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Review of The Beachcomber

The Beachcomber
Ranked #47 of 152 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 11, 2014

right on the harbour so great views. Only popped in for a pot of tea and a bottle of water and weren't made to feel as if they' rather we were buying a cream tea. Lovely big mug, jug of hot water brought along with the tea as standard. Tables cleared very quickly, particularly the outside ones but only after patrons had left. Cream teas looked excellent and well presented and there was a whole cabinet of very tempting cakes to choose from. Shame we'd had such a big lunch...

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Amidst a very touristy selection of cornish pasty shops etc, sits this little cafe. I was after a good cup of coffee, and found excellent coffee made with care. Service was very friendly, the location was nice, and there was a really ace seafood chowder. Bacon sarnies were also excellent. Much better than I was expecting and hoping for. A nice little cafe, a great location, friendly…

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was delighted to be able to pop back to our favourite harbour front cafe over the Easter holiday, this time with more of the family. The Beachcomber never disappoints and it was a welcome surprise to find seafood chowder on the 'specials' menu, freshly made that day. Im a great fan of chowder (and fussy if I'm honest) but this was delicious; made with quality fish and served piping hot with chunks of bread. If only more seaside cafes took advantage of the sea's produce like this! They also offer a wide choice of Panini combinations too - far more interesting than the average sarnie filling, but when our youngest wanted something a little less adventurous, the staff were perfectly willing to oblige. Very few places can offer such a prime spot to sit outside and truly unwind; such a lovely place to people watch or enjoy the boats on the water. Couldn't resist it - we even retuned briefly on our last day for the yummy berry cream cheesecake. The coffee is good or we can recommend the hot chocolate which is topped with whipped cream, marshmallows, and a flake!!! A happy Easter all round in St Ives.

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1  Thank Mimi G
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Excellent service, excellent views, delicious food. We would recommend this cafe for snacks and to take a break from the beach/shopping.

1  Thank Jane C
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Not surprisingly, this already has lots of excellent reviews. It is on the harbour, which can put some people off, as these places can be very touristy, but we had excellent service, very friendly, beautiful Cornish cream tea, served with fresh strawberries to garnish, very child-friendly too. And spotlessly clean. We struck it very lucky and highly recommend. The evening menu looked quite tempting too. Would definitely return.

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