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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (39 reviews)
“chowder” (19 reviews)
“sea bass” (21 reviews)
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09:00 - 15:00All hours
European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
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1 - 10 of 850 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We popped in today for drinks after a windy walk along the headland. Friendly and efficient staff sested us quickly. Everything looked lovely so decided to have an early lunch. We enjoyed a very tasty seafood chowder and a lovely fresh crab salad whilst sat...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Staying very close by, we went for breakfast around 10-10:30 on two occasions a week apart. The first was very good with prompt order taking, food served within 15-20 mins and of good quality. However, on the second visit we waited 35-40 mins and my...More

Thank Wedjateye
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little restaurant is off the tourist beaten track and very well worth hunting down. There are lovely views down to the beach, do try to get a table by the window We've just visited with friends down from the SE and the whole party...More

Thank nickpickles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked at short notice and a windy evening. No inside tables left so outside on the terrace. But that was better as we got pole position at the water's edge and were given overhead heaters and cosy blankets. We had soup and fish pie...More

1  Thank germanbight
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this Beach Café on several occasions. we pre-booked when it is suspected it would be busy but also dropped in for a Cream Tea x2 in the afternoons you have a choice of staying indoors or going outside on the terrace, the Terrace...More

1  Thank Ian4379
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Evening began with us turning up late for our 7pm reservation after struggling to park in St Ives (would recommend either getting there early, or leaving plenty of time for a substantial walk from the other side of town!). Staff were very understanding and held...More

Thank Kayleigh298
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

have been before and normally very good, but on this occasion food was poor, service slack. Still a good view !!

Thank george c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across the cafe during the day and had tea, we loved the location so much that we booked dinner, reserving one of the tables outside overlooking the beach. The location was fantastic and the food was excellent. There was a good range of...More

Thank Richard Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a nice little cafe where you can get takeaway or you can sit in. This is also licenced for takeaway as well. Good selection of food and drink and they serve chips and beer battered fish, lovely.

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always eat here when in St Ives but this year we were disappointed , 3 of us visited, We had 2 fish and chips and were shocked to see on the menu that tarter sauce was an extra .75p We have never seen this...More

Thank Thomas55
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Questions & Answers
7 July 2017|
Response from Daz23Jo15 | Reviewed this property |
hi they will be this is thier busiest night so I'd advise booking. best regards
7 March 2016|
Response from Derrett0710 |
I work here and they don't allow dogs inside unfortunately but they are allowed on the terrace and they have heat lamps and blankets if it's cold :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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