Bier Huis Grand Cafe

4.4
240 Reviews
£25 and under
Belgian
**Please Note that from 3pm-5pm from July 19th we will be running a reduced Waffles and Snacks Food Menu. We also require masks when you are not at the table, for the ongoing safety of our team and guests**

Belgium is world-renowned for its incomparable brewing traditions, continuous beer flow and continental cuisine that perfectly pairs with this culture.

Here at the family-run Bier Huis, we are passionate about sharing these authentic dining & beer rituals that Belgium’s rich heritage has to offer, whilst delivering it with a refreshing splash of the Cornish coast.

Expect a warm welcome, a relaxed atmosphere in grand surroundings and a knowledgeable team that will be very happy to assist you on your journey of Bier discovery.

Whether it is a barista-style coffee and waffle for breakfast, or Bier and Belgium bites are the order of the day, we have you covered!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 240 people are saying
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ZaraM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service! The mussels were gorgeous as well as the beer.

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DebT
Manchester
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great friendly service with an amazing selection of beer! The food was lovely just one small plate wasn’t warm but don’t let that stop you it was a great night and probably our favourite over the week in St Ives 👍🏻

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TheresaP
Bath
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff food was fab and beers were amazing lots of choice

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DavidN
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the Tapas offerings.
Reasonably priced & very tasty.
Service just right - manageress particularly engaging.
Thanks for nice evening.

DG
DivyaG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was greasy and not enough care had been taken in preparation. Lack seasoning and some of it was left too long in the fryer.. The beers were good and the staff were very nice abd accommodating, however the good was what we were there for hence the poor rating

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. There were plenty of options, plenty of Belgian bear if that’s your thing. Staff were really courteous and prompt with their service. I would definitely go back and definitely recommend to others.

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Jazzyjan
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place and service a little on the expensive side for food and drink but what you get is of good standard and quality

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KarenC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer choices, loved the mussels and frites. Sadly didn't have room for waffles after! Great location, friendly and attentive staff. Decor was great. Felt cosy but not cramped. Spotlessly clean for all those covid worriers!

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LizA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Long wait for food was the only downside. And no room for pudding so we will have to go back!

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PennyS
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

9pm sitting and lots of items on the menu were not available.( problems with deliveries and selling out) Huge selection of beers. Great atmosphere.

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FunkiChik
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the moules and frites and loved the huge selection of beers. Service was fabulous and will definitely visit again.

JG
JohnG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I booked a 1st slot of 6pm hoping to have the schnitzel on the menu only to find not available as their deliveries had not come that day. The meatballs was ok but the menu is limited. Also the waffle was pleasant but would have been better if honey or syrup could have been available.
Nice atmosphere and a wide variety of beers. Will try again next year.

JO
JOHNH
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth a visit if only for a beer. The big muscles are great.

DP
DianeP
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place 🤩

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Bunchy
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were late to our table as previous diners still there, we then waited 30 mins to even be offered a drink. Table was not a dining table, but a wingback chair, window seat and a coffee table not suitable to dine from….
Disappointed to say the least

HJ
HayleyJ
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit everything was spot on the food drinks service were all amazing, it’s a great quirky place with a fun friendly atmosphere .

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Mongonzo
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meals and drinks (which are a huge part of the cafe's offerings) at the Bier Haus cafe. The venue had a really nice relaxed ambience with perfect lighting and background music, staff were friendly and gave just the right amount of time for us to peruse the menu, particularly the one showcasing the extensive range of Belgian biers which my partner and son enjoyed sampling.

The food was very nice, especially the mushroom sauce that came with the schnitzel, however the menu was very limited, especially for vegetarians/vegans. I do understand this is only a temporarily reduced menu though.

I was a little frustrated there were no soft drinks on tap - everything seemed to be available in small bottles so were particularly poor value for non-drinkers which pushes up the bill. Prices were fairly expensive however on a par with other eateries in St Ives. We would definitely consider another visit if we were in the area.

