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Porthmeor Beach Cafe

| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
+44 1736 793366
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (512 reviews)
“grilled banana” (22 reviews)
“churros” (50 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't be fooled by the word Cafe. The food is exceptional. The best crispy squid I have ever had. The dip and side salad with it were quite delicious. Fish and chips taken to a different level, you can forget Rick Stein's. I've been and...More

1  Thank Cooksy6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic , friendly place with perhaps the best coffee-view combo you could possibly wish for! Super fast service from professional staff and the best de-caff flat white I’ve ever tasted... not to mention a view from your table you will never get tired of!

Thank popupjoes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my father here a couple of times during our stay. The staff were so lovely with my father, who is 86. The cakes are delicious and the poached eggs great, they even do a good (requested) burnt toasted tea cake! I really liked the...More

Thank HelenmacCheltenham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here on Monday, fantastic location above the beach. Very good service but we were a bit disappointed with the food, it was well presented but the salt beef on my meal was very tough and the frittata my husband had was bit on...More

Thank Terri R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a group we reserved individually - worked well apart from me not registering on arrival. They phoned me though to ensure I was to arrive. Extensive specials menu was most popular. Burgers and accompaniments bee good. Brilliant service.

Thank MikeyWestMidlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tapas to share, great cocktails, friendly efficient service great view over the beach and sea. .Have visited many times and it never fails to please.

Thank grumpygrandma2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to get an outside heated pod for breakfast during a busy half term morning, Porthmeor Beach is an incredibly busy café whatever time of the day you walk past, vibrant and friendly with stunning views over the beach itself. There are...More

Thank MattOnARoll13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won't find much better views of St Ives and Porthmeor beach come rain or shine. This place is my wife's 'must visit' for breakfast as she loves their scrambled eggs on toast with crab and creme fraiche! I am more of a traditionalist and...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Choose here for brunch whilst visiting St Ives, due to it's location, menu looked good also. We were served by a male member of staff who was a little sirely and off, the food itself was excellent and plenty of it, drinks were good coffee...More

Thank Collo68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What better than to sit in an outside pod on an autumnal day with the heater on, watching the waves and enjoying a wonderful lunch. The Butternut Squash Thai soup was the best ever and oh those hand cut chips!! Staff are always cheerful and...More

Thank JaR1983
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Questions & Answers
10 August 2017|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Yes - in the outside area.
19 September 2016|
Response from michael s | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware on the first terrace yes , though the terrace you access through restaurant I'm unsure . Staff and maitre d very helpful .
31 May 2016|
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Response from Jacki B | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2/3 per person, depending on your appetite, every one we have now tasted are superb, enjoy!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 793366
  • E-mail
Porthmeor Beach Café Bar is open daily from Easter to November and serving food from 9:00am to 9:30pm. With Australian chef Cameron Jennings at the helm, breakfasts are renowned and our tapas menu has an acclaimed reputation. Full drinks license so come and sip champagne on our terrace and watch the sun go down.
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