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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

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Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't recall ever coming to St Ives and not eating here, its like visiting an old friend. Managed to book the window seat and although it was dark outside you can clearly see and hear the sea washing up on Porthqwidden Beach whilst we sat inside cosy and warm. The food is good hearty food as opposed to fine... More 

Thank Nik C
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This brilliant little café/restaurant's superb location literally on the beach, with a picture window over the cove, is matched by the food and the service. We had a great dinner of beautifully-cooked local seafood and scrumptious desserts incorporating yummy local craft ice-cream. Service was excellent, the wine list was short but good quality at various price levels. Can't recommend highly... More 

Thank Grimble22
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place always delivers and today was no exception. The Bellevue Earl Grey tea is particularly pleasing and the orange polenta cake causes noises of contentment to emit from the eater. Stunning views and strangely faded turquoise sea colour despite the more grey skies today.

Thank SalNav
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cafe and facilities in a absolutely beautiful position overlooking the beach and sea so a stunning view. Busy cafe some tables reserved so customers turned away but I guess this shows its popularity but staff really gave the impression they did not want be there that day. As we finished our drinks we noticed that the Elderflower cordial was... More 

Thank poppyHereford
Hayle, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small posh cafe off the beaten St Ives track, a brilliant location and view to Dine For. My crab linguine was delicious but the portion was small. Little flakes of crab, 2 prawns and 5 small mussels is not value for money at £13.99. Service was ok, but was not asked if the meal was ok whilst... More 

Thank bigwaverider9
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In short my favourite destination to eat in St Ives. Genuine welcoming service. Despite the unassuming small building, easy to walk past and not venture down the slope, there is a modern decor in which to enjoy the food. Went for dinner, the hake was delicious. Lovely list of specials. So good, went back a couple of days later for... More 

Thank travelproducts
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed a traditional Cornish cream tea mid afternoon and decided to call into Porthgwidden Beach Cafe on the way back into St Ives centre. The smell of late lunch dishes being cooked lured us in but we came for one thing only and didn't want to be distracted. A beach side table was found on the terrace and although the... More 

Thank Vicky E
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch with our dog absolutely fantastic food with views of the beach the restaurant and staff we found to be very attentive the restaurant is excellent and the coffee is excellent

Thank davidhjones1
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our food - we booked an hour ahead and managed to get a table outside on 30th December. Service could be a little more cheerful but otherwise a lovely spot and good food.

Thank DickiesLondon
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on two occassions on our recent visit to Cornwall. The food is excellent especially the Paella and the superb puddings. The service is very good. A special mention to a blonde haired lady thats worked here for a number of years now, always very attentive and hard working, nothing seems to be too much trouble. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796791
Sorry for any inconveniences 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?