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Porthminster Beach Cafe

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Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
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09:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Truro, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Set overlooking porthminster beach this cafe has wonderful views that if you live in a city must be a glimpse of paradise. But being Cornish and being used to such things i was more interested in the food than the setting . Idont eat in St Ives as a rule as every where is overly expensive and to much like... More 

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Thank TruraBoy
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Popped in after a cold beach walk with two young children, nice welcome and atmosphere. Hot drinks and cakes were good, had a lovely view of the beach.

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Thank Jade C
Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited for lunch in a party of 7. The menu was good, packed with local fish and crustaceans. The welcome was warm, and despite the high winds that day the restaurant temperature was ideal. The views out to sea were spectacular. I had Hake for my main course which was cooked to perfection. My colleagues were similarly impressed by... More 

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Thank derbyboi
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are a four generation family. Ages ranging from 16 to 88. Never easy when choosing a restaurant to suit everyone! Thank you for making our experience so perfect. The food was exceptional with a very good lunch menu. The location of course couldn't be more beautiful. The staff were very friendly and efficient. We all had fish dishes and... More 

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Thank ann1ecrocket
Aylesbury
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I cannot fault the food but the price (£143 for 3) was steep for what we had effectively from a beach hut that had been tarted up a bit. The service was good but did not make up the price... I wouldn't not go here as you will get a very good meal and quality ingredients but make sure you... More 

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Thank BikeAylesbury
bed3
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited for our second time during February half term. Excellent lunch, service, wine and puds to die for. Also a fabulous location. We will return when we are in St Ives.

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Thank homeOffice
Torquay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Impromptu coffee, cake & lunch. A little expensive but don't mind paying for good food & friendly service. And the location... what can I say?.. Go see for yourself.

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Thank Teej656
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely location so don't mind paying bit extra. Great tasting coffee not sure what blend almost has a golden froth to it. Staff professional and friendly and good with my kids. All good here.

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Thank Artierufkin
Penzance
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Efficient service, not so effortlessly friendly as previous visits. Great food, monkfish curry absolutely perfect. Nice atmosphere helped by good acoustics provided by the sails.

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Thank Funkeltrumpet
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in St Ives we often visit the beach cafe and love it here, but unfortunately when we went for lunch it was really disappointing. Not sure if it was down to them just opening after a few weeks being closed, and they are getting back into things, or something else. We had a light lunch of the Smoked haddock... More 

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Thank cgh012015
Michael S, Chef at Porthminster Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your comments. You will be happy to know that we have changed the plate up of the dish and it is now much more in line with last season! The chowder recipe is actually unchanged from last year and our idea was to add some more local clam meant into it rather than mussels and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Cuisine
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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
Description
Sorry for any inconvenience but we are closed on Christmas Day

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?