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Sands Restaurant

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Carbis Bay Hotel, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2NP, England
+44 1736 795311
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited 'Sands' on one evening whilst staying at Carbis Bay Hotel and thought it was very well run and serviced. The food was good without being over the top or pretentious, but could have benefited from being a little more adventurous considering it attracts many outside diners not just hotel guests.

Thank Peter M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The food, especially evening meal in the Sands restaurant is quite exceptional. A very comprehensive choice on all courses, together with Chefs specials. Cooked and presented in an excellent manner.

Thank Anthony W
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Overall really poor service, We were asked 5 times within 3 minutes of sitting down if we were ready to order, then No one came near or by for at least 15 minutes. We ended with a 25 minute wait for dessert after ordering. To add insult to injury you could have played cricket with the brownie it was so... More 

1 Thank Relaxation_Finder
Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

From the moment we arrived ... greeted in the bar area and taken to our table - we were made to feel special.The staff were friendly and professional at the same time and were quietly attentive. The menu was more extensive then had been expected and there was something for everyone ... and it didn't disappoint ... presentation was a... More 

Thank beccaboo159
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

A large group of us ate in The Sands restaurant one evening. Cooking for loads of people is always a good test and the Sands Restaurant at Carbis Bay came out tops! The food was superb; meat succulent; vegetables cooked to perfection and the waiting staff couldn't have been more helpful. The views on a sunny day must be superb... More 

Thank Joy W
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I was surprised by the choices and the quality of the food. We enjoyed 2 excellent dinners and 2 lovely breakfasts.

Thank JBB90
Somerset, England
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food at the Sands is superb. A good variety of choice, wonderfully cooked and well presented by efficient and friendly staff.

Thank SomersetStephen
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

My husband and I decided to eat at Sands while staying at Carbis Bay Hotel. It is fairly pricey but fantastic quality food. We both opted for 3 courses which were all delicious and worth every penny. My hubby is still raving about the rack of lamb and creme brûlée now! Service is good and staff are friendly. We had... More 

Thank Michelle G
Horsham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had a lovely evening meal on our first night at the hotel. The food was good and the waiters very attentive. The breakfasts from the kitchen were very small for those with a big appetite, though if you help yourself to the hot buffet (bacon sausage beans and scrambled eggs ) you can have a portion to suit your... More 

2 Thank Elaine C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend proposed to me last night whilst we listened to the live band, a beautiful setting overlooking the beach followed by a gorgeous dinner. Very romantic setting and will always hold a very special memory for us. We loved the food, service and evening.

1 Thank Lucy J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carbis Bay Hotel, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives  >  Carbis Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795311

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