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The Bean Inn Vegetarian Restaurant

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St. Ives Road, St Ives TR26 2RT, England
+44 1736 795918
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went back to the Bean Inn again this July. The food was excellent as it was last year and the year before. The standard of food and service is very consistent and very good. Definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank Klara S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bean Inn is a lovely cosy restaurant with friendly staff. The menu was rather small (only 4 options for mains) but as this is only a small establishment and the food was freshly cooked to order this was understandable. The main meals were lovely and the fruit crumble dessert was delicious.

1 Thank Gemma B
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome, we took our vegetarian daughter here to celebrate her mums birthday and as meat eaters we were blown away with just how good the food was, so much so we bought their recipe book, everything is home made and they have a vegan alternative and cater for gluten intolerance, portion size was very generous, the restaurant... More 

1 Thank Ray B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate at The Bean Inn with my family (2 adults, 2 children under 10 years old) recently. The welcome was very friendly, the service was excellent (lovely friendly staff, speedy arrival of drinks and meals) and the food was absolutely delicious. We all ordered different meals - veggie and vegan - and it was clean plates all round. Children... More 

1 Thank veg1283
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited The Bean Inn several times now and it is always an absolute pleasure. As a vegetarian and vegan it makes such a reassuring change to eat in a restaurant where all of the menu is meat free, the staff have a great knowledge of the food on the menu and are always happy to help. This is... More 

1 Thank Lozilou
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tofu starter, the desserts - all mains, the nibbles. We are a family of vegetarians and stayed in a resort in Cornwall that had very little to offer us veggies, so we drove to St Ives and ate here based on all the good reviews in here. Fantastic food, cosy surrounds, good service, loved it and highly recommend it.

1 Thank S P
Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came highly recommended but was perhaps a bit of disappointment as we both felt the food was a little bland - perhaps we just got unlucky? Good presentation just a little short of flavour. Nice place to eat, refreshingly quiet and cost OK.

1 Thank SimonB717171
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is delicious and was a real treat to find as a vegetarian, the flavours were fresh and well balanced. Definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank M P
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely intimate restaurant, with very personal and friendly service. Although this is a vegetarian restaurant, all items on the menu could be made vegan. The food was fresh, hearty and had lovely flavours. Nothing was too much trouble for our waitress who had a brilliant knowledge of the menu. The chef came to speak to us at then of... More 

1 Thank mrsdawn2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Although neither of us are vegetarians I thought the online menu looked so interesting I would give it a go. I have to say the food was incredible, so tasty and fresh and the staff couldn't be more helpful. I had the Moroccan casserole and my husband the potato cakes with tarka daal and pea curry, we enjoyed our food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Ives Road, St Ives TR26 2RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795918
The Bean Inn was born in 2003 and its reputation has grown steadily throughout the years. The restaurant is a popular choice with both tourists and locals and offers a warm intimate setting spread over 3 small dining rooms displaying local art. Our aim in the restaurant is to offer you some of the tastiest vegetarian and vegan dishes from around the world. Bringing you the best flavours means using the best quality ingredients. We therefore use local, organic and seasonal produce whenever possible. We are members of the Vegetarian Society's Food & Drinks Guild. This means that all of the ingredients that we use have been approved by The Vegetarian Society.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?