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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

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Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
09:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped for dinner at Porthgwidden Beach Café and were delighted with our choice. The service was attentive and friendly, the prices were reasonable and the food was quite good.

Thank denver60
Bath, UK.
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for a birthday dinner - and it was absolutely exceptional. Attentive, friendly service, gorgeous food (the fish pie in particular), lovely drinks, a beautiful setting and a lovely space and atmosphere - can't fault it! Not much vegetarian option but there was a veggie special (pesto linguine full of lovely fresh veg) which went down very well. Try the... More 

1 Thank amjbath
Mirfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely lunch at Porthgwidden Beach Cafe. Staff and service were excellent, food wad amazing and served quite quickly to say they were busy. Will be back for more in July☺

Thank helenwhitelock
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as an alternative to Porthmeor breakfast, but sadly not as good. Service could improve also; younger waitress clearly doing her best and friendly despite being rushed; the older one evidently though she was doing everyone a favour by being there. Not brilliant overall.

Thank S223
Bath, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been recommended by a friend and wasn't disappointed. The food was good as was the service. I had fish pie which was topped by creamy mash. Very tasty I just wish it was a little bigger. My wife had goats cheese pie not what she was expecting, better than she expected.

Thank drobo12000
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Approcead from the beach the take away menu did not convinced us, however on the upper floor the cafe sit-in menu was a different story. So we tried it. We had a very nice lunch on very nice and clean ambient with a beautiful windows on the ocean. Lovely food and courteous service! I would recommend.

1 Thank Fabio O
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here in April and were blessed with a perfect evening. The view is mesmerising - there is a huge glass window which you can gaze out of. The food is not overpriced (unlike much of St Ives) and is absolutely delicious. We shared squid and seafood linguine. Completely delicious. We were not overly hungry so didn't order a... More 

Thank CambridgeBen
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled into this cafe right next to the beach expecting a cafe but this is definitely restaurant quality! Great views, check! Glass of wine, check! Mussels, check! Crab Linguine, check! Really wish I had room for dessert! Great service and great food!

Thank Emma N
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I booked a table at this cafe for last night and it did not disappoint. Fantastic food, lovely service and a chilled atmosphere, this place is not to be missed. Book in advance to avoid disappointment, but definitely worth a visit!

Thank Claire B
Paignton, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here 3 times a year a lovely contemporary cafe ask for a window seat you will look out straight onto the beach.The food is great pleasant staff.Not over priced.My husband recommends the chowder.Book to avoid disappointment

Thank PlymouthSarjo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796791
Sorry for any inconveniences 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?