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Cellar Bistro, Saint Ives, Cornwall
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Cellar Bistro

4.8
4.8
696 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Cellar Bistro is currently closed for the winter, Reopening date TBC.

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!

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

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 696 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

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • Cornwall

    Best Food

  • Cornwall

    Best Service

  • Cornwall

    Best Ambiance

  • Cornwall

    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

    Innovative

  • West Cornwall

    Neighborhood gem

  • West Cornwall

    Romantic

  • West Cornwall

    Good for special occasions

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  1. SL

    SamL

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and great service. Will definitely return next year. Thank you!
  2. C

    Clarence

    Cornwall

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Thank you. Very good indeed. Great value. Quality food. Generous portions. Fabulous atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  3. GC

    GrahamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, thoroughly recommend a visit to Cellar Bistro
  4. AB

    AndrewB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, wish we’d discovered it before as we’ve been visiting for a number of years.
  5. GP

    GeoffP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant venue for an evening meal; nice food, very nicely prepared and cooked
  6. K

    Kellie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite restaurant in St Ives, we always make sure we book in when we book a trip. And it didn’t disappoint. The hake was delicious and the steak cooked to perfection. Can’t wait to book again
  7. DM

    DaveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service - Hake was special - we will be back
  8. JR

    JessicaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, so fresh and tasty and generous portion sizes. Will definitely return.
  9. MD

    MelanieD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love this place, can’t fault anything! Highly recommended
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and atmosphere. Would recommend either the sea bass or hake. Best fish I’ve had in a long time.
  11. JM

    JaneMc

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect birthday meal. Food and service never disappoint, best restaurant in St.Ives
  12. KC

    KathleenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, friendly attentive stuff and I lovely chilled atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back
  13. K

    Kempy

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently brilliant in all aspects. Good food and company with friendly staff. Exceptional as always.
  14. FD

    FDBris

    Norfolk

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Menu simple bistro style but very tasty. Good wine choice. Nice, cosy setting. Staff friendly and helpful.
  15. DS

    DianeS

    Bristol

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and friendly service
  16. CX

    ChrisX

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening, from the amazing service as soon as you walk in, to the wonderful food and relaxed atmosphere. Top team & best restaurant by a long mile.
  17. SD

    ScottD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, cocktails and wine all superb. Laura was our waitress and she was fantastic. Recommended!
  18. SR

    SandraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm welcome, excellent food and attentive service. Highly recommend.
  19. NS

    NigelS

    Devon

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always would highly recommend a visit.
  20. MN

    MarkN

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful place with a great atmosphere wholesome food really tasty home cooked and large portions. Overall great night
  21. d

    dianef

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a very good evening. The setting is very lovely, not too quiet where you are afraid to speak normally but pleasant ambiance. The food was spectacular I will definitely come back
  22. PC

    PatriciaC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time.in Cellar Bistro. The best meal ever. Will definitely be back.
  23. SR

    SabineR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice. Tasty food. Long stairway down to the restaurant. If difficulties to walk double check for elevator. Did not see anyone
  24. GH

    GraemeH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended bijou restaurant. Friendly staff, attractive surroundings, good wine and excellent food.
  25. MW

    MelanieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at the Cellar Bistro yesterday evening. We have eaten here before and never been disappointed. Last night was no exception. I had the Chicken Supreme. It was beautifully cooked and came in a delicious mustard, tarragon and white wine sauce. My partner had herb crusted hake with pea and mint purée which he said was cooked perfectly. We were too full to sample the desserts but they looked lovely. The restaurant was quite full but the service and ambiance were excellent. We will be back!
  26. DA

    DAV3490

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come here every Yr.when on holiday. Can't fault it. Never has it let me down.
  27. CB

    CatherineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions are large, so don’t be seduced to go for a very filling starter unless you are sure you can manage a substantial main course too. Everything was perfectly cooked and of a very high quality. We can wait to visit again next time we are in the vicinity.
  28. KL

    KevinL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve had in ages . All food cooked perfectly atmosphere superb
  29. DW

    DeborhW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Would absolutely recommend this restaurant, lovely ambience and food was absolutely delicious! Just one comment ……no one was offered to have their coats taken to a cloak are so all diners had coats hanging over the back of their chairs which I wouldn’t expect of a restaurant of this quality.
  30. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every aspect. I would recommend to my closest friends that they should visit whenever they are in St Ives. We both had the hake and, having eaten in many restaurants around the world, we both agreed that this was one of the nicest dishes we had ever tasted. The service could not be faulted - just excellent all round. A wonderful evening. Thank You.
  31. MD

    MelanieD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is always outstanding! Staff are always very polite and very attentive. Would always recommend visiting here.
  32. MB

    MichaelB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue hidden away in Fore Street in St Ives. We've been a few times before and this visit completely lived up to expectations. The sea bass was perfectly cooked and the hake was exceptional. Wine reasonably priced. This is still one of our favourite restaurants in St. Ives and well worth a visit.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant with excellent service and a delicious meal. We were recommended the Cellar Bistro and were not disappointed.
  34. DO

    DOTTY

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous meal. Everything cooked to perfection. My husband is very fussy about eating steak out but he gave it a try and he was glad he did...it was excellent. The only criticism would be lack of vegetables included in the price of the mains. Only potatoes included in my chicken so had to buy an extra side of beans, peas and mange tout. Service excellent and able to talk above very quiet background music.
  35. CR

    ChristopherR

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In our experience Cellar Bistro has always been an excellent evening out , in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with great food and wine. the staff are really helpful nothing being of too much trouble. Thank you all so much.
  36. LC

    LynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again a delicious meal and outstanding service. We will be returning on our next visit to St Ives
  37. ND

    NigelD

    Devon

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are in Cornwall twice a year & always visit the Cellar Bistro. We love the relaxed ambience. The service was especially outstanding on this occasion.
  38. P

    Paula

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    DebraB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    VerityA

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

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 696 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

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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