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Porthmeor Beach Cafe

| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
+44 1736 793366
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (471 reviews)
“churros” (48 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been here several times, that is a recommendation in itself. As well as the indoor section, they have some cubicles outside that are open but protected from rain. These are ideal for a bit of fresh air and views across the beach. They...More

Thank Dave_at_Anite
Reviewed yesterday

My husband, seven year old daughter and I decided to come here for breakfast on the last day of our holiday. An unsmiling waitress ignored us while we waited to be seated, eventually she told us she could only give us an outside seat but...More

Thank vandj_glasgow
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is in the most wonderful location - in the right weather it's just beautiful to sit outside and enjoy the views and the food. Fantastic really. They have great heated 'pods' too for when the weather is not so great. The food is...More

1  Thank Frida A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had breakfast here on the terrace and what a fantastic position! With lovely views across Porthmeor Beach and the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Breakfast was tasty although quite standard. Being critical my toast was just a cheap...More

1  Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The seabas was lovely and the tapas arrived quickly with great service and delicious to eat. And all in the most beautiful location. Couldn't ask for more

Thank Eleanor P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't get round to eating here during our visit to St. Ives, however came a few times for drinks at different times of day and loved it. Perfect for an aperol spritz to cool off in the shade after an afternoon on the beach,...More

Thank Lydia C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to have lunch and enjoy the waves of the sea. It's a little quieter over this end of St Ives so more relaxing!

1  Thank rankingang
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here for a late lunch & luckily, a pod became available. Service was excellent: friendly, efficient, polite, unhurried. The food was fantastic - easily the best of the "class" dining in St Ives - we have also eaten at Michelin starred Black Rock...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Still our favourite place to eat/drink in St Ives! Fab food & drinks, amazing views, lovely staff. We love the pods/booths but you definitely need to book those in advance.

Thank milliemum
Reviewed 6 days ago

This cafe was one of the highlights of our holiday to St Ives. An amazing setting overlooking the beach, lovely staff and a fantastic breakfast. Book ahead if eating in the evening as it can get busy but well worth it!

Thank cameronfamilysurrey
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Questions & Answers
19 September 2016|
Response from michael s | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware on the first terrace yes , though the terrace you access through restaurant I'm unsure . Staff and maitre d very helpful .
31 May 2016|
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Response from Jacki B | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2/3 per person, depending on your appetite, every one we have now tasted are superb, enjoy!!
3 February 2016|
Response from Pam_Clark |
Pods are situated outside - go through the restaurant and out the far door, as if heading for the toilets. They are bookable, at no extra charge, and very cosy with a heater and blankets for cooler evenings. Our hotel... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 793366
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Porthmeor Beach Café Bar is open daily from Easter to November and serving food from 9:00am to 9:30pm. With Australian chef Cameron Jennings at the helm, breakfasts are renowned and our tapas menu has an acclaimed reputation. Full drinks license so come and sip champagne on our terrace and watch the sun go down.
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