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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 September 15, 2018 via mobile

We continue to enjoy the wonderful meals and service provided at The Loft. The food is tasty, well thought out and beautifully presented. The waitresses are friendly, smiley and efficient, and they make an evening out all the more special. Thank you all!

1  Thank mou5e
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We visit St Ives a lot and have eaten in most of the restaurants but this is our favourite. It is tucked away behind the Sloop car park and off Back Road West so you have to know it is there. It is best to...More

1  Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We ate here for dinner and the food and service was excellent. I had the mussels as a starter and then the chowder for main - both were excellent being tasty and good sized servings. Also a nice and friendly atmosphere. Faultless!

1  Thank K8854SUrichardm
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The food at the loft was very good and the atmosphere and ambiance in the restaurant was relaxed and welcoming. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Well worth a visit we had an excellent meal, although they were a little in flexible about one of our meal requests. Still this didn't stop us having a very enjoyable lunch time meal.

1  Thank Ian G
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Went there last night with my wife and had the best fish and chips ever . Lovely friendly atmosphere.

2  Thank petergrimwood007
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Ate here with my husband last week. We had a lovely table by the window and we were able to look out over the rooftops. We both had steaks they were cooked to perfection and possibly the best we had had for a long time....More

2  Thank woody4london
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Hit or miss! Some food (the chowder...) really good, other items (fish on tomatoes) much too sweet and not very nice. Same for the service --- while some of the servers were nice, one heavily made up waitress in particular kept rolling her eyes and...More

2  Thank Eric A
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited as a party of 3 adults, 2 kids and 1 dog for lunch. We sat on the terrace and enjoyed great service, friendly and efficient, and the food was all of a very high standard. Beautiful mackerel pate starter was served with a side...More

1  Thank dunfarmin1987
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Visited this place about a year ago now and returning this week did not leave me disappointed! The menu has changed a little since the last time but me and my family had no trouble choosing. I had the seafood chowder which was delicious! Full...More

1  Thank carlaJennings773
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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