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“Lovely food shame about the service”
Review of Alba Restaurant

Alba Restaurant
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Ranked #34 of 148 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely food shame about the service”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a super meal really delicious food, great location with fantastic views. Unfortunately the waiter was quite surly and disinterested, perhaps if we had gone a different night we would of had better service. Shame!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Quality”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal here.
A bit of something different- without having to pay ridiculous amounts for it.
The desserts were amazing- as was the desert wine.
Really good selection of wines- particularly as you can buy most be the glass/ varying sizes of carafe- a real plus if you have different tastes!
Nice ambiance/ view and friendly staff

Visited June 2014
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Thank Sairywairy
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Something Different”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Because we'd been eating seafood almost exclusively for a week, we were pleased that Alba offered some other choices. My husband had a lamb dish and I had chicken - both a refreshing change from seafood. They also have the best gin & tonic ever.

Visited June 2014
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Thank BarbaraE3
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great view, good food and service”
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!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Ben S
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Delicious set menu options”
Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

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.

Visited June 2014
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