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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” (510 reviews)
“grilled banana” (23 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 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very busy at breakfast time, but the service was efficient and friendly. Can recommend the poached eggs and coffee. Looking forward to coming back for lunch the next time we are in St Ives.

Thank SAE44
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Husband and I popped for a coffee and cake whilst kids were having a surfing lesson. Exactly what you'd expect from a beach side cafe. Plastic cups for hot drinks and mediocre cakes and pastries on selection at pretty high prices. Don't get me wrong,...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We have eaten here on a couple of occasions and the food has been lovely fresh and hot ! The service was the best we had whilst in st ives very friendly and helpful

Thank bnihill
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

As the title says, and they really offer fantastic tapas in a wonderful setting on the beach. Planning to go back tonight!

Thank S223
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Had a nice snack here. Location is very good. Had a cream tea which was good but maybe not as good as previous visits. Will certainly return again.

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The situation is just perfect, the staff were great giving is blankets as it was a little chilly! Great family place I had tapas, the salt and pepper squid was excellent but just too much, great for sharing! My daughter had pasta from the kids...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

AMAZING food. Had Tapas and every dish was delicious. View was fantastic. Unfortunately it was the end of the holiday otherwise we would have eaten there every day!! We will be back!

Thank Maria N
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, fantastic views excellent service. One of the best places in St Ives to eat, relax and watch the surfers doing there thing. Don't need to say anything else

Thank brumcorn
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Porthmeor Beach Café feels like coming home to us. whether having a beer or dnack on the terraces with a spectacular view of the Beach or enyoing a fine Dinner upstairs: what a Great Place to be. Innovative dishes. Lots of veggie Stuff. Approprisre Processing....More

Thank Stefan P
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Don't order the Caesar salad. Torn shreds of stale bread supposed to be croutons. Chunks of cold fatty bacon and uncooked but burnt fried egg! Thrown together by someone who clearly lost their love for cooking.. and customers. Don't waste your money here. Choose carefully...More

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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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