Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in St Ives
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best St Ives restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 16 restaurants in St Ives and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing St Ives restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured St Ives Restaurants
1. Porthmeor Beach Cafe Spanish restaurant in St Ives Porthmeor Beach - TR26
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!”).
2. Porthminster Café Mediterranean restaurant in St Ives Porthminster Beach - TR26
“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.
3. Alba Restaurant British, Modern restaurant in St Ives The Old Life Boat Hs, Wharf Rd - TR26
2017 Review: A “friendly” fish-centric outfit in a “lovely location” overlooking the harbour; the worst anyone had to say about it? – “everything from the food to service was good”.
4. The Black Rock British, Modern restaurant in St Ives Market Pl - TR26
2018 Review: “Über-fresh fish and shellfish feature large” on the menu of this “small but stylish and tidy” town-centre bistro; “the head chef really knows his ingredients” and “shows them at their best” – though the “clinical” vibe “can’t compete for ambience with the best of St Ives”.
9. Porthminster Kitchen British, Modern restaurant in St Ives Wharf Rd - TR26
Overlooking the harbour and with a large terrace – impressive views are a highpoint at this contemporary (lots of wood, glass and steel) spin-off from the Porthminster Beach Café, situated closer to the centre of town. Too few reports last year for a rating, but such feedback as we have is positive all-round.
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