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Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

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Porthgwidden, St Ives TR26 1PL, England
+44 1736 796791
09:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to stop for a coffee lovely views staff very friendly and helpful. Place was extremely clean

Thank _k8field
Devon, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had brekkie 2 days in a row. Full English was great, not too much but all good quality and well cooked.. Had best seat in the window over the beach. Lovely friendly lady waitress.

Thank NewForestDracula
Oxford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beachside cafe and terrace. Good range of fish dishes and light and main meal menu with good selection of drinks. Terrace to the side enjoys uninterrupted views of the beach and ocean. Dog friendly. Inside lovely cosy whitewashed restauarant with panoramic window overlooking the beach. Highly recommended after a Sunday walk on the beach

Thank sian r
Exeter, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Porthgwidden. It has a beach, accommodation, cafe, shop, gallery and, well, you don't need much more. The location is unique. The cafe sits quietly and alone on an isolated beach and is no doubt a favourite for those who know it. Many glorious afternoons have begun with an ice cold plunge into the sea, a hot shower and finished with... More 

Thank Jack J
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really loved this place. Situated virtually on the beach and is off the main drag of eateries. The decor is modern and clean and the staff very friendly. Lots of surfers come for breakfast.Big windows overlook the beach and there is out door seating. Had a hearty full english breakfast for £6.50 which was great value. Returned in the evening... More 

Thank carsonturkey
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning views, great coffee and a good full English Breakfast. Would love to come back for dinner or for drinks in the warmer weather, but in November it felt like our own private beach. Wonderful

Thank DL99
Bromley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting on Porthgwidden beach, the cafe is in the perfect spot to take in the special view of the beach. We had two breakfasts and one dinner at the cafe. The food is fantastic, particularly the dinner. It a great location for any occasion, and I can't recommend highly enough. Finally, I want to mention the service, very friendly and... More 

Thank JamesLarkman
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here a lot because the food is imaginative and well prepared, and reasonably priced, and the staff are really great but you must reserve!! Try the bouillabaisse!

Thank Sushimaker4
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we visit St Ives we always come here for a meal.Last night we were lucky enough to have the very popular table in the window where we had some really beautiful food .Great menu and special mention to the waiter.He was front of house on his own but was never flustered and made everybody very welcome and had time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious Trout fillet with Sweet Potato, Aubergine & Thai curry sauce! Lovely sea views from the right seats and very naturally friendly service.

Thank Ricky D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?