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Porthminster Beach Cafe

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Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited for lunch in a party of 7. The menu was good, packed with local fish and crustaceans. The welcome was warm, and despite the high winds that day the restaurant temperature was ideal. The views out to sea were spectacular. I had Hake for my main course which was cooked to perfection. My colleagues were similarly impressed by... More 

Thank derbyboi
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are a four generation family. Ages ranging from 16 to 88. Never easy when choosing a restaurant to suit everyone! Thank you for making our experience so perfect. The food was exceptional with a very good lunch menu. The location of course couldn't be more beautiful. The staff were very friendly and efficient. We all had fish dishes and... More 

Thank ann1ecrocket
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I cannot fault the food but the price (£143 for 3) was steep for what we had effectively from a beach hut that had been tarted up a bit. The service was good but did not make up the price... I wouldn't not go here as you will get a very good meal and quality ingredients but make sure you... More 

Thank BikeAylesbury
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited for our second time during February half term. Excellent lunch, service, wine and puds to die for. Also a fabulous location. We will return when we are in St Ives.

Thank homeOffice
Torquay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Impromptu coffee, cake & lunch. A little expensive but don't mind paying for good food & friendly service. And the location... what can I say?.. Go see for yourself.

Thank Teej656
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely location so don't mind paying bit extra. Great tasting coffee not sure what blend almost has a golden froth to it. Staff professional and friendly and good with my kids. All good here.

Thank Artierufkin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Efficient service, not so effortlessly friendly as previous visits. Great food, monkfish curry absolutely perfect. Nice atmosphere helped by good acoustics provided by the sails.

Thank Funkeltrumpet
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Living in St Ives we often visit the beach cafe and love it here, but unfortunately when we went for lunch it was really disappointing. Not sure if it was down to them just opening after a few weeks being closed, and they are getting back into things, or something else. We had a light lunch of the Smoked haddock... More 

Thank cgh012015
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Porthminster Beach Cafe is rightly regarded as one of the better restaurants in St. Ives, so it was with some anticipation that we went along for the first night they reopened after a break since New Year. The restaurant is situated right on the beach so is a great place on sunny summer evenings. On a very cold winter... More 

Thank Jerh48
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here on two mornings, staff really friendly and good superb. It wasn't until,our last day that we found out they did evening meals! Our fault should have taken more notice of the menu otherwise we would have booked and given them a go. Particularly when you can see fresh food being delivered in the mornings!

Thank Caroline T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795352
Sorry for any inconvenience but we are closed on Christmas Day

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?