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survey result

Summary

£47
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “imaginative” tapas-style venue that’s “bang on trend” and enjoys “an unrivalled location right on the beach and by the Tate”. “The view alone would suffice”, but there’s far more on offer – the “food never fails to deliver” and is “reasonably priced” (“it shouldn’t be this good!”).

Summary

£42
    £
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Inventive tapas-style dishes from an open-plan kitchen” and a “buzzy atmosphere” “in the shadow of Tate St Ives” make this café “an unbeatable place to watch the sun go down”. Earlier in the day, it’s equally “good for afternoon tea looking out to sea”; breakfast and lunch, too.

Summary

£41
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“On a warm summer’s evening, there is nowhere better in the UK” – the continuing verdict on this idyllic beachside café, near the Tate. It attracted less feedback than in previous years, but is usually lauded for its seafood tapas, ’build-your-own-breakfast’ and mesmeric views of the rolling surf.

Summary

£40
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If the weather’s good, there’s nowhere better” to be than this café, with a “lovely location right on the beach”, and near the Tate. The food, including “fantastic” seafood tapas, is “divine”, and the “view over to the island is amazing”. Top Tip – brunch: “get yourself into one of the pods that looks out onto the sands, turn on the heaters, and cosy up on not so sunny days.”

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Porthmeor Beach Cafe Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Porthmeor Beach Cafe Restaurant in TR26, St Ives by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Porthmeor Beach Cafe restaurant.
Brian H
Very good fish but vegetables lacked taste ...
Reviewed 7 months,

"Very good fish but vegetables lacked taste and seasoning. Service was friendly and helpful. The setting I’d second to none!"

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Benjamin H
Lovely seaside restaurant with a varied men...
Reviewed 9 months, 21 days ago

"Lovely seaside restaurant with a varied menu, good service and amazing views... INR of my favourite places to dine in St. Ives."

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David J
tapas always produces at least one exceptio...
Reviewed 10 months, 1 day ago

"tapas always produces at least one exceptional dish. "

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Prices

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£8.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, TR26 1JZ
Opening hours
Monday8:30 am‑10 pm
Tuesday8:30 am‑10 pm
Wednesday8:30 am‑10 pm
Thursday8:30 am‑10 pm
Friday8:30 am‑10 pm
Saturday8:30 am‑10 pm
Sunday8:30 am‑10 pm

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