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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a large group (8 adults and 5 kids) for lunch. The weather was fine, location fab and we had a great table. Didn't expect especially good food or service - sometimes a restaurant will trade on a beach location. But the food and service were great. The food is surprisingly good - with a compact but broad menu.... More 

Thank Fealda
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been here several times over the years, and it's always been good/excellent. But it was totally on top form on Friday night. I was a bit wary of the veggy options. Starters - quinoa salad with pomegranate seeds sounded a bit M&S (nice, but normal), naked beetroot tart with figs, too "out there". I picked the beetroot, and didn't... More 

Thank Zoe R
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came off the beach and wandered in here for a glass of wine. I enjoyed a crisp Pinot Grigio and decided to go for a cheese plate as well. The cheeses were a delicious selection of local varieties. Waitstaff was friendly and relaxed. May pop by again before I go.

Thank trvlfrnd_11
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Right on the beach beautiful on a sunny day.. Great stop after a hearty walk.. Had a lovely breakfast stop, excellent service

Thank Sidneyee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This little place is very deceptive. Looks like an average cafe on the beach from the outside, but upstairs is a cozy terrace, every guest has their own pillow and fleece blanket, with heaters if it gets chilli. So you can enjoy the stunning views and feel completely comfortable, food is amazing! Staff are extremely welcoming and service is fantastic.... More 

Thank Emma S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Some funny flavours to the dishes we picked. Nutmeg on children's macaroni cheese didn't Go down very well and I didn't enjoy the steak I ordered. The carbonara also has courgette in. Lovely place over looking the sea and staff friendly. Food wasn't for me. However the fish my son ordered looked good so maybe fish is more their thing.... More 

Thank Beks Hen Do A
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been a few times last year and had good food and service, we could not visit St Ives without visiting. We booked over the internet, which was simple and received a confirmation email and text almost immediately. The staff were again warm and welcoming and again, the food was marvellous. When I just ask for two starters, one as... More 

Thank gwen k
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was Fantastic food and really great service and the setting was to die for, a little on the pricey but you get for what you pay for eh!!

Thank rjs171169
Truro, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely menu to choose from, everything sounded delicious which made the choice difficult! Staff were very attentive, friendly and helpful, despite us being a large table of 18. Food was fantastic from starters to mains, coffees and deserts. Would recommend to anyone!

Thank CRG2014
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our favourite restaurant in St Ives - it's on the pricey side but the food delivers. Every little detail is amazing and well thought through. We eat here every time we are in St Ives and we are never disappointed. Also this time on a busy Saturday in August - we still had a great experience both food... 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, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?