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Porthminster Beach Cafe

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Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

After reading the previous reviews, we decided to visit one Tuesday evening. We were not disappointed. It provided us with a unique dining experience on all levels. Friendly and attentive staff, the combination of ingredients, presentation and the taste of the dishes made for a most memorable evening. This is a place not to be miss, we would highly recommend... More 

Thank BobandHilary
Loomis, California
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our favorite restaurant in St. Ives is this one! We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and the food and service was exceptional! I love the location out of the hustle and bustle for a romantic beach dinner for two. Highly recommend it and suggest making a reservation for a table closest to the window and waves!

1 Thank MicheleSBrown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had lunch with four friends on a part sunny day. All the food was exceptional and mine, in particular, was the best sea food meal I have had on any coast in any country. Staff were very courteous and attentive in just the right measure. Caring but not continuous interruptions. Location, even on a late September day was fantastic.... More 

1 Thank Nigel W
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Table booked for 7.30pm, choose a starter off the specials menu. On ordering we were told that it wasn't available and had ran out and that we should have been told on being seated, we weren't!! No offer of a sweet menu at the end of our second course so after waiting for twenty minutes asked for the bill. Such... More 

Thank Marilyn T
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the most fantastic food and service in this café ( more like a restaurant) on the beach- it is delightful and the food excellent in terms of quality and price - book to guarantee a table. Will be heading back for sure

Thank Tracey C
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had been recommended this place by several people and it was lovely. Food was fantastic and service at our table also. Although the host at the front was slightly rude, the rest was fantastic. Great location also

Thank FIFI339
Baslow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The last two summer visits to Porthminster Beach cafe left us slightly disappointed based on our experience of the restaurant over the last 10+ years but based on our latest visit it has returned to its best. Quality food and wine, great atmosphere and superb setting. What more could you ask for? A warm smile from the waiting staff would... More 

Thank stanthemaninthepeaks
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Since discovering this place I am now in my third visit in a week. The food is delicious fresh and inventive. We had mussels and squid both delightfully served and extremely tasty. We also came for coffee and drinks and even though this was a lunch time we were made very welcome and relaxed. It is set on the beach... More 

Thank Julie M
Bath, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fab setting on the beach. Good service. Great food, I had the monkfish curry & wife had the John Dory. The atmosphere was great in the covered area outside main room. Heated on a chilly evening. It's more expensive than the norm but worth it if you want to spoil yourselves.

Thank Phil G
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was delicious I had the Thai fish cake which was perfectly cooked and then for the main I had the fish and chips with mushy peas. Again the meal was very tasty. The location is fabulous however when I tried to book a table on the terrace or by the window I was told that they could not... 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
$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
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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?