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Alba Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Old Lifeboat House Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 1736 797222
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant food, great service and lovely restaurant with very attentive staff Duck breast was cooked perfectly and Jon dory was also excellent Only £75 for 2 courses and a bottle of wine , so good value too.

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Thank RedLionBishopSutton
Milan, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time for us and I already look forward to going back. We arrived on a pretty nice Sunday afternoon and within minutes we were all seating down, taking in the most beautiful view of the harbour from the huge front window. We all had roast (some of us beef with horseradish, some other belly of pork with apple sauce)... More 

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Thank AleKata
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely evening at The Alba. Staff were pleasant and attentive, the food was excellent (although the Crab Tagliatelle starter was a little bland) , and the table we had right next to the window left us with a view straight out to the pier and the sea beyond. Took my mum and dad as a Christmas present and... More 

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Thank DannyG1987
London
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right by the centre of St Ives, overlooking the harbour wall. On arrival we sat in the bar downstairs for pre dinner drinks. The bill added to the table upstairs. We had a table right by the large window with sea views. Linen table cloth restaurant where the locals go so some very nicely dressed patrons. Had the pork which... More 

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Thank travelproducts
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fast and friendly. Restaurant is lovely and clean looking. Pasta for the kids was a little bland tasting as was the crab linguine, but the other dishes we had were all very tasty.

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Thank Zoe C
Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

A very wonky unbalanced table, huge oversized table cloth, oversized pretentious menu, slow service and mediocre food. Would not visit or recommend !

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2 Thank nic0la0lds
Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is a lovely restaurant overlooking the harbor at St. Ives. The dining room upstairs has clean, modern lines, very comfortable chairs, and that amazing view. We loved the food: gurnard was superb, and the mussels were probably the best I've ever had. Very good wines available by the glass and carafe, and great service. Very highly recommended!

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Thank Apollonia99
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I booked a table for myself and my partner at The Alba back in August knowing from what I'd read that they have a long lead time for bookings. We ate at the restaurant in October and had very high hopes. The cocktail bar on the ground floor is a very nice place to enjoy a drink before your meal.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant in a fabulous position overlooking St Ives Harbour. The food was excellent, particularly the fillet steak. The service was quite slow as some people came later than they had booked and others earlier, resulting in the 2 waitresses struggling to cope, but we weren't in a rush so it was fine and we did enjoy the food, so... More 

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Thank Tess N
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to Alba ( having discovered it when we down there in the summer ) the food on both occasions was amazing , the tastes and flavours in all of the food on the plate was fabulous.. even the veg was transported to something out of this world .. and the sauces and gravies were gorgeous!!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?