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Porthminster Kitchen, St. Ives, Cornwall

Porthminster Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1781 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 21 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 1,781 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Best Service

  • Cornwall

    Hot Spot

  • 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

    Great for Lunch

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. CB

    ChristineB

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had an enjoyable roast pork dinner here. Certainly better than average. Very flavoursome vegetables. Tender pork. Desserts where nice but fairly expensive.
  2. KM

    KevM

    Nottingham

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Disappointed with the wines on offer, a little bland and tasteless for me.
  3. DA

    DianaA

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite restaurants in St Ives - which is saying a lot as there are so many.
  4. K

    Kwasi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location and good food. A nice combination for dining in St. Ives
  5. j

    johnf

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waiting staff were superb - very important to get that right and they have! The food was prepared, cooked and presented as is should be - best described as "yummy" No hesitation in recommending Porthminster Kitchen.
  6. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice place to eat, menu had changed a bit since last Time we visited and was not as good. Very very pricey for what was on the plate
  7. RR

    ReubenR

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as per normal
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a repeat customer our expectations are high however the team here always make it a wonderful experience and the food is excellent. Highly recommended
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant view of St. Ives, great food presented in an innovative way. The fish tasted and was cooked well. The sardine starter was to die for. The staff were attentive and friendly and it was not expensive.
  10. SJ

    SueJ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG! What a fantastic find! Food was gorgeous and service impeccable.
  11. CE

    CharlieE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the terrace. Food excellent, staff lovely.
  12. M

    Musky

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely menu , beautifully cooked fish dishes and excellent, relaxed service. We will definately be back when next in St Ives.
  13. SP

    SPcornwall

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant meal, excellent quality food and good service
  14. KM

    KevM

    Nottingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The menu and wines are not as good as a few years ago, which is a real shame as we used to spend a lot of money with this business.
  15. M

    Mandie

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Sunday lunch made with good quality ingredients and cooked to perfection.
  16. KG

    KarenG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly staff, delicious Sunday lunch and pudding
  17. IT

    IanT

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As it was a Sunday we all had the Sunday roast, it was absolutely superb.
  18. FR

    FRANCES

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always enjoy visiting Porthminster when we are in St Ives and have got to know some of the lovely staff over the years, especially Magda. As there are always changes with the Head Chefs, the food, although good can vary. This time the Seafood Linguini was wonderful, but the Tonka Bean Pannacotta was disappointing as the dish was covered in what looked like package Popcorn, which was hard to eat and spoilt the dish.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, staff very polite and friendly and food was incredible.
  20. RO

    RebeccaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Probably the best meal I have ever had. Each dish was cooked to perfection, was full of flavour, and was served to us by very friendly waiting staff. Would highly recommend!
  21. D

    Dina

    Devon

    96 reviews

    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful setting for the restaurant and a warm welcome from cheerful, attentive staff. The food was really tasty and much enjoyed: I had the seafood linguine and my husband had the monkfish curry. And then the banana cheesecake was so different and again so tasty. A really pleasant evening with such lovely enthusiastic staff. Thank you so much.
  22. e

    eater

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great location. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Delicious food.
  23. GR

    GaryR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and the service was fabulous. Would highly recommend people to try this little treasure!!
  24. A

    Adobecurly

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner for our honeymoon. The food was delicious, the servers were all attentive, and we loved the atmosphere.
  25. JP

    JoanP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect table facing across the bay and the sunset. Food was first class. Loved the Cornish Sole.
  26. DA

    DianaA

    Bath

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favourite restaurants in St Ives, and we have already booked to eat there again next week.
  27. AW

    AdrianW

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The whole sole was the food highlight of the holiday so far.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food was excellent, shame you have to sit outside when you take your dog.
  29. AT

    AndreaT

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an outstanding meal we had here last night. We ordered ribeye steak and whole cornish sole followed by PK banana cheesecake. Everything was outstanding, absolutely delicious. Service was spot on as well. We have booked again for this Friday our last night in St Ives.
  30. R

    Richard

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly efficient service, delicious food and good value for money.
  31. CW

    ClaireW

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for anniversary meal and requested terrace table. Everything from start to finish was perfect. Staff all very helpful professional and lovely. Food delicious. Great cocktails At the end of our meal we were given a gift for our anniversary! Couldn’t fault it and can’t wait to return another time.
  32. LH

    LauraH

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good variety of fish as usual. All had different dishes- all tasty.
  33. PM

    PeteM01

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice views over the harbour. The food is good but unimaginative and the wine list is a bit limited. Perhaps better for lunch than for dinner?
  34. FP

    FrancieP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our evening, good service, nice food, very casual
  35. G

    Giles

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always been coming back for last 4 years to the restaurant whenever we are in St Ives and never disappoints, thank you
  36. GW

    GuyW

    Devon

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic food in every aspect - A big ‘Well Done and Thank You’ to the chefs on a top quality job. The wine selection was varied and the South African rose wine was so nice, we’ve made a note of it so that we can ‘re-visit’ it at home. The service was great too. The restaurant is a lovely place to be, with a great view for all the diners. Highly recommend.
  37. BB

    BrianB

    Devon

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality meals and ambience with views across the harbour HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  38. LB

    LucyB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The best seafood linguine I have ever eaten. Fabulous fresh bread to start.
  39. D

    Dotty

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely venue with friendly helpful staff The food was excellent quality, well cooked and tasty but a little expensive we felt . However we did enjoy the evening .
  40. FT

    FrancesT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful meal, exceptional, thoughtful and speedy service...lovely view.

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 1781 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 21 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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