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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“paella” (39 reviews)
“chowder” (19 reviews)
“fish and chips” (35 reviews)
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European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delighted to discover this treasure of a place! We ate here for an evening meal and were so impressed that we returned for a brunch the next day. Setting overlooking the beach was amazing! It was wonderful to be able to bring our much loved...More

Thank stapleford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because we had such a great time before (3 years ago), came back for a birthday lunch.. with pre-booking to help the chef. Our choices included the delicious bread; garlic bread; charcuterie; crispy fried squid; grilled haloumi; crab linguine; fish and chips; Porthgwidden fish pie...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our wedding at Porthgwidden Beach Cafe. Everything was perfect (except for the weather but hey, it's England ...) from start to finish. The staff are amazing; Di is fantastic and I didn't have to worry about a thing, but more than that every...More

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a voucher for a meal which I didn't use until October because the cafe would be too busy.had a really good meal but still busy even in October!! Being local makes it very difficult to book a meal at almost all of the...More

Thank Greencrest123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife had a lovely lunch here. We had hanger steak sandwich and the seafood paella with truffle fries. Both dishes were amazing quality and the truffle fries to die for. The staff even welcomed our dog on the top outside decking as...More

Thank leeroy777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in today for drinks after a windy walk along the headland. Friendly and efficient staff sested us quickly. Everything looked lovely so decided to have an early lunch. We enjoyed a very tasty seafood chowder and a lovely fresh crab salad whilst sat...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying very close by, we went for breakfast around 10-10:30 on two occasions a week apart. The first was very good with prompt order taking, food served within 15-20 mins and of good quality. However, on the second visit we waited 35-40 mins and my...More

1  Thank Wedjateye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little restaurant is off the tourist beaten track and very well worth hunting down. There are lovely views down to the beach, do try to get a table by the window We've just visited with friends down from the SE and the whole party...More

Thank nickpickles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked at short notice and a windy evening. No inside tables left so outside on the terrace. But that was better as we got pole position at the water's edge and were given overhead heaters and cosy blankets. We had soup and fish pie...More

2  Thank germanbight
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this Beach Café on several occasions. we pre-booked when it is suspected it would be busy but also dropped in for a Cream Tea x2 in the afternoons you have a choice of staying indoors or going outside on the terrace, the Terrace...More

1  Thank Ian4379
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7 July 2017|
Response from Daz23Jo15 | Reviewed this property |
hi they will be this is thier busiest night so I'd advise booking. best regards
7 March 2016|
Response from Derrett0710 |
I work here and they don't allow dogs inside unfortunately but they are allowed on the terrace and they have heat lamps and blankets if it's cold :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796791
Sorry for any inconveniences but we are closed on Christmas Day
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