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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” (506 reviews)
“grilled banana” (23 reviews)
“churros” (50 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 19 April 2017

We ate here for dinner and breakfast over a long weekend. The tapas was amazing - I think we had one of everything on the menu between four of us. The staff were so helpful - nothing was too much trouble. They were polite, knowledgeable...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for evening meal and landed a hub which is a cubicle outside the restaurant. Result! It has overhead heater and blankets so no fear of getting chilly and the view is just absolutely perfect. Which matches the food. Same menu as...More

Thank crashinsleep
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A bit pricey, but the food is cooked well. All the produce locally sourced and fresh. You pay for what you get and it's tasty and worth the money. Friendly staff and great waitress/waiter service. Good for breakfast but make sure you get there early...More

Thank Stefan B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Eat or drink at the cafe...fabulous . Great views and the food looks great! Would be great in any weather

Thank SarahMulvany
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to come here from friends and was not disappointed. The tapas menu was delicious, especially the chilli prawns and seabass. There was a great selection on the menu and the desert menu was lovely especially the caramel banana. We sat outside in...More

Thank Popsicle74
Reviewed 15 April 2017

A simple menu turned into a really luxurious and delicious meal in perfectly relaxed surroundings. Excellent attentive service.

Thank MrsBobtheFarmersWife
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a fabulous place to visit - especially on a beautiful sunny day. The views are spectacular - and sitting on the terrace in the sun takes some beating. The food we had was all good - though we mainly had drinks and desserts...More

1  Thank Frida A
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A really lovely place to dine - thoughtful tapas dishes coupled with friendly service. Our second visit - can't wait to return in the summer on our next stay in St Ives!

Thank LME1992
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very busy at breakfast time, but the service was efficient and friendly. Can recommend the poached eggs and coffee. Looking forward to coming back for lunch the next time we are in St Ives.

Thank SAE44
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Husband and I popped for a coffee and cake whilst kids were having a surfing lesson. Exactly what you'd expect from a beach side cafe. Plastic cups for hot drinks and mediocre cakes and pastries on selection at pretty high prices. Don't get me wrong,...More

Thank Michelle R
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Questions & Answers
10 August 2017|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Yes - in the outside area.
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!!
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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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