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Porthmeor Beach Cafe

) #7 of 102 Restaurants in St Ives €€ - €€€ Cafe, Seafood, European
| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
+44 1736 793366
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (458 reviews)
“churros” (47 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

My Wife and I have visited this Café several times it located opposite the Tate Gallery . Cream Tea's are nice we stayed from a Crab Sandwich and that was nice. The only thing was the Staff let kids run amok and the kids knocked...More

Thank Ian4379
Reviewed yesterday

This cafe is a lovely place to visit for the view and food although a bit expensive at £11 for tea for two and two cakes. The staff were polite and keen to explain what cakes were and these are mercifully not served on top...More

1  Thank PopovaSt_Ives
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very tasty light lunch in this lovely airy café with fabulous beach views, just opposite the Tate. Lots of vegetarian options, including a delicious sweet potato and feta cheese omelette.

Thank chris g
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best food had tapas the monkfish was do good. Highly recommend. Will go back next time in Cornwall

Thank happyholidays76
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had dinner here on Sunday evening and it was excellent, food fantastic and staff very pleasant and helpful. Good value also. Sat and had cocktails and watched the sun go down over the Porthmeor Beach, then sat for dinner outside. Does get very busy so...More

Thank DamonCS
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the west side. We went for a beach day and had a great time. We ate and I had Thai green curry which was amazing. A real delight. Only a couple of downs. One was that we asked a member of staff what...More

Thank Peter1766
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a small breakfast at this popular cafe with outdoor seating and views of Porthmeor beach, Slightly pricey but the food and the service were good and a small premium is worth paying on a summer morning to eat breakfast with such a wonderful...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Got to the restaurant at 10:50 breakfast served until 11:00 as advertised. Restaurant was busy and refused to serve breakfast because it was busy?? Go figure??

1  Thank jbstives
Reviewed 6 days ago

No wonder this place gets great reviews , service was good ,food was excellent and not overpriced and the view was fantastic , what more do you want for lunch ! As a recommendation the chorizo burger was delicious !

Thank darrensmart
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times, this is an amazing beach cafe with great views. Food is superb from simple fresh crab sandwiches to their lovely tapas. A great atmosphere with seating inside and out. Some lovely alcoves with bench style seating outside each with...More

Thank jorogers79794
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dogs allowed on the outside patio?
18 September 2016|
Response from michael s | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware on the first terrace yes , though the terrace you access through restaurant I'm unsure . Staff and maitre d very helpful .
How many tapas dishes would be enough for one person?
30 May 2016|
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Response from Jacki B | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2/3 per person, depending on your appetite, every one we have now tasted are superb, enjoy!!
Hi. I understand that there are 'pods' where you can dine in private with cushions and blankets supplied. I didn't see these when we visited. Whereabouts are they and do you have to ask for one when you book? Also is there an extra charge for using them?
2 February 2016|
Response from Pam_Clark |
Pods are situated outside - go through the restaurant and out the far door, as if heading for the toilets. They are bookable, at no extra charge, and very cosy with a heater and blankets for cooler evenings. Our hotel... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 793366
  • E-mail
Porthmeor Beach Café Bar is open daily from Easter to November and serving food from 9:00am to 9:30pm. With Australian chef Cameron Jennings at the helm, breakfasts are renowned and our tapas menu has an acclaimed reputation. Full drinks license so come and sip champagne on our terrace and watch the sun go down.
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