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Alba Restaurant

Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 797222
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab linguine” (39 reviews)
“bread” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived for our meal exactly seven minutes early. On arrival there was a short queue at the top of the stairs. I overheard the couple ahead being told that they were too early to be accommodated but they could wait in the cocktail bar...More

1  Thank chris p
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food presented was a work of art and tasted as good as it looked Well worth a visit still have a few days left we will go back

Thank Smiling14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just wanted to say a big thank you to the two staff members behind the bar tonight. They were closing up but my partner and I came in late and they made us two beautiful cocktails and made us feel welcome. Really tasty drinks- highly...More

Thank Hans-j-5600
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dont bother getting the pre 7.30 pm special . The choice is very limited. The fish had very strong flavour. The trout was tough and the pork terrine too salty. Did not finish our meal . Thank God for the south american wine

2  Thank John Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous early Sunday evening meal by the window watching the harbour drain as the tide went out. More better than a more recommended restaurant we went to earlier in our stay. Lovely staff as well and we felt very privileged to have the experience.

Thank Sheet_bend
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim we decided to go out to dinner after a hard day. Found the alba, without a reservation. Love the service, had the potato rosti which was excellent. Unfortunately desert was a bit of a mess! Would recommend though as starters and mains...More

Thank JulesT17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on recommendation and were told that the views were amazing. We booked for a window seat and strongly recommend this as it really adds to the experience. We were a little confused on entry as we went to the bar to...More

Thank travelorMidlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here some weeks before our trip and was rewarded with a lovely window view over the harbour. Staff attentive but not intrusive; gin and wine menu extensive and very good...offers wine by the glass, small& large carafe and bottle. Starters and mains well thought...More

Thank Leigh2305
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a table in the window so had a good view over the harbour and even saw a RNLI 'shout' go up.. fortunately a false alarm. Nice atmosphere and for once nice relaxing contemporary classical music in the background. Food was excellent and...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is on the first floor overlooking the harbour. We were lucky to get a window table - book early. This makeshift it a lovely romantic spot to have a good meal. If you book beforehand 7.30pm you can get 2 courses for £25...More

Thank ChrisS4
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Kieron S
April 26, 2018|
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Response from richardofyorks | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would say so. It's not a stuffy place
Elkie G
January 21, 2018|
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Response from Sandygranny | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, children are welcome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797222
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