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Bier Huis Grand Cafe, Saint Ives, England

Bier Huis Grand Cafe

4.6
4.6
453 Reviews
£25 and under
Belgian
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, a choice of tapas dishes or Bier and Belgium bites are the order of the day, we have you covered!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Belgian, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01736 797074

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 453 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. LK

    LiamK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant cafe/bar with a wide selection drinks for everyone to enjoy. The atmosphere was brilliant, it would be nice if you could book the table for longer as 2 hours isn’t enough for eating and trying to drink you’re way through the long list of beers 👍
  2. AJ

    AndreaJ

    Devon

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Fab staff and lovely food and beer as always
  3. AM

    AnnM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with great beers to compliment. Will definitely eat here again
  4. L

    Lexi

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, great attentive staff. The food and beers were fabulous! Please don't go though as we won't get in next time! Lol!! A must visit.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday Meal
  6. AS

    AlecS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucky enough to be able to call this place our local. Always great staff, food and of course Belgian Ale
  7. m

    marks

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb selection of draught and bottled Belgium beers. Delicious food and great service.
  8. JB

    JaneB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All three of us thoroughly enjoyed our experience. It had a great atmosphere, lots to look at and great music. Huge list of beers. The food was fantastic. Wish we had gone earlier in the week so we could have fit in another visit.
  9. B

    Bluesteve

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, plus the range of beer is unbelievable, our favourite place to visit.
  10. TF

    TraceyF

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been visiting for several years now. Excellent selection of Belgian beers. Also enough other drinks for those who want something else. The food is great, especially the demibagettes which were this weeks specials. The background music was just right and the staff were friendly and helpful as usual. The decor is amazing. This has become a must visit venue and a highlight of our stay in StIves.
  11. HP

    HelenP

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very efficient waiting staff we opted for tapas as we were a table of 3, excellent choices and great selection of beers to accompany.
  12. KC

    KathyC

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We loved the Bier Huis - amazing beer - amazing food - amazing atmosphere. Hope to go again soon.
  13. JF

    JaneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic . Great atmosphere and fabulous wait or full of knowledge Brendon . Great food , great beers and great fun . Well done !!!
  14. PE

    PaulE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Belgian style restaurant, so the mussels were what I went for. Good quantity as a main, tasty and perfectly cooked. Surprised that I had to ask for mayo for the frites and that it came in a McD-style paper sauce pot. My wife not keen on much of the menu so had Croque Monsieur which she thought would be pretty standard fare. She was delighted to find it the best she'd had and was surprised at the flavour of what she thought would be a simple dish. We'd started with Bier and Gruyere croquettes and chicken schnitzel, both tasty with schiracha mayo, other dip choices available. Finished with waffles which were superb and offered with great topping choices. Service was good, attentive, although my Flemish coffee was cooling by the time dessert arrived. Big plus here is the astonishing collection of beers available, a must for lovers of Belgian beers. Just a shame that three of the gins including the continental one I wanted were unavailable so my G&T aperitif was a compromise, but still quite good. Would definitely eat and drink here again, especially as the Grand Cafe is open from midday.
  15. JF

    JohnF

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great atmosphere with good food and a fantastic range of beers
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff efficient and welcoming, food very good but slightly expensive. Would recommend.
  17. G

    Gourmande

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Croquettes, Bitterballen, Beignets - (served as tapas but we had them as starters) very good although beignets a little dark. Mains (large mussels and fries), beer (choice, description, presentation) excellent and authentic. Service friendly. However, poor menu for Belgian-style café. Belgian food is not eaten tapas-style; croquettes etc are eaten as beer snack with mustard or as meal with fries and salad garnish. Shrimp and cheese croquettes popular in Belgium, but weren't on menu. Only main course was mussels, but you wouldn't see cream in a Belgian moules marinère recipe. You would see mussels served gratin-style in Belgium, but not here. Table booked for 6pm and after we ordered 2 large mussels (£19.95 a bit steep, mussels aren't a dear food), waitress announced there were no more large portions left! There was no Stoemp, Waterzooi, Chicon au jambon, Flemish stew, Steak tartare, Tomate crevette, Paling in 't groen, kidneys in a mustard cream sauce etc. - all Belgian classics. When my husband and I discussed having a Jenever with our beers, the waitress said that Jenever (wrong pronounciation) was more of a dessert drink. All or most of the Jenever on the menu were sweet, but oude or jonge Jenever is largely drunk dry before or after a meal or in combination with beer - I lived in Belgium for 11 years in the 90s and 00s. There were no Belgian desserts, only waffles. Belgians eat waffles with lavish toppings in the afternoon with coffee, not after a main course in the evening. We had a nice table but we were in the back of the restaurant behind a screen and couldn't see the main part of the restaurant at all, which is a nicer place to sit, as well as the upstairs part. What we enjoyed the least was the loud radio coming from the nearby kitchen (door open). It sounded really great with the (good) restaurant music - not!
  18. KG

