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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
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Overview
  • 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
CUISINES
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
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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
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253DougC
24 November 2018|
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Response from BeeteeEm | Reviewed this property |
Yes
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Customereview411
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.
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Smiling14
15 May 2018|
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Response from Smiling14 | Reviewed this property |
Very disappointed was looking forward to a nice evening
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Meals
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
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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