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Back Street Bistro

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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 1 December 2015

In an area that has a high number of excellent seafood restaurants St Andrew Bistro offers a complete change. A varied menu with plenty of meat choices the dishes are well executed..The flavours of the dishes are very good indeed and well matched. Each table...More

1  Thank Janet G
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant! Consistently good food, service, wine and atmosphere. Really can't fault it. A real treat! I have dined here a number of times for lunch and dinner. The chef really knows what he's doing! Such a good find.

1  Thank Travelbug19772015
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We returned to this marvellous bistro having discovered it a few months ago and as before, it was superb. To be served your very own small loaf of bread, still warm and with that appetising and inviting “fresh bread” aroma was a delightful welcome. The...More

1  Thank Simon C
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Superb menu with decent size portions. Cooked to perfection. Would definitely recommend and will return on our next visit to the area.

1  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 9 November 2015

really nice evening, food lovely and fresh and staff could not do enough, without been over fussy. We would recommend this bistro to any family and friends vising st ives.

1  Thank fmrf1234
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Had a fabulous meal here without booking on a Saturday (I suspect because it's not on the seafront). Beautiful, home cooked sage bread (which was bagged for us when we couldn't eat it all). Lovely decor, especially the stained glass and the ceiling roses. My...More

1  Thank Nanette G
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Desperate for some proper food and vegetables, we stumbled across this restaurant. Fantastic food, melt in your mouth beef bourguignon with wonderful carrots. Thyme bread was lovely. Lamb shank fell off the bone and lovely depth of flavour. Puddings were to die for, sticky toffee...More

1  Thank SKW1000
Reviewed 18 October 2015

went with friends and had a great evening, the food was excellent, the front of house was really friendly and fun explained one of the dishes on menu and offered to leave the lime out, couldn't of been more helpful, delicious bread served when when...More

1  Thank beckieloulou
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Found this restaurant in St Ives, in a quite street just back from the glitzy places on the front. Relaxed, well-spaced tables, first class food and very good value for money, but you'll need to book.

1  Thank bear8618
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We have never had particularly good dining experiences on visits to St Ives, but we decided to give this place a go based on the menu and that it looked like a place that had proper chefs. The food was well cooked and well presented....More

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Miranda G
20 March 2018|
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Response from Jonathan N | Reviewed this property |
It’s closed - sadly. The owners have set up a new place nr St Michael’s Mount.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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