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“excellent”
Review of Alba Restaurant

Alba Restaurant
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Ranked #29 of 148 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“excellent”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

had the 3 courses for £19 99 before 7 30 pm.
small menu but lovely quality.
ask for table upstairs near the window unless everyone else in the know has bagged them all!
friendly staff, good service

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Julie K
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely food overlooking the harbour”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

The evening started a little chaotically but it got better and better as the evening progressed, thanks to the great staff on the first floor. The food is mostly local, lots of fish but great Cornish steaks as well. Our meal was served at a leisurely pace so we could enjoy their interesting cocktails first, taking in the activity in harbour as the sun set. Good wine list including Cornish wines.
The desert we selected was sold-out but the chef cooked up a special one which was so delicious. Try this restaurant, you will be pleased you did.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank AntonyColchester
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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“anniversary dinner”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

we always look at this restaurant when we visit st.ives but never have been able to get a table so this time I booked a table online because it was our wedding anniversary so we stayed the night in a hotel. we arrived at 8,0 clock earlier then we booked the table for but there was no problem ,it was busy had a pre dinner drink camel valley champagne it was lush, sallops with a salmon mousse it was delicious a break not pushy waited for the main fillet steak with potatoes ,veg etc the wine a lot choice the waitress,s is all very good and no problem with anything .for st.ives the price is quite good because the views from the restaurant is worth every penny would recommend this restaurant to everyone and would say it,s one of the top places to eat

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank shirley o
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best in St Ives”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We came 12 months ago and had a great meal. This time around was even better. Excellent food and very friendly service. An all round experience I would happily recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank 20legend68
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Over rated ...”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were recommended to eat at Alba but sadly found it to be overpriced and underwhelming. The waitress who seated us (we had booked) said that we couldn't take the table in the window as it was reserved, but nobody took the table all evening. The waitress who took our order didn't seem to know what she was talking about and kept having to refer to the menu.
The seafood platter for two as a starter was so small it would have been ok for one.
The mains were average and I have eaten far better sea food at far lower prices. The chips that came with the mussels were horrible!
We felt it was over rated and didn't feel the pull to rush back.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Chris W
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