Porthminster Kitchen

4.6
776 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 776 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Medicinis
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wine list is very expensive.
Food was well cooked and nicely presented and was very tasty.
Mackrel Pate is excellent
Food Choice limited, 6 main courses, 2 of which were vegetarian
There is better value in St Ives. Though I will continue to recommend this restaurant

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The starters were nice but mains very, very average - the pork and beef didn’t taste good quality. It all just lacked flavour. Disappointing actually.

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and very friendly, attentive staff. Although a little pricy, the food was faultless in both taste and presentation. The restaurant itself was spotlessly clean.

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Karen
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great views, good service

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Yumhunter
London
38 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Korean langoustines were delicious (be prepared to get messy!) and the Dover sole was lovely too. Wonderful location with friendly and attentive staff and delicious food. Recommended.

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KellieD
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You might pay a little bit more but it’s worth every penny .
A delicious meal overlooking the beach.

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NicnDavid
London
72 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff, we were made to feel very welcome. Nice menu and some good options for the kids. We ordered a few of the nibbles to keep us going which were very good and were decent sized portions. Starters arrived quickly and were again good portions and very tasty. Kids meals were great. Main meals were really tasty and some great flavours. Would definitely recommend.

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Daaaaaaaaaavvvvvvveeeeee
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately meal was spoilt by a bunch of obnoxious dinners who obviously wanted to avoid paying. The patience of the staff dealing with these characters was outstanding and the meal was lovely.

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Carol
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great table service. Only adverse comment is that the menu was only available by scanning the QR code. Sadly we weren’t advised of this so had come without phones. Paper menus are welcomed as part of the enjoyment is pouring over the it together, discussing it and then referring back when the server comes to take he order - with so much gorgeous food on offer decisions are often difficult! So please some consideration and allowance for we old folks. Thanks !

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M1ooi
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommended. Great food, great view, service was impeccable.. it was the highlight of our trip!
Big thanks to Porthminster Kitchen team

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GeoffR
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice all round, great food, very friendly staff, super service.
cannot fault it

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MrsS
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could not fault this dining experience. They texted us to let us know our table was ready early, and we were given a table on the terrace as requested. The food was gorgeous (try the PK Banana) and the portion sizes generous; the wine prices were not ridiculous either, although this observation may be due to us being accustomed to London prices. The service was PERFECT - efficient and on point, yet still warm and genuine. Best of all, we were not rushed through dinner and felt we could’ve stayed for hours (this may have been related to our later booking time of 20h30, but still). Loved every minute and would return in a heartbeat.

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LeighD
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful panoramic view across the harbour. COVID safe in every way, menu downloaded on phone and wonderfully presented and very tasty food.

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EleanorS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, superb food! A wonderful evening thank you very much. Highly recommend, great menu - so hard to choose from!! Great wine and cocktails. Best meal we have had out for ages

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Elizabeth
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent the food the staff the service the portions the menu and the venue met every expectation
A WONDERFUL MEAL

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, just wow. Amazing food with many layers of flavour. Every course a treat, perfectly cooked, beautifully thought out dishes. Fabulous.

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JamesF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing but slightly expensive. Worth it for the view over the harbour and the service though.

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Sausage
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good fish and meat courses. Vegetarian dishes not so strong. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Overpriced, weren't offered desert, cancelled other booking.

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Prgmah
London
30 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were impressed with the perfectly cooked food and the service which was attentive and quick. However disappointing that our table was very small.

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Heritage Tomatoes, lovely, followed by the Vegetable Curry which is one of the best meals I have ever eaten. Curry, rice, mango chutney annd flatbreads, all of which were perfect. The dish was gorgeous, nice servers, lovely table, wish I could go every week.

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Snowy
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service and great food - Asian beef and Halibut went down a treat.we

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, lovely service. Portions could be bigger to reflect the price.

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rogerd
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic with a view of St Ives harbour to die for. The only downside is you can only have the table for two hours but I understand why. Well worth a visit.

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vikramj
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brilliant seafood we'd been hoping for in coming to Cornwall, with a great view of the harbor, and a relaxed hip vibe.

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TomR
Wales
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing options on the menu, fresh food and tastes even better! Lovely views and a really nice atmosphere

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Edward
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Decent, fairly priced wine. Couldn’t ask for more.

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GlynnS
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, we have tried to book again but they are fully booked, we will certainly visit again when we are back in St Ives

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Mayballs
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food in lovely surroundings with great service

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LaraM
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food in absolutely amazing, great choices available and just delicious! You must must have the squid and the scallops! Has amazing views and the service was good. They are really busy throughout summer so boom in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Emma
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Excellent service. Incredible views. Would definitely recommend

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Sandie
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious food, the chefs must be congratulated. We thought we were in a top class London venue but the added bonus with the beautiful view of St Ives harbour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MarkR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were fantastic, and we will look forward to coming again.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely tasting food of Asian fusion slant - great location with harbour views, good service .

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vipAndreaT
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing view, lovely staff.

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Nicky
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Best meal we have had so far in St Ives.

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LISAA
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The fish was beautifully cooked though portions are on the small side and prices high
Staff are lovely all round.
Menu much the same as the other Porth restaurants

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food - scallops were the best I have ever eaten!

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MandyL
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing food. Was little cold inside but staff did eventually move us. Would definitely book again

FAQs

Porthminster Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 776 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.