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Porthminster Beach Cafe

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Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
09:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mum dropped a big hint that she has never been here before and would quite like to eat here as her friends have and raved about it!!! Now me being the loving son that I am accepted the challenge and managed to book a table for Mother's Day. The food was amazing and my dad was overheard by several family... More 

Thank dominic c
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always eat here when in St Ives. The restaurant is reliably consistent with excellent food combinations and good service. The beach location is special and makes the visit complete.

Thank heatherogburn
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful breakfast here. Beautifully presented and excellent quality produce. U usually need to book especially for dinner but breakfast on a Saturday in March was quiet. Very pleasant staff and good service. My only complaint was that I think it is a bit stingy to charge for toast if someone is having a full English and decaf coffee... More 

Thank Jane S
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic staff, beautiful views and superb food. A great menu to choose from - What you'd expect near the coast!

Thank Frysoni
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Anniversary lunch was brilliant, service was excellent and main hake was fresh and vibrant. Desert was fab, should be top 5.

Thank glennuk2
Reading, England
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe is lovely and the food is superb. No baby changing and the toilets are located down several steep steps. Not baby/small child friendly and would be impossible for if in a wheelchair.

Thank kezza1871
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful place for lunch. The cafe has great views of the stunning beach and delicious food. The mackerel was so good and beautifully presented. The cream tea was very nice. The staff are great and friendly. But its jewel in the crown during our cold, stormy and sunny weekend were the outside pods. Blankets are provided and... More 

Thank Eve P
Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had tramped up the coastal path from Carbis Bay with a buggy with small baby inside and the restaurant was perfectly placed and very welcoming. They found us a great table and the service was excellent with some wonderful different food for lunch all round. We commented though on the complete lack of changing facilities for babies with only... More 

Thank Ken w
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say fantastic location over looking the beautiful beach.Great customer service and tasty food.Highly recommend.

Thank sharon697
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in for a cuppa and slice of cake. Very good tea and lovely cake at a reasonable price. Staff friendly and welcoming.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
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
Sorry for any inconvenience but we are closed on Christmas Day

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