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Back Street Bistro

16 St. Andrews Street, St Ives TR26 1AH, England
+44 1736 797074
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
16 St. Andrews Street, St Ives TR26 1AH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This (renamed, not sure why) slightly quirky bistro is set just back from the sea & is family run. It almost feels as if you are dining in a home, with mismatched chairs & tables, with art on the walls & lofty ceilings. The food...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 23 January 2018

There are a lot of good things about this restaurant: The food is very good and for Coeliacs they have plenty of options. This time I tried the duck with sweet potatoes and sweet pureed onions...they tasted sweet, in any case...all served with a tasty...More

3  Thank c0eliac1
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

My husband, me and my parents came here for a meal over my birthday weekend. My husband and I had a meal here 6 years ago on our honeymoon, it was good then but even better now. Very good food and service

Thank Leane M
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Visited in December for dinner. Excellent service and the food was delicious. We all had started and main courses and were too full for desert...

Thank peanutsh
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Having eaten at this superb restaurant a few times before, we were delighted to get a table for New Year for a large party. It didn't disappoint. The food was excellent, as always. Beef that melted in your mouth, rich succulent venison and numerous other...More

Thank Werewilf
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful gastronomic meal again this year. The service was second to none with the staff in fancy dress, the food was as always superb and excellent value for money. Atmosphere was lovely with everyone enjoying the food and ambience. Obviously you would...More

Thank Claire21957
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the bistro last year towards the end of our weeks holiday over New Years and were very impressed so made a reservation for this year! We were not disappointed, everything from the complementary warm bread, the girls / kids meals to our ribeye...More

Thank NickyS1978
Reviewed 31 December 2017

A table for 13 guests were arranged via email with this little restaurant. I had been liaising with Poppy who had requested a pre-order which was absolutely no problem as there was so many of us. On arrival, Poppy took us upstairs where a table...More

Thank Redrose1956
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We have been to most restaurants in St Ives over the last 10 years . We love our food and wine and are well travelled and pretty fussy . We chose The Backstreet Bistro via tripadvisor . We visited early on a Wednesday evening ....More

3  Thank billempire
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Asked our kids to take control today for our dinner booking and they didn’t disappoint. Wonderful food and service together in a lovely setting made our night. Will be back

3  Thank peter m
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Averil N
4 December 2017|
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Response from Malcolm C | Reviewed this property |
Try the car park in North Terrace, next to the launderette.
jackie s
17 November 2017|
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Response from Malcolm C | Reviewed this property |
It is possible that the resturant is closed in January.. Most resturants in the town are closed during the winter months. .. It's the time for staff and owners to take holidays.... As Old Bear says.. Call them to see if they... More
Sheila S
13 July 2017|
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Response from Helen N | Reviewed this property |
On the night we visited, there were three vegetarian starters (cauliflower soup, savoury bread and butter pudding and house salad), one pasta (mushroom linguine), a camembert risotto and two fish dishes (hake and sole).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$36
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 St. Andrews Street, St Ives TR26 1AH, England (Formerly St Andrews Street Bistro St Ives)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797074
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French inspired menu, where fine dining has never been so casual! Finest locally sourced ingredients.
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