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The Bean Inn Vegetarian Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Bean Inn was born in 2003 and its reputation has grown steadily throughout the years. The restaurant is a popular choice with both tourists and locals and offers a warm intimate setting spread over 3 small dining rooms displaying local art. Our aim in the restaurant is to offer you some of the tastiest vegetarian and vegan dishes from around the world. Bringing you the best flavours means using the best quality ingredients. We therefore use local, organic and seasonal produce whenever possible. We are members of the Vegetarian Society's Food & Drinks Guild. This means that all of the ingredients that we use have been approved by The Vegetarian Society.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

We had dinner on 28/12/18. Like our previous visit in August 2017 it was a joy for both our vegan daughter & us omnivores. From the homemade bread to the puddings everything was delightful. The waiting staff are very friendly & the rooms full of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank John B
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Wonderful flavours, excellent quality and great service. Very small and intimate and totally recommend this little haven. i havent been for a quite a time but desperate to re visit.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We went as a group of five towards the end of the season and had mixed views. A full time vegetarian friend and I chose the more strongly spiced middle eastern and Asian dishes and we both had excellent meals. Two of the others who...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank HarryY344
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to a vegetarian / vegan restaurant and we were thoroughly impressed. The decor was lovely and the food was beautifully cooked and at reasonable prices. Staff were efficient and very friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank KeithandSue6
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I have to say that I am mystified by all the rave reviews that the Bean Inn gets. The food was perfectly edible, and if you'd cooked it yourself for a weekday supper you'd think it was tasty enough but to use the word 'Restaurant'...More

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank SalH100
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

My wife is a non-meat eater and has been for years. The problem is always trying to find somewhere that she can find something nice on the menu. So we had heard a lot of great things about The Bean Inn and thought we would...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank AndyBaker65
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We ate at the Bean on two evenings during our stay at the Coast B&B. We're both vegans, and I'd say the meals we had were absolutely wonderful, some of the best vegan restaurant meals we've ever had. The highpoint for me was a Moroccan-inspired...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Katharine J
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The Bean Inn has always been a good choice when visiting the St Ives area of Cornwall, but their vegan selection is now even better. Most of the menu is vegan or can be adapted. They have also started serving alcohol - a bonus! Be...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank velochristine
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I visited the Bean Inn for dinner and was very impressed. Great choice of dishes, beautiful art on the walls and staff were terrific. Definitely recommend it!

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank BtnM99
Reviewed 12 September 2018

If you’re looking for excellent service and exciting, tasty vegetarian (and vegan) dishes, The Bean Inn ticks all boxes! Nestled in the centre of Carbis Bay this restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere. The staff are really friendly and attentive. It was my friends birthday and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Laura_Sweep
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6 July 2017|
Response from Thebeaninn | Property representative |
the waitress can let you know this when you are seated.
12 April 2017|
Response from Thebeaninn | Property representative |
Hi, sorry, we're unable to take dogs. We do have a decking area and some people leave the dogs outside and book the table in the window where they can keep and eye on the dog. Hope this helps.
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