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Alba Restaurant

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Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 797222
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another perfect meal in Alba, with really no faults. It was our waitress's first night, but even then the service was perfect. Food brilliant as usual; can't wait to return.

Thank S223
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointed to say that up until completing our main courses this was headed for 5 stars. Lovely ambience both in the cocktail bar downstairs and restaurant upstairs. Table couldn't have been better and on arrival our coats were taken. After ordering starters bread and oil and an amuse bouche were served, the crab linguine and seafood soup (both of which... More 

Thank Will D
New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place. Very comfortable restaurant, a huge wine list (well, as long as they have an old fashion buttery chardy a list of 1 will do!), great choice of fish, and such lovely staff.

Thank neilsuth
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432 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

went here a few weeks ago while I was travelling around cornwall. The food was very nice and quite reasonable. I had the ham hock terrine and the brill. Both were good. The chocolate device was to die for. Impressive.

Thank thefrequenttraveller
Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a wedding anniversary and so we decided to celebrate it in St. Ives and chose Alba for its excellent sea front location and great feedback from friends who have been here before. The staff was very friendly and welcoming and the food delicious. We will definitely come back!

Thank Agni_loveyoga
Devizes, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully presented food, bursting with flavour (I mopped up every last morsel of the sauce with my delicious bread). A wonderful view. Excellent service.

Thank MrsBobtheFarmersWife
Belfast, N.Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff - friendly & attentive from the minute we walked in and recommended an excellent wine (viega da princesa). Fish was incredibly tasty and elegantly presented (gurnard, mackerel to start; both had hake main course). We will definitely be back!

Thank Chris-N-Ireland
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunning restaurant, the food is fantastic, great service, really good selection of different foods. You have to book. This restaurant is upstairs, down stairs is a lovely cocktails bar, fantastic. Highly recommend.

Thank cindyhoneywill
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we managed to get a table here and one by the window overlooking the harbour. Front start to finish everything was perfect, lovely cured salmon starter followed by bream on a lovely artichoke stew folllwed by the best dessert I have had in a long time, poached rhubarb with blood orange sorbet and mini custard tarts, gorgeous. I... More 

Thank Tea_and_Crumpets
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What can I say, fantastic quality food worth the money. Really enjoyed every single course. Highly recommend.

Thank joopman2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 29
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797222

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