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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“paella” (41 reviews)
“chowder” (20 reviews)
“fish” (50 reviews)
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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 866 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends when on holiday to celebrate 1 of the groups big birthdays, meant to have a coffee but was a lovely sunny November afternoon so we opted for a couple of bottles of Rose instead, a good choice! we were greeted by...More

Thank anne-marie s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been looking forward to lunch here since our last visit to St Ives last March and as usual we weren’t disappointed. The food is just as good as some of the more “up themselves” restaurants in town but in a much more relaxed ambiance.

1  Thank SidmouthJohn
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The customer service was excellent on every occasion- twice for breakfast, evening meal and coffee!! (Or should I say a couple of glasses of wine! - it was my Birthday!!) We saw dolphins and seals from the terrace which added to the excellent customer service...More

1  Thank jangles86
Reviewed 11 November 2017

over the course of 3 days, 6 of us went twice for breakfast, once for dinner and once just for coffee (but ended up having a few wines!). Lovely food, the customer service was excellent and brilliant views of the beach and sea. Saw seals...More

1  Thank Duncan W
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We were here a few years ago and it was great so decided to return. Service was great, very friendly girl although couldnt help thinking she could have done with a helping hand especially as she was eating behind the counter in between serving customers....More

1  Thank Jessica N
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I've visited here many times over the years, and thankfully the level of service has been friendly and consistent, fish dishes are succulent and full of tongue tingling flavours... always worth a visit so give it a go.

Thank oddjob30
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant anywhere. We ate here twice last week - once as a family of four and then again with friends as a party of eight. It's such a consistently great experience that we return every time we are in St Ives....More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We didn't eat in the upstairs restaurant but on the terrace overlooking the beach. It was a quick stop so we didn't really get a flavour of the entire menu. The service was quick and staff were friendly. Views were stunning of the beach and...More

Thank welshbird34
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I visited Porthgwidden Cafe 26th October. We were shown to our seats, we ordered and food was delivered. I had the Panini which was on the verge of burnt, my husband had the squid no complaints my daughter had the kids...More

Thank darstives
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Quite enjoyed our time at the Cafe recently as the food, service and drink were all excellent. The squid starter lived up to its billing while the chowder was out of this world. I liked the seafood pasta main quite a lot while others in...More

Thank G3inLondon
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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
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  • 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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