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The Cornish Deli

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3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
+44 1736 795100
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just love everything about the Cornish Deli - the food is superb, beautifully presented and delicious. The owner is friendly and welcoming and service is excellent. We have been twice this week .... including a celebration lunch for our 37th Wedding Anniversary whilst on holiday in St Ives!

1 Thank Peepo2015
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife needs to have a gluten free diet, I on the other hand just have a healthy appetite. This place ticked both boxes, the food provided is to an incredibly high restaurant standard. The lady who is front of house is lovely and really attentive., also this place is clearly a hit with locals as most of the people... More 

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Bristol, UK
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice lady volunteer in the Tourist information centre suggested this place and although hidden away it was well worth hunting out. The menu is not huge but the quality is good. I had the Spanish Chorizio stew which was piping hot and very filling. Sandwiches looked good and gluten free options were available. It's only small with a small... More 

1 Thank BidBristol_UK
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here very late on Christmas Eve. We realised we had no blue cheese for our Christmas Day cheeseboard. This was the only place still open, and in fact they were in the middle of shutting up shop, and stopped to serve us with some cheese, crackers and chutneys. We didn't eat here, but did stop in for supplies... More 

1 Thank MsNTL
St Ives, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great little place, with excellent service and lovely food. We go here regularly, as it's such a friendly cafe. Wouldn't change a thing.

1 Thank mou5e
Bewdley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The Cornish Deli is a wonderful place for breakfast. On any St Ives trip this is firmly on the list for a visit. Great Deli too with a wonderful range of items. A definite 'must do'.

2 Thank ManicMonica
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Popped in here fancying some brunch and a coffee during a shopping trip. I was pleasantly surprised to find this relaxed, friendly place in the middle of St.Ives. The healthy brunch was delicious, the staff were happy and couldn't do enough for me. As a local to the area I will definitely be returning for more tasty food, a welcoming... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have been coming to St Ives for years and it is only recently we have discovered this gem. We have eaten there several times over the last three weeks and every meal has been excellent. The service is very good and the choice of menu which includes "Specials" uses tasty fresh ingredients and portions are generous and good value... More 

1 Thank GeorgiaSofa
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Cosy little cafe and extremely friendly and welcoming staff/owner. Very tasty breakfast, a little bit of heaven! When we return to St Ives we will definitely be eating here again.

1 Thank Barker24
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Small, local, away from the busy front. This isn't for those who want to rush in and want a lot of space to stretch out. Everything cooked to order. Had the Cornish Brunch. Great tasting mushrooms on gluten free roast with quality sausage and bacon. Best hot chocolate in St Ives. A really lovely warm welcome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?