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The Loft Restaurant & Terrace

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Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
+44 1736 794204
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a really good meal and service, one of the best in St Ives. Varied menu and good surroundings.

1 Thank PeterG1958
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was very good and for Valentines, where some restaurants hike up the price, this was very reasonable. Great fish dishes and a cute building and atmosphere - however if you are expecting a sea/harbour view you will be disappointed as this is tucked away behind lots of other buildings so no 'seaside appeal'.

1 Thank BikeAylesbury
St Ives, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really looked forward to our special Valentine's night out at The Loft. We knew the Loft had changed hands recently, and we wanted to see if we could add the restaurant to our short list of favourites in town. The simple answer is YES! Our meal was lovely. The portion size was just right, the quality of ingredients perfect,... More 

1 Thank mou5e
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Mahooosive portion of a roast pork for an amazing price!!! Plus an absolutely gorgeous sticky toffee pudding. Love this place, lovely staff, lovely interior and lovely views

4 Thank Abi L
Worthing, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the Loft tucked away in a very quaint part of St. Ives for a meal on New Year's Eve. Very polite staff welcomed us, service throughout the meal was exceptional. Food was of the highest quality, of which I cannot possibly fault. Steaks were cooked to perfection and the ham hock Scotch egg was something else. Would highly recommend... More 

3 Thank Maccyds15
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

oh dear oh dear, we have been going to the loft for many years now with excellent service and food but............... we knew it had changed hands but hoped it had kept up its standards, alas no, the staff were still super friendly and accommodating but the food was very disappointing. It all seemed warmed up and dry, no where... More 

Thank Purpleobi
Sandy, United Kingdom
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567 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78,460 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was our first visit to the Loft Restaurant & Terrace, tucked away at the end of the street, and certainly won’t be our last. We had a table on the terrace with lovely views overlooking the harbour. The service was excellent and we were not rushed at all. There is a good selection of dishes to choose from on... More 

12 Thank Sandygranny
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We received a very warm welcome with a small dog in tow who was made to feel equally welcome. The food was so fresh and plentiful that were were sad that we had left it to our penultimate day to come here. The stake was out of this world, and the pudding were to die for too. Wonderful service throughout... More 

1 Thank Holidaywood
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We booked this restaurant for my birthday as dogs are welcomed in the terrace part. When we arrived it was blowing a gale but the lovely waitress, Alex had put all the heaters on in advance to ensure we were warm enough. What a lovely start! The whole evening was just blissful. The food was delicious, the wine was great... More 

1 Thank Janie d
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Our small family group dont get together all that often, and this trip was part of a short meet up in St Ives. We didnt make a reservation, but it was mid week and we got in, no trouble. The food was superbly presented, well considered, fairly priced and efficiently served. All four of us were very satisfied with our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$31
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 794204
Modern-British cuisine using all local Cornish ingredients,we pride ourselves on only using responsible farming and fishing methods and the best local suppliers.
Everything on the menu is handmade with attention to detail. We have a beautiful secluded 40 cover sun terrace with sea views.
We are Dog friendly and service is always with a smile

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?