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Porthminster Beach Cafe

One restaurant, one beach, one menu, one excellent approach to food. Recommended in the Times (2012) as one of the top five places to eat fish!

Porthminster Beach Cafe
Porthminster Beach
ST IVES
Cornwall
TR26 2EB

Telephone

01736 795352

4 Stars

Sep 2012

ladygrey

Nice but VERY expensive

Agree with comments as far as very tasty, freshly cooked food and great views straight over the sea go. We arrived on the off chance and got a seat on the terrace, it was rather chilly but they gave us rugs! However you pay for the privilege, we are probably not high class diners but £66 for 2 courses for 2 people? Including £6 for what was really quite a small glass of wine? Ouchie. Stick with coffee and get your main meal elsewhere.

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5 Stars

Aug 2012

Superb Food

Absolutely superb lunch at a magnificent location - and service to match

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5 Stars

Nov 2011

Mr Coates and Mrs O'Neill

Simply The Best!

Forget Michelin Stars, this must be one of the best restaurants in Cornwall. No need to say any more!

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5 Stars

Oct 2011

Mrs Holden

great place on the beach

Walked from Carbis Bay to St Ives on the coastal path - the walk was lovely but somewhat busy. Spotted the beach cafe on our way out and couldn't resist on our way back! Had a good lunch on the beach at the cafe - dogs are allowed so a massive plus for us, then returned back to the station car park at Carbis Bay.

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4 Stars

Oct 2011

Ms Savage

Fab

Excellent food/ambiance/service so do try it!

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5 Stars

Sep 2011

Has to be one of the best places to stop for a coffee!!

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4 Stars

Jul 2011

Mrs Eagon

Great location and very good food. Service a bit patchy - some new staff being trained?

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5 Stars

Jul 2011

Mr Watkins

Simply GREAT!

We were lucky enough to get a table last week and the food was delicious! The atmosphere was really chilled, great staff and a view to die for.

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5 Stars

Jan 2011

Mr and Mrs Milne

Not only excellent for the food & view, but award winning too!

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5 Stars

Jan 2010

A delight!

This is a real treasure - we always recommend to friends when they visit St Ives. Beautifully fresh food, lovely staff and the views are just out of this world. If you want to try it out, you can just have coffee and cake - but book for lunch or dinner or you may not get in. It is great for family dining too - they prefer you to eat early in the evening with children and although they don't advertise a children's dinner menu - they do offer a selection of dishes for them.

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5 Stars

Aug 2008

Our favourite restaurant. Excellent food and wine. The Telegraph gave it a 10 out of 10- very rare indeed-we would give it 12 out of 10. The decor and views are outstanding with lovely touches (the wine comes in a beach bucket cooler). Imaginative fresh dishes that are simply mouth watering. Don't miss it!

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5 Stars

Jul 2008

Mrs Gibson

A treat!

The Porthminster Beach Cafe is delightful. The staff, location, food and consistant high standards always makes for a fantastic treat! Something to share with family and loved ones alike.

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