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Porthminster Kitchen, St. Ives, Cornwall

Porthminster Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1865 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 11 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 1,865 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

    Hot spot

  • 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

    Romantic

  • West Cornwall

    Good for special occasions

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. EK

    EmKew

    Bath

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    AndyS

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  4. BS

    BekS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    DianneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    SimonS

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    LeeM

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went seafood all the way and the ingredients were clearly fresh, high quality and freshly prepared. Also very good for coeliac/gluten free. Lovely spot overlooking St Ives harbour and the christmas lights (Dec 22).
  8. L

    Lloyd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very lovely food choices & exquisite presentation .... it was all simply lovely & altho' it cost more money than we are used to spending, that didn't matter.
  9. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great quality food, our shared nibbles to start were delicious and both main dishes had amazing balance of taste and texture. These were then followed by a nice cheese board. Altogether a delicious experience and we both felt it was the best restaurant meal we had had in some time.
  10. Q

    Quiet

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This St Ives stalwart has not rested on its laurels. Dishes that are more imaginative than standard bistrot fare, excellent service and fun cocktails. We had a lovely evening.
  11. RD

    RuthD

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , quiet and lovely views. We have been a few times and will go back for special occassions
  12. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat with amazing food. Great value for money with friendly staff.
  13. TH

    TraceyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely feel to the restaurant. Good views and cosy fireplace. Tables spaced out well so you didn’t feel that other diners were too close to your table. Food was delicious, especially the Cornish sole. Couldn’t fault the place.
  14. JE

    JanE

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was second to none, food was very tasty and beautifully presented.
  15. JH

    JaneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staying in St Ives for few days, we returned for second visit within 3 days. Delicious, imaginative food, attractively presented. Thoroughly recommend. Staff very friendly and efficient.
  16. F

    Foodlove

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is excellent! The staff were warm and welcoming and view is fab! Will definitely be returning. Soooo good!
  17. EH

    EmmaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Sunday lunch. Was super yummy, great portions. Staff were lovely!
  18. CR

    ClareR

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch was absolutely fantastic. Service amazing, wonderful food
  19. p

    peterw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    went for Sunday lunch and it was fabulous, choice of beef, pork or vegetarian between us we had all three and none of us could find fault with it, plenty of roasties and veg, meat succulent and vegetarian option had been thought about
  20. TD

    TraceyD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, ggod options for a dairy free member of our group.
  21. BB

    BrianB

    Devon

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, choice quality food and great service
  22. m

    mattm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were really attentive and food was amazing, can’t wait till we visit again.
  23. PM

    PaulaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallops with ponzu butter, monkfish curry and banana cheesecake… all were delicious… one of the best meals I’ve had. Lovely waitress, very attentive and always smiling. Fabulous.
  24. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous birthday meal, outstanding quality and flavours! Compliments to the chefs, not to mention the friendly and helpful waiting staff.
  25. DL

    DeniseL

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazin meal again. Great friendly service. Thank u
  26. AS

    AnnS

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant has a very cosy ambience. The staff are efficient and friendly, the food excellent and beautifully presented.
  27. l

    lulu

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. Outstanding views, exceptional service, fabulous Sunday roast
  28. C

    Cassie

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and attentive staff who had read my request for a window seat as it was a special occasion. The Sunday lunch was delicious and generous. Great value for money. Thank you
  29. KL

    KathrynL

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great food. Best roast dinner in town .
  30. S

    Stevetowcester

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Steps up were difficult but is best fish on town.
  31. A

    Alexander

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious dishes with quality ingredients! Highly recommend the roasted hake and banana cheesecake :)
  32. JL

    JulieL

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food all round from start to finish. Will visit again
  33. C

    Craig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal on a quiet ish Sunday evening which is often a scenario for poor food and service. But everything was brilliant from start to finish. Thank you.
  34. CC

    CynthiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday lunch for the family We go to here every time we are in st Ives. Always an excellent meal, breakfast lunch or evening meal. Staff always brilliant
  35. RP

    RogerP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent vibrant food, could have eaten everything on the menu and the staff are great! My favourite restaurant in St. Ives
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed our meal and lovely to look over the harbour.
  37. CM

    CarolineM

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food Will definitely be back again 🤩
  38. CO

    ChrisO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The basic principle fish was well cooked and fresh .the accompanying sauces overpowered the fish which we felt did not complement the dish .
  39. EN

    EmmaN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, fresh food with lots of seafood options. The desserts were fabulous! Definitely a place to go if in St Ives. The service was outstanding. Only downside was that the door opening on a blustery day made the table quite cold.
  40. MG

    MaryG

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful lunch. Beautifully presented delicious food. Very generous portions and reasonably priced. Excellent choices on all 3 sections. It was a very wet day outside, but the staff made sure it was as warm and friendly as possible inside. And the view from every table will of course never fail to please.

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 1865 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 11 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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