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Back Street Bistro

16 St. Andrews Street, St Ives TR26 1AH, England
+44 1736 797074
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16 St. Andrews Street, St Ives TR26 1AH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here on a Tuesday evening. The food was excellent and service was good. The high ceiling and coloured glass in window are attractive.

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice evening staff and service was very good, had the beef bourginon which was very good and lovely wine all in all lovely evening.

Thank dhaynes2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1 star is generous!! Last minute change from another restaurant booking. I had their Elephant Steak. I asked for this to be rare. Not sure how it was cooked but it it resembled a cut of pork not steak. The steak was cooked medium/well. I...More

Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impeccable, genuinely friendly service, and lovely little touches. Great food. We both had the starter of seafood bisque, which is served with rosemary croutons and saffron rouille. I had the hake, with kale, potato cake and broad bean puree for main. My partner had the...More

Thank Kjernander
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I selected the Back Street Bistro after reading the positive write ups on Trip Advisor.....and we were not disappointed! After a pleasant greeting, we were seated and offered drinks and brought some lovely fresh bread made on the premises. I selected the...More

Thank VarzugaVeteran05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really pretty and cozy restaurant, welcoming staff and very nice food. The menu is a bit limited and maybe doesn't suit everybody but we enjoyed our dinner.

Thank 991Marina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just loved this bistro. Typical French cuisine and delicious it was too. Excellent service and small intimate dining. I am a vegetarian and coped well with the menu choices. Highly recommend.

Thank Pauline F
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is off the waterfront but hunt it out! I can't recommend it enough. Lovely food, brilliant (normal food - not chicken nuggets!) kids menu and great value. The staff were lovely and it was our favourite restaurant of our week in St Ives.

Thank Friendofthestars
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Ate here last night. Lovely space in which to eat and nice atmosphere. Beautiful loaf of bread brought to the table with olive oil and butter. Nice touch. Starters were fab. I had chicken roulade and my wife had brioche with cheese and mushrooms. Mains...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had a very relaxing evening with very tasty food from beginning to end. The homemade fresh complimentary flavoured warm bread brought to us once we were seated was a fantastic touch & was a fabulous start. Amazing starters were enjoyed of original French onion...More

Thank DHCC
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Please could you advise if Neil O’Brien, who used to be executive chef of The Garrack Hotel, is still your chef?
16 April 2016|
Response from Poppy O |
He is still the Chef, yes
Hi, can you fit large parties in? About 9 people?
29 April 2015|
Response from Ra B | Property representative |
At the Bistro, St Andrews Street, St Ives, we have a separate function/dining area that can comfortably seat up to 20-24. Yes, we can fit large parties in to our friendly restaurant. Thank you for your enquiry.
Hi, do you open all year round? We are coming to St Ives for a couple of weeks in January 2016.
22 March 2015|
Response from Ra B | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the St Andrew's Street Bistro provides an open all year all day top quality service to locals & visitors alike.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$34
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 St. Andrews Street, St Ives TR26 1AH, England (Formerly St Andrews Street Bistro St Ives)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797074
French inspired menu, where fine dining has never been so casual! Finest locally sourced ingredients.