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LindaE
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table well in advance at this restaurant. When we arrived was told by a staff member that they were no longer serving food. We received no notification of this from the restaurant. Very poor service

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Had a lovely welcome from Jess, although it was to cancel our food reservation, drinks only - due to kitchen malfunction. This was the second time we’ve been cancelled and let down as Bier Haus cancelled our reservation on Monday too. ☹️
I’ve had to cancel a further reservation, as I don’t want to be let down at the last moment.
Large menu for beers .

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AndreaT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place the mussels were the best

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RobP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic beer selection . Highly recommended. Only comment is that it would benefit from more vegetarian options.

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Apple
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, food was lovely but pricey - (worth the price though). Beer is expensive but that what you visit for so you expect that, you can buy some of the same beers in a supermarket for half the price. Only real issues were that the table we were seated on was so small that you couldn't fit both plates and drinks on at the same time without some advanced level tetris skills. Also, the service was very slow, we waited about 30 mins for the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of Belgian beers - lots of well known favourites as well as plenty of lesser known varieties to try. Decent food and good service, even in busy periods. Nice little retreat away from the busy streets, could quite happily be in Belgium for an hour or two... then step back outside and hear the seagulls and it’s back in St Ives again!

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RachelK
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal - chicken schnitzel was excellent and the waffle pudding. Great service too

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MarikaR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fantastic range of beers. Menu choices were reduced due to Covid difficulties but what was on offer was enough to suit our dining requirements. Food was good quality and well cooked (chicken schnitzel and Thai style mussels) One waffle between two was sufficient for us as the mains were generous. Dining rooms, on ground floor and 1st floor, were full but not overly noisy. It was warm on the upstairs level but waitress was able to open an external door to help reduce the heat and help ventilation. I will definitely visit this place again - I hope it survives as it is an original concept, serving quality and varied flavoursome beers that remind me of fantastic holidays in mainland Europe where the beers are top notch. Great place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and welcoming staff, great service, lovely ambience and good food..and the Belgian beer menu was pretty fine too! Definitely one of our favourite places to visit in St Ives.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening, attentive service, excellent selection of drinks, food superb & lovely atmosphere

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Sophiemjones11
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing place full of character! Lots to look at. Extremely strong beer, you’ll literally leave legless! Lovely staff and they were very accommodating for our dog George he even had a doggy beer. They also offer doggy fries and burgers. The food was lovely 👌🏼 And the waffles looked fab. Would highly recommend!

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karlaj
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place will most definitely be returning 😊

MC
MikeC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A limited menu due to staff shortages (all companies facing this so no complaints from me) however the food we did have was excellent

The beer was also especially good :)

I look forward to visiting next year

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Geoffef
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The restaurant was very busy, and it appeared that we missed our 'slot' as we were not ready to order when so invited. This ultimately resulted in our food only arriving after about 50 minutes, and after prompting.

But it was very nice when it did arrive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great table, informed limited menu via email, hadn’t realised how limited menu was ( have a very fussy eater) however we managed. Overall from a disappointing start, great meal.

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brunob
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth going,
Good food and a massive selection of beers

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RachaelE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great vibe, awesome bier and spirits - nice staff, decent food.

HJ
HJ1234
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Greeted with masks on/ sanitise hands orders - expect to wear masks if wandering around but we were still outside at this point. Menu is tiny, beer list enormous so I guess it depends why you’re there. If your whole party likes and wants beer and mussels then this is the place for you as both of those are good.

DJ
DonnaJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice food and nice beer.
Considering short staffed food and drinks arrived quickly and staff very attentive

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Menu reduced drastically only 3 choices

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Elizabeth
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I usually go to restaurants rather than pubs, but we booked a dinner at Bier Huis whilst on holiday in town. Both my mum and myself thought the food was excellent. Really polite and helpful staff too, no negatives whatsoever really. It’s not overpriced at all either! The menu is small but dishes are tasty and the waffles they serve as a dessert are of generous size. Would highly recommend.

SG
StevenG
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Great
Service Great
Best Meal in St Ives
Best Waffles Ever

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PhillipE
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food (Moules, fish finger sandwich and waffles!) and great customer service, only little criticism was the kids chicken meal was dry and over done.
Amazing beer menu and the three we tried were fantastic!

FAQs

Bier Huis Grand Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 240 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.