Porthminster Beach Café

4.7
2403 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
Nestled beneath the steep slopes of Porthminster Point, right on the beach with unbeatable and uninterrupted views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. Now open all year round for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
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.

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
What 2403 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the best location 5 🌟

JM
JulieM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

A beautiful position. A good welcome but then service poor and ambivilant

AD
AnnaD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and stylish beach setting - felt like we were in Australia! Service very good and accommodated us so well. We asked to move tables as our dog was being a bit temperamental as there was a dog on the table next to I and we we didn’t want to annoy other customers and this was no problem. The food was amazing, especially the squid, surf and turf and the deep fried banoffee. Will definitely go again (without the pup!)

JA
JANED
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, setting and staff are just amazing! We will be back!!

SW
SueW
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food outstanding the location is amazing thanks to all the hard working staff. The Peach Bellini
Was a real treat.

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Lingm
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely evening
Very happy to be able to
Sit out on the deck with heaters and see the rainbow
Lovely service, delicious food
We will be back

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we asked without booking our greeting from a employee wasn’t very pleasant, so we decided not to give up and to book online . So glad we did our experience was very welcoming and very pleasant staff . Excellent breakfast and a great view looking out to sea .

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RachelF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner setting, had i of known I would of Pre booked weeks in advance. Would of loved to of had dinner there overlooking the beach but instead we did manage to have breakfast and it was just as beautiful and peaceful. Very pretty, good service and value for money. Will definitely book again when we next visit St Ives.

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Phill
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Though we'd booked a table, on arrival there was confusion as it seemed we didn't have a booking. When I showed the confirmation email i turned out that someone else had been given our table. We were given a different table with apologies and the staff were very friendly and professional.

The food was exceptional but so were the prices. We've always come here every visit but it will no longer be a "must" despite the great location, which is a shame.

We'd definitely recommend it if money is no object.

CG
ClareG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit and again brilliant. In my opinion the best place to eat in St Ives. A sensational view, great service and the food was amazing, the monk fish curry was beautiful. Not the cheapest place to eat but worth every penny - a real experience and indulgent treat

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LindaI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended for an excellent breakfast with a stunning view

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good experience and good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky to visit on a beautiful night, we sat outside under the outdoor heater and has the wonderful views to enjoy. Beautifully cooked and well presented fresh Fish, very pleasant staff, good drinks and chilling background music. We would highly recommend and shall definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, amazing food. Can't wait to come back!

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Kenneth
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, cooked beautifully, the sauces with the seafood were so tasty and well prepared to give that real seafood flavour. The service was great and really friendly and we sat out on the balcony overlooking the beach which was a real pleasure

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was incredible!! The best desserts we’ve ever had.

We ate here for our honeymoon and were given a free cook book on the table on arrival. A very nice touch.

Would return 100%!

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Hannah
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenominal location, customer service, and food. It really is a special place with amazing staff.

HP
HelenP
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous location by the beach, stylish and confident

EW
EllieW
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional, the staff were amazing and the location was perfect.

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cliveL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service good location right on beach front

JB
JohnB
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's very difficult to fault any aspect of the Porthminster Beach Cafe. Great food and service are standard. You might, as we did, bump into a celeb too!

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NeilT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Fantastic location with breathtaking view. Staff happy and friendly. Our whitebait starter was excellent. Main course of fish and chips average at best.

ES
EllieS
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, drink, atmosphere and service was great, but it is very expensive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always… fantastic food and wonderfully relaxed dining with great views… life does not get better than this!

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David
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

High priced average food, doesn’t compare well with the other 4 restaurants we’ve visited this week

JM
JaneM
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate on the terrace and really enjoyed the beautiful setting and great breakfast, there's a varied and delicious breakfast menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed warmly and taken care of solendidly!

SR
SusanR
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty, beautifully presented food in a stunning, relaxed environment.

LB
vipLynnB
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, views all amazing as always this place never disappoints

AE
AnneE
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in the country. Always outstanding, original flavours, local produce and fantastic staff. Due to Covid, I haven’t been for two years but Guy remembered my name and was so welcoming. I’ve been eating here for over twenty years!

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Chocolatetart
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb breakfast in a stunning setting. Friendly and attentive service.

JT
JulieT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service, fab food and awesome views. Shout out to Isabelle who looked after us so well.

LD
LeanneD
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must visit - whether you're in the area or passing by, this is worth a stop. Amazing food and well worth the price. Service was first class.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant staff and gorgeous food

DG
DavidG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening meal to celebrate a Birthday. Perfect setting on open balcony, heaters very effective. Staff attentive, all food served was well presented and delicious. We would recommend the Porthminster Beach restaurant highly, thank you to all of the staff.

SO
ShirleyO
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely welcome,brilliant food as always
Good table.
Asian food brill
We will be back

JB
JezB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Very nice but expensive for what it was
Good location

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast served by brilliant friendly staff

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Brooksy
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious 😋 been coming here over a period of 10 years, it’s as good now as it was then, highly recommended 🙂

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Lagardo
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

Porthminster Beach Café is rated 4.7 stars by 2403 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.