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Cellar Bistro, Saint Ives, Cornwall

Cellar Bistro

4.8
4.8
657 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • 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

Popular dishes

What 657 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • Cornwall

    Best Food

  • Cornwall

    Best Service

  • Cornwall

    Best Ambiance

  • Cornwall

    Best Value

  • Cornwall

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Cornwall

    Romantic

  • Cornwall

    Special Occasion

  • Cornwall

    Most Booked

  • 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

    Neighborhood Gem

  • West Cornwall

    Romantic

  • West Cornwall

    Special Occasion

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. P

    Paula

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful birthday meal. The food was fantastic as always 😊
  2. DB

    DebraB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, beautiful restaurant, definitely recommend
  3. VA

    VerityA

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance, great food and fantastic service will be going again
  4. LK

    LindaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great attentive service by friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Would recommend
  5. MH

    MichelleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely well cooked food, great service and a nice atmosphere
  6. MD

    MaryD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, staff friendly and helpful, surprisingly spacious interior.
  7. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service in a lovely atmosphere food very well presented
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was blown away by the quality of food at this restaurant
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The hake was fab.
  10. AR

    AngelaR

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have been coming here when we are on holiday for several years now and we have never been disappointed. The food has always been delicious and in our opinion very good value. Definitely recommend a visit.
  11. l

    lisayo

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food ambiance service everything was Devine and I can honestly say the chocolate brownie dessert was the best I’ve had anywhere!! Will definitely be back when in st Ives, only wish they were nearer to my home I would be a regular customer.
  12. DG

    DeniseG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Most unfriendly restaurant we have ever been. Very expensive for the quality of food - would not recommend
  13. CD

    ChristineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and excellent service, we were really well looked after. Thank you.
  14. s

    satnightdiner

    Dallas

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant! Our drinks well prepared and the food tasty. The steak and hake both served hot and the service was wonderful. A favorite meal of a two week trip in Cornwall.
  15. GJ

    GrahamJ

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No need to be apprehensive about dining here. I had the steak, excellent.
  16. D

    Deaks

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A return visit. Will be back again lovely food and great service
  17. LO

    LORNK

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful staff and delicious food
  18. AS

    AndrewS

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cellar Bistro is second only to The Mermaid as my favourite St Ives restaurant. This meal of cray fish tails, the cold meats dish and icecream was as good as ever
  19. CJ

    CarolynJ

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Booked a table for our anniversary following a recommendation, we're not disappointed. Great service and lovely food
  20. ST

    SharonT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely food and staff. Atmosphere is very relaxed.
  21. A

    Adobecurly

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, recommendations were spot on, and the food delicious
  22. CC

    CharlesC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting great service from welcoming staff and fantastic food. Couldn’t ask for more our best evening meal in St Ives to date by far. Will definitely make a point on returning if/when back in St Ives.
  23. B

    Becci

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great wine and fantastic service!!
  24. EJ

    EnaJ

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    This is one of the best meals we had over ten days.. Friendly staff, the food was amazing as usual.......
  25. DM

    DuncanM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always. Fab menu choice. Great service, a firm favourite every time we continue to St Ives.
  26. WH

    WendyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very high quality food, excellent service, staff polite & helpful. Waitress was amazing. Very good value birthday meal. Would definitely return when in St Ives again. Highly recommended.
  27. M

    Mrwjones

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finish.Food was 1st class and the service was exceptional Would not hesitate to return.
  28. V

    Visitingfoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic in every way - very highly recommended!
  29. BB

    BrianB

    Devon

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. One of ot top 2 favourite in St Ives
  30. R

    Robert

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and excellent service. Would highly recommend.
  31. NC

    NicolaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we had in St Ives this year. Always good but this meal was exceptional. Recommend the Hake!
  32. NC

    NicolaC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden GEM! Lovely service from the waiting on ladies. Food was so amazing. Flavours were superb. Not very often we feel the need to compliment the chef. We had Sea Bass, Chicken Supreme, Mediterranean vegetable stew, Pasta and fish Goujons.
  33. D

    Doctor

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent meal from a good menu with very good service. Reasonable costs.
  34. j

    jennifers

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and excellent service. The only complaint my husband has is the chairs are very uncomfortable. We asked to swop chairs as the one he sat was broken. They did replace it but it was still uncomfortable. I was fine but don’t suffer from back problems… I V would definitely go back as the food was first class!
  35. MH

    MarkH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, fantastic service. Would definitely go again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I was impressed with the speed at which the food was served. The steaks where prepared with love
  37. OC

    OmarioC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at Cellar Bistro. We went for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful evening. The food was delicious, especially the hake and sticky toffee pudding! The staff are all so friendly and kind, would recommend this restaurant to anyone it is brilliant
  38. D

    Danielle

    London

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and lovely staff, we had a fab evening. Would highly recommend the hake
  39. JM

    JanetM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food good service very friendly would go again. Booking so easy
  40. SL

    ShelleyL

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Managed to book a table for 2 adults and 2 teenagers due to a cancellation. We are so glad that those people cancelled! From the minute we entered, we felt relaxed and welcome. All of the staff were friendly, and especially helpful when I explained that I had wheat and lactose intolerences. I felt confident that it was safe for me to eat there (unlike a nearby Italian restaurant two nights previously which served me fries with flour on them). Our food when it arrived was steaming hot and unbelievably tasty - the tastiest we've had in many months. We would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone. Incredible service, truly outstanding food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cellar Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 657 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Cellar Bistro

29-31 Fore St, Saint Ives, Cornwall TR26 1HE

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Chapman

  • Additional

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

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