The Beach Restaurant

4.7
180 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Local Seafood Restaurant with amazing views of the harbour and beyond, Family run for over 50 Years. Child Friendly

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 180 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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stivesloveroffood
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely staff who are the same each year and best Chowder in st ives

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Chloe
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service wasn’t great and the food was very bland. Location was lovely and views were stunning.

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IsabelD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too notch food, service and views. Definitely will revisit in the future.

LC
LynseyC
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great views from our table, very attentive service, good lovely.

FB
FB70
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great sea views and so friendly and welcoming. We were a little late due to traffic and they were so understanding and helpful. Would 100% recommend. Burgers are great and fish so fresh and tasty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed. Had a fab table with a great view and enjoyed a lovely evening of food and drink with my family. Thank you !

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Insync100
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My steak was perfectly cooked but arrived a little cold to the table. Everything else was fine.

DT
DianeT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I'm afraid I don't appreciate being told by our waitress " omg, you've inhaled that starter" as we had been finished a while...We were celebrating our Anniversary but unfortunately it did dampen the mood a bit...

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MartinL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We had a very nice meal
All the food was fresh,we had a lobster and we thought it wasn’t good value for £50
The lobster was quite small.
The service was good,just watch out for the 10% service charge at the bottom of your bill
The restaurant was very nice and the view over the harbour was nice.
We would definitely go back again,we wouldn’t have lobster next time.

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a fantastic lunch we had! We both opted for crispy squid to start with and it was a really good portion. Then we both had the catch of the day for main which was Hake- I had mine with new potatoes and my partner had his with chips. Utterly wonderful- fresh, delicate and delicious! Would definitely come back again if we could get a table as it was just outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, location and such friendly service, will definitely book when back next year.

AM
AliMiller
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t hesitate…everything was excellent. Food was really amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall food was excellent, just the prawns in batter were a little greasy. Service was very good too with pleasant staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to come back here every year, lovely ladies and tasty food

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joseph
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really good lunch with my Mother and a friend. Excellent service and the food was outstanding and great value for money. Will definitely return. Thank you to all the great staff who looked after us. Joseph

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AnnSB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic gem of a place. Modern and stunning views. Food was fantastic too.

JF
JayF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - staff were so friendly and helpful 👍🏻

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great view of the harbour being on the 1st floor. Great food and friendly service topped off an enjoyable night out

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Michelle
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff are absolutely amazing! Definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely waitress, helpful and kind to kids. Quick service and food. A bit tight for space near bathrooms.

JP
JenniferP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful, good covid precautions and very good service , would definitely book again .

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, gorgeous food in a casual yet picturesque setting

OT
OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal, views and service

MS
MelanieS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service and the restaurant is air conditioned - very welcome on a busy summer day. Thank you and highly recommend.

MW
MarkW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, well served and very efficient and friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere that was informal and relaxed and would absolutely recommend The Beach Restaurant. A wonderful experience, thank you!

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TONYH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with great harbour views and just the right amount of choices on the menu. Food was lovely - I had catch of the day grilled with herby butter and new potatoes - proper!

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IvorW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

One starter very nice the remaining starter and mains tasteless….quite disappointing really

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and amazing service as always. We go to the beach restaurant every year when we come to St.Ives

AL
AmyL
London
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal last night. The service was exceptional, very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend the grilled sea bass that’s the fish of the day, hummus that’s surprisingly good and Asian chicken bites to start with!

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Suzanna
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled sea bass with new potatoes was delicious and as ever the service was fantastic. We’ve eaten at The Beach lots before and are always met with a smile with the friendliest and most helpful staff. The Candy Factory will always be my son’s favourite pudding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely window seat with view of the harbour. Food was incredible and staff very accommodating. Would definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding.

KR
KevinR
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We eat early so there was a lot of children which made it a bit noisy if you like it quiet, food was very good and great value.

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HussainA
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ellen and Holly were amazing. Checked dietary requirements and did everything to make it all perfect.
Delicious food, amazing desserts.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

JW
JohnW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff and good food
The Plaice is to die for
Thank You

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last night in St Ives. Lovely food.
The staff make every meal special. Lovely people.

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Jenny
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal at The Beach with a beautiful view to match.
The service was amazing and the staff were so very helpful, the food was perfect, would definitely visit again and recommend absolutely

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were amazing especially given the pressure they’re under at the moment with reduced capacity but increased demand. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal (me especially, I had the lobster) would 100% recommended the Beach restaurant. But bare in mind they’ve been booked up until September since about March

FAQs

The Beach Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 180 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.