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Porthminster Beach Cafe

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Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food - service good. You are paying for the location on the beach in St Ives and that is what it is. Food wise you can eat just as well for a 3rd less elsewhere but this is St Ives and it's at a premium everywhere. Overall a lovely evening with lovely food and fab friends.

Thank Tanz_and_Rog
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always make this our last restaurant we visit before returning home, it softens the blow of departing paradise. The restaurant location is second to none and the menu and staff are on the same high standard too. Really clever food combinations for all three courses and a superb wine list compliments the menu. Staff have an excellent knowledge of... More 

Thank Nik C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location for a beautiful family meal. Food very good as always and staff very friendly. Particularly recommend the seafood spaghetti and the scallops to start.

Thank Swan1404
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful cafe for breakfast, excellent service and the food was to a high standard. Coffee also very nice alongside the prosecco, outstanding location too!

Thank Onions18
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten in the restaurant as a couple and we have eaten the fish and chips served on the beach, as a family. The resturant provides a really nice atmosphere, particularly in the evening. The food is very good and there is a good choice of beers and wines. The fish and chips on the beach are quite pricey,... More 

Thank Iain V
London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to book in advance or face a lengthy wait. The pods are well worth it for the views though, solid menu and wine list

Thank Sam L
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast today - definitely would recommend a visit. Great friendly staff, amazing views if you get a window seat and I'm sure when it's warmer weather sitting outside would be very popular. Not busy today but then everyone has left the area who were down for new year 😀 Nice menu and very tasty food. We will definitely... More 

Thank 1967fitz
Horsham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here once before and had a good meal and service but this was exceptional. What you get is really decent honest food in a superb location....the service was excellent and at decent price (£60 per head for three courses, 2 bottles of decent wine and coffee). Even at night this is a great location, on the beach and... More 

Thank cool1review
Mayfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service and lovely location. The monkfish curry is absolutely brilliant and the autumn fruits dessert was fantastic. my wife is gluten free and they always adapt and provide a lovely meal with no fuss or bother. The best restaurant in St ives in our view and we have been to loads. That said St Ives has a... More 

Thank graham M
Woking, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a gorgeous lunch today at this lovely restaurant. Great position with great view of the beach. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal; service excellent- water offered immediately, suggestions made, food knowledge excellent. Our waitress, Tam, was fab! Menu isn't extensive but there is plenty of variety - all of us in our party felt spoilt for choice! I recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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
Sorry for any inconvenience but we are closed on Christmas Day

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?