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Back Street Bistro

16 St. Andrews Street, St Ives TR26 1AH, England
+44 1736 797074
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coq au vin” (17 reviews)
“tea cake” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
European, British, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16 St. Andrews Street, St Ives TR26 1AH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After reading reviews we thought this is a must and wasn't disappointed. We were a little surprised how quiet it was but the food was great. The steak was simply amazing flavours with the sauce and accompaniments. The beef bourguignon was also lovely with 3...More

Thank cze147
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to Back Street Bistro twice whilst in St Ives with my partner on our holiday. Both times we had great food (particularly the hake dish, wow, beautiful) and service. We are both looking forward to returning when we holiday in St Ives again next...More

Thank Elly C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to get a seat within 7 mins of a last minute call, which delighted us some as we had found this place by chance only the day before! The venue used to be a pilchard factory, which adds a nice historic touch...More

Thank Hilton L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually ended up going here twice on our short stay in St Ives. The food was good on both occasions; the staff were pleasant and efficient and the restaurant itself was in a lovely building. We were given a jug of iced water as...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last year we visited this restaurant 3 times in a week because it was so good, i even left two 5 star reviews. This year we didn't even stay for dessert because the food was tasteless. I had a linguine that just tasted of chilli,...More

1  Thank Ant W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here twice while on holiday last week. Everything we ate was sublime, we had the local hake, the brill, the sole and the coq-au-vin. Thank you to the young manager Poppy, great service from her and her team, and I believe Dad and Mum...More

Thank njncy1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in St Ives for a few days and spotted this bistro, so booked for dinner when we saw the interesting menus. We were not disappointed. The food was great, service exemplary, atmosphere relaxed and welcoming. Large portions with some unusual dishes (e.g....More

Thank Helen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh bread, excellent fish from the days catch and rich bourginon - all perfectly cooked, sublime. Booking is recommended as several couples were turned away on a weekday night and you simply wouldnt want to miss out. Look forward to returning.

Thank JayneHTB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our evening, some elements of the meal were excellent, the chunky filet of Cornish hake cooked to perfection, Tasty truffle mash, delicious chocolate desert with baked apricots for example but some basics not quite right. The vegetables weren't drained properly making both the...More

Thank Cass1167
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was really good here. I had a bread & butter pudding for a starter which was unusual but very tasty. The portions are generous and we didn't have room for a pud. The waiting staff are very friendly. Rather bizarrely (but good all...More

Thank Alice_Poil
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Sheila S
14 July 2017|
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Response from Helen N | Reviewed this property |
On the night we visited, there were three vegetarian starters (cauliflower soup, savoury bread and butter pudding and house salad), one pasta (mushroom linguine), a camembert risotto and two fish dishes (hake and sole).
16 April 2016|
Response from Poppy O |
He is still the Chef, yes
29 April 2015|
Response from Ra B | Property representative |
At the Bistro, St Andrews Street, St Ives, we have a separate function/dining area that can comfortably seat up to 20-24. Yes, we can fit large parties in to our friendly restaurant. Thank you for your enquiry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 34
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 St. Andrews Street, St Ives TR26 1AH, England (Formerly St Andrews Street Bistro St Ives)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797074
French inspired menu, where fine dining has never been so casual! Finest locally sourced ingredients.
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