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“Great food and views”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Spinacio's

Spinacio's
Ranked #56 of 144 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dorset, England
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great food and views”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We have never tried a vegetarian restuarant before but decided to try Spinacio's after reading several excellent reviews in our cottage guest book. We were not disappointed. We ate very early before a concert and were lucky to have one of the window tables over looking the beach and harbour. The food was lovely. We had a very simple starter of home made bread, balsamic vinegar & Olive oli dip and fresh oils. Gorgeous! My husband had a curry for his main - he enjoyed it, especially the coconut basmati rice and the courgette raita. I like my aubergine stew with saffron and apricot couscous. We will experiment at home with elements from both dishes, so that shows how much we enjoyed them. For dessert we both had hazelnut rmeringue with raspberry coulis & kirsch cream - very moreish! We don;t usually like merngues that much but these were crispy, crunchy and wonderful. Our experience at Spinachio's has inspired us to try more veggie cooking at home and seek our more vegetarian restuarants. Service was very friendly too.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very good vegetarian restaurant”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Very friendly restaurant. Food was amazing, such a treat for me as a vegetarian to have so much choice. My husband the self-professed carnivore very much enjoyed his meal too - he even had a vegan dessert! On the coast path to Zennor a few days later we discovered the area where they grow much of their produce - very exciting! Would have been even better with a bit more of an upbeat atmosphere. Would definitely go again, we could gorge ourselves silly just on their delicious homemade bread.

  • Visited September 2012
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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wish I had the recipies!”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Excellent meal, first proper veggie restaurant we have been to since we gave up meat a year ago, the beetroot and walnut pate starter with the homemade cheese biscuits was just delicious, am going to try and copy it at home. Very homely feel to the tiny restaurant which was an oasis of calm compared to the packed frantic restaurants everywhere else in St Ives when we visited. Would recommend to all veggies and non veggies alike as the food was a revelation, am going to try much harder with my veggie cooking at home from now on, it made me realise how good veggie food can be. Can you write a recipe book please?

  • Visited August 2012
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“Dining delight & veggie too - bonus!”
Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

When we arrived all the tables where reserved... A good sign, but the lady let is have a great seat by the window as we had 3 hrs before she needed it back. Lovely mushroom pie & mash flavoursome & great value definately will go back

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Gloucestershire
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“AT LAST, GREAT VEGETARIAN FAYRE”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Having been a 'veggie' for 20 years, it was such a pleasant surprise to find a vegetarian restaurant that had an innovative and different menu. All the ingredients were fresh and made to order and the vegetables were grown by the Chef and his wife so couldn't be any fresher. Great food, great atmosphere and great view to boot. Will definitely return. Don't forget to book if you want a table with sea view !

Visited July 2012
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