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Cellar Bistro

4.8
4.8
293 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

Cellar Bistro prides itself on friendly and welcoming customer service and a wonderful dining atmosphere. The restaurant is cosy & atmospheric with soft lighting and candles, you will feel equally at home in your best bib and tucker or a comfy pair of jeans! We have a lovely bar area for a pre dinner aperitif. (once covid restrictions are lifted) We have filled the restaurant with an eclectic collection of upcycled furniture and vintage finds, giving The Cellar Bistro a completely unique decor.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Booked 16 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01736 791813

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Chapman

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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What 293 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

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    Best Value

  • Cornwall

    Romantic

  • West Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • West Cornwall

    Best Food

  • West Cornwall

    Best Service

  • West Cornwall

    Best Ambiance

  • West Cornwall

    Best Value

  • West Cornwall

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Cornwall

    Healthy

  • West Cornwall

    Romantic

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  • West Cornwall

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  1. LB

    LouiseB

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We booked in advance but there were a few tables available. Holly who served us was lovely and very professional even though it was her first day! The food was piping hot, and delicious. We all had different main courses and all had empty plates. Would definitely recommend!

  2. AM

    AdrianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm welcome. Attentive service. Very pleasant atmosphere.

  3. DA

    DAVIDB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Popped in again has we try when on holiday down here. Have been in several time in the past yrs expect last Yr. Always great food and great service. Waiterress have always been friendly specially one waitress been there a few yrs. We will come next Yr again.

  4. LP

    LynneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food. Great ambience. Excellent choice of wines but most importantly impeccable service and attention to detail. Friendly but professional. Delighted to recommend

  5. GH

    GarethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great service. Nice and chilled out place to eat.

  6. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, helpful and attentive staff, even on a busy Saturday evening, and well worth a visit

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and wine

  8. S

    Simhur

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely to return here again, as ever staff very attentive without it being too much, food excellent as always. Wish they had a few flavoured gins though. Will be back

  9. JS

    JaneS

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good value, well cooked food and pleasant ambiance - just as described on their website. Charming table staff, although the 'meet & greet' (more senior?) lady was a little brusque.

  10. IA

    IanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great service. We both had 3 courses all of the outstanding. Service was friendly and professional. We would definitely recommend.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great friendly service, and delicious food

  12. SH

    StephenH

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening all round - wonderful service and food

  13. B

    Bullseye59

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As good as ever, well cooked, good sized portions at a sensible price see you next year. Sticky Toffee Pudding.

  14. VS

    VickyS

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really amazing food very friendly staff great experience

  15. HC

    HelenC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, beautiful restaurant and amazing service 5 star. Thankyou Cellar Bistro

  16. CK

    ClareK

    Lincolnshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening. Lovely meal, great service and nice ambience. The hake was amazing and just how we remembered it. The brownie was very delicious too. Thank you for a most enjoyable evening hopefully we will see you again next year.

  17. JJ

    JillJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely ambience in this restaurant. The lovely friendly interior is so so much nicer than it looks from outside, so don’t be put off from entering down a rather modest entrance! The staff were very capable and friendly and the food was great. Lots of people in there, so there was a buzz, but all tables appropriately distanced. Really enjoyed our meal and would definitely return.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is definitely worth a visit! Great food and lovely people in a relaxed cosy atmosphere.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We really liked the place, service a little slow..over an hour for our main meal. But the staff were so super busy it was understandable. Food was very good.

  20. MP

    MariaP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Party of 5 came to dine. Staff were attentive atmosphere relaxed, not too formal. Starter of the goats cheese was light and delicious. Main of hake beautifully cooked and the pea purée was divine. The main of the chicken was tasty abs moist. Every member of our party had a wonderful meal thank you

  21. LB

    LionelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Arrived early and was able to have a drink in the Tapas bar while waiting Good and service excellent

  22. DM

    DanielM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time at Cellar Bistro. The food is incredible and ran by a local family. Thanks again to Louise and all her staff for a great dining experience. My in-laws first time and they will definitely be returning in the future as will my wife and I.

  23. MW

    MarkW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Believe all of the superb reviews you read about the Cellar Bistro. The bistro is modern yet cosy and very clean. The staff are attentive and polite, the food is devine with really good quality local ingredients perfectly cooked and presented. We’ll be back when we next visit St Ives.

  24. AR

    AngelaR

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have eaten here several times before and it’s always really good and it was a lovely meal again this time.

  25. SH

    SimonH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was beautifully prepared and very delicious, and the staff very friendly and helpful.

  26. TW

    TerryW

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic. We’d read the good reviews prior to visiting but it still exceeded our expectations. There were two of us and we both had fish main courses. The hake and sea bass were cooked superbly. Sadly we live 350 miles away or we would be regulars!

  27. CD

    ChristineD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit, lovely welcoming atmospheres and very helpful staff. Generous portions, beautifully cooked. Would definitely recommend.

  28. s

    susanc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a crayfish cocktail from the board and the hake, which was delicious. The flavouring just blended together beautifully. The service was fast and friendly.

  29. k

    kerrym

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing you must visit if you like quality food and drinks

  30. SH

    SallyH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Found this little gem over 3 years ago whilst on our holidays so we rebooked again whilst visiting. We have dined in many Michelin star restaurants which need to take a leaf out of this restaurant. Food, atmosphere and service all 5*

  31. CR

    ChristopherR

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Both my wife and myself were very happy with our visit. We were able to be seated immediately, always very pleasing, the service prompt without pressurising. A most pleasant and relaxing evening.

  32. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and Hake to die for. An excellent place

  33. K

    Kellie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favourite restaurant in St Ives. Always delivers the best food and service. The hake was amazing and the steak cooked to perfection. Louise and Tony have worked so hard to produce a wonderful culinary experience that never fails to impress.

  34. PR

    PeterR

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Cellar Bistro was very busy. However, staff were most attentive and keen to ensure that we had a good time. Food service was at a nicely relaxed pace and the quality and presentation of all courses was excellent. We had a lovely evening and will definitely visit again.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service. Great location and setting. Felt like a special meal

  36. CR

    ChristopherR

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were very happy with our visit. We had to wait a short while to be seated but that was not a problem. We were seated in a very agreeable location which added to the evening. The food was delicious and service prompt and friendly. All in all a very pleasant time.

  37. DO

    DOTTY

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant service, excellent food, good selection for gluten free. Well done Cellar Bistro, will definitely visit again.

  38. DH

    DeniseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Good food. Good variety Lovely staff. Nice atmosphere

  39. P

    Potter

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely restaurant downstairs in a cellar. Brilliant food and attentive service . Bit draughty at first but staff spotted us wrapped up and closed the door … much appreciated. Great evening Thankyou

  40. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food we had in St Ives , been before, will go again. we went twice last week and all of our dishes were excellent. The Hake however is the standout dish , also the tajine if you happen to be a veggie. Service as ever was great , nor hurried but always available if required. Book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Cellar Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 293 OpenTable diners

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Booked 16 times today
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29-31 Fore St Saint Ives, Cornwall TR26 1HE

  • Neighborhood

    St Ives

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Chapman

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

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