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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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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, pleasant staff, decent value. There you go, happy with this place which served us balanced and tasty plates of food intelligently put together. Pay a bit more attention to the prep of the bellypork, and attend to the fire escape issue please (fire...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alan t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG what a find. Visited Sat 24/11/18 & they were trialling a new menu. Starter goats cheese tart with fig compote followed by beer battered haddock ....... amazing. My husband had crayfish followed by pork belly with dauphinois potatoes. In laws had mussels and massaman...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank mellyg61
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was very local to our rented flat on Porthmeor beach. Were going to head to the harbour area for Sunday lunch, but decided to drop in to The Loft as it was raining. Can only say good things about the experience. Had a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 614eds
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Went there on Tuesday and enjoyed the atmosphere, service and particularly the food. There wasn't really anything to complain about and would receommend the slow cooked belly pork but would suggest to anyone trying this to add a side of root vegetables as an additional...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Nick R
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

A lovely, cosy restaurant with perfect soft lighting and lovely views across the harbour. The menu was varied and everything we had was cooked perfectly. Would highly recommend. Definitely book a table in advance as it does get busy!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Lucy B
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We booked for a romantic meal for 2. The staff whilst warm to us on arriving were overheard being rather rude to some waiting customers who hadnt booked. The food was really tasty and presented well. The waitress we had was then rather sarcastic and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank Karen f
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here with family. Service was good, food was delicious, cocktails were yummy and they welcomed our 4 legged furry doggo with open arms. Will be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jesseknight1969
Reviewed October 19, 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank karensJ4631CG
Reviewed October 12, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed October 5, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank laurenbB3178TQ
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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$31
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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