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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Loft is tucked away from the crowded seafront and was the perfect place to enjoy a couple of refreshing drinks with my boyfriend one afternoon in June. I saw some of the other tables enjoying desserts after their sandwiches and I couldn't resist. I settled on the chocolate tart, which came with a scoop of orange-flavoured sorbet - it... More 

Thank Bron W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my mum here for a lovely dinner on the beautiful sun terrace. The food was excellent, mum loved the monkfish which was full of delicious flavours and the duck breast was amazing. We finished the night off with the Cornish Cheese board which was plenty to share between two ! Great quality food, Very friendly and welcoming service... More 

Thank Kelsie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely dinner last night we started with the Bruschetta which was light and tasty, followed by the Chateaubriand for 2, it was cooked beautifully, we ordered extra onion rings which were so nice, there was plenty there for 2 of us. Try the Tarquins bramble cocktail it's beautiful on a sunny evening. The staff are friendly and... More 

Thank Paula F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had lunch here with a couple of friends last week and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal, we all agreed that it is the best food and service we have received in St.Ives so far. My steak was cooked to perfection and the desserts were amazing, two of us had the chocolate tart which was decadent and delicious and my... More 

Thank Amber F
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worst steak I've ever had £28 for something worth £2 it was terrible and the port and blue cheese sauce wasn't much better.

Thank Thomas W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten here several times over the recent years of visiting St Ives and have always found the food and the service to be of a very high standard. They make those little extra efforts such as presenting my friend's little boys apple juice drink in a cocktail glass with a sugar rim to replicate our own pre dinner... More 

Thank mandycp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We (2 adults, 1 3yo) needed lunch one hot day whilst visiting St. Ives. I found the loft on TripAdvisor and was please to find there was room for us to sit on the terrace away from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. Food is simple but nice - we had the haddock and the crab sandwich, little... More 

Thank TravelTidge
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Prices of steaks are 50% higher than competitors but I was told they were of a high standard. I asked for a rare rib eye (cost £26.50) and received an unusually large very thin med rare in the centre well done everywhere else; it was inedible. The replacement was an equally thin rare in a small centre area but overcooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On recommendation we made a reservation ! the flavours of the food were amazing. Everything from the service to every detail were first class. The 10oz Sirloin steak was one of the best I have ever had. It was such a shame it was a wet evening as we could not appreciate the view

Thank Thomas55
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. The food was tasty packed with flavours and served with a smile. My wife is a trained chef and commented on the high standard of food. We had chateau briand for two and not a morsel was left on the plate, ok it's not the cheapest in town, but,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $32
British, Gluten Free
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?