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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“monkfish curry” (205 reviews)
“fish and chips” (185 reviews)
“lobster” (77 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came as recommended by wife’s colleague who spent his summers overlooking it. Menu was heavily fish based which left me limited to what I could eat and £16 for what was effectively a steak baguette seemed a bit over the top. We went for a...More

Thank Sam A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal here whilst staying in St Ives. Gentlemen who served us was informative and helpful. Would definitely return

Thank Sheila U
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing view of Porthminster beach, very friendly and efficient service and best of all excellent food. We had lobster and turbot mains cooked to perfection. Followed by the best sticky toffee pudding we have ever had. Not cheap but well worth the treat. May even...More

1  Thank Ian S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have been coming here for a good few years and like so many establishments there can be a bit of up and down. Last visit in 2017 and tripadvisor review was accordingly 3*. But by jingo it was on song last night. The service was...More

Thank RichardPiercy
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beach restaurant came highly recommended. Great location right on Porthminster beach. Literally a 2 minutes stroll from our accommodation. Good service. Well-prepared food, all nicely presented. Compared to the other restaurants in St Ives, this was far and ahead the best we experienced.

Thank Samahab
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was expecting great food, but whilst it was OK, itwaspricey for what it was. We ate at the Porthmeor cafe last night, which we both preferred. Wonderful beach though.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous setting. Food good but very pricey. Mostly fish dishes but other things too. Also do cream teas Waiting time can be an issue in Summer. I would recommend trying this place at least once!

Thank Strawson32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on Tuesday evening, it was beautifully sunny so we ate on the balcony. I had the half lobster from the specials and it was delicious. The chocolate dessert was delicious too. The service was great and the views, sunshine, service and food...More

Thank SallyJuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great spot for dinner, excellent food and service, the Tabioca and Rubarb putting was truelly memorable, just remember to book in advance.

Thank wilsondis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Some of the tastiest vegetarian food I have ever had. Also, having non-contaminated gluten free and nut allergy boys was not a problem. All the staff were fully aware of all the issues and Pete came over to...More

Thank Msfitangelah
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June 17, 2018|
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May 15, 2018|
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Response from Smiling14 | Reviewed this property |
Very disappointed was looking forward to a nice evening
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March 6, 2018|
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Response from HolidaysBristol | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think it caters for all in the day. In the evening it becomes more sophisticated with more couples and groups. There are more baby friendly places in st Ives though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $32
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 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
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A Cornish beach café using local produce to the best of our ability, producing modern European dishes with a Pacific Rim influence. We pride ourselves on the best service we can deliver, and experiences our customers will remember. Apologies, but we do not accept dogs in our restaurant or on our terrace.
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