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
Great food - perfect setting
Fish was overcooked and the chips were from frozen I suspect
Lobster was very good if a bit pricy
Staff attentive but they need a little more knowledge on the dishes
We were there for breakfast and the food was not good to taste plus it made me feel very sick later that day. The waffle was hard and the egg royale had a weird after taste which is what made me sick I think. The staff wasn’t very friendly and was in a rush to get us to leave the table. Definitely not worth the hype!
Lovely meal at the porthminister beach cafe. We booked well in advance. The service was great - the waitresses couldn’t do enough and were so lovely creating a great atmosphere. We went for the porthminister experience which although was on the pricier side, was amazing and meant we could try a little bit of everything. We will definitely be back next time.
Beautiful in every way. Probably the best lobster I’ve ever had! Highly recommended
Absolutely delicious the vegetarian menu was a delight and so beautifully presented. The monkfish curry was truly amazing. We have eaten here as a treat on a few occasions and always been impressed.
Went to Ric Stein’s in Padstow the day before.
This place beat it.Lovely fresh food and a chilled afternoon
Fantastic service and amazing good with spectacular views over the bay. We celebrated a belated birthday for my partner and both enjoyed it immensely.
The staff were lovely. It was my birthday and made it a special end to the day. The food was delicious as always.
Stunning view, stunning food! Staff very friendly and attentive.
Just simply great food and service
We had the most special birthday breakfast. The table was amazing (in the terrace) and the food was simply gorgeous. The only restaurant in St Ives that honoured our booking. We Had a fantastic time. Thank you so much!
Lovely breakfast menu and perfectly set up for children as well as adults. Very tasty food, and a pretty decent Bloody Mary!
Come every year whilst in family holiday and consistently amazing
Great food great service great location thankyou. We will be back
Lovely staff, amazing food, brilliant setting. Faultless
Great night at the Portminster cafe celebrating a birthday. Service and food was excellent !
Great meal with delicious food and service with a smile! Thank you
Couldn't recommend more. Lovely staff and food. Views amazing!
Had the most delicious lunch here on our last day in St Ives, fabulous all round!
My partner and I enjoyed a lovely lunch here. We had the Thai seafood broth with a crispy wonton to start. This was very flavoursome, spicy and moreish. My partner had the seafood linguine which was good but perhaps a little too salty. My fish was fine. We had a nice Japanese dessert wine too.
Beautiful breakfast and stunning views thank you 😊
Absolutely first class! A superb meal in a wonderful setting overlooking the beach. The Tom Yum starter was the best I’ve had outside of Thailand, and the half lobster special was amazing! Banoffi pie was also absolutely delicious. I couldn’t fault a thing, including the very friendly and attentive service. We will be back and highly recommend for a special meal!
What a super location for breakfast. Staff were great, and under such testing times in hospitality. Very attentive and quick. Thank you for a great breakfast.
Great food and attentive staff, restaurant was relatively empty despite being fully booked - I assume this is due to being short staffed etc which is understandable. Other than that a perfect evening and would definitely come back!
Fabulous, good quality food and excellent service.
Very good friendly service. Amazing food! Definitely recommend
Great Meal with a Great View of the Beach Well worth a visit if you can get in
We were fortunate to receive gift vouchers to spend at Porthminster and had a fabulous hake fillet lunch . Everything was beautifully cooked and the flavours were amazing . The staff were ‘ just right’ welcoming and attentive but not watching over you! Perfect!
Excellent meal and attentive service, we sat inside but right by the open french doors
Fabulous service & food & the view is amazing. Staff were welcoming, engaged & there when you needed them. We were lucky to be seated on the front balcony, but with protection from the midday sun. We had sour dough bread with mackerel pate to start, delicious. The fish & chips & steak sandwich were perfect.
It was our first time in St ives & I asked the waitress where the best beaches were. Not only did she tell us, she went & wrote them down for us. Today we went to Porthcurno on her recommendation, stunning-thank you
We definitely want to return & so glad that I booked this gem several months ago.
Make sure you do as it’s so worth it
All good but pricey.. expected as in such a great location
Great Restaraunt positioned right on the beach with the food and service to match a great combination but you must book to enjoy this beautiful piece is St Ives.
Lovely setting highly recommended
Great tasty dishes and a place that doesn’t just rely on its location (which is outstanding). Quite pricey but worth it.
Lovely high quality fresh food. Felt £9.50 for egg and smoked salmon on a muffin a little steep but it was delicious and the views were incomparable.
Exceptional view. As I had booked very early we had the best seats in the house right by the balcony door looking out to the sea. Friendly staff and outstanding food. I had eaten here 10 years ago when I was last on holiday in St Ives and came back specifically to eat here again. It sure lived up to my expectations!
We had a wonderful dinner here. We sat on the deck which has amazing views. Food was delicious and the staff were all very welcoming.
Exceptional setting and food, staff were a little pushy, they could see we were dealing with a difficult phone call that wax causing distress , but were repeatedly ask about ordering
We also had to ask for the awning to be opened , as it wax cold on the terrace
Porthminster Beach Café is rated 4.7 stars by 2117 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.