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The Bean Inn Vegetarian Restaurant

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St. Ives Road, St Ives TR26 2RT, England
+44 1736 795918
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

St Ives is lovely but has the usual dull residential road leading into it - in one of the houses is a pension type place called Coast, with a restaurant downstairs. Lovely food, lovely staff - and the bus stop is close by! The food is unpretentious, sufficient and really tasty. The wine list was brief but interesting and the... More 

1 Thank Laura W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a fairly quiet night but the restaurant was cozy and welcoming and the staff really friendly. We had a starter to share then a main course, dessert and a bottle of wine and we had to check the bill twice as it was so reasonable we thought they'd left something off!The food was amazing- one of those... More 

1 Thank Tracy H
St Ives, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We booked in at The Bean Inn with a friend visiting from Scotland. She wasn't vegetarian but said she'd eat there again for sure on her next visit and we will go again for sure! The food was absolutely delicious and a good choice. The atmosphere was cosy I thought and the service absolutely excellent attended by a very pleasant... More 

1 Thank Anne S
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I just loved this place - it is exceptional. Flavours, colours, textures, aromas...hard to put into words really. I believe everything on the dinner menu is homemade. Starters are gorgeous but not too big, mains are generous but manageable. The menu is short (always a good sign, the food will be fresh and done with care) but there is still... More 

1 Thank CustardCreamUk
Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I saw an advert on one of the St Ives maps. Our son is vegan and we were having trouble finding something for him in St Ives. This restaurant was lovely. We all had different meals which were all tasty. The staff were friendly and obviously cared about their food and service.

1 Thank barbarachilds2016
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited with my wife who is a vegitarian (I'm not) and have to say that I'm really glad we did. The food was excellent and the staff were just as good. Very highly recommended.

1 Thank hectorshouse255
Bolton UK
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76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

A good, tasty option for vegetarians. Good variety on the menu. Within walking distance from the Boskerris hotel where we stayed which was handy, as parking was limited.

1 Thank MrandMrsOomer
Kiev, Ukraine
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Went here as it was recommended and it did not fail. The food although a small menu to choose from was lovely, freshly cooked and portions were just right. The service was wonderful and the staff very helpful and attentive. During the meal have a look at the pictures by the local artist Katrina Slack. There is available a cook... More 

1 Thank KABrown2014
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited last night. I am not a vegetarian but my wife is. We both had a delicious meal, staff very friendly, helpful and efficient. Loved the eclectic background music and relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely visit again!

1 Thank SammiSamuel
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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.

2 Thank Klara S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?