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The Beach Restaurant, Saint Ives, Cornwall

The Beach Restaurant

4.6
4.6
621 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Local Seafood Restaurant with amazing views of the harbour and beyond, Family run for over 50 Years. Child Friendly

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01736 798798

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 621 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Kid Friendly

  • Cornwall

    Hot Spot

  • Cornwall

    Scenic View

  • Cornwall

    British

  • West Cornwall

    Best Service

  • West Cornwall

    Best Value

  • West Cornwall

    Healthy

  • West Cornwall

    Neighborhood Gem

  • West Cornwall

    Romantic

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. JR

    JohnRockys

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super service from Jess, food great, sea bass and sirloin steak perfect.
  2. DP

    DianaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely meal for my birthday. Highly recommend. The view was stunning.
  3. TW

    TonyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was all freshly prepared, and at a value for money price, good views over the harbour, I would eat here again.
  4. J

    Jonno

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t fault this restaurant. Staff are attentive and friendly the view is to die for and the food is fantastic. We love Cornwall and whenever we visit we always travel to dine here. Our happy place!
  5. JR

    JohnR

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fish and chips ever, and the prompt super polite service,and happy nature of the two ladies …. Simply amazing. My cider appeared like magic !! Not to mention the Cornish Sole my wife had, oh and the amazing view.
  6. AH

    AmandaH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was beautiful and fresh and the view was lovely, customer service was fantastic and very helpful with making a choice of there lovely menu. Would highly recommend eating here
  7. CJ

    CarolineJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and reasonably priced. Lovely, friendly staff. Will definitely book again when in St Ives next.
  8. c

    ceejay

    Hertfordshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous view across the harbour from this 1st flour restaurant. Attentive, friendly staff. Fish and chips were delicious. Dog friendly.
  9. K

    Katie

    Liverpool

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit came to st Ives for this restaurant food was just as amazing as it was two years ago and amazing view and great staff
  10. NF

    NigelF

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food was as good as ever. Views over the harbour add to the experience and will be back here again on our our next visit to St Ives.
  11. PH

    PeterH

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , great service and beautiful view of the harbor.
  12. LA

    LucyA

    Devon

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We have always loved the Beach restaurant and have come back year after year. We have always enjoyed the fish chowder following a recommendation when we first visited. But this year it felt like we got an overpriced bowl of creamy soup with very little fish. The price of this dish has gone up a lot, and they have definitely scrimped on the ingredients in the dish. Such a shame as this was one of our favourite dishes in our favourite restaurant in StIves. On a positive the service was good, and the ambiance is lovely.
  13. DA

    DianaA

    Bath

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A pleasant place with a beautiful view. We enjoyed ourselves very much.
  14. MB

    MargaretB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Beach Restaurant was reccommended to me and I am pleased I went. The staff were very helpful and nothing seemed to much bother. The view looking out on the harbour was lovely. The food was very tasty and a bit different to what you would get in a normal restaurant.
  15. JD

    JennieD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcome, amazing food, attentive staff. Would highly recommend.
  16. SK

    StuartK

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food with a fantastic view of st ives harbour. The service is second to none.
  17. SH

    StuartH

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely location and very good service,good choice of dishes and looking forward to returning
  18. BS

    BrianS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I must admit this wasn’t our first choice, but we were so glad we went. The staff were very welcoming. The views are lovely and the food is first rate. It’s sensibly priced too. I would certainly eat there again. I’m a harsh critic, so to even consider eating there again is a good recommendation from me.
  19. L

    Linly

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent
  20. JC

    JayneC

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best fish chowder. Delicious. Hubby had the fish snd chips. Delicious. Staff so friendly. Lovely restaurant. Nice view across the harbour as well.
  21. NM

    NinaM

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Nice food, some of it was a bit expensive for what it was like the burger at about £16/£17 but overall a nice experience with a great view to look at while you eat. The staff were lovely too. Would come back. I am not sure if there are different chefs now but the burger seemed better this time. I think I might have enjoyed the chowder better last time as it seemed a bit runny this time and wasn’t in a separate pot but it was still really nice.
  22. GW

    GuyW

    Devon

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulously friendly staff. Great food and a lovely setting. Highly recommend.
  23. S

    Steph

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The servers made it feel like they were trying to get rid of you as quickly as possible, which made us feel awkward from the beginning, the food was ok but nothing special - pretty much a Wetherspoons pub standard, the tap water had so much stuff floating in it, we swapped and got bottled instead. Probably our least favourite out of all of the places we tried in and around st Ives, although the view was lovely from the restaurant.
  24. RA

    RachelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous view lovely staff very quick service great memories
  25. DG

    DarrenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, some of the nicest and freshest fish we've ever had. The scallops especially were delicious. Really glad I booked as they were very busy and turning people away who didn't have a reservation. Lovely people as well. The waitresses were really friendly and kind.
  26. SS

    SueS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food all round. The fish chowder and fish platter were excellent. Large portions if you're hungry. Lovely staff, very friendly. A little expensive, but everything seems expensive right now. Throughly recommend The Beach restaurant.
  27. KB

    KaranB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't fault them. Great service & Food was excellent
  28. M

    Michelle

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood chowder absolutely outstanding. Friendly staff would return
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff ( thank you Jess) great food and live music from the wharf - perfect!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give more stars for the service I would. Amazing meal celebrating the end of our holiday. My boys came with us and unfortunately were quite boisterous and the staff were so kind and understanding giving next level service. They were so attentive and food was amazing too! Brilliant experience would 100% recommend to anyone.
  31. RP

    RochelleP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, booked before hand asked for window table as it was our anniversary and they didn’t disappoint. Lovely service, friendly staff.
  32. PG

    PaulG

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with a view of St ives beach and harbour, the Seabass tasted like it had just been caught, would highly recommend this place.
  33. GW

    GuyW

    Devon

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service by extremely happy, relaxed and friendly staff. The restaurant has a lovely view of the harbour and a relaxed ambiance. The food was tasty and well cooked. Highly recommend.
  34. MP

    MaxPyv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very very nice food ! Been there 10 years in the row perfect as ever !
  35. NI

    NIGELL

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Often a beachfront restaurant in a tourist hotspot can have mediocre food at exorbitant prices. Not This One! We had a magnificent view, excellent service, and outstanding food. The chowder was probably the best I have ever had, packed full of seafood and lovely spices. And the prices were very reasonable.
  36. EG

    EllG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great little place in a lovely location. Feels family-run. Very good food and service, great ambience and a beautiful view of the harbour.
  37. a

    amber

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner and our server was so sweet and lovely.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were super friendly, food was excellent.
  39. EH

    EmmaH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal at the Beach restaurant the service was excellent as well as the food. We were pleased to have a window table as we had booked in advance.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good food and friendly waiting staff. Look past the shabby exterior and you won't be disappointed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Beach Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 621 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 7 times today
Google Map for The Beach Restaurant

The Wharf, Saint Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LG

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St Ives

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, View, Wine

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