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“Only had a coffee but great place”
Review of Alfresco Cafe Bar - CLOSED

Alfresco Cafe Bar
Price range: $7 - $32
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Harbourside, open-fronted restaurant. Open every day for lunch 12-3 and dinner 6-9.30
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We only had a coffee, the children had a slice of cake, but this was a great place, great view of the harbour, nice coffee and friendly staff.

Thank Oxford-Wilson
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food was excellent. However the fantastic chef is being let down by the front of house. It was one lady who really made you feel like she was doing you a favour by letting you eat there. Turning people away quite rudely if they had the audacity to presume it wasn't fully booked. Perhaps she was having a bad day I don't know but we just wanted to leave as soon as our food was done. Which was a real shame.

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Thank Beautifulxxxx
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

ate twice on our holiday in st ives this year - always a favourite for mussels with a bottle of rose- Staff very good we were given outside seating as requested had the 2 course menu finished with cornish cheese

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Thank jenny y
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

First, the positives. the food is excellent. The wine list is interesting and fairly priced. The service is good. We were there with two children aged 8 and 6. They are used to restaurants and are relatively adventurous eaters. There is no children's menu. That is fine. We ordered them the fillet of beef from the main menu. It came blood rare with no attempt to tailor it to the kids. Like it would have taken any effort to tone it down a bit for them. To top it off the menu is priced at £16.99 for two courses, but only two or three of each course is covered by that, and everything else is surcharged. Again, fair enough for adults. But we were charged £23.99 for our six year old who had no starter and had a blood rare fillet of beef which he didn't touch. They have obviously decided that they don't care about catering to families, which is kind of gutsy in a place like St Ives. That's fine. We won't be back.

4  Thank Jonathan B
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

I ate at Alfresco on spec as a lone diner and was delighted with the attentive, though not overbearing, service from the friendly and knowledgeable staff. My starter of seared scallops with pea puree, prosciutto and lemon curd was perfectly cooked and presented, although for my taste the lemon curd was an unwelcome addition being far too sweet to match the other flavours on the plate. My main of John dory, with english asparagus, lightly pickled cauliflower florets, crispy fried oyster and cider sauce was served with a side of rosemary roasted new pots and was the stand-out dish of my 3 nights in St Ives. The fish was generously portioned, the accompaniments a perfect match and all cooked and seasoned beautifully. A selection of excellent Cornish farmhouse cheeses rounded off my meal and I was the last happy customer to leave the restaurant. I’ll definitely return next time I’m in town.

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Thank Claire S
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