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The Cornish Deli

3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
+44 1736 795100
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (66 reviews)
“sandwiches” (49 reviews)
“chorizo stew” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here recently. Good food on offer with a limited but tasty selection of specials available. The service was friendly. A great option for a quick lunch in St Ives and the portions are generous.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

cant recommend this place (and the staff) highly enough. food was excellent and staff was accommodating to small changes we requested. staff went above and beyond when we asked if there was a colouring book to. keep. my daughter entertained. When they couldn't find the...More

2  Thank stu843
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch on the strength of it's Trip Advisor reviews and wasn't disappointed. It's only small, but we received a friendly welcome on a miserable wet day. Our food was delicious - chickpea, chorizo and chicken stew - and a bespoke hot sandwich...More

1  Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food and people! Stacy took great care of the front of the house and Cedric did a fine job in the kitchen. My wife and I very much enjoyed the friendliness of the local patrons. Don’t miss this one...

1  Thank ripgordie
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Returning for our 5th consecutive year my family and I were delighted to be met with the same warmth, the same level of cleanliness,the same level of deliciousness and that meant in our brief stay in St Ives we felt compelled to have two separate...More

2  Thank Peepo2015
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I visited here last week with my family for a bite to eat. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food and drink, good portions and reasonably priced. The service was excellent, very friendly and efficient. I only wish you had a few homemade cakes on offer...More

1  Thank Catz1ct
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We love The Cornish Deli. It’s a friendly local cafe and Mark the owner always has a welcoming smile and will advise on the daily specials. Great coffee and tea are served quickly and you can eat in or opt for a takeaway lunch, which...More

1  Thank stives4life
Reviewed 16 January 2018

A small, cosy cafe in the centre of St. Ives with lovely, helpful staff. I can't eat sandwiches because of the yeast, but as if by magic, a yummy veggie wrap appeared and my husband had a very tasty chunky sandwich. Will definitely pop in...More

Thank val292014
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We found the Cornish Deli in 2017 as my wife was taken by the good gluten free recommendations in the windows! On that occasion she had a cream tea with gluten free scones which she raved about. Our Cornish away day in the New Year...More

1  Thank Mytchett-Surrey
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I was drawn to this deli by the promise of a gluten free Cornish Pasty. Whilst looking in I was made very welcome, offered inside along with our two dogs. Sadly the GFCP wasn’t available without earlier notice, but a great choice GF menu was...More

Thank GavlaRAD
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John L
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Response from markjohnellwood | Property representative |
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24 March 2015|
Response from Cornish D | Property representative |
You don't have to make a booking and we are quite casual on that front, but if you want to we can certainly put something in the diary for you. Either drop me a reply saying the date and time or pop in when you're in town... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795100
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The Cornish Deli exists to bring to best quality Cornish and regional produce to its customers.If you want fantastic quality local meats, cheeses, seafood, fruit and vegetables, snacks and regional specialities, the Cornish Deli is for you.Incorporated with the Cornish Deli, is the The Deli Cafe offering hot and cold drinks, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea, and Evening Meals. As well as providing lots of wonderful foods and drinks, the Cornish Deli is home to the Deli Cafe. The Deli Cafe offers delicious drinks including Lavazza coffee, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea and Evening Meals. All food can be eaten in or take-away. The Deli Cafe is open every day, and in the summer evenings from Tuesday to Sunday. It is fully air conditioned and fuly licensed, providing the perfect sanctuary away from the often busy St. Ives streets.
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