RestaurantsCornwallSt IvesTR26

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Summary

£72
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “brilliant setting” with “unbeatable views over Porthminster Beach and across St Ives Bay” makes this long-running venue a “great restaurant” to visit. Ratings have held firm, although a number of reporters are questioning the pricing – “the PBC has been our favourite and we’re regulars on our trips to Cornwall, but the last meal we had was not up to their usual standard and prices have increased hugely”.

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Great for lunch on a breezy summer’s day” – this “special” venue in a “fabulous beach location” with a “beautiful view” has earned a reputation as one of the most notable in St Ives over more than 25 years. Its mainly seafood menu, with Asian and Mediterranean influences, is “well executed with some long-established favourites”. The same team own the Porthmeor Beach Café, below Tate St Ives.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent food, outstanding views” – the tenor of all reports these days on this well-known local pitstop, buoyed by a “fabulous setting on the beach” just below the Tate; it's “ideal for long lunches” (with your canine if you sit on the terrace) which are often based around fish.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A magical position overlooking Porthminster Beach just below the revamped Tate” with “brilliant views” creates an “amazing setting” for this beloved “hut/café makeover”: one of Cornwall’s better-known eateries. After middling reports in recent years, food is back on the up, winning nothing but praise last year for its “excellent” standards, with fish and seafood tending to take centre stage.

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Porthminster Café Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Porthminster Café Restaurant in TR26, St Ives by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Porthminster Café restaurant.
Trevor J
Lovely beach front location, great fish coo...
Reviewed 9 months, 11 days ago

"Lovely beach front location, great fish cookery and altogether enjoyable dinner on a warm summers evening. Good wines too."

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Ian R
Posh beachside restaurant with focus on sea...
Reviewed 11 months, 12 days ago

"Posh beachside restaurant with focus on seafood. Some dishes were excellent, some sadly missed the mark. London prices. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.40 £28.00 £0.00 £8.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.50
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
Porthminster Beach, St Ives, TR26 2EB
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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