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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (38 reviews)
“chowder” (19 reviews)
“sea bass” (21 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
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1 - 10 of 816 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Looking back it is almost exactly a year since I reviewed this restaurant. I have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. The food has always been superb. However, my wife and I visited for an evening meal and both left hugely disappointed. We...More

1  Thank bob s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with wife and family members for an evening meal. On entering met with friendly smiling staff in a great location overlooking the bay. The food was not cafe quality more restaurant quality hence the pricing of the menu. I had the seafood chowder for...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Got up early as the weather was gorgeous and headed to the cafe for breakfast. Had a lovely bap stuffed with tasty bacon. Also a good selection of fruit teas. Had the beach to ourselves as we ate breakfast looking over the sea.

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We unfortunately didn't get chance to eat inside, but the take away food from the cafe was great and the service was very good, always friendly and polite.

Thank Brew95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is always on our list for a meal on our annual St Ives holiday, but unfortunately I think that the standards are falling. This year our meals were underwhelming and the menu was pretty uninspiring. The food was ok, but no more -...More

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been coming to this beach & cafe for many years ( used to have trays of tea to take onto the beach ) This beach is as all the beaches in St Ives, stunning ! Just sit , enjoy the views across to Godrevy...More

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really special place, but they wear it with a charming casual smile. The food is always good, and the service is friendly, efficient and expert. Try for a window table for a really exceptional experience, but you won't be disappointed wherever you...More

Thank AlbertCampion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall the nicest meal we enjoyed in St Ives - overlooking the beautiful and sheltered Porthgwidden beach. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, the staff were really helpful (and very knowledged in coeliac / gluten-free requirements. We had a tasty and well presented meal, good...More

1  Thank Mat P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in by chance quite late on and had a fabulous Sticky Toffee pudding with cold white wine - so we booked for the next night. They serve an amazing array of champagne cocktails, and after the first - a Bellini - I want to...More

1  Thank Sandra201255
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a beautiful sunny warm day we called in to the Cafe on the off-chance of reserving a table outside for that evening and were pleasantly surprised that they were able to accommodate us. When we arrived that evening we were shown to a great...More

1  Thank Netty2803
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7 March 2016|
Response from Derrett0710 |
I work here and they don't allow dogs inside unfortunately but they are allowed on the terrace and they have heat lamps and blankets if it's cold :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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: Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796791
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