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Balcony Bar & Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Diner
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The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1LP, England
+44 1736 798482
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've dropped in more than once during our week in St Ives - once for brunch (salmon and avocado on toast with poached eggs - £5.75 each and very tasty) and once to watch a football match (clearly audible when sitting near the high definition screens, but not loud enough to bother other customers not watching the game), as they... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab views from this American style restaurant and bar. The food was pretty good and they serve a large number of beers and drinks.

Thank Wes05
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the veggie breakfast. Tasty, but leave your diet at the door as everything is fried! Very generous portions for £5.50. Extra indoor burners to protect from bitterly cold wind outside, if sat by the windows. Friendly staff. Lots of screens showing sports. Good atmosphere on a Saturday. Recommend.

Thank Rhea_74
Elton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you want a reasonably priced burger and fries in St Ives, look no further. The Balcony serves different types of burgers (beef & chicken) and flavoured fries (rosemary and sea salt fries are our faves!) and has a great selection of beers too. It also serves wraps and salads. Prices are very reasonable and service is quick. Have eaten... More 

Thank shatoe04
Somerset, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Chose this place for breakfast on the last day of our holiday in November. Was quiet so was lucky enough to get a table in the window with the most fab harbour view. Service was great, barman very cheery! Food was awesome and I had the most impressive hot chocolate! Great way to end our holiday. Would definitely visit again

Thank sachah1
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Called in here over the Christmas period for a quick snack and pint. Always seem to be lucky enough to get a table by the window to enjoy the lovely views of the harbour. Good selection on the menu and decent selection of beers and ciders. Not cheap but nowhere in St Ives is! Will continue to go back whenever... More 

Thank Sharon S
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A favourite with us for breakfast up to 4pm if you need a long lie in! Good quality ingredients, plenty of choice from porridge to full English. Coffee consistently good. Staff well organised and welcoming. My only negative is there is no gluten free bread but they are happy to toast my own if I take it with me, it... More 

Thank Cass1167
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very busy new years day, service was very poor, 35 mins for a coffee. our friends ordered food for their little girls and waited over 40 mins, and still didnt come they asked twice how long it was going to be, bearing in mind they only had breakfast menu all day. Cant believe they couldnt cope.

Thank terri c
Penryn, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Friendly and helpful service, very reasonable menu with freshly prepared tasty food. Good music as well!

Thank David M
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We popped our heads in the door to see if we fancied it and left very quickly. Full of children and families, tables and floor sticky and greasy. Menu was deep fried everything with chips and an average drinks selection. We didn't eat or drink anything as there are plenty of other restaurants to choose from. We went to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Bar, British, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 798482

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?