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“Top Team” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach Cafe
Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
01736 795352
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Ranked #14 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Top Team”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Maybe the best eatery second to Pizza Express (but this is St Ives). Portions are too small for me but its interesting and one of the few different places. Top staff & owners.

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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very upmarket for a beach café!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

We only wanted a hot drink after a blustery walk on the beach, and were very surprised to find an upmarket restaurant! We felt ourselves sitting down and having to order some food even though we didn't really want to! Staff assured us it was casual, but they had given menus and poured water before we had had chance to decide if it was what we wanted! Some nibbles and £85 later we left!! Going back for evening meal tonight though!!!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“10 out of 10”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Several visits and always brilliant..food,staff,views,atmosphere always great...the beach has just been voted one of the best beaches and I would say this is one of the best beach restaurants!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St Columb Major, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“One of my favourite places.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I always enjoy a trip to St Ives taking the train from Lelant, a short but picturesque journey. As for the food & wine at the Porthminster Cafe I have never been disappointed. Most plates are visuallly very pleasing & mouthwatering delicious! The service is excellent with knowledgeable and helpful staff. I look forward to my next visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Swindon
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7 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Valentines Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We had a table for a Valentines Meal which was tremendous. Service was first class and the food was sublime. Squid starter was delicate and well judged and the main course of cod was perfectly cooked. Good wine too. Strongly recommended.

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