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The Cornish Deli

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3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
+44 1736 795100
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here fancying some brunch and a coffee during a shopping trip. I was pleasantly surprised to find this relaxed, friendly place in the middle of St.Ives. The healthy brunch was delicious, the staff were happy and couldn't do enough for me. As a local to the area I will definitely be returning for more tasty food, a welcoming... More 

1 Thank mrsscottydog
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming to St Ives for years and it is only recently we have discovered this gem. We have eaten there several times over the last three weeks and every meal has been excellent. The service is very good and the choice of menu which includes "Specials" uses tasty fresh ingredients and portions are generous and good value... More 

1 Thank GeorgiaSofa
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy little cafe and extremely friendly and welcoming staff/owner. Very tasty breakfast, a little bit of heaven! When we return to St Ives we will definitely be eating here again.

1 Thank Barker24
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, local, away from the busy front. This isn't for those who want to rush in and want a lot of space to stretch out. Everything cooked to order. Had the Cornish Brunch. Great tasting mushrooms on gluten free roast with quality sausage and bacon. Best hot chocolate in St Ives. A really lovely warm welcome.

1 Thank travelproducts
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

... the Cornish deli today has reminded me I need to visit much more often.... with a take away bacon and egg sarnie and a latte I go to work, one bite and I'm in heaven!! Who hasn't had many a b&e sarnie, but this one was delicious and an awesome latte to boot... yummy

2 Thank emmaemjems
Sutton Coldfield
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Firstly the guy greeting us was very friendly and accommodating with our small children, even charged my son's iPad! The food, a Turkey and stuffing sandwich was simply the BEST we had ever had! Quality and presentation of the food is second to none! I would pack this place up and move it to Birmingham in seconds, I'm sure they... More 

2 Thank Lord_Hillier
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Came here for my birthday on our honeymoon. The food was delicious, tasted very fresh and was very reasonably priced. It was a bank holiday so st Ives was packed but there were plenty of tables, although looking at other reviews this may have been an exception and we were lucky! Service was polite but not in your face so... More 

1 Thank Jessicamartin89
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Make shure you are hungry ! when it Says sandwich it is a proper Sandwich!! A meal between two wonderful pieces of fresh bread. Non of the lettuece and Chrisps to fill out a poor quality offering . This is a proper big fresh sandwich !!

1 Thank Brian J
Wilmslow, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We go to the Cornish Deli every time we holiday in St Ives (5 times this year!) and the food is just amazing! Fresh, plentiful and served with a smile. If you try one of their sandwiches, make sure you are really hungry! Fillings are so plentiful so may need a knife and fork....this time we had freshly roasted ham,... More 

2 Thank Diane W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

On a day trip to St Ives we called in for lunch tempted by the menu outside and the quirky interior. My friend had the crab sandwich which came on chunky super fresh bread whilst I had the goats cheese and beetroot salad. It was beautiful. Peppers, olives, cucumbers, mixed leaves, goats cheese (not too goaty) and beetroot piled high... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795100
The Cornish Deli exists to bring to best quality Cornish and regional produce to its customers.If you want fantastic quality local meats, cheeses, seafood, fruit and vegetables, snacks and regional specialities, the Cornish Deli is for you.Incorporated with the Cornish Deli, is the The Deli Cafe offering hot and cold drinks, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea, and Evening Meals. As well as providing lots of wonderful foods and drinks, the Cornish Deli is home to the Deli Cafe. The Deli Cafe offers delicious drinks including Lavazza coffee, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea and Evening Meals. All food can be eaten in or take-away. The Deli Cafe is open every day, and in the summer evenings from Tuesday to Sunday. It is fully air conditioned and fuly licensed, providing the perfect sanctuary away from the often busy St. Ives streets.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?