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Alba Restaurant

Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 797222
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner - special mention for the mackerel, terrine and beef dishes. We were able to order a fabulous bottle of red from the fine wine list. Thanks so much to Sabine for looking after us so well.

Thank Suz068
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a Saturday evening. Although we did not manage to get a table near the window to get the best view we could still enjoy it from a few tables away. But the best part was, of course, the food. It was packed...More

Thank charlesm19802015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have eaten in this restaurant several times over the last few years and visited again last night whilst on holiday. Once again, we were extremely impressed with the very good quality food and overall service. We really couldn’t fault anything about this Resturant. One of...More

Thank golden47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten in this restaurant a number of times and service has always been a bit of an issue , food was always good so they got away with it ,but not this year . To start had to ask to order drinks ,...More

3  Thank Alison T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alba was a restaurant we food in the good food guide so decided to book and make a day of it in St Ives. What a decision it turned out to be. A table in the window upstairs have us an unobstructed view of the...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Proper fine dining(and wining) but without the stuffiness. Think with your heart and palate and forget your wallet. This is not ''cheap eats''. This is food heaven with great wine and great service. Treat yourself, you know you deserve it.

1  Thank BillytheQuiche
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate an early dinner at the Alba after a day of sightseeing in the area. We had a table by the front window overlooking the harbor, which was fun, and the food was outstanding! I had a fish dish that was really memorable and...More

Thank Terry_and_Suzanne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Head read up on it and thought seemed safe albeit expensive, had to give credit card details to book a spot at 9pm. Got there early early and they did fit us in which was nice. I had the fish soup with rouille which was...More

1  Thank Honeybarrel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a late dinner starting at 8:45, received a table close to the window with great view. Service was attentive but had no clue of wines. The first 4! wines I had selected were not available any more (the wine list itself is good...More

Thank nafihsus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I reserved a table the day before; i was told the only times available were 6pm or 8.30 so i booked 6pm. I was made to leave my credit xard details and told we would be charged £20 each person if we failed to turn...More

4  Thank annloire
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Kieron S
26 April 2018|
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Response from richardofyorks | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would say so. It's not a stuffy place
Elkie G
21 January 2018|
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Response from Sandygranny | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, children are welcome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797222
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Housed in the refurbished Old Lifeboat House on the harbour front in St Ives, Alba Restaurant and A-Bar is renowned for its contemporary seafood menu and views across St Ives bay and of Godrevy Lighthouse. Since opening its doors in 2002, Alba has fast become the pinnacle of fine 5 star dining in the town, specialising in local produce, line-caught fish and seasonal vegetables. The restaurant is located on the first floor overlooking the harbour and boasts an exciting art collection of renowned local St Ives artists including the likes of Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Alfred Wallis and Terry Frost to name a few. On the ground floor, the cosmopolitan A-Bar is a modern, stylish and contemporary cocktail lounge on the harbour front in St Ives serving an array of exquisite cocktails, craft beers and great coffee.
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