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The Bean Inn Vegetarian Restaurant

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St. Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2RT, England
+44 1736 795918
17:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food enjoyed by all including three non-veggies. Starters really good and wonderful flavours. Potato cakes were the favourite main with the chickpea casserole getting a mixed response. A few had desserts, the chocolate knickerbocker glory, baked banana and crumble. Again all enjoyed although the crumble was a bit bland. Personally I thought it was quite expensive but nonetheless enjoyable.

1 Thank Yorkiegirl56
Solihull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant over the Easter holidays. The food and service was great. Be sure to book as it does get very busy.

Thank mu12016
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at the Bean Inn is so delicious! We ate the fluffy potato cakes stuffed with peas, served with a bowl of spicy lentil dahl and chilli flatbreads, it was so tasty! Would definitely come back next time we're in St Ives :-)

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Tring, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well presented and tasty veggie food, with lovely service and a great ambiance. St Ives can be a bit hectic sometimes, and this is a little oasis and we really relaxed and enjoyed our food and the whole experience . It was a £6 cab ride from the harbour and well worth the effort. Our 8 year old enjoyed the... More 

Thank Ireallylovecornwall
London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a good dinner with the wife. Im not vegetarian but i found the food really tasty and filling. The stuffed potatoes are a must.

Thank Monchi R
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must have driven past this excellent little restaurant many times, regrettably without noticing it, but I have now found it and what a treat it was. The menu provides interesting and seasonal vegetarian or vegan food which where possible is locally sourced.

Thank freelander2015
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Amazing food, amazing service, highly reccommend! There's also the option to buy their cookbook which I would definitely reccommend, the recipes are very good.

1 Thank amy_xcxx
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Reserved a table here as my wife is vegetarian and I'd read many good reviews on tripadviser prior to our holiday . So glad I did as it was the best meal we had during our stay. Smallish place but very friendly staff and excellent service. Not a large choice on menu but everything is cooked fresh and presented very... More 

2 Thank percyr
Exeter, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

St Ives is lovely but has the usual dull residential road leading into it - in one of the houses is a pension type place called Coast, with a restaurant downstairs. Lovely food, lovely staff - and the bus stop is close by! The food is unpretentious, sufficient and really tasty. The wine list was brief but interesting and the... More 

4 Thank Laura W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a fairly quiet night but the restaurant was cozy and welcoming and the staff really friendly. We had a starter to share then a main course, dessert and a bottle of wine and we had to check the bill twice as it was so reasonable we thought they'd left something off!The food was amazing- one of those... More 

3 Thank Tracy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives  >  Carbis Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795918
The Bean Inn was born in 2003 and its reputation has grown steadily throughout the years. The restaurant is a popular choice with both tourists and locals and offers a warm intimate setting spread over 3 small dining rooms displaying local art. Our aim in the restaurant is to offer you some of the tastiest vegetarian and vegan dishes from around the world. Bringing you the best flavours means using the best quality ingredients. We therefore use local, organic and seasonal produce whenever possible. We are members of the Vegetarian Society's Food & Drinks Guild. This means that all of the ingredients that we use have been approved by The Vegetarian Society.

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