Cellar Bistro

4.7
77 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 77 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
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HelenJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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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

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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

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food well presented, lovely staff that took care and went the extra mile to make the experience special.
Well done love to come again

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CurtisH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Highly recommended the calamari and the hake. Service was great. Would 100% return

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Lynne
Surrey
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food although shame the dishes do not come with veg so quite pricey .
Not a lot of atmosphere but very good service.

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JohnT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good selection to suit most people, fish in particular was very good. A good selection of side dishes and I would recommend the cheese board

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to St ives for years and never visited cellar bistro before. I’m so glad we booked a table here, our meal was one of the best whilst on holiday . The service , the food , the setting was all fantastic. Well done to Louise and the whole team. We will definitely be back x

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YvonneE
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the Chicken Supreme it was absolutely delicious. BEST meal of the week.

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cliver
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal both in terms of quality and quantity was excellent. The service was fine and overall we thoroughly enjoyed it and would return.

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Davidm
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal at the bistro staff polite friendly and attentive good atmosphere three lovely courses in a very nice relaxed setting would definitely recommend many thanks

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Rach
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Great atmosphere. Would recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service

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GeoffE
Kent
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb restaurant. The service and attention to detail was second to none. The food was delicious, well seasoned and visually attractive.

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AndrewJ
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, nice atmosphere and good service

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EnaJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly staff, beautiful food
Our favourite place

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GarryM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, the food here is fantastic, can’t recommend this place highly enough, book early as it’s very popular.
Loved it. Will come again.

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RonnieC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. Cannot recommend it highly enough. If you are in St Ives you must go there.

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DianeM
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food helpful staff, the mackerel pate starter was lovely and the hake main course very tasty. We were too full for dessert but lovely to have returned as we visited last September and will return again soon.

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AmyH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, amazing food, staff very friendly and welcoming, a hidden gem!

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AdrianaN
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The staff very lovely and helpful. We had a lovely evening :=)

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent meal very good service average price for the town of St.Ives Cornwall.

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TraceyC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful resteraunt with amazing food. Would definitely return.

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JulieN
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So glad we booked a meal here. Relaxing atmosphere great service and outstanding food both in the presentation and taste. If your staying in St Ives make sure you visit this place. You will not be disappointed

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Emily
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining in St Ives. A hidden gem, tucked inside the hustle and bustle of the main streets.

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Joanne
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at the Cellar Bistro. The service was excellent and everyone was super friendly. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the hummus starter and the hake main.
A lovely atmosphere too.

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DawnF
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent, meal superb , very Covid safe too , we will return

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F1lbert
London
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal and a total highlight of our holiday in St Ives.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived late afternoon on a Thursday in St Ives and it was literally heaving. The end of a half term holiday so all of the restaurants were booked. Having checked opentable the only place we could find was a table for two here at 5.30pm, I think as a result of a cancellation. We weren’t sure what to expect but were happy to have found somewhere to sit and eat rather than face the seagulls with takeaway fish and chips. :) It was so delicious!!! I haven’t had a crayfish cocktail for years and rather than the bland tasteless fish you normally get, it was tasty with a delicious sauce. My husbands mackerel pate was just as good. The mains were even better. Fully recommend the hake, cooked to perfection with a lovely herb crust and pea puree. My husbands steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned. We love coming to this beautiful corner of the country and always make sure we book our favourite restaurant ahead. This will be one of them in future.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding and will be making another reservation shortly again

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FrederickB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in St Ives, Food first class so was the service. Wish it was closer, we live in Fowey

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CharlesL
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Diabolical. Awful service. Bland food. Don’t bother.

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WilliamP
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply stunning meal. All 3 courses were fabulous.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time at Cellar Bistro. Will definitely be back. Stunning meal and great service.

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LouiseW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The fish was excellent quality and portion size was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very professional and friendly. Food was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Jaynie
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful starter cray fish and then followed by baked hake with lovely garlic potatoes

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DianeB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and service was great. Would definitely go back.

FAQs

Cellar Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 77 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.