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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish curry” (192 reviews)
“petit fours” (38 reviews)
“fish and chips” (179 reviews)
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Seafood, International, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited last week with friends for a special occasion and we were disappointed by the lacklustre service. It took a very long time to be served our main courses and the waiting staff kept making excuses rather than simply apologising. Will hesitate before visiting again.

1  Thank Andyjanewinslow
Reviewed yesterday

The cafe is in a great location - on the beach with views over to the harbour. food a bit uneven in terms of experience for our party. Some enjoyed their main courses but others were unimpressed. We did all agree that the desserts were...More

Thank SAK2012_12
Reviewed yesterday

Really great location to enjoy a snack, lunch or dinner, music on most evenings and during the day great to look at the sea a chill out!

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ducked into the restaurant blind as it was advertising a crab lunch which we had been seeking. And we stumbled across a little gem. Kids food was large portions for just a fiver and the sea food was great. Go for the skinny chips...More

Thank Ash2212
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We've eaten here on several previous occasions and the PBC never fails to impress. Excellent food and service in a stunning location. The Monkfish curry is a must! Kids well catered for. Highly recommended if you've never been.

Thank James L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sunday lunch with table with views across a crowded holiday beach to the sea. We had the locally caught fish and it was tastiest meal for months ! Delicious. Service was fine, deserts were scrummy. Couldn't want for more. Fantastic lunch !! Goumet chefs for...More

Thank gavaphro
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food at the beach cafe delicious pizza and a cheeky glass of fizz! watch out for the seagulls!

1  Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here on a recommendation from the owner of our hotel. the location is right on the beach which was nice. the food was all very fresh and well cooked without being too fusy. prob my favorite dinner of the week. the service wasn't...More

Thank Kenneth-London76
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice pizzas , prompt service at a very busy time on a gloriously sunny & busy day on the beach 👍🏻

1  Thank Kazza2407
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Slow service without a smile. Much better places not far away from beach This cafe relies entirely on the fact it's a wall of 5 mins into town and people won't leave the beach Shame that this allows them to survive as business. No value...More

2  Thank Dave M
Michael S, Manager at Porthminster Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Dave, I am terribly sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at our beach! I have also noticed you have placed another review on Tripadvisor related to Porthminster Beach. In that review it seems as if there has been some confusion on which facility you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795352
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