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Porthmeor Cafe

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Porthmeor, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
+44 1736 793366
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in to this café as we parked nearby.,and were really pleased with the service which was friendly and efficient. The café was spotlessly clean and although we only had hot drinks, we looked at the menu and would definitely eat there when next in the area

Thank Judy R
Exeter, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We popped in for lunch last Sunday, shortly after arriving in St Ives for a late holiday. We asked to look at the menu and, being very impressed with the variety on offer and the prices, we stayed. Friendly staff, good service and a kitchen on view all added up to an excellent meal with an amazing view across the... More 

Thank SharynF
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cold and stormy morning and this was one great place to keep warm, enjoy coffee (and a large slice of cake) overlooking Porthmeon beach. Summertime must be good too!

Thank TonyGeorge59
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed here by accident lead by hunger. My son and I had a lovely salad. Extremely clean kitchen. Nice view overlooking the beach.

Thank herman.fabienne p
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited today whilst watching my partner surf. . I sat outside in one of the pods with the outdoor heaters on with a hot chocolate and it was bliss! The weather was horrible but I was warm, toasty and dry despite being outside. I wish they had a place like this were I lived. If you are looking for... More 

Thank leahjeds
Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Carbis Bay for a few days and one day decided to walk early into St. Ives for breakfast. On the recommendation of friends, we chose the Porthmeor cafe, and what a wise choice. The main indoor seats of the cafe were full when we walked in and the disappointment started to show on our faces. Then the waitress... More 

Thank Arthur S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch on Saturday. Amazing crab salad, spent a lovely afternoon watching everyone on the beach from the warmth. So good went back for breakfast the following day.

Thank Karen C
Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tapas, the seafood ones were excellent, the view is amazing. In the summer book a booth outside, they provide blankets is it does get chilly.

Thank Lorrainecare
Holcombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we are in St ives it's here or one other place for lunch.everything is just right. And the menu is so different and tasty .add a bottle or two of wine. Plus the view and the sound of the surf if you sit in one of the pods (do try) and I defy you to find better .and that's... More 

Thank rextec
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

on a weekend break in St Ives we stopped at this lovely cafe with a view so that we could watch the surfing and other activities on the beach. What a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. Unfortunately, they had run out of scones so could not have the cream tea which was ironic to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthmeor, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 793366
Porthmeor Beach Café Bar is open daily from Easter to November and serving food from 9:00am to 9:30pm. With Australian chef Cameron Jennings at the helm, breakfasts are renowned and our tapas menu has an acclaimed reputation. Full drinks license so come and sip champagne on our terrace and watch the sun go down.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?