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Porthmeor Cafe

) #7 of 99 Restaurants in St Ives ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, Seafood, European
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
+44 1736 793366
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (445 reviews)
“churros” (45 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Visited for coffee and second breakfast with our nearly 18 month old. Very friendly and helpful staff. We sat with a wonderful view over the sea and ate buttermilk pancakes and saffron bread. All completely delicious. Could have sat there all day, it was glorious....More

Thank AKP1581
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Can't fault the views here, we sat outside and it was stunning. As I'm coeliac I asked if I could have gluten free bread with my eggs, but was told they don't do gluten free bread, but I could still order breakfast. I was disappointed...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Visited the beach and this cafe/bar/restaurant over several days last weekend. Did not get the chance to eat but all food looked good. Had drinks and cocktails each afternoon, evening and it was lovely. Staff are friendly and very helpful , knowledge of the area...More

Thank Gblilolil
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

They clearly have an excellent chef, who cooked or fish and chips perfectly. The fish was grilled, not battered, and I worried that it may not taste as good as my old favourite battered fish, but I was wrong. It was superb. Best fish and...More

Thank Stefan H
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Sits above our favourite beach Food and service great. The selection is good. Lovely place for a quiet drink watching the sunset.

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Great food, great views, friendly service. What more could you want! We usually try and have a pod, really cosy as you watch the sun go down.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Superb food, service and view, along with great company of course! Highly recommend the crispy squid, the monkfish and a heated pod...

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely location with very good food attentive friendly service. Short walk from the town. The walk is along a beautiful wooded path

Thank BillyMaggie
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

What an amazing location above the beach. Had a lovely late morning coffee and were impressed enough to stay for lunch. Excellent quality food and brilliant service. Truly a perfect visit. Well done.

Thank HeafR
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We eat here as often as we can when we are in St Ives. The food is amazing and fresh and the views are breathtaking, especially at sunset. A must for your visit to St Ives.

Thank LouSouthYorkshire
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dogs allowed on the outside patio?
18 September 2016|
Response from michael s | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware on the first terrace yes , though the terrace you access through restaurant I'm unsure . Staff and maitre d very helpful .
How many tapas dishes would be enough for one person?
30 May 2016|
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Response from Jacki B | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2/3 per person, depending on your appetite, every one we have now tasted are superb, enjoy!!
Hi. I understand that there are 'pods' where you can dine in private with cushions and blankets supplied. I didn't see these when we visited. Whereabouts are they and do you have to ask for one when you book? Also is there an extra charge for using them?
3 February 2016|
Response from Pam_Clark |
Pods are situated outside - go through the restaurant and out the far door, as if heading for the toilets. They are bookable, at no extra charge, and very cosy with a heater and blankets for cooler evenings. Our hotel... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 793366
  • E-mail
Porthmeor Beach Café Bar is open daily from Easter to November and serving food from 9:00am to 9:30pm. With Australian chef Cameron Jennings at the helm, breakfasts are renowned and our tapas menu has an acclaimed reputation. Full drinks license so come and sip champagne on our terrace and watch the sun go down.