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The Loft Restaurant & Terrace

Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
+44 1736 794204
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

St Ives is a lovely town that is full of restaurants, but the Loft really stands out because of its excellent service and attractive atmosphere. It is possible to sit inside or outside, and to bring a dog with you. The seafood is really lovely,...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was walking around the streets of St Ives and came across this gem. Lovely welcome and service from the women there. I had veggie curry with quinoa- it was so very tasty 😋, other half had hake - again yummy! Lovely seating outside and in,...More

2  Thank Bev F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice ambience, excellent service, local 'specials' and very generous portions. I had a child's portion of fish and chips and it was huge and their mushy peas were the best ever.

2  Thank Nikki G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the Loft Restaurant & Terrace; we had been there before for an evening meal and decided to try it again. We weren’t disappointed and enjoyed our starters, mains and desserts while taking in the lovely views of the harbour....More

6  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 1 week ago

“Crispy” duck was hard to cut and the skin soft and floppy. Massaman vegetable curry with chicken included “mange tout” in leathery pods impossible to eat. Asked waitress to consult chef who advised us the skin was crispy when it had left the pan and...More

Thank nickhough59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited restaurant having read TripAdvisor good reviews. Very disappointed, having been told no crab, no hake, no pork and only one mackeral pate left. Food was very average. Would not recommend.

Thank Ali T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service. We were let down by another restaurant mixing up our booking but managed to bag a last minute table at the Loft. The food was superb as always. The vanilla panacota in particular was stunning. The service was warm and friendly....More

2  Thank DerbyshireDoves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just want to say a massive thank you to the loft who catered for our wedding on 30th may 2018, they have been so helpful throughout and made so much effort for us, the place looked stunning. All the food provided for our 70...More

2  Thank juliegarside
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Loft for the fifth time recently and were, as ever looking forward to the experience. I had the oysters to start and my husband had the crab - lovely. He the the pork belly main and I had the fillet steak. Unfortunately...More

1  Thank mrsaris2b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here whilst on holiday with my fiancée. We sat in the covered terrace area which has great views. The service was very good and the food was excellent, we had the mussels and pate starters which were both delicious and we both had the...More

1  Thank Stephen T
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March 7, 2018|
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Response from Anne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were allowed to take out dog in providing we sat on the covered terrace area, which is weather protected and warmed with heaters.
July 28, 2017|
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Response from xoxoxoxoxoxc | Property representative |
Yes it is, there is a children's menu with - burger and chips, fish and chips and macaroni cheese with garlic bread
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $33
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 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
  • E-mail
We are situated in the artists quarter of the picturesque town of St Ives. Our menu uses the best local ingredients we can and cooking simply with passion. We have 40 cover sun terrace which overlooks the bay and we allow Dogs in this part of the restaurant, service is always with a smile.
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