Porthminster Beach Café
Porthminster Cafe in St Ives is a multi award winning seafood restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The café specialises in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine and is an oasis of taste and visual beauty.
A Holiday in St Ives would not be complete without going to the beach. Here at Porthminster Beach we have one of the cleanest beaches in the South West. We have been given the prestigious Blue Flag Award which guarantees the highest of standards.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Outstanding food and service! The setting and views are out of this world.
Chic cafe vibes. A beautiful meal in a stunning location overlooking the beach and sunset over St Ives. Seafood is the star - sweet buttery lobster, crisp whitebait with samphire, plump mussels bathed in garlic. Delicious crisp white wine. A wonderful treat not to be missed!
Food fab. Annoying to be questioned about counting an 8 month old baby as a party of 6 After booking this 3 months ago.
Delicious food, great views. Parking can be a challenge
We ate here for dinner and it was absolutely delicious. I ordered the monkfish curry which was fabulous. Quite a sizeable portion, and the taste was outstanding. My husband had the fish and chips which was really good too. We had a lovely table with a view over the beach. We will certainly be booking again.
Wonderful fresh fish, cooked beautifully, using innovative ingredients and combinations; our annual treat never disappoints,
Really enjoyed our lunch, great staff and service. With beautiful views and amazing seafood. What more could you want!
Beautiful food cooked perfect ,flavours ingredients service excellent
Gorgeous food and scenery, such an experience!!
Excellent food & location. Staff very helpful & accommodating. Our reservation was for 9.30pm & they called us to offer an earlier time!
5 of us agreed this was a perfect meal in a great setting and delivered by very lovely warm people. Delicious meal -It could not be improved. We will keep returning when in Cornwall.
Having booked many months ago, it was disappointing to be sat inside at the outside window- then to watch walk-ins being sat in prominent positions was a little disappointing!
Main meals arrived without the table being cleared or fresh cutlery being provided.
Having said all that, the food was tasty.
Lovely Staff and wonderful food. The environment was lovely and on the calm end of the beach. Would highly recommend it to everyone.
We had a great breakfast at Porthminster Beach Cafe. Food and service was excellent. Just wish we could have got in for lunch or dinner too.
Booked a table well ahead(weeks) for breakfast at 10.30am as it's so busy and due to staff shortages l would advise advance booking. We visited here several times before as its always excellent service having delightful staff who genuinely make you feel welcome and valued. The quality of the food is fantastic cooked perfectly , l definitely recommend this place.
Another great meal at The Porthminster Beach Cafe. What a pity you can't operate at full capacity at the moment as I am sure a lot of holidaymakers are disappointed at missing out on a lovely experience.
Just perfect, attentive to special dietary needs, can’t wait to visit next year :)
Exceptional experience at Porthminster Beach Cafe! Staff are a credit to this restaurant, food was amazing with a spectacular view. What a way to celebrate our daughters wedding, thanks so much 🙏😊
The best food, the best staff, made a great part to our wedding day by just being at ease and serving some of the best food our party have had in a long time, staff were great with kids especially and thanks to chef for our signed porthminster cafe cook book 👌, thank you to all that day.
Mr & Mrs Davis xx
What a place! Staff, the food, the view, such an amazing restaurant for a very special occasion! Thanks for making my sisters wedding meal one to remember 😊 we will be back!!
A lovely spot so worth a visit! Food delicious and service so friendly.
As per usual the food was exceptional, serving staff lovely and a very enjoyable experience. Shame there wasn’t as many tables occupied as we expected due to staff & hospitality industry impacts.
Amazing must go to place for beautiful food, lovely restaurant & fantastic views!
It was unbelievable! Great food, drink and a view that left you drifting away into happiness!
Lovely place for breakfast.
We live locally and always enjoy our time at the Porthminster Cafe.
Its such a beautiful place to take in the view and have great food
Very nice food served by friendly staff in beautiful surroundings. Our food was definitely on the cool side, otherwise lovely.
Really excellent food. All 6 of us had fabulous starters and mains.
Good unobtrusive friendly service. Very covid safe.
Beautiful window table was the icing on the cake!
Fantastic food! The best meal we've had in Cornwall and we've travelled around a lot! ❤
The serving staff were excellent, knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. We had asked to sit close to friends of ours on another table a couple of days before and were told it was no problem at all but on the evening we were in separate rooms which was disappointing.
Service was perfect, fantastic food. Would 100 % highly recommend,
Fantastic dining experience overlooking the beautiful Porthminster beach. Excellent food and exceptional staff. We enjoyed two breakfasts/brunches there during our holiday and it was lovely!
Lovely meal in a great setting with a beautiful view of the beach and sea. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.
Food always excellent here everything cooked to perfection. We were a party of six and everyone throughly enjoyed themselves. My only disappointment they had run out of at least two things on the menu I wanted, never mind I will just have to go back.
Despite the stormy weather on the night we visited, the greeting front the front of house was warm, the food amazing - squid and belly of pork starters, were to die for - the wine lovely and overall dining experience amazing! Go on, you know you want to!
Amazing location and views, with fresh and tasty food, friendly and attentive service.
Friendly & helpful staff, nice views and setting.
My husband had the Monkfish curry and said it was delicious however I was a little disappointed with the steak sandwich as the steak was very chewy and for £18 I would of expected the chips to be hand cut not from the freezer.
Best food I’ve ever tasted. Wonderful location and staff, even the rain couldn’t spoil the day. Amazing place.
This was a recommendation from a friend and he was not wrong! Such a lovely venue, with great beach/sea view. We went for breakfast and were not disappointed! The full English was delicious and the children's pancakes were a hit. Friendly, helpful service to top it off! If you're in St Ives, this restaurant is a must!
A lovely place with great views and good food. Service is excellent.
We always treat ourselves to a meal at Portminster during our summer holiday.
Food was delicious as ever, great ambiance and amazing views.
Only four stars for food service as it was slow. We were seated at 20:30 and after starters at 9pm we didn’t get our main meal until 21:45. Too long a wait between courses for us. Nonetheless delicious and we’ll be back next year and always recommend this place!
Had a lovely meal and celebrated our recent wedding child free for the night and we were seating in decking and the whole experience was fab, lovely staff, food, ambiance and view
I definitely recommend x
Porthminster Beach Café is rated 4.7 stars by 2163 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.