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The Loft Restaurant & Terrace

Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
+44 1736 794204
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“chateaubriand” (8 reviews)
“steak” (50 reviews)
“chowder” (25 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant this week a hidden gem just behind the sloop inn. Fantastic menu especially if you like seafood. Well presented and tasted delicious and very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here twice for a meal in the evening with family and our dog. Dogs welcome on the covered terrace which is very robust, warm and comfortable even in the midst of Storm Callum. Excellent food served by friendly staff who couldn’t have been more...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled just off the main harbour front in amongst local talent and craft stalls. The Loft is a gem of a find. Like being invited into someone's home, Softly lit and beautifully decorated it has a magical and whimsical feel. We could see why mant...More

1  Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our duck and chowder dishes, friendly and attentive service plus a nice atmosphere in the loft terrace. Polished but not posh, perfect 😀

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu choice, beautiful home cooked food ,would recommend the seafood chowder,also the home made scotch egg as a first course was very tasty

1  Thank julievallis2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff friendly + Service was excellent. Food good quality. Roast potatoes slightly disappointing;were crispy but didn't really taste like potatoes that were slow oven roasted.. Cooked quickly and bit dry inside. Maybe just personal preference. Selection of veg was nice and cooked well. Another preference...More

1  Thank jme1967e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is well located and has a lovely terrace. It’s early eater offer provides very good value for money. We had the mackerel starter which was a very good size. I had the chowder which was huge and had lots of fresh seafood and...More

1  Thank Trvl-and-Wander
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely food, oysters and mussels were amazing. Steak cooked to perfection and pork belly moist and tasty. Lovely food, friendly staff and overall great experience

2  Thank Roam786884
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We missed out on this place last year and thankfully due to another couple not turning up for their table we managed to get a table! We started with the scotch egg, it was huge, and very tasty. We then went with chateaubriand, with triple...More

2  Thank BexH81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t fault The Loft, at all. The food and service were excellent and if you’re coming to St Ives, it’s a must do! I would recommend booking in advance to ensure you can get in, it’s only going to get busier and busier. We were...More

2  Thank MartandJackie
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Questions & Answers
March 7, 2018|
Response from Libbiii |
Yes, dogs are allowed on the undercover terrace
March 7, 2018|
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Response from Anne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were allowed to take out dog in providing we sat on the covered terrace area, which is weather protected and warmed with heaters.
July 28, 2017|
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Response from xoxoxoxoxoxc | Property representative |
Yes it is, there is a children's menu with - burger and chips, fish and chips and macaroni cheese with garlic bread
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$33
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 794204
  • E-mail
We are situated in the artists quarter of the picturesque town of St Ives. Our menu uses the best local ingredients we can and cooking simply with passion. We have 40 cover sun terrace which overlooks the bay and we allow Dogs in this part of the restaurant, service is always with a smile.
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