we had been warned they only had table outside (cold evening before Easter) in a sort of conservatory, the staff made a great effort to make us feel warm and welcomed. We waited slightly longer than expected for the food but it was well worth it.... excellent service and tasty food. Highly recommended!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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