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The Loft Restaurant & Terrace

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Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
+44 1736 794204
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Winchester, UK
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great cheap food, up market and dogs loved it. Great Sunday lunch. Came here as it was listed as dog friendly and they had no issue with us having the dogs on the terrace which was heated. Food was great value as well. Recommended.

1 Thank MattP_UK
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten before a few times and usually have great food. Last night found the food was too heavily salted (esp children's mac cheese) and I had the hake which was fish on a bed of mainly peas... was really missing some potato or other carby substance.... We struggled to choose too as weren't inspired by the mains, lots... More 

1 Thank samfoodlover
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal in The Loft with family this week. Food was delicious. The pesto in the bruschetta was the best i have tasted. All four of us had three courses and everything was excellent. Reasonably priced and great service. Really liked the roof terrace setting as well. Even in October! Would recommend trying this restaurant. We will be... More 

1 Thank Nicola C
St Ives, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely family friendly restaurant, that made us feel welcome and seated us at our request on the outside covered terrace. Service was attentive without being invasive and our table had a glimpse of the beautiful harbour. The children ordered fish and chips which was given a thumbs up and myself and my husband ordered the seafood chowder which is one... More 

1 Thank Kajella
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chips might be advertised as "triple cooked" but my suspicion is that the fist stage is defrosting them. Undercooked and tasteless. The fish was no better. Not fresh and probably frozen again, but I can't be certain. The best part was the crushed peas! Sterile environment and not somewhere I'd recommend. Been here many times in the past but... More 

1 Thank Capt_Kendoll
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Loft has a great outside area upstairs, half covered, half uncovered. Really enjoyable views of St. Ives. It was very dog-friendly in the outside area. Staff were friendly, attentive, but not an ever-present annoyance. We went there Sunday lunchtime, first Sunday of October. It wasn't crowded, although there were several customers, so it was a relaxing environment to eat... More 

1 Thank Bryan P
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit over a week first was with friends and our dog, friendly staff and five excellent meals. Second was even better choice of seats attentive pleasant friendly staff, water for our very tired dog. Again excellent friendly service food was superb. brad hummus dukkah etc to start was heavenly, seared mackerel was stunning as were the deserts chocolate orange... More 

1 Thank Tim J
Halifax, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this restaurant when visiting St Ives couldn't fault it as the ambience and food was lovely, the waiting staff were really friendly and helpful. Lovely view to the sea. Will be back next time we are in Cornwall

1 Thank Sally R
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great meal at the Loft. It was a little empty yet the service was still a bit slow. Apart from that the food was great. The chips could be crispier but the mussels, steak and sticky toffee pudding were amazing.

2 Thank EWhatton
Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location and very pleasant environment, with friendly and efficient staff. More importantly, the meals were excellent, with the sweets being particularly enjoyable! We'd definitely visit again.

1 Thank April K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $32
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 794204
Modern-British cuisine using all local Cornish ingredients,we pride ourselves on only using responsible farming and fishing methods and the best local suppliers.
Everything on the menu is handmade with attention to detail. We have a beautiful secluded 40 cover sun terrace with sea views.
We are Dog friendly and service is always with a smile

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?