We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish curry” (200 reviews)
“petit fours” (37 reviews)
“fish and chips” (181 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (2,701)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 2,650 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We were looking forward to breakfast on the outdoor terrace overlooking the beach on a fresh February morning. Nobody else in there yet we were turned away because we had our little pooch with us. What sort of crazy discrimination is this? The oink that...More

Thank marka063
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of a friend and were not disappointed. Although I am sure it is at its best in the daytime so you can soak up the amazing location! It is mid price, but good quality and interesting tastes. We had the...More

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have just returned from a dinner service that was imaginative and full of the taste and flavours from the local area. The food was presented with great skill and the serving team were more than happy to talk us through our courses. The restaurant...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were recommended to go here for lunch whilst visiting at half term - it is in a beautiful spot right on the beach with views to die for. Very 'Rick Stein' in presentation/ambiance, all about the fresh seafood with clean white wood decor. Food...More

Thank BarnesyMay
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a drink and slice of cake around lunchtime, which was delicious, and the views were stunning. Would love to visit in the summer.

Thank andreagQ1619FT
Reviewed 1 week ago

We last visited St Ives in August 2007 and really enjoyed the Porthminster Beach Cafe. On returning for a week this year, the transformation of the former external patio into a modern, all-seasons dining area with the most amazing views has taken it to a...More

Thank mancitygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious breakfast in a location with a marvellous view of the sea and St Ives town from its huge windows. Ingredients were of excellent quality and service superb. We will return

Thank MairGravatt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great lunch on Sunday - best meal of our trip to St Ives & Cornwall over half term! It’s lovely to get food that is tasty, fresh, different & loved by all! We’ll be back!

Thank fiona c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner rather than staying in hotel. Nice choice of drinks and we opted for local brewery option which was a great choice. Served with a friendly warm welcome. Tasty food. Service good. Not cheap but nice for a special occasion. Good atmosphere...More

Thank CatieGuide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You pay extra here due to the location and view from the massive windows but they're lovely views, so worth it.

Thank Malc R
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 hotels in St Ives
Primrose Valley Hotel (Newly 'Primrose House St Ives')
175 reviews
.11 km away
St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
1,571 reviews
.18 km away
Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel
576 reviews
.25 km away
996 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Cornish Deli
562 reviews
.59 km away
The Mex
684 reviews
.54 km away
Back Street Bistro
794 reviews
.52 km away
Blas Burgerworks
1,038 reviews
.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
Porthminster Beach
1,275 reviews
.25 km away
Kidz R Us
194 reviews
.60 km away
St. Ives Gallery
17 reviews
.49 km away
Wills Lane Gallery
19 reviews
.62 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
14 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Ian D | Reviewed this property |
Not inside or on the terrace. Only at the few outside tables against the public footpath and these aren't booked for meals in case of inclement weather.
27 April 2017|
Response from Duncan W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know contact the restaurant
Improve this listing

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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Sorry for any inconvenience but we are closed on Christmas Day
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing