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Seafood Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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45 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE, England
+44 1736 794004
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Allways pop in to this lovely little restaurant when in St lves. Has a nice modern open feel and very welcoming, staff are friendly, there is a good fish and pasta menu with some good beers and wines. Had the fish and chips with the crab linguine all looked and tasted great. Would recommend..

Thank sonnyday13
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the Seafood Cafe for lunch today. What a mistake to make! Don't get me wrong - we've been here several times over the past few years. Originally when they first opened - it seemed such a good concept - the fish and meat on display for you to choose, add a sauce and sides - yes, a brilliant... More 

1 Thank Susan T
Alfreton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Wife and I visited this brilliant restaurant while staying in St Ives recently. It had a very nice atmosphere, friendly and super efficient waiter, very high quality food in terms of taste, freshness and presentation. We also had a very nice table - a lovely evening. Another great team from booking to departure!

Thank Christopher P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When most restaurants were in January shut down this place was buzzing and rightly so. The evening concept is to choose your main course from a wonderful fresh fish selection - we had halibut and cod which were delicious grilled. You can also choose a sauce and a side. Starters were fabulous - wonderful squid and a fabulous prawn cocktail... More 

Thank Jenny P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We found the restaurant ok and it could be so much better! The gimmick of having to get up of your seat and go to the counter to order your food is absolutely ridiculous! Why? There is no added value to this idea, it's annoying and it spoils the whole dining experience. Overall the food was ok and a little... More 

1 Thank Smyth1Banner
Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in St Ives for a week to re-charge the batteries and had 2 fantastic meals here. The service wad great - very friendly and relaxing atmosphere too. Delicious food & good wine...what is not to like?! Will definitely be back - Thankyou!

Thank miranda b
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

St Ives isn't short of decent seafood restaurants, but this is undoubtedly one of the best. Choosing from that day's fish and meat in a display cool cabinet might strike some as an unnecessary gimmick, but it is nice to see the quality ingredients for yourself. And it's not just seafood - the steak, duck etc is prepared in the... More 

Thank Grimble22
Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife called into this place between Xmas and New Year. Luckily they found a table for us just after 6pm and the place was packed. I agree with other people that the system of ordering your food at the counter is a little daft, especially as there is table service for drinks etc. Actually getting to look... More 

Thank William C
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to eat here by locals, and it turned out to be a tremendous recommendation - we were not disappointed. You can select your own fish/meat from the chilled cabinet, and then the accompaniments. Staff were great - friendly; helpful; and welcoming. The restaurant is modern and clean, and the ambience very good. When the meal was delivered... More 

1 Thank Terry B
Lighthorne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten lunch here many times. I love the baked hake wrapped in Parma ham, served on parmesan mash with a tomato sauce (cost £11.50). Fish and chips at £8.95 is good value.

1 Thank Colin S

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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
Seafood, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 794004

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