Cellar Bistro

4.7
227 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 227 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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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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MattC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, was a little too noisy for me but service was good and overall a nice meal

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memz
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at Cafe Bistro matched, if not exceeded, the quality of the food on the Silver Sea Cruise that we just finished., and that was excellent. We loved the roast chicken and the hake.
Too bad we live in Los Angeles.

CW
CatherineW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed evening with great food. Service was outstanding.

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ClareH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service from some lovely people . Bistro was much more spacious than we’d imagined. Will try Tapas next time.

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DianeM
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service , atmosphere very pleasant staff very knowledgable about their specials. The food was lovely. We’ve been before and although it was in June the staff remembered us, and we will return when we are next in the area .

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

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IanS
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very well prepared traditional food. Pleasant service. Recommended

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SheilaB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us and we all said our meals were delicious. We loved the whole experience at the restaurant. The staff are so friendly and helpful.

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TimP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served quickly and efficiently and with smile 👍👍

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AdrianF
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend, great friendly, polite staff. Food was brilliant. So easy not to know this place is here, could easily miss the entrance, but we'll worth looking for!

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HCR57
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service, tables well spaced apart, delicious food. Would most certainly recommend.

JW
JulietW
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal and the service was outstanding. I have a medical issue and everyone from waitress to chef were so helpful.

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PeterG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food ---------------------------------

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terryp
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

During our holiday we ate at several restaurants in the area, all of which we enjoyed. However we feel we definitely saved the best until the last
The food was absolutely superb
The staff were all very helpful and friendly.
Very well done to The Cellar Bistro

CG
CathyG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the sea bass and it was amazing. An absolute melt in the mouth experience. Big compliments to the chef. Completely delicious.

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MrsL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a super restaurant. We were a family of six adults and the food all arrived at the same time was excellent, the staff friendly but not over friendly and we felt covid safe. It also felt quite special.

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AnneH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cellar bistro seem to being doing really well when other restsurants are floundering in these troubled times with staff issues etc. The food was wonderful, staff lovely and the whole experience was a good night out. Well done Cellar Bistro.

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Mo21
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went last year and felt it was a must we went back, food and service are amazing,

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AlanM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Thoroughly recommended

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SusanH
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

V good service, v friendly, food excellent, generous portions, ok value

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very cosy and delicious fresh food!

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Duncan
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food but a couple more choices would be good

ME
MarkE
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening. The surroundings created were warm and inviting. The starters were crayfish for my partner and calamari for myself, both delicious. We both had the hake to follow and the flavours were delightful. The staff and service were first class and friendly. Thank you for a very memorable evening. Louise and Mark

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Cakeywakey
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food served by fantastic staff. Couldn't fault it

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BruceT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Superb food, excellent service, highly recommended

GP
GaryP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely meal and very friendly staff. Well spread out from next table and felt very safe

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Ginsling
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening meal here with subdued lighting, excellent food and very good service. Highly recommend.

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DavidS
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

removed this location from our list a few years back due to poor food / service with previous owners so decided to give it a go this year under its new owners and wow, are we glad we did! excellent food (prob one of the best we had all week) and great service - we will be back for sure.

RB
RobB
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was good , but ambience was lacking and service was slightly robotic.

KM
KateM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is really good my Hake was so succulent.
Nice relaxed atmosphere
We'd definitely go back

LG
vipLizG
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a really lovely meal - the fish was outstanding in particular

JW
JasonW
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in St Ives I always make time to eat here. Great atmospheres and lively food served by friendly staff.

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stellaG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We have eaten at numerous restaurants throughout our two week St Ives in stay. All pre-booked months in advance. We appreciate good quality food and are happy to pay for it.

We appreciate the challenges local businesses have at present and I’ve factored this in to my review. However, this restaurant was by far the worse on quality v price. Especially the kids meal which was awful.

I heard a young girl (12ish) on another table tell her parents the food was disgusting, she didn’t eat anything and her parents hid it under a napkin and put a plate on top.

My daughter (5yrs) who eats everything was exactly the same, I tried the fish it over cooked and clearly pre-bought!

Service - brilliant, the young girls that served us couldn’t have been more helpful.

Unfortunately, we were so disappointed we had dessert at another restaurant.

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

Highly recommend this restaurant lovely staff and the food was really good. I had the Hake which was beautiful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from start to finish staff very friendly and had lovely smiles

EJ
vipEnaJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

DG
DebbieG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, food outstanding, as was the service. Lucky to get in at short notice. Very impressed

LB
LiamB
Bath
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too noisy for me. Other guests shouting at each other.

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TonyC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with fantastic food, serive was excellent staff friendly and polite, wife loved it very romantic lovely tables I had sea bass mrs had hake both beautiful definitely worth a visit if you come st ives

JB
JoshuaB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat here you will not regret it, best food I've eaten in a long time and great atmosphere and setting

FAQs

Cellar Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 227 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.