We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish curry” (218 reviews)
“fish and chips” (197 reviews)
“lobster” (85 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 15:00 Hours
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (3,039)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 2,977 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for a cream tea in the early afternoon. The waitress that greeted us was very friendly and we were promptly seated and given the menus... And then seemingly forgotten about. After quite a while our order was eventually taken. The cream teas we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank xms2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cup of coffee and hot chocolate. Warm welcome. Went twice in one day. Great for dolphin watching as it is right on the beach and fab view of bay. Didn't eat there but it looked good!

Thank 407marianam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always very busy but definitely worth making a reservation for. Food is excellent, beautifully presented and some very interesting and successful combinations of taste and texture. Rather like the quality of food you would expect from 'fine dining', but in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank puppicello
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Birthday lunch today at the fabulous Porthminster Cafe. Lovely laid back vibe. Really pleasant staff and simply fantastic food. The menu has an Asian fusion twist but it was fantastic ingredients cooked really well. The red mullet was so tasty. Not the cheapest but worth...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank judieg2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

superb service, superb food, great menu, detail, location. everything was how a restruant should be, others should come and see how its done,

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thelittlemagpie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go in to the cafe for a coffee at the end of a long walk. The coffee was excellent.... So decided to stay for lunch. Superb Indonesian veg curry followed by sticky toffee pudding - oddly deconstructed but excellent flavours! Never been here...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hilaryh680
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by and the food is good, but as expected it is not cheap. The place is often crowded so best to go early as not sure you are able to book. Opposite the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank elizabeth w
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, fantastic food and outstanding location. Always a quality experience and a must when visiting St. Ives.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We last visited here in the summer when you get the best out of the location. Wonderful views over St Ives bay. At this time of the year you miss that . However my advice is go for lunch if the view is important. If...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank daviddyr
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Luckily we was given a wedding voucher for £100 as we used it fully and added another £30 ontop for two ..the view was amazing the food was amazing too so if you don't mind paying and waiting for a slot to book as very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cheryl t
Nearby HotelsSee all 19 hotels in St Ives
Primrose House
215 reviews
.11 km away
St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
1,789 reviews
.18 km away
Bay St. Ives Bay Hotel
650 reviews
.25 km away
Blue Hayes Hotel
443 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Mex
798 reviews
.54 km away
Blas Burgerworks
1,172 reviews
.45 km away
Lighthouse Bistro
163 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kidz R Us
330 reviews
.60 km away
Porthminster Beach
1,404 reviews
.25 km away
St. Ia, St. Ives Parish Church
18 reviews
.60 km away
St. Ives Gallery
18 reviews
.49 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
24 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from BeeteeEm | Reviewed this property |
17 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Msfitangelah | Reviewed this property |
Yes we were at the beach til 9.30pm for sure. I can't say exactly the time. Ring them, they are very helpful.
15 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Smiling14 | Reviewed this property |
Very disappointed was looking forward to a nice evening
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795352
  • E-mail
A Cornish beach café using local produce to the best of our ability, producing modern European dishes with a Pacific Rim influence. We pride ourselves on the best service we can deliver, and experiences our customers will remember. Apologies, but we do not accept dogs in our restaurant or on our terrace.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing