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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“monkfish curry” (199 reviews)
“petit fours” (37 reviews)
“fish and chips” (180 reviews)
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Seafood, International, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited on 14.12.17. Great cocktails to start with, followed by scallops starter for me which was fantastic. My good lady had the squid which was also very nice. For the main I chose the fillet, which was to die for. I also got to taste...More

Thank Matt-Lines-1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After a struggle to reach the restaurant(I am slightly disabled, so have difficulty walking) it was well worth it. Beautiful place with a great view and food to match. We decided to taste the oysters, which were the best I have tasted since Australia and...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed cappuccinos and crumpets after our walk on the coastal path. Our server was wonderful and the views across the beach towards town are fantastic.

Thank SunnyWestKelowna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A work colleague recommended this venue and we booked weeks in advance. We were not disappointed. The views are splendid overlooking the beach. They serve great seafood in a really good atmosphere. Service was good and unrushed. We will definitely return when next in the...More

Thank david1960uk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place really is special. The service, food, atmosphere and view are all exceptional. It’s the food we come back for though. Today’s scallop starter (served tempura style with cauliflower 3 ways) was followed by hake in sourdough batter and the best chips you’ll take...More

Thank Thegingertravellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service in pleasant surroundings with a superb view of the beach. We visited for lunch and found the dishes interesting and innovative with a bit of a wow factor. Friends had the smoked haddock chowder with a crispy egg as a starter,...More

Thank duckconfit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we are in Cornwall we try to visit this restaurant. This was our second trip this year and it was just as good as the first time, even though we were out of season (Nov). Service very good and friendly. Food is always fantastic....More

Thank bandasurrey2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal. Quite pricey, but worth it. Good service, interesting menu, quite varied. Great views when the sun is up. You do need to book.

Thank kateoloughlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a most enjoyable meal here - food quality was excellent with plenty of dinner choices. The menu is mainly fish/shellfish based but with a couple of options for non fish eaters if required. The restaurant is rather hidden away down a steep track...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are 2 standout comments on this restaurant: 1/ it's not easy to get to if you are a bit infirm - grandpa found it very difficult. There is no nearby parking and the access for a car is pretty tricky - then the driver...More

Thank Traveller_Ian333
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Questions & Answers
15 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Ian D | Reviewed this property |
Not inside or on the terrace. Only at the few outside tables against the public footpath and these aren't booked for meals in case of inclement weather.
27 April 2017|
Response from Duncan W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know contact the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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