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Alba Restaurant

Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 797222
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab linguine” (37 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

At best, we felt this restaurant to be average. Whilst the staff were great, the space is cramped, especially in the window area, and the lighting is very low. The menu is quite small and has a deal of cheese as an ingredient. The main...More

Thank heatherogburn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Firstly I would like to comment the staff were extremely friendly and service was second to non. The setting is very good with the views out to the town and harbour but lighting was very poor. My wife and I visited some years ago and...More

1  Thank peter o
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return visit & Alba certainly is a fine dining restaurant. The views (over the harbour & lifeboat launch) are stunning, just as much in the winter with the harbour lights as in the summer in daylight. We did ask to move tables...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely week in St Ives. And managed to take my wife out on the Friday night as kids were with Grandma. We got boosted up to a window seat as another couple were a no show which was a nice touch. The food...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Previously visited Alba about two years ago. Since then has been divided into ground floor cocktail bar (not visited) and upstairs restaurant. The owners have hung their amazing art collection on the walls - 20th century British art of exceptional quality. Service was superb and...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst staying in St Ives this bar was recommended for good cocktails. We arrived at 7:30 pm on a Saturday evening. It was not particularly busy. The two bar tenders were pretty useless and I’ve never seen cocktails made slower! In my opinion both bar...More

1  Thank isitbedtimeyet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this restaurant was brilliant - delicious food, friendly and efficient service and amazing views. This is a must-do if you visit St Ives!

Thank laidbackherring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Alba was recommended to us as a fabulous cocktail bar- so we visited it at 8.45 on a Friday night. The cocktails were average, and when we returned to the bar at 9.45, were told by the rude bar man that he was closing...More

1  Thank LondonLeslie
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Having enjoyed Alba on previous visits, some years ago, we were looking forward to eating there again and it did not disappoint. We watched the weekly lifeboat launch and test before settling down in a window seat to see the sunset. The food, wine and...More

Thank mancitygirl
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I last came here about 2 yrs ago and took the chance to go again. I was very impressed last time but this time it wasn't quite as good. The main course was a mixture of fish that (if I understood the fancy description on...More

Thank richardofyorks
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Elkie G
21 January 2018|
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Response from Sandygranny | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, children are welcome.
3 October 2016|
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The main restaurant is up a long flight of stairs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 33
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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