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Porthminster Kitchen, St. Ives, Cornwall

Porthminster Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1899 Reviews
£25 and under
International
Porthminster Kitchen serves up a refreshing, playful take on Cornish cuisine, introducing a menu of smaller plates and lighter options which combine global flavours, fresh local ingredients and creative cooking.

We have stripped out much of what is unnecessary; dairy and gluten take a backseat in favour of fresh and exciting textures and flavours.

Porthminster Kitchen enjoys awe-inspiring panoramic views from its location in the heart of St Ives. From your vantage point above the harbour, escape the hustle and bustle and relax on our sun-drenched terrace, or gaze out from huge windows and take in the 180° view.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01736 799874

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    St Ives

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 1,899 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • Cornwall

    Best Food

  • Cornwall

    Best Service

  • Cornwall

    Best Ambiance

  • Cornwall

    Best Value

  • Cornwall

    Great for brunch

  • Cornwall

    Innovative

  • Cornwall

    Great for fine wines

  • Cornwall

    Great for scenic views

  • Cornwall

    Most Booked

  • West Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • West Cornwall

    Best Food

  • West Cornwall

    Best Service

  • West Cornwall

    Best Ambiance

  • West Cornwall

    Best Value

  • West Cornwall

    Innovative

  • West Cornwall

    Healthy

  • West Cornwall

    Neighborhood gem

  • West Cornwall

    Romantic

  • West Cornwall

    Good for special occasions

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. LE

    LouiseE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Sunday lunch , lovely staff and great location
  2. M

    Matt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food, if slightly overpriced, but very fresh, beautifully cooked and imaginative.
  3. R

    Richard

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful food generally but a bit sorry to see only one veggie starter and not one veggie main available…..pannacotta made up for it!
  4. NO

    NODD

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food - simple short menu. Korean flavours better considered than Italianate (gnocchi a little dense and too many ingredients). Better value than the Porthminster beach cafe and great watching the people go by and the harbour boats. Always friendly helpful staff.
  5. MP

    MikeP

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good though last night was another step up .. fantastic tiger prawns , great Cornish sole and hake .. see you next time !!
  6. HT

    HelenT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for an early dinner with our 2 young children while we were here on holiday. The food was absolutely incredible. Quite a small menu which is usually a good sign. Separate children’s menu. Service was great, friendly staff and attentive. Nice ambience and would be great views of harbour if it had been during the day. Would definitely return if we came to St Ives again.
  7. GT

    GillianT

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whole family really loved it. Pork starter easily the best I’ve ever eaten, beautiful
  8. JH

    JoanneH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely meal. We look forward to returning one day.
  9. SC

    SharonC

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food,great service.would definitely return in the future.
  10. BD

    BevD

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here quite often but I must say that the Sunday Lunch this week was the best ever. Everything was cooked to perfection and piping hot. Pork, Beef and the Vegetable Pithivier all delicious. Staff all great too as always.
  11. VW

    VickiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding roast dinner and great staff and ambiance. Highly recommend
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  13. AD

    AndrewD

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve! Every thing about our evening was super, outstanding food, service and ambience! And what a great place to view the firework display at midnight!
  14. DB

    DuncanB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as always. The scallops were the best I have eaten. Our waitress Lucy and the rest of the team were friendly and professional. It was a truly wonderful way to spend New Years Eve
  15. AR

    AnnetteR

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve dinner! Perfect spot great good stayed all night!
  16. AH

    AlisonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful meal. Lovely staff. Would thoroughly recommend Portminster Kitchen
  17. DB

    DanielB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a firm favourite of ours and great to celebrate New Years Eve with our family. Fabulous flavours in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere and great location.
  18. CP

    CatP

    Bath

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a lovely NYE lunch with my teenage daughters. Amazing food and happy helpful staff.
  19. JL

    JennyL

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a great team working at Portminster Kitchen, friendly and prompt service and fabulous food at great prices. Thank you for a lovely evening.
  20. RJ

    RogerJ

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good all round.
  21. H

    Happyhols

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A great meal, enjoyed by all, served by friendly, helpful staff.
  22. TN

    TracyN

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always an exceptional dining experience - food was fantastic
  23. LM

    LeilaM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good sized portions, friendly service. Monkfish curry was delicious!
  24. TN

    TracyN

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding as always … both the monkfish curry and steak were of exceptional quality.
  25. MS

    MarkS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice clean surroundings with excellent food on the edge of being a bit expensive compared with elsewhere. The one area where improvement could be made is with the “hosting”, ie. an offer to take coats showing to the table rather than pointing to it, and also thanking us and saying goodbye when we left? My last comment is that the 12.5% (2 people eating) service charge is excessive - and this should be left more to the customer to decide based upon the service levels.
  26. BB

    BrianB

    Devon

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, very helpful and professional waitresses, plus view across the harbour. Already booked again....A1++++
  27. JA

    JANE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a lovely supper Korean cauliflower was amazing. Will be back in the spring for sure Jane and Simon
  28. S

    Sarah

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food-especially the fish- and very good service. For a Monday in December the atmosphere was good
  29. MT

    MikeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening at an upscale restaurant, excellent food and great service. Unfortunately a large table of noisy diners arrived, and that detracted somewhat. We look forward to our next visit.
  30. KB

    KarenB

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great staff. Superb flavours (loved the monk fish curry). The cauliflower starter was amazing!! Enjoyed it so much on the Friday evening that we went back for Sunday lunch, which was also fabulous!! Thank you & see you next year.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just excellent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant always consistently good ambiance, today was cold winter afternoon, fantastic service, incredible Sunday roast lunch , highly recommended
  33. MR

    MelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday roast and the food, service and atmosphere really was fabulous. We will be back - regularly!
  34. EK

    EmKew

    Bath

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. We’ve been here before and would definitely come again.
  35. AG

    AdieG

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Real class from start to finish. Tandoori Monkfish and Squid, followed by Hake and Seafood linguine. The sauces they used were just perfect with each course. They have their own cookbook and we are definitely going to get a copy !. Thoroughly recommended.
  36. AS

    AndyS

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic meal on Saturday lunchtime for 8 of us. Lovely venue with a great view. Good wine selection. Best sea bass I've ever eaten. All starters, mains and puds were excellent. No duds at all! All topped off with perfect service. Would love to come back again!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always dine in the restaurant on our last evening in St Ives. Meals are always cooked and presented on the plate well. The staff are always courteous and represent your brand well. Already looking forward to next year
  38. BS

    BekS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious, exciting and beautiful local food, great service, very reasonably priced.
  39. DC

    DianneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely meal again at this restaurant, olives, roasted scallops, seafood linguine and roasted hake. Great views over st Ives harbour.
  40. SS

    SimonS

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food lovely surroundings, good views of st Ives. Friendly staff and attentive.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Porthminster Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1899 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Porthminster Kitchen

Wharf Road, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LG

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St Ives

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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