Cellar Bistro

4.7
112 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!

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
  • 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
What 112 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarrenB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with a smile, could t do enough to help and food is amazing

GJ
GaryJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu choice, lovely staff and outstanding food.

ER
EmmaR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely service and great value in a very romantic setting! Really enjoyed our dinner here, would highly recommend for a change of scenery from the harbour

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Sleeve1234
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A number of so-called “restaurants” in St Ives are vastly overrated. The Cellar Bistro is far and above the majority for sensible menu, lovely staff and beautifully cooked food. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this restaurant for a thoroughly pleasant eating experience. Most of the others couldn’t “hold a candle” to it. Keep it up !

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AbiH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal in a good location, perfect for couples.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect holiday atmosphere

JL
JennyL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the hummus with bread and oil hummus was lovely and could tell it was freshly made amd I had the seared seabass with rosemary potatoes and it was nothing less than perfect I’d highly recommend any of these at cellar bistro fantastic place and in the centre of st Ives with lovely staff and great atmosphere

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Niclak
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food here. Excellent quality. I enjoyed the goats cheese starter and the Hake with herbal crust.
Staff were really friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend.

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VirginiaS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely speaking with the owner and staff, friendly and welcoming. Thank you for a super evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, great food, highly recommend

TB
TomB
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, fantastic service, delicious food and we barely had to wait for any of the courses. Will be coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant - one of the more expensive in st Ives but so friendly with spot on service and amazing food!

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carlac
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing highly recommended. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner last night at The Cellar Bistro. They were fully booked for the evening and you could tell the staff were very busy but yet still made our dinner a lovely experience. Our waitress was very friendly and the food is delicious.
Highly recommend a visit when in St Ives.

KH
KarenH
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly staff, good selection of drinks, we ate here twice this week and both times were worth every penny. If we visit St Ives again we will definitely eat at The Cellar again.

LS
LisaS
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

lovely food , good service though very busy....we shared a pudding & then cheese board def recommend

JC
JanetC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very warm and professional welcome. The service was brilliant and the staff extremely friendly and polite. A wonderful evening. Would definitely go again.

DS
DeborahS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here and it didn’t disappoint. Everything about it was great! We both chose the Hake fillet for main and it was truly the most delicious dish I’ve eaten in a very long time. Staff were absolutely super too.

KH
KH53
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and really friendly staff. Always visit when we come to St Ives.

HD
Hi5erDiet
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all round experience. Lack of soft furnishings resulted in elevated noise levels. Staff very attentive and friendly.

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Shinpad
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent and would revisit on this basis.
However they appeared to be under-staffed and the service was very slow overall.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in a friendly and candlelit atmosphere! The meals are so well crafted and perfected!

AD
AnneD
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and friendly and professional staff - what more can you ask for?

WB
WanB
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great tapas and Sangria. Nice little place, hidden away.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Cellar Bistro, great atmosphere and amazing food!

JA
JerrieA
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with brilliant fresh tasty food. We were stuck on a beach and was late for our dinner but the restaurant were super flexible and understanding. Would highly recommend if you are going to Cornwall or st Ives.

HC
HandCSTIVES
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Lovely welcome on arrival, seated straight away. Food and drink amazing, fresh and flavoursome. Staff are really friendly, you can tell it's a family business. We liked it so much that we booked to visit the following night in the Secret Tapas Cellar. Highly recommend!

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Klee
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With a coeliac in our party, Cellar Bistro was a dream. The menu had gluten free dishes marked and there was a good choice even thought the menu is quite short (which is a positive in itself in my view). By coincidence the waitress was also a coeliac and so when she talked of making sure there was no cross contamination it was music to our ears! We had never seen gluten free calamari on a restaurant menu before so that was a must. The restaurant has found a way of making at least half of its dishes suitable for coeliacs and those following a gluten free diet. We ALL thoroughly enjoyed our meal and had 3 courses which is rare for us. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the basement location welcoming and calm in a very busy St. Ives. Highly recommend.

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RobL
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, nice atmosphere and environment. Food amazing, best meal of the week.

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SharonD
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time dining here. Lovely tasty food. However, none of the five of us wanted a starter. We were informed that because of this and the food cooked from fresh it would be awhile. We were quite happy with this. Our booking was for 6pm, we were served our food at 7.10. Which is far too long to wait. Who would wait so long if initially being told your food will be over an hour! Others around us were moaning to each other too. Admittingly the staff seemed rushed all the time. They were lovely staff. Hopefully it’s just a blip. I don’t like being negative, but it shouldn’t make a difference just because we didn’t have starters. I will definitely go back when I’m next in St Ives.

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TinaF
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Recommend the Hake and the Steak. Enjoyed chorizo as a starter.

DL
DavidL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service. A fairly small menu but everything was done well.

CM
CaroleM
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food served by friendly staff in a pleasant atmosphere

MW
MarkW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good quality food, sticky toffee pudding delicious friendly staff all round lovely evening

MK
MelanieK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, the hake was exceptional, and really great service all evening. Highly recommended.

HJ
HelenJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food
Lovely Restaurant and ambience
Friendly and helpful staff
Would highly Recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality dining, friendly attentive staff, great ambience, we had a lovely evening.

GB
GilesB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crusted hake was absolutely delicious. Hope to be back again soon.

DG
DavidG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely friendly and efficient service. Simple menu but all fresh ingredients, well cooked and presented. A little more grown up than other seaside restaurants but don’t hesitate, even with a young family. They’ll look after you

AN
ANNAM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at this gorgeous tucked away restaurant on our last night in St Ives. If we had been staying for longer we would definitely have gone back for seconds! The ambience was perfect, the staff ( Josephine especially) were just lovely and the food was excellent. Well done all of you and thank you so much we WILL be back x Anna and Andy McMullan x

FAQs

Cellar Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 112 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.