Reef & Beef Seafood & Steak St Ives

Reef & Beef Seafood & Steak St Ives

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 22:00
Mon
12:00 - 22:00
Tue
12:00 - 22:00
Wed
12:00 - 22:00
Thu
12:00 - 22:00
Fri
12:00 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£10.00 – £35.00
CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, British, Grill, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Are the prices at this restaurant mid-range / moderate?
About
Atmospheric restaurant in the heart of St Ives,offering Cornish Seafood &Succulent Steaks with good quality of wine ,friedly service all at a reasonable price !
PRICE RANGE
£10.00 – £35.00
CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, British, Grill, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: Reef & Beef Seafood & Steak St Ives
1. #Steaks experience
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5.0 of 5 bubblescathym62
2. #Local source
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5.0 of 5 bubblesN7436EOmikew
3. #Romantic and atmospheric
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5.0 of 5 bubblesP2760BLseana
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles40 reviews
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Very good
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Average
10
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Terrible
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Cathy M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Favourite Review
Jun 2024 family
Excellent meal with very good service. We had fish, duck, steak and chicken burger which were all cooked well and tasted great. Perhaps the early poor reviews were due to the restaurant just opening but I think the staff have really found their feet now. Would definitely return
Written 23 June 2024
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Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed review of our Reef & Beef dining experience. We really appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear about your overall positive impressions. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant soon and hope to continue to exceed your expectations.
Written 26 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark S
King's Lynn62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
First time back in St Ives for two years and we had researched this ‘new’ ? Restaurant. However we then realised this used to be the Cellar Bistro, a restaurant we have visited on two previous occasions and had meals that were of the highest standard, I can still remember the Main Course of Herb Crusted Hake. I regret to say that Reef and Beef is a pale shadow of what Cellar Bistro was. At first we thought that the restaurant had just had a rebrand but we found out that it is under a completely new management. The main area of the restaurant itself has a nice ambiance, unless you are seated in the elevated area near the entrance to the kitchen. The tables have plastic flowers in bud vases and fake candles, rather disappointing ! We ordered a Crab and Avocado Salad as our starter. In regards to taste we have no issue, however the portion size was somewhat disappointing, a small pot of Brown Crab paste, a few flakes of white crab meat, a few salad leaves and two and half small pieces of baguette. We made a polite observation to our waiter when he cleared the plates, which he said he would relay to the Management. Shortly after we observed another diner with the same starter which we had ordered and it was a substantially larger portion in every respect. We both opted for the Pan Fried Fillet of Hake for our Main Course with a portion of Roasted Veg to share. The Hake was superb on a bed of creamy seasoned mash. The portion of veg however was again very disappointing, we could not fault for taste but there was one broccoli floret, three or four very small pieces of potato and a few small carrot discs which would amount to less than one small carrot. We did not stay around to try any dessert and we will not be returning to Reef and Beef and would not recommend.
Written 8 June 2024
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Thank you for your visit and your time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that your expectation was not met. Once again we do value your feedback and we hope that you give us another chance perhaps to try some other dishes on our menu.
Written 9 July 2024
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Lynette L
Birmingham35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Went to this Restraunt twice while in st ives. The first time we were a couple and food was amazing and we Recomended to our friends . We booked and went again . This time I ordered the same starter as before and it was slightly different . I think they had ran out of crab as the brown crab was served with a dressing in a pot which was quite mushy . And the white crab was on the salad Before it was gorgeous fresh white and brown crab on top of the salad . And plentiful . We were hinted at as the lights flashed to hurry our drinks and leave . It wasn’t that late 9.15 ish . I feel they should of told us the finishing time before they served us extra XL glasses of wine after our meal
Written 27 June 2024
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Thanks for sharing! We always appreciate honest feedback, and it does indeed get pretty lively in here. Glad to hear you enjoyed. We are sorry for the light,just my colleague showing how to turn off,another colleague was first shift. We hope to see you soon again. Best regards, Reef&Beef
Written 9 July 2024
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Androo
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
Went with friends, one had scallops served in shells & after partially eating the first she found a 2” length of plastic strip in the food. The waiter took it away & removed the item but brought back the dish with the remaining 2 scallops on, bringing a third as a replacement later. They made no offer of a refund for the offending dish or any compensatory offer. We paid the bill in full but won’t return. The rest of the food was average at best & we all feel we were mislead by the Trip Advisor reviews.
Written 21 May 2024
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Thank you for your visit and your time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that your expectation was not met. Once again we do value your feedback and we hope that you give us another chance perhaps to try some other dishes on our menu.
Written 9 July 2024
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Villanelleshairpin
Nottingham11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Very disappointing experience.. booked a table for my family based on the reviews (the majority of which I now know were for the previous restaurant). Even though we had booked, and the restaurant was not busy when we arrived, we were not offered so much as a drink and left after 25 minutes (only waited this long as we were hungry and didn’t fancy our chances getting a table elsewhere)! Kept trying to catch the waiting staff’s attention to no avail - we were completely ignored - so we ended up leaving and going to the Rum & Crab Shack where we had an excellent meal!
Written 28 May 2024
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Helen W
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Although the staff were trying very hard, it all seemed very disorganised. We were greeted as if our booking was a surprise and the table that we were seated at seemed make do. The starters were good, the scallops were well cooked but the number ordered per person had to be corrected when served. Main courses were average for the price. The crab linguine was somewhat tasteless and had more than its fair share of shell included. Drinks advertised on the menu were unavailable but this may have been due to a delay in supplies for a newly opened business. We aren’t naive to the cost of eating out in St Ives but this meal was not value for money. We wish them luck for the rest of the season.
Written 29 June 2024
