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“The place to eat next to a beach”

Porthminster Beach Cafe
Ranked #16 of 152 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Sorry for any inconvenience but we are closed on Christmas Day
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Visited on our last day's holiday for breakfast, simply great! A beautiful panoramic view of Porthminster beach. The food was tasty and plentiful. The staff were attentive and friendly. Well worth a visit and close to the Tate gallery. Parking is a short walk up the road.

Thank Adrian W
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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We love this restaurant but have only had coffee here. There are fine views over the beach. It does get busy but we have always been able to go just for drinks. The last time I ordered an iced coffee which was served incorrectly by a new member of staff, unbeknown to me and the waitress came to the table to explain and apologise. They removed this from the bill. As I had not had an iced coffee here before I did not know and it was an honest gesture. The staff are lovely and we never feel hurried, you can just soak up the views even on a windy day!

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Thank SueG56
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Having just proposed to my fiance overlooking Porthminster beach, we took a stroll down to the Porthminster Cafe to have a celebratory lunch. The staff went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed a special meal seating us by a window with stunning views of Porthminster beach. The food was outstanding and excellent value for money but it was the attentiveness of the staff that really made our experience so special with each waitress congratulating us individually. Our meal was capped off with a hand-written card from the staff which will serve as a lovely reminder of our occasion.

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Thank Steven C
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Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Came here twice during a stay in St Ives. Both times the food and the service were excellent. On the expensive side, but worth it.

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Thank Lazydaisical
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

What a find in St Ives. We'd been to a few restaurants on our stay which were ok but this one was a true find. Not cheap but well worth a visit. These guys know what they are doing with food. My monk fish curry was one of the best I've ever tasted...no, actually the best I've ever tasted. The fresh oysters, spot on season were excellent too. Only slight gripe was that the Gruner Vetliner wine was uninspiring and a little pricey. Would we go again, we sure would.

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Thank Tony M
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