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Porthminster Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1101 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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Booked 39 times today
  • 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

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • 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

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What 1,101 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

  • Cornwall

    Scenic View

  • 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

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Cornwall

    Healthy

  • West Cornwall

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  • West Cornwall

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  • West Cornwall

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  1. W

    Walker

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food with unusual January choices. Must be booked advance and request a window seat as the view was amazing over the harbour.

  2. J

    Jojo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and service with a view to match. We opted to share a few starters and main course as the menu looked too good for one dish each. Very accommodating with an allergy too.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitresses couldn’t have been more helpful and service brilliant. Food was outstanding

  4. RR

    RowenaR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After trying for a booking for weeks, so pleased we got this slot on our last evening in St Ives. The fish was the best we’d had all holiday and the whole dining experience was top notch. Really welcoming staff, oh and stunning views!

  5. J

    Jennifer

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our food was incredible. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal from start to finish. I would give this restaurant 5 stars. Absolute Delicious food and friendly staff. Will be making another reservation soon Congratulations to the chef and staff 💕

  6. AW

    AlanW

    Bristol

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch in St. Ives at Porthminster Kitchen, the staff were so friendly and attentive, spectacular views of the harbour and delicious fresh fish. Thanks

  7. s

    sally

    London

    58 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The food was very salty - both the main starter of scallop and the cod. The service was quite off-hand.

  8. ME

    MEem

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’d booked a 9.30 table and the lady at the door was very helpful in getting us an earlier table. The front outside tables are for walk ins. So depending on the weather they’re great. Lovely view of the harbour and the full moon over the water. Food was very tasty, good size portions . Everywhere seems to have gone up in price so we’re just getting used to the new cost of dining out. Definitely recommend it here though. Another place in town was similar price per main meal and nowhere near this high standard.

  9. A

    Amac

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was beautiful, mussel are the one!! Can’t wait to go back again!

  10. N

    Nicky

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, would highly recommend the Portminster Kitchen, will definitely visit again

  11. G

    Goodfoodpolly

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A truly outstanding evening. Food was exceptional, from starter to desert. Although extremely busy the service all through the evening was brilliant. Attentive to our needs etc. We had a truly memorable evening and will certainly be returning when a slot becomes available.

  12. IS

    IanS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely early evening supper in Porthminster kitchen. Food was delicious and served efficiently. The waitresses were all very friendly, pleasant and helpful.

  13. RW

    RachelW

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I enjoyed our meal with helpful and friendly service. Great views out to sea added to our lovely evening.

  14. m

    michellea

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely stunning location with beautiful food. No matter where you sit you have a view of the lovely harbour. The food was outstanding and I would recommend anyone to book in advance as small friendly restaurant.

  15. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very pleasant surroundings, nice views. Rather expensive for lunch.

  16. HA

    HAOFENG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The Porthminster Kitchen is located beside the street but without many noises. The tastes of foods are so good, but they are not much enough for boys. Anyway, the experience to Porthminster Kitchen was so brilliant, and I'd like to tell my friends to get there.

  17. EW

    EllieW

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The food was cooked well but it was a very noisy restaurant. The staff were nice.

  18. C

    Camo

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food - not the cheapest but worth it. Amazing flavours.

  19. S

    Steve2208

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant if I were staying here longer I would be returning , loved the fish specifically the sole , my wife had the cod which was equally as nice . Not cheap but then again not over the top . Lovely food , tasty wine really helpful staff , over looking the bay in the sunny evening what more could you ask for

  20. RM

    RichardM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant Meal, brilliant service. Could not fault it

  21. B

    Bogart

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I had a very delightful lunch the other day Excellent service and good fish

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited on a weekday in mid September for lunch and simply out, it was quite superb. The service is relaxed and pleasant. Speaking as a non-fish lover, the whole sole was delicious, but the piece de resistance was the PK banana, which is described as a deconstructed Banoffi pie, but just so much better than that. Total recommendation.

  23. FP

    FionaP

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service, would throughly recommend. Sat on the balcony - lovely views of the harbour.

  24. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service and location. Beautiful views over the harbour as well.

  25. KY

    KateY

    Cornwall

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    PK never fails to impress and our most recent visit was just as wonderful. Magda and co made us incredibly welcome and on this most perfect of September evening’s we were truly spoiled. Fabulous food, ambience, service with friendly banter and a smile…can’t wait until next time! Love it.

  26. PW

    PWilliams

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food quality and fantastic customer service. Beautiful setting overlooking the harbour and sea. Highly recommend this place.

  27. SH

    StephenH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant with great food and a fabulous view

  28. AM

    AlisonM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, good service, beautiful views over St Ives, perfect lunch.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely meal. Great view. Would have liked to sit outside but didn’t get an option. Little high in price but to be expected in that location.

  30. GB

    GrahamB

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent fish restaurant with great harbour views especially if lucky enough to get on the verandah. More butter than would like in the cooking but good overall menu. Service excellent.

  31. CW

    CatherineW

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food but quite expensive. You have your table for 1.5 hours and I feel that 2 hours would have made the experience more enjoyable and relaxing.

  32. s

    snowy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinner was on the last night of our holiday in St Ives and was the highlight. Food was great and the chef was very happy to amend a recipe to accommodate an allergy . It had a small menu so you know everything is just cooked . The fish of the day is well worth a try . The view over the harbour is fabulous and makes the experience very special

  33. AJ

    AmyJ

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I'm so glad we managed to get a table at the Porthminster Kitchen, albeit for lunch and not dinner but weren't disappointed. There is nothing i could say to make it better. The food was first class and the service amazing as well. Thank you PK for a fab afternoon

  34. AP

    AmyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The mussels were absolutely delicious! Couldn’t fault the meal and the staff were extremely accommodating. Highly recommend.

  35. c

    chrisl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, service and food....a good way to end our holiday at St Ives

  36. BP

    BrianP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly and helpful staff food was excellent

  37. JA

    JackieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening. Food was the best we had all week.

  38. SH

    SueH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitresses really helpful and attentive. Food was excellent. Husband had the linguine which was his best meal of the holiday and I had the roast cod and gnocchi in a lobster bisque. We were full but still managed a chocolate brownie, sheer decadence. We'll definitely be back next time we visit St Ives

  39. TK

    TalaK

    London

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    A great place to have lunch and watch the world go by. We had lunch outside on the terrace, food was great.

  40. KD

    KathrynD

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely friendly service, food excellent, didn't feel rushed and very accommodating to special dietary requirements.

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Porthminster Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1101 OpenTable diners

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Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Porthminster Kitchen

Wharf Road St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LG

  • 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

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

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

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