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Porthmeor Beach Cafe

| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
+44 1736 793366
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (500 reviews)
“grilled banana” (23 reviews)
“churros” (50 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 19 February 2017

The menu is imaginative with high quality ingredients. The young staff were especially cheerful and efficient and remained so the whole day we were there from lunch to tea.

Thank caseldines
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Just popped in for a quick coffee, good prompt service, great location and good coffee. We will vist again

Thank homeOffice
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We decided to go to the first cafe we found on our way to St Ives town centre and it turned out to be a little gem. I think anyone reading my reviews must think I'm easily pleased! It's not true! I usually spend a...More

Thank Guitarman1977
Reviewed 17 February 2017

With a near perfect location above the picture perfect Porthmeor Beach, this restaurant is fabulous. My cooked breakfast included cooked cherry tomatoes and spinach, as well as perfectly poached eggs. My family loved their choice of porridge, which included the option of soy milk for...More

Thank Currah
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Called in for lunch and had 3 Tapas dishes a wine and Cornish beer. The food was excellent and served by smiling friendly staff, what more could you ask for - brilliant thank you.

Thank wriglea
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I like this place especially in the morning for a bit of breakfast. Right on the beach overlooking the surfers catching that all important wave. Great on a sunny st Ives morning.

Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A great cafe, food was really decent, I tried one of the specials that was a home made chorizo burger and it was superb. Good menu and kids stuff good value. View is hard to beat and you can sit inside or outside. Wow the...More

Thank DJRDevon
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were in St. Ives for a weekend and lunch was so good that we came here twice. The first day I chose the omlette with chorizo, which was good. I came with a nice side salad and bread and I also ordered a side...More

Thank Jerh48
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Wanting to sample brunch here today, yesterday we tried to book a table for 10:30 this morning. We were told they don't take brunch bookings. So we went along just after 10am today only to be told that the empty table we could see had...More

Thank Ginny116
jennawoolcock, Owner at Porthmeor Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you feel you were treated unfairly. We do have a non-booking policy for breakfast and lunch, but on this occasion I (the owner) had asked for this table to be reserved for myself and friends. Regards, Jenna

Reviewed 6 February 2017

A welcome stop after a walk around the town, great place to watch the waves. The coffee is Origin. locally roasted. Food looked great too

Thank Helen M
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9 August 2017|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Yes - in the outside area.
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 .
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!!
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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
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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