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Porthminster Beach Cafe

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Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great but the customer service was a let down. They staff were rude and not very welcoming. I was also made to feel like we were being hinted to hurry up and go. Such a same as it is in a lovely location and the food was very nice.

Thank Jen C
Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only had time for morning coffee here twice.. great place to stop on a cold winter morning. Warm and cosy with stunning views across to St Ives. Main memu looks worth a try. Guess it must be very busy in holidays but lots of room to sit outdoors. Literally is on the south west coast path so great for walkers.

Thank NewForestDracula
Bangkok Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

September 2015, I came with my Thai partner to my most favourite of restaurants, so famous and so close to my place of birth and was disappointed. Sadly, I came again to the Porthminster Beach Café on a return visit with 3 friends and left dispirited and sad. This once lovely place has lost its spirit and ethos. Reading in... More 

Thank nancledra53
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good menus lunch & dinner, wine list from under £20 to over £130 e.g. Australian Chardonnay £99-+ Pol Roger Champagne £130-+ though cheaper wines on offer range to suit all budgets, would reserve table as not large covers. Three window seats available which are often pre-booked weeks ahead.

Thank norcim
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food in a great beach setting. We had the beef and monkfish curry dishes, which were a delight and extremely generous in terms of portion size. Only slight complaint is the amount of waiting on staff- only 2 for a full sitting. It is understandable that staff numbers will be reduced during the winter months, but that hindered this... More 

Thank BBBowen123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rare negative review of this place seemed so ludicrous when four of us had Sunday lunch here recently. The food, wine, service and setting were all excellent and worth the money, which these days is not even the silly money some places charge.

Thank Sushimaker4
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a rainy couple of days. Beautiful sand and clear water. Lovely place to visit. Cafe on the beach but we didn't visit but the loos were open!

Thank DevonRose_12
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is our favourite place in St.Ives narrowly beating the Seafood Cafe. The location is stunning and when the weather is smiling eating on the terrace cannot be beaten. The food choices were interesting and tasted fresh . Great wine, a little on the expensive side but overall it is well worth it.

Thank Scottatko
Minneapolis, MN
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed nearby up the hill for 3 nights and ended up eating at Porthminster all 3 nights. The food was so fresh and well-prepared, the setting and views were lovely, and we loved the casual feel. It was a treat just to go there after long days of hiking coast paths, relax, and enjoy great food. I don't think... More 

Thank MinneapolisGardener
Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful little place to enjoy an inexpensive bite to eat. Fantastic views & lovely atmosphere. Love this place.

Thank IrishMary2015

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795352
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?