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St Andrews Street Bistro St Ives

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16 St. Andrews Street, St Ives TR26 1AH, England
+44 1736 797074
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a brilliant place . The food is fresh and well presented , we had the crab pasta and the hake for main course both were amazing and well presents ted . There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere in the Restaurant , our waitress Daisy was ver attentive and helpful us choose of food . We will be back... More 

Thank lippygirlMaidenhead
Torquay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a local lady we met. We went on a Monday night so it was quiet. It was very welcoming on arrival. Very nice girl serving. All the food we had was freshly cooked and the bread was delicious. Yes it's quite a lot but you don't have to eat it all!! We... More 

Thank Hilary C
Ashwater, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here after looking at Trip Advisor. We absolutely loved the restaurant, food and staff. Go soon.

Thank BrianGeo66
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps we were just unlucky and the chef had taken a night off but we did not experience a five star meal , venue was good , service ok , the complimentary bread was good but far too large for 2 , the starter of halloumi ok but the flatbread was tough and unpleasant and the whole thing too big... More 

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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The girl serving us was very friendly and helpful. The bistro had a nice atmosphere. Husbands fish was very good but mine had such a thick crust on it that it put me off.

Thank 50crocks
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently rebranded as Back Street Bistro but fortunately maintains the warm welcome and excellent food, at great value. Staff are very friendly. Visited twice in one week. Can recommend seafood bisque (exquisite), brill with risotto, crab with egg roll, hake. Complimentary home baked bread gets the meal off to a great start. If staying in St Ives you must visit... More 

Thank Ken M
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now called the Back Street Bistro, this is off the beaten track and away from the touristy restaurants in St Ives. A seasonal and local menu is available and the food was of a very high standard. The hake was excellent and pork belly was cooked perfectly. The freshly baked bread as a welcome treat was very nice! I was... More 

Thank Rach123P
Potton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My last review of this restaurant, now named Back Street Bistro, but as far as I know in the same management as previously, was in 2015 and I gave it a glowing review. It gets another one from me and what more can I say than the words of my title. A delightful place, superb food (the seafood bisque with... More 

Thank CityGardener
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a table booked somewhere else last night but on routè stumbled across this little gem. The Menu had some variety, without being too overwhelming. We all had the Hake. Cooked nicely along with the sautéed kale and mash. However the lemon butter was slightly too sweet, so therefore didn't get much citrus. Not a complaint, because it was lovely,... More 

Thank Louki K
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134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably one of the best meals I have had anywhere. The waitress was very friendly and professional and the food was exceptional. We were a party of five and didn't have to wait long to be served or for the food to arrive. The flavours were amazing. Thank you! Will definitely return and recommended.

Thank AnnieBee303

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$32
European, British, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 St. Andrews Street, St Ives TR26 1AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797074
Vibrant street food menu influenced by best locally sourced season produce.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?