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The Beach Restaurant

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Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
+44 1736 798798
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Beds
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

St Ives is an annual experience - creatures of habit, the only restaurant on our must revisit list is 'The Beach' it is unpretentious and great seafood - that you can have as you like. The chowder is a must do classic - creamy scrummy messy and filling - you will not be disappointed.

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Thank MortimerLake
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was a little concerned when I read the recent review however I have to say the staff are amazing (originates from the midlands) The food was also very tasty my fish was white and fresh and yes granted the chips were frozen but overall our lunch was great My son aka fussy eater, ate his fish and some chips... More 

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Thank Michelle G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to this fish and chip shop a number times when visiting St Ives and chose this one again on past experiences. Never again!!! They now serve frozen chips. I have since read some recent reviews and others say the same. I was so shocked, I have never had frozen chips from a fish and chip shop before.... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up in this restaurant by chance having not booked anywhere to eat on our first evening in St Ives. We were not sure what to expect but any apprehension was soon dispelled. The greeting and service were excellent and the food is amazing. The food was cooked to perfection; the service was prompt and professional. The view over... More 

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Thank Kevan D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice fresh fish but why can't they do Real Chips instead of Frozen as I call them Plastic Chips !! Very disappointed won't be calling again:(

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Thank Davethegg
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ten of us visited and wanted separate bills! nothing was too much trouble for the staff, the food was very good, the view fabulous across the harbour and beyond, together with a relaxed atmosphere made for a great evening. Great service, food, seating, menu and we were very happy customers, including vegetarian, wheat and dairy free people.

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Thank Heather F
UK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for chips mistakenly thinking that the sign outside advertising traditional fish and chips would mean just that. Traditional should mean from fresh - rumbled and cut from fresh potatoes and not the frozen rubbish they sell here.

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We always go to this restaurant when in St Ives. Lovely food, great views over the harbour and normal friendly staff. Must book in season

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Thank Christopher P
St Ives, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went to The Beach. It's not our first visit and will not be our last. Fabulous food and service!

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Thank StIves3
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Once again I can only speak in glowing terms, Fantastic Food, Genuinely welcoming staff and excellent facilities. The view is second to none. Perhaps not the cheapest in town but You get what You pay for. This venue is so important to us now we actually postponed our visit by a week to await this years opening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 798798

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?