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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

) #26 of 103 Restaurants in St Ives €€ - €€€ European, British, Soups
Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“paella” (38 reviews)
“chowder” (19 reviews)
“sea bass” (21 reviews)
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European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have enjoyed two meals here during our stay in St Ives and both have been delicious. I would particularly recommend the calamari and the mussels! My only little quibble would be that we were charged £6 for a handful of plain pasta which we...More

Thank york7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whenever I am down in Cornwall I will always visit Porthgwidden, usually for my birthday. The staff there are always really friendly and the atmosphere is great! The food is very yummy - and the views are lovely. Would totally recommend. :D

Thank Oysterchild
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saturday evening dinner with the family. Food was good and the wine went down well. Hubby enjoyed the fish and chips, as did the kids. A very cute place. Would recommend.

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here on 19th July to celebrate our wedding anniversary, having eaten at the restaurant several times previously. The service was excellent and friendly and the cooking imaginative and superb, as always. The beauty of going there for lunch is that we were able...More

Thank Lipizzaners
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fourth time here and each time gets better, we were seated on the terrace tonight with a fab view, heaters on and blanket provided. Very friendly staff and excellent service. Food had the wow factor again, soup and fishcake starter, hake and steak main all...More

Thank KayWillis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking back it is almost exactly a year since I reviewed this restaurant. I have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. The food has always been superb. However, my wife and I visited for an evening meal and both left hugely disappointed. We...More

1  Thank bob s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with wife and family members for an evening meal. On entering met with friendly smiling staff in a great location overlooking the bay. The food was not cafe quality more restaurant quality hence the pricing of the menu. I had the seafood chowder for...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got up early as the weather was gorgeous and headed to the cafe for breakfast. Had a lovely bap stuffed with tasty bacon. Also a good selection of fruit teas. Had the beach to ourselves as we ate breakfast looking over the sea.

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We unfortunately didn't get chance to eat inside, but the take away food from the cafe was great and the service was very good, always friendly and polite.

Thank Brew95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is always on our list for a meal on our annual St Ives holiday, but unfortunately I think that the standards are falling. This year our meals were underwhelming and the menu was pretty uninspiring. The food was ok, but no more -...More

1  Thank Chris H
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7 March 2016|
Response from Derrett0710 |
I work here and they don't allow dogs inside unfortunately but they are allowed on the terrace and they have heat lamps and blankets if it's cold :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, 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: Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796791
Sorry for any inconveniences but we are closed on Christmas Day
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