    KeithG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always make a point of visiting when we come to St Ives. Great choice of beers and good quality snacks and food. Lovely atmosphere. Dog friendly.
  19. GW

    GaryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to visit, every top class beer you could wish for and good food. We shall be returning.
  20. N

    Npre

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ambiance great. Service good. Unfortunately the moules which we looked forward to were off the menu so we were very disappointed. Alternatives were pretty good but not the same.
  21. IG

    IanG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and drink, excellent friendly service. A gem in St Ives.
  22. DG

    DaveG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice of beers and the tapas style food was lovely. Brendan our waiter was very polite and helpful with our food and drink choices. It is our second year we have been and it won’t be our last!
  23. DB

    DebraB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great eating place, lovely food apart from gluten free waffles which they are working on, and quickly exchanged for another desert, otherwise would recommend
  24. SV

    SofiaV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place with a welcoming atmosphere. Although short-staffed, our waitress was incredibly attentive and kept an eye on our table at all times. Food was lovely and of course, we appreciated the presentation of beers. Thought the menu was clever! Good luck to you guys :)
  25. v

    vwaves

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a great place! Really cosy on a nasty wet evening. Such an amazing choice of beer!
  26. CM

    CarlM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food great atmosphere and good prices. Service was good to.
  27. CW

    ClareW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great beers, great service,would definitely recommend a visit
  28. RM

    RebeccaM

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute gem. Friendly staff, fabulous tapas and a fantastic selection of drinks.
  29. l

    laureninspace

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing ‘Thai Style Moules Frites’! Originally came because my partner loves moules frites and due to my dairy intolerance I’d assumed I’d need to choose something different on the menu. However, this broth was coconut milk based so I was able to enjoy and I’m so glad I went for it! Also had a still cider, which was a little different but refreshing. Thank you :-)
  30. M

    Michelle

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing choice of belgium beers, attentive staff and lovely choice of tapas
  31. P

    Penny

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Great foods. Great Beer. Great staff.
  32. GP

    GeoffreyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Really enjoyed it. Would heartily recommend.
  33. GG

    GeorgeG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection' great service, overall an excellent experience, we'll definitely be repeat customers
  34. D

    Doctor

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real find quite different from other places in St Ives. Def worth going back
  35. SL

    SarahL

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time visiting whilst on holiday, it is that good. Lovely restaurant and the food is amazing.
  36. KS

    KatieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Hard to get a table as they don’t answer the phone to tell you you need to book online. But once there the food was delicious and they accommodated my dietary requirements really nicely to make what I wanted. The beer menu is insane, and lush. We’ll be back!
  37. DS

    DavidS

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Another visit and this time took some friends who enjoyed as much as we did the first time we went. Great fun, excellent range of beers and superb tapas to help you soak some of the strong beers on offer. Whenever we are in St Ives it is a must visit. Very friendly staff and dog friendly with dog beers on the menu!
  38. TG

    TimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Awesome beer. We’ll worth a visit. Recommend the beer tasting board with nibbles
  39. SL

    SarahL

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, friendly welcoming staff and the food was perfect. Our pup had the dog beer and fries. Highly recommend going.
  40. DG

    DaveG

    London

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great beers. Food and service very good. One of our favourites

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Bier Huis Grand Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 453 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St Ives

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Belgian, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a car park located a 5 minute walk from the Bier Huis, at St Ives Train Station.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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