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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

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Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
09:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came over to the island looking for one place - ended up here instead. Happy to take a walk in, friendly, helpful and fantastic food. Chose the sea bream on the specials and wasn't disappointed We will return

Thank MortimerLake
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here today, really lovely warm welcome and the food was to die for absolutely gorgeous would HIGHLY recommend this place and the view from the large window over the beach just finishes off perfection...

Thank Wiggo76
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sun was shining, it was beautifully warm in Feb so I decided to take the teens for breakfast...we were staying just above the beach somwas a quick walk down. We sat on the terrace and enjoyed the beautiful sun and views whilst the lovely waitress came and took our order. A wonderful full English breakfast was had by us... More 

Thank Bridget E
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really the best food ever. We always eat here and over the years the food has always been very good I would definitely recommend eating here

Thank Tagomago03
Bewdley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great place for food anytime of the day, or just a refreshing drink. Firmly on the list for breakfast on any St Ives trip for us. Fabulous views too while you eat. Highly recommended.

Thank ManicMonica
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 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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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?