St Ives is now the the best  place in the world for top class restaurants in a very small area, you cannot go wrong.

The beach cafe has a situation equal to anywhere in the world,with a top Aussie chef to boot,(see the series on satellite tv Beach Cafe) if you get good weather it cannot be bettered, dining along side of dame Judy Dench and Rick Stein  what more could you want.The family who run this are locals who now own and run seven restaurants and two pubs all to the same very high standard.They really have done a wonderful job for the town.

Numerous other places are also serving food to very high standards problem is deciding where to eat. Prices in general are from very high to modest but nowhere is cheap.

In high season it is essential to reserve a table months ahead in some places.

Better food choice cannot be had anywhere in the world.

A guide to local dining can be found on:
St Ives Cornwall - Restaurants



Seagrass Restaurant opened in 2011 and is already highly rated. Innovative modern cuisine: website

Porthmeor Cafe - For families with children, romance, local cuisine, outdoor seating with a scenic view: website

St. Andrew's St Bistro - Lunch, dinner, late night dessert. Currently closed for the winter, please contact via email for update: wesbite