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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

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Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I regret only enjoying a pot of tea! Felt this was more of a restaurant than a cafe. The late lunch meals looked impressive and the customer comments which I overheard were highly appreciative. This is a small establishment and it is possible for all of the customers to have an ocean view. I felt very welcome and unrushed even... More 

Thank kay186370
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Magnificent views, lovely fresh food, good service. Lunchtime visit, glass of wine, mussels followed by cheeseboard. Dog friendly; a real bonus as st Ives is not dog friendly in the amin

Thank Sunkissed089
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you come for very reasonably priced breakfast, lunch or supper this is a special place. On New Years Eve I sat here with all the family watching a pod of Dolphins - yes really cynical oldest! - crossing the bay from the window of the restaurant. Amazing! Food is consistently good and it doesn't break the bank. Veg breakfast... More 

Thank amandaBuffy66
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we knew we were visiting St Ives out of season we thought we had better book our Sunday meal in advance as so many or the St Ives restaurants close for the winter. Porthgwidden Beach Cafe has always been one of our favourites and was based on previous experience the best that was open. By booking early we made... More 

Thank Ian P
Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited this cafe many times both in and out of season. It never fails to disappoint with it's beautiful food and very welcoming staff. The setting is one of the best in St Ives being off the beaten track so a fabulous place to kick back and relax. Well done you guys

Thank Martbon
Exeter, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought it was more of a café but its really a restaurant. Good quality food & a great view. On the small side but adds to the charm. Outside area also.

Thank DecandClaire
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this great find on a walk around St Ives. Wow!!! It's amazing, the view, the food, the welcoming me! Well worth a visit. Will definitely be back again. Thanks for making our last day in St Ives special.

Thank sarahbully
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a 6 hour journey to St Ives it's always good to look forward to a good, tasty breakfast on arrival (having pre-booked the window seat!) Only had scrambled egg on toast but it was cooked to perfection.

Thank chris h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Came over to the island looking for one place - ended up here instead. Happy to take a walk in, friendly, helpful and fantastic food. Chose the sea bream on the specials and wasn't disappointed We will return

Thank MortimerLake
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here today, really lovely warm welcome and the food was to die for absolutely gorgeous would HIGHLY recommend this place and the view from the large window over the beach just finishes off perfection...

Thank Wiggo76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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: Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796791
Sorry for any inconveniences 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?