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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish curry” (178 reviews)
“petit fours” (32 reviews)
“fish and chips” (175 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:30All hours
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited with my daughter and three year old granddaughter. Fabulous day Sun shining sat on terrace, staff so helpful, service good and as always food excellent. We will be back. Thank you.

Thank Kath B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location, great food and wonderful service. Recommend booking early and requesting a table by the window if possible.

Thank JC100186306
Reviewed 2 days ago

We, our party of 4, reserved lunch for 27th Sept 12.30 pm, well-received & welcomely booked by Magda. Terrific location; Magda kindly selected a window table on the terrace, overlooking the beautiful Carbis Bay beach. We have friends in the Midlands who told us that...More

Thank Douglas K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying very near this place in St Ives but didn't try it until our last day. I'm glad we didn't as we probably wouldn't have gone anywhere else. The service is friendly, food delicious and the view is superb. We called in for...More

Thank LisaMc9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've come on holiday to St. Ives for many years and always try to come to here . We had dinner during our recent stay and my husband and I both loved our food, service and of course the perfect setting.

Thank Janyce G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After many years living in Cornwall we had never visited this famous St Ives hotspot. Alas our expectations were crushed on the rocks of disappointment as the experience from start to finish was underwhelming. The Maitre D could barely raise a smile when we arrived...More

Thank Conor N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came on a Monday lunch time after a busy birthday weekend and couldn’t be happier. So relaxed and lovely, definitely a great idea for us to unwind. Had oysters, squid, chowder, crab linguine and fish and chips. Everything was AMAZING. Perfect end to our perfect...More

Thank Eilish L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited yesterday parking was a problem We all had the Hake which was as good as I have ever had. Puddings tasty but overpriced at £9.00. Service lacked polish for a place charging these prices.

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous cafe & the food is delicious. They have an allocated doggie terrace which is lovely when the sun is shining, but not so much in the rain! Dear cafe, please can you provide some shelter & heat lamps for us poor...More

1  Thank Paula0000
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a yearly tradition for us - lunch when in st Ives. And it never fails to be anything other than fabulous. Crab linguine & chocolate dessert on their lovely new terrace. Great service. Can't beat it.

Thank mags4742016
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Questions & Answers
14 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lucy C | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it inside. Perhaps outside where there are a few tables n chairs.
27 April 2017|
Response from Duncan W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know contact the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795352
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