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Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
+44 1736 795352
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish curry” (200 reviews)
“petit fours” (37 reviews)
“fish and chips” (181 reviews)
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9:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
Seafood, International, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed an excellent meal during November. Initially disappointed that were sat next to the door to their deck, which was cold each time they went in and out, we would have much preferred a window seat. However, all was forgiven once our starters and...More

Thank premierboi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is in not as good as it used to be and this is based not just on my opinion but many of my friends say the same thing. However it is good and the Staff are fabulous and the situation is gorgeous. Highly...More

Thank susie v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Porthminster Beach St Ives Is the safest beach in St Ives , it’s sheltered golden sands , in what is one of the best locations in Cornwall , it’s 100 yards from the train station, a leisurely 4 minuets walk on the flat from the...More

Thank denzil00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here New years eve with friends. We were very disappointed, there was no atmosphere, no countdown to midnight and no party poppers. The staff didn't seem that interested that it was new years eve and many times during the evening we had to ask...More

1  Thank woody4london
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning view. Spotlessly clean cafe and toilets. Really good service and delicious food. We have been several times and have never been disappointed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. Plenty of seating and right on the beach. Good choice of drinks and is licenced

Thank Scubiesangel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe After walking in and around the covesand beautiful beaches this is a great place to fuel up and rest for a while before settingout for yournext journey

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend eating here for breakfast, lunch or dinner... Food is exceptional, service is always great, setting cannot be beaten whatever the weather or time of day. Be sure to book ahead so you're not disappointed.

Thank jojom999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't fault the very tasty food, lovely surroundings and very good service at The Porthminster Cafe. However only 3 stars instead of 4 or 5 because I find it EXASPERATING that such an establishment charges for things like ketchup, tartar sauce and curry sauce when...More

1  Thank YanniHabasher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the word cafe - this is a fabulous restaurant serving fabulous, quality food. Great choices and flavour combinations. We had an lovely lunch here on Christmas Eve. Service was friendly and efficient, food was excellent - difficult to choose as everything...More

Thank Sarah S
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Questions & Answers
15 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Ian D | Reviewed this property |
Not inside or on the terrace. Only at the few outside tables against the public footpath and these aren't booked for meals in case of inclement weather.
27 April 2017|
Response from Duncan W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know contact the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795352
  • E-mail
Sorry for any inconvenience but we are closed on Christmas Day
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