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The Cornish Deli

3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
+44 1736 795100
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (61 reviews)
“sandwiches” (48 reviews)
“chorizo stew” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived here as group of six for lunch and they were very accommodating. I had a closed crab sandwich, the crab was so nice. We had a side of polenta fries, I wasn't that keen on them, I didn't think they had much flavour...More

Thank Pearlwort
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic brunch -very tasty local sausages and bacon. Toms, eggs and mushrooms...huge portion... alll cooked to perfection

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in a side road between Barclays Bank & the Cinema, the Cornish Deli is a real gem. We always try and come here for brunch when staying in St Ives. The Full Cornish Brunch - served until 1145 - is highly recommended; &...More

Thank Jonathan N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I really liked Cornish Deli. The lady who served us was very friendly and welcoming, the menu had plenty of good options and there was a specials board which we both ordered from. I had a delicious and filling chilli beef burrito...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were made very welcome, 2 young children and nothing was too much trouble for the team. A high chair was very quickly installed and the food was fantastic and just what we remembered for a visit in the summer. The crab sandwich special was...More

Thank Lord_Hillier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As locals, we are lucky have breakfast heaven on our doorstep. Ham, Cornish cheddar and red onion omelettes are to die for 😄😄😄

Thank davidnoall3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place via TripAdvisor when visiting St Ives. Small cafe but a great choice of food on the menu. Sardines were fantastic.Very friendly staff. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly,good service and excellent breakfast. Also had a very good picnic lunch for the journey home.

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

When you visit the Cornish Deli words like quaint, quirky and cozy spring to mind to describe this small restaurant/delicatessen in the heart of St Ives. It may be small, but the food served packed a mighty punch. The menu has a nice selection for...More

Thank calipsouk
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Always lovely when you ask are dogs allowed and the answer is a very enthusiastic absolutely. Last morning of our holidays was finished with a nice breakfast and a friendly happy atmosphere.

Thank abd2012
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John L
17 June 2017|
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Response from markjohnellwood | Property representative |
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Garry P
30 July 2016|
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25 March 2015|
Response from Cornish D | Property representative |
You don't have to make a booking and we are quite casual on that front, but if you want to we can certainly put something in the diary for you. Either drop me a reply saying the date and time or pop in when you're in town... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795100
  • E-mail
The Cornish Deli exists to bring to best quality Cornish and regional produce to its customers.If you want fantastic quality local meats, cheeses, seafood, fruit and vegetables, snacks and regional specialities, the Cornish Deli is for you.Incorporated with the Cornish Deli, is the The Deli Cafe offering hot and cold drinks, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea, and Evening Meals. As well as providing lots of wonderful foods and drinks, the Cornish Deli is home to the Deli Cafe. The Deli Cafe offers delicious drinks including Lavazza coffee, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea and Evening Meals. All food can be eaten in or take-away. The Deli Cafe is open every day, and in the summer evenings from Tuesday to Sunday. It is fully air conditioned and fuly licensed, providing the perfect sanctuary away from the often busy St. Ives streets.
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