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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“paella” (39 reviews)
“chowder” (19 reviews)
“fish and chips” (35 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
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1 - 10 of 857 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quite enjoyed our time at the Cafe recently as the food, service and drink were all excellent. The squid starter lived up to its billing while the chowder was out of this world. I liked the seafood pasta main quite a lot while others in...More

Thank G3inLondon
Reviewed 6 days ago

We last visited St Ives in 2015 and back then this was our favourite place to eat for both lunch and dinner, 2 years on we still feel the same. We had a reservation for dinner on a Friday evening early October. Whilst looking at...More

Thank cjkj3246
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delighted to discover this treasure of a place! We ate here for an evening meal and were so impressed that we returned for a brunch the next day. Setting overlooking the beach was amazing! It was wonderful to be able to bring our much loved...More

Thank stapleford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because we had such a great time before (3 years ago), came back for a birthday lunch.. with pre-booking to help the chef. Our choices included the delicious bread; garlic bread; charcuterie; crispy fried squid; grilled haloumi; crab linguine; fish and chips; Porthgwidden fish pie...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding at Porthgwidden Beach Cafe. Everything was perfect (except for the weather but hey, it's England ...) from start to finish. The staff are amazing; Di is fantastic and I didn't have to worry about a thing, but more than that every...More

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a voucher for a meal which I didn't use until October because the cafe would be too busy.had a really good meal but still busy even in October!! Being local makes it very difficult to book a meal at almost all of the...More

Thank Greencrest123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife had a lovely lunch here. We had hanger steak sandwich and the seafood paella with truffle fries. Both dishes were amazing quality and the truffle fries to die for. The staff even welcomed our dog on the top outside decking as...More

Thank leeroy777
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

We popped in today for drinks after a windy walk along the headland. Friendly and efficient staff sested us quickly. Everything looked lovely so decided to have an early lunch. We enjoyed a very tasty seafood chowder and a lovely fresh crab salad whilst sat...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Staying very close by, we went for breakfast around 10-10:30 on two occasions a week apart. The first was very good with prompt order taking, food served within 15-20 mins and of good quality. However, on the second visit we waited 35-40 mins and my...More

1  Thank Wedjateye
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This little restaurant is off the tourist beaten track and very well worth hunting down. There are lovely views down to the beach, do try to get a table by the window We've just visited with friends down from the SE and the whole party...More

Thank nickpickles
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Questions & Answers
July 7, 2017|
Response from Daz23Jo15 | Reviewed this property |
hi they will be this is thier busiest night so I'd advise booking. best regards
March 7, 2016|
Response from Derrett0710 |
I work here and they don't allow dogs inside unfortunately but they are allowed on the terrace and they have heat lamps and blankets if it's cold :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, 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: 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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