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Alba Restaurant

) #32 of 104 Restaurants in St Ives €€ - €€€ Seafood, European, British
Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 797222
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (9 reviews)
“crab linguine” (30 reviews)
“seafood” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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1 - 10 of 825 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Our experience at Alba was very disappointing. A fish soup had been microwaved to within an inch of of its life and still emitting steam some 15 minutes or so after its arrival. The same was true of my daughter's pasta dish. A main course...More

Thank 666catesan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have been to the restaurant a few times and was always excellent. Today we went for coffees and teas and really somebody should teach the personnel on how to make tea. The menu stated loose tea and instead we were served a pot of 'tea'...More

1  Thank Rother13
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is your typical style over substance restaurant. each plate is covered in multi coulored swirls most of which add nothing to the flours of the dish. it's not a total disaster. some elements are cooked well but they just don't seem to hang together...More

1  Thank Kenneth-London76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have never visited before, glad we booked tables as many walk ins were being turned away. The staff were lovely & attentive & very accommodating when faced with a fussy eater, the chef happily adjusted the menu for her. I found the menu a bit...More

1  Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the best table when we last visited and it is a great view of the harbour. The starters (mackerel served 3 ways) and the main course (hake) were great, full of flavour but the desserts were very disappointing and overpriced (£9). Overall the service...More

1  Thank SparkyKing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent dinner all round, service not as professional as one would of hoped to go with the very expensive food & ambience of fine dining which is the only thing that lets this place down. I asked the waitress to tell the chef an excellent...More

1  Thank Wag43
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table for this restaurant in March for this month and specifically asked for a table by the window as it was our 40th wedding anniversary. This was confirmed on the telephone and I reiterated the request via the electronic booking system. It...More

2  Thank chattykathyblue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great venue and fantastic table upstairs on Mezzine floor overlooking harbour. We also had a great personalized booking and greeting upon rival for cocktails. However once in restaurant, staff appeared a little rushed and felt that friendly greeting soon disappeared. Food was generally very good...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times over the years - it is our treat when we holiday in St Ives. This year saw a newly refurbished restaurant and some great art on the walls, but sadly a disappointing menu. We are big fish eaters...More

1  Thank KatJoy_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite booking our table via internet, it turned out as being cancelled on the system. The manager was utterly unsympathetic. Very disappointing.

1  Thank masacook
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3 October 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
The main restaurant is up a long flight of stairs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797222
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