Porthminster Kitchen

4.7
1065 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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1065 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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CatherineW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
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.

AP
AmyP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BP
BrianP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff food was excellent

JA
JackieA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SH
SueH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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

TK
TalaK
London
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

KD
KathrynD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
MichelleB
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening. Staff so welcoming and helpful. Food cooked well and nicely presented.

AW
AnnW
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really excellent. Fabulous fresh fish! Gorgeous setting too on the harbour, and the service was very efficient and pleasant.

AC
AngelaC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last night in St Ives was made special by dining on the balcony watching the sun set. The food, service and relaxed atmosphere were just perfect!

GW
GuyW
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent quality and VERY well presented.
Service was very friendly and efficient.
Lovely views across the harbour from pretty much any table position.
Wine was very nice, but a little pricey.
Overall, EXCELLENT and I would highly recommend Porthminster Kitchen

KR
KarenR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with friends great atmosphere food very good thoroughly enjoyed the experience

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Tara
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Although limited menu, food was delicious. Not big prtions though. And lager wasn't great, quite perfumey but that's just personal choice. Slightly overpriced in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The noise level was high but all else very good.

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SarahP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, not
Cheap but worth every penny.
Staff where really friendly, will book
Again when next visiting the area

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Piscoe
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location, had a table on the terrace overlooking the harbour, excellent food and outstanding service. Will definitely be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok A little pricey for what is was …

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LornaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had to self-stack starter plates and cutlery as they weren't cleared before the mains arrived, no apology or thank you. All vegetables were overcooked, especially the cauliflower starter, which waitress agreed was pre-cooked prior to being warmed back up before serving. The wine and expresso martinis were lovely.

JB
JasB
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience- would definitely recommend.

RH
RuthH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Upon arrival told that our table was required back within 1 hour of our booking so instantly felt rushed. Limited selection on the menu, opted for 2 Starters and 2 mains. Food of average quality, bland and incredibly overpriced for the quality. Setting and staff nice enough but not worth the money. Would recommend trying elsewhere. Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal we had, the staff were friendly and efficient and the food tasted amazing with gorgeous views over St Ives harbour! Would highly recommend!! 🥰

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LouiseP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can honestly say that Mark and I had the most wonderful meal. Outstanding. We had booked all our restaurants earlier in the year and had saved this one until our last night in St Ives. We thought that this restaurant looked amazing. We were not disappointed!! 😊
I will send a photo of my attempt at your delicious Seafood Linguine to Facebook 😊
Thank you all for making this a wonderful end to our fabulous holiday.
Louise and Mark xx

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LindaE
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service and a great view from the balcony. Highly recommend this restaurant

IS
IainS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in a lovely setting and we really loved the Anthony Frost original artwork in the restaurant.

Really nice staff and we’ll definitely be back next time we’re in St Ives

CS
ChrisS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection executed well, good atmosphere, staff very professional. Will definitely return

PS
PeterS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and view over the harbour, we sat on the terrace outside
Staff lovely and even made a fuss of our dog

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IanS
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice lunch.

RP
RhianP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, friendly and efficient staff, beautiful location. What more can we say?

LM
LynnM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Dressing on squid was not a good choice otherwise food was good fish was lovely

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely views over harbour, terrific food. Had the specials, both fish, which were really good. Service just right in spite of how busy they were

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Andy
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was nice but we found it expensive for what it was £100 for two and my glass of wine was £16 !!!!! Gosh !!!!!!

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DavidS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutley wonderful
Very enjoyable meal
Lovely evening

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Rosie
London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, I was slightly disappointed there wasn't a suggested glass of wine with each course as per the menu on the website and as we where used to from the days of Ben's Cornish Kitchen but this is nit-picking
We were aware that we only had the table for 90 minutes but this wasn't long enough, luckily there was a table on the balcony we could move to to finish off our drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice restaurant but the food was overpriced for what you got. I ordered seafood linguine and it only had pra

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Ginsling
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was warm enough to sit outside on the balcony overlooking the beach. The staff were great, friendly, helpful and with just the right amount of attentiveness. The food was excellent. My main was the belly park with dirty Mac and cheese and I would highly recommend it.

HG
HollieG
London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. We’d definitely recommend!

AM
AliM
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, friendly staff & nice restaurant. Definitely worth a visit when in St Ives

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Sprongs
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place - delicious food & the vegan & vegetarian in our party of 6 were very well catered for. Service was excellent. Views over the harbour spectacular. Book well ahead of time as it’s a popular spot & deservedly so.

JB
JaniceB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - with great service :) beautiful views

Could have sat all day

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Micky1
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable meal. Food was very good. Service was good! Only thing that was annoying is people that had no booked kept coming up the stairs asking for a table when a simple sign saying fully booked or bookings only would have sorted that out.

FAQs

Porthminster Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1065 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.