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The Cornish Deli

3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
+44 1736 795100
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (57 reviews)
“sandwiches” (41 reviews)
“baguette” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
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211 - 220 of 482 reviews

Reviewed 1 June 2015

We came in at around 1pm, which was busy lunchtime I think. There is only one waitress/serving staff/cashier and our chef so it took some waiting time before the food is finally served. We were starving at the time and the inviting aroma from the...More

1  Thank catsmirk
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch with hubby and daughter while on holiday. Can honestly say I had the best crab sandwich I had ever tasted, was packed with crab and fresh salad. Hubby had the beef toasted sandwich and again was pretty spectacular! It does...More

1  Thank ClaireRead1983
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Went there for a light lunch. We ended up with a mixed plate of meats, bread, salad and olives. Absolutely delicious.

Thank ChrisLake38
Reviewed 23 May 2015

3rd time visiting the Cornish Deli in 3 consecutive years. Still one of the best places for a hearty, freshly cooked lunch. It's a busy, cosy little place. Little bit of a wait for food but that's ok as the food is so good. Great...More

1  Thank AndyX
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Today my wife and I had lunch at The Cornish Deli. After a warm welcome we discovered the offered cornish cheeses so we decided to take a cheese board. Owner Mark was so kind to give us samples of six different ones and they all...More

1  Thank Hanselaar
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We popped in for a bite to eat - glad we did.Very tasty, full of flavour snacks. Very friendly owner - particularly as he had to come in on a Sunday when he was supposed to be at hone entertaining guests - one of his...More

1  Thank Jak Jak G
Reviewed 5 May 2015

This is a gem of cafe. Small but beautiful. Well prepared food by knowledgable passionate staff. Tucked away in Chapel St it could be missed as not on the main drag - but well worth a visit. Only a small number of table so best...More

2  Thank Lesleyllp
Reviewed 26 April 2015

We popped in for an early lunch. My husband had sautéed mushrooms topped with Cornish blue cheese which he said was delicious...and it looked it!! I fancied some scrambled eggs, tomatoes and toast and although breakfast had ended the guy who I presume is the...More

2  Thank Tracey D
Reviewed 20 April 2015

A perfect place for a very large fry up! Very good food, a pleasant owner and a nice atmosphere. Clearly very popular and you can see why.

2  Thank NorthSomersetMike
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Popped in for lunch today . Ordered the bacon and melted goats cheese salad for myself and my husband had their homemade steak burger. My salad was extremely tasty, a feast for the eyes and mouth. Husband said that his was amazing. I explained to...More

2  Thank Lorna A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
John L
Can we bring a well behaved dog? Thanks
17 June 2017|
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Response from markjohnellwood | Property representative |
Yes - absolutely
Garry P
We had a great lunch here yesterday - amazing service and made to feel so welcome. Food was great (squid and chips, yum), and brilliant value for money.
29 July 2016|
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Response from markjohnellwood | Property representative |
Hiya do we need to make a booking for lunch over Easter?
24 March 2015|
Response from Cornish D | Property representative |
You don't have to make a booking and we are quite casual on that front, but if you want to we can certainly put something in the diary for you. Either drop me a reply saying the date and time or pop in when you're in town... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795100
  • E-mail
The Cornish Deli exists to bring to best quality Cornish and regional produce to its customers.If you want fantastic quality local meats, cheeses, seafood, fruit and vegetables, snacks and regional specialities, the Cornish Deli is for you.Incorporated with the Cornish Deli, is the The Deli Cafe offering hot and cold drinks, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea, and Evening Meals. As well as providing lots of wonderful foods and drinks, the Cornish Deli is home to the Deli Cafe. The Deli Cafe offers delicious drinks including Lavazza coffee, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea and Evening Meals. All food can be eaten in or take-away. The Deli Cafe is open every day, and in the summer evenings from Tuesday to Sunday. It is fully air conditioned and fuly licensed, providing the perfect sanctuary away from the often busy St. Ives streets.
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