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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%
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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

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
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Alba is a must for couples or friends in St Ives. Thinnest spit overlooking the port and lifeboat slipway, very good service, the owner is very proud of his place and makes it work. And the food is very good.

Thank Christopher E
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited over Easter and enjoyed a wonderful meal. The staff are attentive and friendly and the menu is lovely. Quite pricey, but lovely food with good sized portions and a great view of the beach. Definitely book as its a popular place

Thank munkat
Reviewed 1 week ago

I treated my wife to our date night,and Alba is a very special place. It's the Old Lifeboat House,situated on the quay side. We even had the lifeboat launched next door in the new boat house. The Alba is classy,fine dining,elegant,romantic,and worth every penny spent....More

Thank trottersalong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated opposite the harbour next to the lifeboat station and you get a great view from a window table in the first floor restaurant. I had mussels in an Asian fusion sauce with Sake and it works surprisingly well and the mussels were plump and...More

Thank nicholas u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night of our week long Easter cultural tour of the South West .. and wanted somewhere special in St Ives to celebrate .. this was a great recommendation - the old lifeboat house with lovely views over the harbour . Started with a bottle...More

1  Thank iaingray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic bar/restaurant. The decor is great, the drinks selection excellent and the service is superb. We've enjoyed both a casual drink and an excellent evening meal - both were brilliant. A special mention to Chelsea who made the difference to the whole experience!

1  Thank Jamie w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chosed Alba restaurant as the reviens were excellent and decided to book a table for the Easter weekend. I took the mushrooms dish and few hours later I started vomitting and couldn't stop for 48h. The doctor said that it was a food intoxication....More

3  Thank obehague
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Alba for my birthday and we wanted a memorable experience: it did not disappoint! The food was absolutely delicious - we enjoyed everything we ate and drank - and the staff are attentive and charming. We were lucky to be seated in the window...More

1  Thank janehowarth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly the food is brilliant and the staff were really nice and helpful. It offers a beautiful ocean view as well. The restaurant is best suited for couples looking for a romantic meal rather than people celebrating a party.

1  Thank charlietraveller1987
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Elkie G
21 January 2018|
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Response from Sandygranny | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, children are welcome.
3 October 2016|
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The main restaurant is up a long flight of stairs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 32
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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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