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The Loft Restaurant & Terrace

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Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
+44 1736 794204
09:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:45
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this restaurant for my birthday as dogs are welcomed in the terrace part. When we arrived it was blowing a gale but the lovely waitress, Alex had put all the heaters on in advance to ensure we were warm enough. What a lovely start! The whole evening was just blissful. The food was delicious, the wine was great... More 

Thank Janie d
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our small family group dont get together all that often, and this trip was part of a short meet up in St Ives. We didnt make a reservation, but it was mid week and we got in, no trouble. The food was superbly presented, well considered, fairly priced and efficiently served. All four of us were very satisfied with our... More 

Thank Walkers25
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous meal at The Loft on the last evening of our October holiday. The food was absolutely divine. We were seated in the covered outside terrace which accommodated our Westie. Super friendly staff, lovely setting, excellent food, dog friendly, what more could you ask for. Will definitely be back !!!!

Thank Trudi B
Saint Ives, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My friend had her wedding reception here 1 week ago. The staff were so warm, welcoming and helpful, they dressed the table beautifully, the decor is fresh and bright and the food was delicious, our meals arrived to table perfectly timed, I would recommend The Loft for any occasion.

Thank Lynnq150
Winchester, UK
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great cheap food, up market and dogs loved it. Great Sunday lunch. Came here as it was listed as dog friendly and they had no issue with us having the dogs on the terrace which was heated. Food was great value as well. Recommended.

Thank MattP_UK
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten before a few times and usually have great food. Last night found the food was too heavily salted (esp children's mac cheese) and I had the hake which was fish on a bed of mainly peas... was really missing some potato or other carby substance.... We struggled to choose too as weren't inspired by the mains, lots... More 

1 Thank samfoodlover
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal in The Loft with family this week. Food was delicious. The pesto in the bruschetta was the best i have tasted. All four of us had three courses and everything was excellent. Reasonably priced and great service. Really liked the roof terrace setting as well. Even in October! Would recommend trying this restaurant. We will be... More 

Thank Nicola C
St Ives, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely family friendly restaurant, that made us feel welcome and seated us at our request on the outside covered terrace. Service was attentive without being invasive and our table had a glimpse of the beautiful harbour. The children ordered fish and chips which was given a thumbs up and myself and my husband ordered the seafood chowder which is one... More 

Thank Kajella
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The chips might be advertised as "triple cooked" but my suspicion is that the fist stage is defrosting them. Undercooked and tasteless. The fish was no better. Not fresh and probably frozen again, but I can't be certain. The best part was the crushed peas! Sterile environment and not somewhere I'd recommend. Been here many times in the past but... More 

2 Thank Capt_Kendoll
London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Loft has a great outside area upstairs, half covered, half uncovered. Really enjoyable views of St. Ives. It was very dog-friendly in the outside area. Staff were friendly, attentive, but not an ever-present annoyance. We went there Sunday lunchtime, first Sunday of October. It wasn't crowded, although there were several customers, so it was a relaxing environment to eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 32
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norway Lane, St Ives TR26 1LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 794204
Modern-British cuisine using all local Cornish ingredients,we pride ourselves on only using responsible farming and fishing methods and the best local suppliers.
Everything on the menu is handmade with attention to detail. We have a beautiful secluded 40 cover sun terrace with sea views.
We are Dog friendly and service is always with a smile

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?