Porthminster Kitchen

4.7
1074 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 1074 people are saying
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4.6
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PWilliams
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food quality and fantastic customer service. Beautiful setting overlooking the harbour and sea. Highly recommend this place.

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StephenH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great food and a fabulous view

AM
AlisonM
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, beautiful views over St Ives, perfect lunch.

GB
GrahamB
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent fish restaurant with great harbour views especially if lucky enough to get on the verandah. More butter than would like in the cooking but good overall menu. Service excellent.

CW
CatherineW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 3 days 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.

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snowy
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was on the last night of our holiday in St Ives and was the highlight.
Food was great and the chef was very happy to amend a recipe to accommodate an allergy . It had a small menu so you know everything is just cooked . The fish of the day is well worth a try .
The view over the harbour is fabulous and makes the experience very special

AJ
AmyJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so glad we managed to get a table at the Porthminster Kitchen, albeit for lunch and not dinner but weren't disappointed. There is nothing i could say to make it better. The food was first class and the service amazing as well.
Thank you PK for a fab afternoon

AP
AmyP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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chrisl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, service and food....a good way to end our holiday at St Ives

BP
BrianP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff food was excellent

JA
JackieA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SH
SueH
1 review
Dined 4 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 4 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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AnnB
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent service very efficient by lovely friendly helpful staff

MB
MichelleB
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

AW
AnnW
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 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
vipAngelaC
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The noise level was high but all else very good.

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SarahP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 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 6 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 on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok A little pricey for what is was …

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LornaH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
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 on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience- would definitely recommend.

RH
RuthH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
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 on September 11, 2021
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 on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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IainS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
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?

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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

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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

FAQs

Porthminster Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1074 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.