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“Great view, good food and service”
Review of Alba Restaurant

Alba Restaurant
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Ranked #31 of 152 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $31
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited the restaurant with slight reservations due to some previous reviews, which were less than complimentary. As it turned out we had a great evening with some fantastic food, seated in the window overlooking the harbour. We had requested this upon booking and were please to see this honoured.

Food & presentation was five star and far from overly pretentious as has been mentioned. Staff were friendly, efficient and did their best to accommodate us with any queries we had.

Will certainly be back on our next trip to St Ives which hopefully won't be in the too distant future!

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Thank Ben S
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Visiting St Ives for the first time we selected the Alba based only on the menu displays. We weren't disappointed. We went with friends and all 4 of us were able to select from the set menu options despite one of our party being a 'picky' eater. Everything we chose was delicious - 3 different starters, 4 mains and 2 desserts. Fantastic! The chef definitely has a gentle touch. The sole waitress managed well which explained why the reservation times were so precise. Worth it though.

1  Thank Corinne53DLE
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

The great food, its location, the varied menu, the friendly staff and it's interesting location make this a must eat at if you are in St Ives! The wine list was excellent too. Book early for an upstairs window seat.

Thank Catherine W
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Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited while on holiday in St Ives for an evening meal -choosing the set menu which is unbelievable value for money. All 3 courses were faultless, wonderful ingredients & flavours, presented well and cooked to perfection. Will definitely return when we next visit Cornwall.

Thank CKW259
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

We enjoyed a fish platter here served with home baked bread. The food was oriental in character, with great complimentary flavours and accompaniments. The restaurant was busy, with only one waitress but she remained calm and controlled, working at her own pace and was welcoming. Booking will be essential at weekends and holiday weeks I would think.

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1  Thank LeoJoan
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