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Porthminster Beach Cafe

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Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed another great meal at the Porthminster. Monkfish Curry is a must! Great views out into St Ives Bay. If your in North Cornwall this really is a must.

Thank Zen K
Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely choice and variety of breakfast dishes freshly made. Sat outside on a late October morning. Worth noting, they have a group of outside but undercover tables which are heated. This allows diners to eat outside much later in the year. Worth booking.

Thank Chezcox
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542 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Still our favourite spot for coffee and cake. Don't usually stop for a meal as our boys a bit small to appreciate. Views amazing though. Also, cafe and take away on beach. Food here okay and so convenient.

Thank MattyA32
Cornwall UK
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Please sort out your poor ventilation/extraction problem! We are regular visitors and I've reviewed a couple of times before but this is likely to be our last visit to this beautiful restaurant. We love the food, menu, setting and service. We visited last night, the food as usual was beautiful but the cooking smells in the restaurant were really unpleasant... More 

Thank DebbieInCornwall
Chester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have eaten here a number of times and always visit when we are in St Ives. The restaurant is informal and serves excellent food, and, not surprisingly, the fish dishes are superb. There is a good wine list and the service is excellent. Booking is recommended because of the restaurants popularity. In the summer months there are super views... More 

Thank AndrewDavidC
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by the Boskerris hotel where we stayed. The food is novel, well prepared, well cooked and beautifully presented. It's also delicious. We both had fish but there were meat choices including venison if you prefer. The beach setting is fabulous but at night in October we were on the terrace (which is fully enclosed and heated... More 

Thank Colin B
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice beach chic decor and good menu choice but portions were small - had breakfast for 4 which was lovely but very expensive. Preferred Porthmeour Cafe!

Thank Russha
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the Porthminster Beach Cafe for breakfast in October 2016. We went here two years ago and were looking forward to it. So why an average mark. Well, the coffee was luke warm and the portion size of the breakfasts were not great (except the full English breakfast). The place was not busy which may be a coincidence but... More 

Thank HonestGSC
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here and will definitely visit for an evening meal next time we are in St Ives , great food and efficient service.

Thank Robert S
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great good, great service. A all-round excellent experience. Will definitely come back again in the future.

Thank Carl_The_Great

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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
$9 - $32
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 441736795352
Sorry for any inconvenience but we are closed on Christmas Day

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