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Thank you for your visit and your time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that your expectation was not met. Once again we do value your feedback and we hope that you give us another chance perhaps to try some other dishes on our menu.” King regards Reef&Beef team!
Written 2 July 2024
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Denise
Kettering34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
I booked this restaurant as we always used to go to the Cellar Bistro and I wanted to give it a try and sample their Hake as it was still on the menu. Unfortunately they had run out of all draught drinks when we visited on a Sunday night and when I ordered the hake they had also run out of hake and another fish on the menu. I opted for the rack of lamb which was a nice meal but unfortunately the service seriously let it down and it was a bit like a Faulty Towers experience. Plastic flowers in a vase on the table, a few fresh flowers look so much nicer. There are so many exceptional restaurants in St Ives and sadly we will not be revisiting.
Written 6 July 2024
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Hi Denise, Thank you for your visit and your time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that your expectation was not met. Once again we do value your feedback and we hope that you give us another chance perhaps to try some other dishes on our menu. Best regards , Reef&Beef
Written 9 July 2024
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Marius S
Swansea34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
I am extremely satisfied with the culinary experience I had in this location. I'll start by saying that walking into the restaurant I was enveloped in a state of comfort induced by the very kind and welcoming staff. The service was impeccable and extremely professional. When the food arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by the presentation down to the smallest details. As a starter we had scallops and sea food soup. I can't say how good it was. Everything fresh and high quality. As a main I had lobster, crab linguini, rib eye and burger. The chef certainly has a great culinary experience and I wouldn't be surprised if he has a Michelin experience. The dessert was very delicious. I can't wait to come back and thank you for everything you have done for us. A truly memorable day.
Written 21 May 2024
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SammyPickles
Clay Cross1203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
We went for random dinner on Monday night about 5.30, no one else was in the restaurant! We sat near a little window which showed the harbour. Excellent service from a young lad and we picked a range of dishes from squid, seafood soup, burrata, grilled king prawns and fresh bread. All the food was delicious and we would definitely come back here!
Written 21 June 2024
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Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed review of our Reef & Beef dining experience. We really appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear about your overall positive impressions. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant soon and hope to continue to exceed your expectations.
Written 26 June 2024
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Simon Hughes
Pontypridd96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
Very overpriced for what we had. £28 for a sirloin and £2 for garlic butter (it already had a butter on it) they advertise it as a sauce! Small serving of chips, half a tomato with a sprinkle of dried onions on top of it. My small bottle of cider was £6:50!! Totally underwhelming for a £70 couples meal for a highly rated restaurant (perhaps reviews are from previous)? Didn’t wait for deserts. Had far better for far less. Nice food but way overpriced.
Written 12 June 2024
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Thank you for your visit and your time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that your expectation was not met. Once again we do value your feedback and we hope that you give us another chance perhaps to try some other dishes on our menu.
Written 9 July 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sean A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Had a superb evening at the newly opened Reef and Beef. Having dined at Cellar Bistro several times previous there will always be an element of comparison and whilst a different menu it still upholds the same standards. The hake and red gurnard are were both cooked excellently with crispy skin and flavoursome flesh. The seafood soup starter again brilliant. The service was impeccable, very efficient and friendly, and new owners present and attentive 11/10
Written 19 June 2024
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Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed review of our Reef & Beef dining experience. We really appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear about your overall positive impressions. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant soon and hope to continue to exceed your expectations.
Written 26 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynz5
76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Visited here whilst on holiday, food and service were both good. We ordered a starter but this was missed however the waitress was very apologetic and knocked a drink of the bill. Would have perhaps been better if the chips would have been homemade however thos would not stop me visiting again.
Written 26 May 2024
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Jason W
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Had such high hopes for this place, given the number of great reviews. However, speaking to a local just before, this restaurant has only just opened and the majority of the feedback seems to be for the old place. Our honest experience was poor. Me, wife and 7 year old son attended for dinner. Starters, Scallops drenched and sitting in butter, really greasy. Wife had buffala which was pretty underwhelming. Main, both had Ribeye whilst lad had kids Cheeseburger and chips. Chips for all where frozen, no green or effort on the kids meal at all. Ribeye was over seasoned, really really overly salty, whilst the grilled tomato was topped with American style crispy hotdog onions. If you’re charging top restaurant prices food should be better, much better. So disappointed as was very much looking forward to it.
Written 10 June 2024
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Thank you for your visit and your time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that your expectation was not met. Once again we do value your feedback and we hope that you give us another chance perhaps to try some other dishes on our menu.
Written 9 July 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alex B
12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Really odd place, not sure how the raitings on here are so high? Food was mostly OKish but chips were really soggy and poor quality, tiniest slices of bread served with mules... and Sausage in children's meal was a cheap chippy sausage! A lot of waiting on staff but all really quiet and unhappy, zero conversation or advice. And classic music that didn't seem to fit the place at all. Very expensive considering quality! Overall was hoping for a very different experience, will not be returning
Written 14 June 2024
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Thank you for your visit and your time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that your expectation was not met. Once again we do value your feedback and we hope that you give us another chance perhaps to try some other dishes on our menu.
Written 9 July 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

332JaneM
Stamford125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
Lovely restaurant, gorgeous food and very good service. Very easy to book and food was delicious, squid, soup, prawns, steak, mussels, pasta and lobster. Our friends anniversary and they gave us all a free glass of fizz to celebrate. Would definitely recommend a visit. Disappointingly some of the menu was not available (BH Monday visit), only one out of the 4 Burgers, no ribeye or sirloin steak and no plaice.
Written 29 May 2024
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