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
Delicious 😋 been coming here over a period of 10 years, it’s as good now as it was then, highly recommended 🙂
Fantastic location overlooking St Ives Bay, very relaxed atmosphere with dogs permitted in certain areas. The seafood on offer was varied and cooked to perfection. Very attentive service added to a great gastronomic experience.
High quality food and drink, all served by extremely friendly and helpful staff.
We've been dining at Porthminster Cafe for over 10 years (whilst holidaying in St Ives) and have never been disappointed.
Looking forward to a return visit on Wednesday.
Very popular seafood restaurant with good reason. Very professional service with quality ingredients expertly cooked. Make sure you book to avoid disappointment.
Breakfast at the beach cafe. Great service, fantastic food and coffee! Perfect way to start the day!
An absolutely fabulous evening - on the terrace, watching the sun set. Divine food and wonderful service. Is there a better place to eat in Cornwall? I don't think so.
Food, service, wine, view, setting, menu, location all second to none would highly recommend & every penny.
Thank you to the lovely blond waitress who recommended the banofee desert was off the scale!
Fantastic place .. we had a lunch table booked and requested a table outside on the Beautiful terrace and we wasn’t disappointed!! The staff were friendly and professional from the start.. we couldn’t ask for a better table in the September Sunshine right on the Beach Terrace … the food was fantastic and we can’t wait to visit again 10/10
Amazing food, great views, friendly and efficient staff. A night to remember.
A beautiful restaurant in a wonderful setting. Staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a lovely evening, they asked us several times if we would like the doors open or shut and didn’t rush us at all. We sat at the open terrace doors with a fabulous view over the bay. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, the prices were a little high but well worth it for a special treat.
Excellent Food with a lovely view and very good staff
Recommended by our 1st class B&B hostess based in Liskeard, as her favourite place to eat in St Ives. She wasn't wrong! Locally farmed food cooked appetising delicious, to both look at and enjoy.
Not an inexpensive meal, but worth it for the quality and wine choices.
We had a fantastic lunch here yesterday. A beautiful day and the food was amazing, so tasty. Would definitely recommend.
Fabulous lunch in a fabulous setting right on the beach. Very memorable.
Must say this place was amazing food top quality setting on beach amazing service very good enjoyed it that much went 3 times will definitely be returning
This place did not disappoint. The food was AMAZING, the view incredible, staff friendly and helpful, I really could not recommend it enough.
A beautiful setting, fantastic food and great service. Definitely worth the persistence of trying to book! A memorable evening.
We booked this months ago and it was so worth it
Wonderful food and service plus The added bonus of clear blue skies
We at on the terrace and it really was perfect highly recommend the monkfish curry but everyone’s meal was gorgeous and we had a lovely waitress who made our meal very special
This is our favourite restaurant in St Ives! The food and experience is amazing, and to top it off, you have the incredible view of the beach.
So good to be back - great service yummy food - good wines etc
Even although we were early , suggested we sit outside and were served some drinks.
Server was pleasant.
Couldn’t fault the food . It was delicious in every way
We were disappointed with the limited menu, when the one thing most people would be ordering was not available, alternative offered but price raised, the posh fish and Chips unfortunately did not live up to the name given, 3 slabs of fried hash brown like.
Although the price of the food is above average the quality is excellent.
If you are a ‘foody’ and love fish this is the plaice 🐠 for you.
The location is wonderful.
The staff were attentive friendly and professional.
Well done Portminster Cafe.
Staff were pleasant and arranged a sea view for my birthday. The restaurant has fantastic views over Porthminster beach.
Although the charges are above average the food is exceptional
The service was excellent and not rushed.
The location is breath taking.
Loved our lunch.
Poor service, lacklustre staff, full english breakfast not available.
Staff cheerful friendly & helpful. A vast improvement on last year!
Great location, food was good.
Best food we have had in Cornwall- and the wine choices were excellent too. Beautiful views. Staff lovely . All very memorable. Thank you!
A great find. Fine dinning experience on the beach. The staff were very nice and the food was exceptional. This is a very high end restaurant so expect to pay for what you get. Can’t wait to go back. Fantastic.
Lovely meal, starter was fish tacos which in my opinion was slightly under seasoned. For mains we had surf and turf which was good. For dessert I had deep fried banoffee pie which was amazing.
We booked in advance for lunch. We had muscles, white bait for starters prawn linguine and surf. And turf for main. This place greats great reviews and is an expensive place to eat. The food was nice but I don't think warented the price. The surf n turf was very dissapointing. The fillet steak no issues but one small scallop and 2 prawns with a handful of what looked like frozen chips did not Warren the £30 paid. Be prepared as a couple to part with 100 for a meal for 2. It's a great location but that does not give an excuse for the prices.
Amazing ambiance view was spot on, food was outstanding
Beautiful setting attentive servers amazing food interesting menu
Imaginative and delicious food. Great table on the terrace. Cheerful and engaging waitress
Fabulous as always xx
Epic breakfast in a well spaced restaurant. Smiling staff, delicious locally sourced produce, stunning setting. Fabulous.
Disappointed with recent change of no cooked breakfast on menu
This is an outstanding restaurant. Food amazing, staff helpful and friendly (especially the lovely South African girl). Quite pricey but when you get this quality that is not a problem. I started with the squid and Asian salad followed by the best seafood linguine ever. My husband had a wonderful broth which was so fresh followed by baked sole with Asian salad and wonton. This cafe reminded us of a chain of great restaurants called The Boathouse which we go to in Sydney whilst visiting our son ( can't wait to get back) . This meal made our few days in Cornwall. I would highly recommend but book far in advance especially with so many staycations these days.
Need a wider choice on the menue.
The ambience of the place is excellent.
Porthminster Beach Café is rated 4.7 stars by 2356 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.