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“Lovely family meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St Andrews Street Bistro St Ives

St Andrews Street Bistro St Ives
Ranked #10 of 144 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $32
Cuisines: European, British, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Vibrant street food menu influenced by best locally sourced season produce.
Northampton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely family meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Food was excellent and the waitress was so attentive not missing any details e.g. Asking if the beer should be ambient or chilled and serving appropriate sized portions of adult meals to our children. Would recommend this restaurant for families, couples and groups!

Visited October 2013
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“a 3 night break and 3 nights in this restaurant...!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

It is a year since I went, but I haven't had a meal as good since. So better late than never with my review. Nice, quirky (in a good way), genuine welcome, chatty (not too much) owner, relaxed atmosphere, excellent wine, delicious food.... so what more can I say? A year later - "thank you". When next in St Ives - I won't be going anywhere else....

  • Visited December 2012
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, UK
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

St Andrews St Bistro is a brilliant restaurant. A perfectly balanced menu and specials board which gets the taste buds going.

If you don't want Fish 'n' Chips or expensive sea-front fine dining but just fancy some really well cooked food, presented well in a relaxed setting then St Andrews Bistro is where you need to be. The focus and the energy is on the plate and in the experience. You'll walk away full too - which is not the case at some of the more fine-dingin style places in St Ives. Two courses £16.95.

The owner/manager Martin was lovely, we engaged in an amusing conversation about his own personal TripAdvisor comments that he has posted in response to negative feedback. He has become somewhat of a local legend in this respect and is starting the fight back revlution of restauratuers that are fed up of bogus, ill-informaed TripAdvisor reviewers. You go Martin!

A complementary home-made Lemonchello to finish. Perfect. Would return again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“This is great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Had a meal here on a Friday night in October. It's a great little place. The owner and staff are really friendly. The adults meals were very good. They also do children meals however make sure you specify if your child is fussy about what they have on their food.

The food in here is very good however so I'm not surprised that it has one of the highest Tripadvisor ratings in St Ives - which is a great place to visit any time of the year by the way.

Visited October 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

I can't fault St Andrews (apart from being fully booked!!) we had a fantastic meal there the food was delicious and the service superb. Portion size of the main course was such that we didn't have a starter (apart from bread) the staff were exceedingly friend and answered all our questions about the food and cooking. Will be booking to return there next time I'm in St Ives.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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