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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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Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
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1 - 10 of 522 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited here for dinner in August 2018 with my husband. Dinner for two with wine was just under £100. Overall pretty good. Hard to book a table because no one ever answered the phone - we had a call back 2 days after leaving...More

1  Thank bp83
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here with our two boys (10 and 12) on the recommendation of a family friend and were not disappointed. We had a sharing platter to start - hummus and bread-based. This was very basic but VERY tasty. Would serve two if you wanted...More

1  Thank LordByronStingley
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Attractive, relaxed environment with friendly, engaging staff. Every dish we had was delicious and the cocktails were great too.

1  Thank esmivram
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this little gem after a wander through the streets of St Ives and the crazy crowds. We weren't happy to settle for an overpriced deli style lunch and were almost happy to go with out until we found lovely sign on a...More

2  Thank marmaduke374
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prebooked a table on the terrace. Although, I wouldn’t say booking is essential because there were ample free tables. We even visited on a hot summer’s Sunday too. It’s off the beaten track and slightly up hill, so that could be why? I can’t see...More

2  Thank Sammy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been going here for a number of years when on holiday in St Ives. Food fab as always however service disjointed and failed to return my call or answer phone when I called. Hopefully this was just an off day and not the norm.

2  Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this little place food service was second to none take the dog and chill with brilliant views Would highly recommend

3  Thank iainsmith123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the restaurant to find we were seated inside depite it being a warm night and there being loads of tables free outside on the terrace. We asked to be moved outside and this was accommodated. Unfortunately because we moved around, a table...More

Thank Nicjnic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a large hotel which was ok but the food was borderline depressing. Then found this charming little restaurant tucked away up a flight of steps in a narrow lane. Superb food and service in a delightful and quirky setting. Well worth searching out.

2  Thank Toeknee47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited today for lunch. The waitresses were friendly and helpful. The food was reasonably priced and delicious! We shared the sticky toffee pudding for our desert and it was amazing! It was a pleasant surprise off one of the back streets, you could eat...More

2  Thank Jane M
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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$32
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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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