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Porthmeor Beach Cafe

| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
+44 1736 793366
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (500 reviews)
“grilled banana” (23 reviews)
“churros” (50 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We’ve been going to St Ives for years now but it was our first visit to Porthmeor Beach Cafe - would highly recommend. We went for lunch and just got a table but it was very busy inside and out (in heated booths). We had...More

Thank reviewbypaul
Reviewed yesterday

Always fairly busy but they turn tables quickly and there isnt usually a long wait for a table, if you can get an outside booth (even in winter) its the best spot. Good for a coffee or a snack lunch and a great location were...More

Thank Dalestoke
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent food, fantastic views of the beach and the surfers. Could have stayed for hours! The vegan options were very tasty, the staff very accommodating too.

Thank Isabelle P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went in here for a drink after visiting the gallery opposite, we were lucky and got seated straight away, queues soon form though as it's very popular and gets busy. My friend really enjoyed her cappuccino but I felt my Coke was very expensive at...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had lunch here today after a visit to the Tate. Really helpful waiter as one of our party has unusual allergy issues. The tapas was amazing and really really great chips. Can always judge a place by the chips!! All rounded off nicely by the...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

OMG had the most delicious Brownie I have ever had in my life!!!!! Huge chunks of real chocolate in it - scrumptious! Such a great location - right on the beach - just popped in for a coffee. Brilliant cafe to just relax and watch...More

Thank 1AngieHopkins
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is definitely worth a visit. It's manic but good, fresh food and friendly staff. Clean and bright with great views of the beach. It's not posh so wouldn't advise for a birthday or romantic meal but just great with a friend or husband...More

Thank Strawson65
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a lovely lunch here ...we were shown to a table with a fantastic view which i'm sure all the tables get .Good choice on the menu we choose spicy tomato soup which was delicious followed by a crab sandwich and Hake with a salsa...More

Thank Tim w
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited at lunch time for a cheerful meal with friends. We all shared tapas meals and had a great time. The service was wonderful. Sharma was very helpful with great advice and humour. Particularly recommend the asparagus, belly pork and cauliflower dishes!

Thank stapleford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always fab tapas served here. Great staff and stunning beach views. The food is excellent. Try the confit garlic! Wow!

Thank Richard D
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9 August 2017|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Yes - in the outside area.
18 September 2016|
Response from michael s | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware on the first terrace yes , though the terrace you access through restaurant I'm unsure . Staff and maitre d very helpful .
30 May 2016|
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Response from Jacki B | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2/3 per person, depending on your appetite, every one we have now tasted are superb, enjoy!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 793366
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Porthmeor Beach Café Bar is open daily from Easter to November and serving food from 9:00am to 9:30pm. With Australian chef Cameron Jennings at the helm, breakfasts are renowned and our tapas menu has an acclaimed reputation. Full drinks license so come and sip champagne on our terrace and watch the sun go down.
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