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Porthmeor Cafe

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Porthmeor, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
+44 1736 793366
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

You are right above the beach and can eat inside or out. Loads of space and there is big decking area lower down if you are playing on the beach where you eat in comfort. We went in evening just for a coffee and it really is relaxing. Price of a couple of coffee was high though - guess that's... More 

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Cheltenham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We visited twice in our weekend stay. The first was on a beautiful sunny Friday early evening when enjoyed a beer whilst watching the waves, surfers and seagulls. Perfect! Then we visited the following day for a cup of tea and an amazing slice of chocolate and pumpkin cake. It was totally delicious. The chairs are comfy, you can sit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We booked here for a first night meal on arrival to St Ives having had drinks ere previously and it didn't disappoint. We chose several small tapas style eating plates and was treated to several plates of delight. All of the food was amazing Book to avoid disappointment as it was very busy even on a blustery evening. We booked... More 

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Kent England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This was our second visit to St Ives and we couldn't wait to get back to this place. There's something really special about it. The location is amazing, right above the beach. Perfect for people watching, and so relaxing watching the waves. The staff are very friendly, and the food is great. From the breakfasts, with plenty of selection, all... More 

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Spent a weekend in St Ives & this was a great find for breakfast. Served a wonderful healthy omelette & great coffee overlooking a beautiful beach. Out of season no doubt different in the high season!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Excellent position overlooking the whole of the bay. Staff excellent and helpful, good service. We had tea and cakes (lovely) and only wished we hat time to eat because the food that went past looked most appetising.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Glad to retuRn again to see the cafe is still going strong and still offering delicious food and drinks through from morning to night. My favourite breakfast remains the crab,scrambled egg and rocket with home made mayo. The tapas are also a delight.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Visited the cafe for lunch and dinner during a recent break in St Ives and the Porthmeor Cafe truly exceeded expectations with some truly delicious food. For lunch we indulged in the tapas menu - every dish was a generous portion with creative and unique twists. My girlfriend is gluten and dairy free but they catered without issue and I... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Excellent service and very good food. Right on the beach front and presents a lovely view. Needed to book in for the Saturday night as they were busy.

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Had lunch here on a sunny day overlooking the sand and the sea which was fantastic. The food was served promptly by friendly and efficient staff. The food portions are not what you could call large but the quality is excellent. Its quality food well prepared and attractively served in terms of its presentation. The desserts are excellent and well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthmeor, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 793366
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?