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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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Adderbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an amazing place, I came down early for some breakfast having already booked a dinner reservation and wanted to scope out where I had booked. What a pleasant surprise to be greeted by a manager ( assume owner ) and a team of staff who genuinely seemed to care about a customer. The decor is a perfect balance between... More 

Thank bertiej3
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While this would be a great place to go at any time I called in late Friday afternoon after a bus trip to Mousehole. The weather was great but it wasn't so busy so you could sit, relax and watch those still on the beach. Food and drink was okay and reasonably priced, but it's really the location you're going... More 

Thank PRS-Mcr15
Banbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely wonderful food, which is presented with such care and lovely atmosphere - a real treat and always worth a visit...

Thank Julie P
Truro, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is an absolute must, just been and had a lunch here and what a view, sat overlooking the most gorgeous beach sat on the terrace above the beach one of the best tables but do book the food is so fresh, local and amazing had the sea food linguine, probably the best i have ever had great menu,... More 

Thank Cornish1970
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seriously the pasties here are the best in Cornwall, and I should know I've tried em all's Great drinks selection, sandwiches, panini and much much more, including pizza, all freshly made to order. No point in leaving the beach, great one stop refreshment shop.

Thank Daniel B
Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautifully situated restaurant with great views over the bay, particularly if you get a table by the windows. The atmosphere is really good, just the right side of casual. The food is invariably good and is sometimes exceptional, as on my recent visit. Perfectly cooked food, well presented. Beautiful fish and great deserts. Wine list is also... More 

Thank Andrew A
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is what the Porthminster Beach Cafe is all about, we sat on the terrace and looked across the beach - we could have been anywhere on the Mediterranean. The food was sublime, well chosen, fresh ingredients. Impeccably cooked and beautifully seasoned. What stops me giving a 5 star review is the service. It's not bad it's just lacking,... More 

Thank foodielou1
Preston, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As it was a lovely sunny day we decided to have fish and chips on the beach as they do a take away menu below the actuall restaurant itself have to say we were rather disappointed this year as the portion sizes have halved the quality is still there but it was more like having a large fish Goujon rather... More 

Thank Cheryl G
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drinks quite expensive, and in plastic glasses, but this is the norm in most beach bars.Be very careful if ordering food or ice creams, the seagulls swoop in packs, and are vicous.

Thank JohnK265
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a nice day this place is hard to beat. Great, laid back service, cool interior and absolutely top notch food. We've had many long lunches here by the beach... Love it!

Thank Craig_Burkinshaw

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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
International, British, Soups, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, 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?