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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish curry” (213 reviews)
“fish and chips” (195 reviews)
“lobster” (83 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
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1 - 10 of 2,964 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very classy late lunch beautifully atmospheric right on the beach. Top class food and very friendly attentive service. Top notch

Thank LondonWiggies
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here at both breakfast and lunch times for a number of years and I just love the place. Went for breakfast on Saturday the food and the staff were brilliant. After much deliberation I went for the Kedgeree and it was one...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed locally and were advised to try Porthminster Beach Cafe.The seafood platter will take some beating, just delicious.

Thank cliff d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here outside on the terrace as it was sunny and dry in November! I had the soup and homemade bread and my partner had the fish and chips. Both meals were great and very much superior to your average fare in terms of...More

Thank cerisjones
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven’t been to St Ives for some years but in the past have always visited this beautifully situated restaurant. This was the last Saturday in October and was a chilly evening but unfortunately so was the restaurant. We asked for blankets and my brother...More

Thank Tdyte
Reviewed 1 week ago

With lights twinkling on a darkening evening, we were warmly welcomed by polite cheery staff to this gorgeous restaurant on the beach. The wine was excellent, service friendly and courteous, and the food delicious....I had monkfish curry, truly the best Thai curry I have ever...More

Thank CHL1London
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is £30 a high price to pay for fish and chips and a pot of tea? Not at this restaurant. It feels very classy, the sea views and excellent food combining to create a very memorable experience. £30 for fish and chips? Worth every penny...More

Thank cabbie37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After several recommendations we booked the Porthminster Beach Cafe for our anniversary dinner. They were accommodating and put us in prime position next to the window. The waiters and waitresses were very good and service was at a good pace. We had bread and mackerel...More

2  Thank WesternRose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an early lunch here just after arriving in St Ives for the start of our holiday. Seated by the window with a fine view of Porthminster Beach, we were served by friendly staff. The food was truly excellent and my Indonesian Vegetable curry...More

Thank idb50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch here with friends was great. Super food friendly and efficient service and a wonderful view. Let’s go again, soon!

Thank Peter L
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Questions & Answers
17 June 2018|
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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|
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Response from Smiling14 | Reviewed this property |
Very disappointed was looking forward to a nice evening
Haesul F
6 March 2018|
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Response from HolidaysBristol | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think it caters for all in the day. In the evening it becomes more sophisticated with more couples and groups. There are more baby friendly places in st Ives though.
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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 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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.
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