The Beach Restaurant

4.7
324 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 324 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
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4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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IanH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service added bonus that the dog was welcome

DA
DavidA
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service at a lovely restaurant overlooking St Ives harbour

NC
NicC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visit on every trip to St Ives. This year there was a smaller menu when we visited. Usually order the monk fish and mustard mash so was disappointed it wasn’t on the menu, but selected dish was still nice : )

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really good views over St. Ives Bay. Very good service and good food. I would definitely recommend to others.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious meal with the perfect view across the picturesque harbour of St Ives

SS
SamanthaS
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant, fabulous view overlooking harbour, gorgeous fish and excellent service.

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Ben96
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch, lovely view of St Ives Bay. Lovely staff and brilliant food, highly recommend if you are looking for a great place to eat.

JP
JaneP
Dorset
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited The Beach restaurant during our short stay in St Ives.

The food was very good and we all enjoyed our choices.

Staff were very friendly.

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Jacksmacc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic seafood restaurant with wonderful views of the harbour. Friendly and attentive service and the food (especially the oysters) was wonderful. Highly recommended - we loved it 😍

AH
AndrewH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely place and nice food. Well worth a visit on a sunny evening.

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ginab
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary! The weather was awful but the service and food was excellent.

EM
EstherM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a lovely table with plenty of space for our dog. The drinks were brought quickly and the menu explained to us. The food was absolutely fantastic and the staff excellent. This place should have a Michelin star. We’re going back later in the week.

JB
JasB
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and good food and service

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vanessat
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was fresh and tasty. I had the special whole sole fish fell off the bone. Would recommend

JM
JanetM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good selection of fish dishes
Prices reasonable , the view is fantastic

GW
GuyW
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Table wasn’t ready at the for the time of the booking, so we had to wait for 10 minutes. Service was good. Food was good quality. Wine wasn’t chilled as much as I would have liked.
Overall, recommend.

MW
MoragW
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fast and with a smile. Food was outstanding. View from window was the cherry on the cake.

RR
RolandR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value lovely food friendly staff lovely ambiance.

MS
MelS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely with great views and band entertainment over the road !

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with a stunning view, well looked after by Emma extremely friendly and helpful, making it a wonderful evening. Will be visiting again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Seabass on a bed of New potatoes and Salad was delicious and there was plenty of Seabass. For Dessert the Passionfruit and Orange Cheesecake with Vanilla Icecream.
Restaurant staff extremely friendly and attentive. Tried booking for another evening but fully booked 😑

SI
SIMSYB
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Accommodated our little dog with no fuss at all. Fab view out toward the bay/harbour. Wish we had found it sooner. Nothing bad to say.

OT
OpenTable Diner
North Wales
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Couldn't fault fhe food or the service. Nice to see meticulous covid precautions. Disappointed with the ambience. Would not return until issues addressed

JB
JanetB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service. Staff member who served us was happy to recommend dishes.

LB
LisaB
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely spot for lunch overlooking the harbour. Fresh fish is fabulous and the service was extremely good and helpful.

KO
KevinO
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with a fantastic sea view
And the staff are very friendly and can’t do enough for you very reasonable price for the food and location
Would definitely recommend and return

GP
GabriellaP
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The restaurant was very clean everyone took a lot of care to be Covid safe. All of the staff gave great service.

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HannaH
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view of St Ives beach from this first floor restaurant serving delicious fresh fish and seafood. Excellent service and good value.

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Drew
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff...amazing view. If you're headed to St Ives, its perfect.

SJ
SallyJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, food amazing and fantastic view over harbour. Lovely waitress but cannot remember her name!

CS
CourtenayS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location and lovely view of the harbour from the restaurant. Half lobster was excellent and well worth the higher price tag. This was tricky to eat however the waitress was very attentive and helped guide us through the experience - great service! Tempura prawns were delicious and portion sizes were great. Would definitely visit again when next in the area!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Felt lucky to get a table as it’s impossible to do so anywhere in St Ives. Great food and lovely staff. Would recommend if you can get in

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Kelly
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous meal from start to finish, the staff were lovely and so friendly. A lovely restaurant and a great view
Would highly recommend it

ML
MaryL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally delicious lunch. Grilled sea bass, new potatoes & a fresh dressed salad. Partner had mussels,chips & bread. Also excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very slow, even though the restaurant was slow, no check back, starters were very nice, highlight of the meal

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janeg
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming to The Beach Restaurant for 10 years when on holiday and never been disappointed.
Excellent in every way.

GW
GuyW
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, by very friendly staff.
The food was extremely tasty, well cooked and arrived promptly.
We’ve been before, and we’ve booked to go again.
This is a lovely place to eat, good food great service, “what’s not to like?“
Highly recommend.

NP
NicolaP
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had lunch on a Saturday so expected it to be busy, we had a table for three and it was perfectly fine but it did feel a bit cramped. However the food and service was amazing. I had the fish burger which was excellent and my sons had the prawns (could have done with a few more prawns but no biggie) they enjoyed them hugely.
They had the kids pudding of loaded icecream which was wonderfully served in little milk bottles with chocolate sauce. Our waitress was really attentive and the service was quick and good. Really enjoyable lunch and would certainly come again.

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Jill
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well managed venue under busy conditions. Great menu choices, (excellent fish and chips) and everything great value for money. Whole team were friendly, cheerful, efficient and professional which makes all the difference.

LP
LucyP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views, great calm setting and superb food! Exactly what we was looking for🤩🤩

FAQs

The Beach Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 324 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.