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Porthminster Kitchen, St. Ives, Cornwall

Porthminster Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1857 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 14 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 1,857 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

    Healthy

  • West Cornwall

    Great for Lunch

  • West Cornwall

    Romantic

  • West Cornwall

    Special Occasion

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. Q

    Quiet

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  3. RD

    RuthD

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat with amazing food. Great value for money with friendly staff.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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!
  10. CR

    ClareR

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch was absolutely fantastic. Service amazing, wonderful food
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. BB

    BrianB

    Devon

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, choice quality food and great service
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. DL

    DeniseL

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazin meal again. Great friendly service. Thank u
  18. 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.
  19. l

    lulu

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. Outstanding views, exceptional service, fabulous Sunday roast
  20. 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
  21. KL

    KathrynL

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great food. Best roast dinner in town .
  22. 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.
  23. 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 :)
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. CM

    CarolineM

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food Will definitely be back again 🤩
  30. 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 .
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. DD

    DarrenD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Sunday roast—it was lovely. Very attentive staff.
  34. TR

    TomR

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely space for a birthday meal. Very looked after during our long lunch over looking the sea.
  35. J

    Jonty

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty and enjoyable meal in a relaxed atmosphere.
  36. PT

    PoshTotty

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, excellent service and great value wine. There were 6 of us, one a Vegan, and they catered really well for her. We had a mix of starters, all beautifully served and delicious, the mackerel pate was divine. The mains were equally as good, and I had the seafood linguine which was fresh and tasty. We only had room for one dessert between a couple of us, the brownie with ganache. Been a few times and it’s always amazing.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and the right level of attention from the staff. Highly recommended.
  38. WD

    WayneD

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a Sunday lunch and was not disappointed. One of the best we have ever had
  39. K

    Karen

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit St Ives regularly and always book Porthminster Kitchen. Consistently very good.
  40. SO

    SallyOrange

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The standard of service and food is very high. The selection of food is very good with a vegetarian option.

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 1857 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 14 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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