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Porthmeor Cafe

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Porthmeor, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
+44 1736 793366
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Gorgeous location above Porthmeor Beach, nice to have a table outside but equally the indoor space is nice on a colder day. The menu has a wide choice of tapas, including deserts and the portions are generous. The service is very good and staff friendly. There is a good wine list and other drinks such as smoothies. They also offer... More 

Thank Angela H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We had dinner at the Porthmeor Cafe on Wednesday evening this week. The staff were very helpful on Monday when we placed our booking, (which I was glad we did as it was really busy and would have had a long wait for a table). The Cafe is located part way down the the Porthmeor beach and offers a great... More 

Thank SanChan_78
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

As I sit here typing, my mouth is actually watering thinking about the lunch I had today. on a day trip to St Ives my husband and I stopped for lunch at the porthmeor cafe, being a glorious day we had to wait on an outside table but only about 10 minutes and it was so worth the wait. We... More 

Thank Daisy0977
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I ate here twice, the first time I had the crayfish salad which I was amazing! the second time I have a fresh crab sandwich which was equally as delicious. Can get really busy at peak times so don't expect there to be much left past 12:30

Thank naylorb
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This beachside restaurant/bar put a lot of thought and effort into the menu. Fantastic place to eat, sip cocktails and watch the beautiful sunsets............

Thank Constantia B
Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

My partner and I ate here a little over 2 years ago when we visited Cornwall for his birthday. The food was amazing so on returning for a family holiday a return visit was a must and we were not disappointed. We had a tapas lunch and it was delicious!! I would definitely recommend the monkfish! Beautiful views over the... More 

Thank 1981onion
Northwich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Treated ourselves to this experience on our last night in St Ives. You have to book, and I can see why. Great location, on the beach, great menu and quality of food and welcoming staff. The waiter who brings your plate takes great pride in informing you of exactly what is on your plate. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We just had lunch here after stumbling upon it on a walk. We had a few items from the tapas menu and our daughter had the fish and chips. The food was to an extremely high standard, we loved every dish. The service was fantastic, better than I have experienced in some michelin starred establishments. The staff were very flexible... More 

Thank Euro-Beech
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful setting with great service and fantastic food. Now the third time I have visited for breakfast and the quality has always been incredibly high each time.

Thank Andrew B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Popped into st Ives for the day and decided to come here for a spot of lunch as I've been here before. Yet again it was delightful and the food was not only superb but the view is possibly one of the best in Cornwall! We shared a few plates of tapas and my daughter had fish and chips which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthmeor, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 793366
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?