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The Beach Restaurant, Saint Ives, Cornwall

The Beach Restaurant

4.6
4.6
645 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 2 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

Popular dishes

What 645 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Hot Spot

  • Cornwall

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Cornwall

    Scenic View

  • Cornwall

    British

  • 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

    Neighborhood Gem

  • West Cornwall

    Romantic

  • West Cornwall

    Special Occasion

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. JH

    JacquelineH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food , attentive and friendly staff Met friends who had. It visited before and they had a lovely evening
  2. JJ

    JoanJ

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal. Hadn’t been for a number of years - so happy we returned. Lovely ambiance and the ladies serving were a dream - so friendly. Will definitely return.
  3. JH

    JudithH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely unpretentious restaurant with excellent food. My husband particularly loved the seafood chowder. Very friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
  4. LL

    LindaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Excellent service. Friendly attentive staff
  5. JK

    JoshuaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beach is a special place for us. Great food and excellent service!
  6. PL

    PaulL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb meal with happy helpful staff A great night out helped by great staff.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Service was poor. Young man serving threw menus towards us on arrival, dropped plates onto the table, half cleared the table before getting distracted, gave wine list and didn’t return to take order! Food was actually good though. Shame.
  8. AC

    AlisonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely views, food and helpful staff. Had a great table for our large family of 8 and dog. Staff couldn't have been more accommodating.
  9. NC

    NicolaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious fish and chips and the fish dinner was lovely. Waitress and service brilliant. Great view of St Ives harbour.
  10. TH

    TraceyH

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location and views. Friendly service but quite limited menu. Food was average and quite expensive for what it was.
  11. CR

    ColR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal. We both had ‘catch of the day’ I had lemon sole and my husband has sea bass. The staff were friendly and helpful.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to this restaurant for 13 years still as good as the first time we went .superb food lovely staff thanks for a lovely evening
  13. AF

    AmyF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely! Perfect evening out and perfect dessert for the kids!
  14. E

    Elliemelia

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great position of restaurant looking across the bay at St Ives. The ambience of this eatery along with the quality of food and very pleasant staff make this a new favourite whilst on holiday!
  15. CG

    CallumG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service food was amazing, we come here every year and it doesn't fail to dissapoint
  16. FS

    FrednaS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service; delicious meal. I’d return if I have the opportunity.
  17. r

    reeviewmeister

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We very much enjoyed our visit to The Beach Restaurant. Three things stood out: 1. A short wait for food. 2. Food was beautifully presented and very tasty. 3. Most importantly, the young women who were serving were brilliant - so welcoming, helpful, polite and yet efficient. They made our visit (celebrating A Level resutls with our granddaughter) such a memorable experience.
  18. J

    Joed

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the view over St Ives harbour is fantastic. The staff were very helpful and extremely nice and professional.
  19. CB

    CathyB

    Devon

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Friendly waiting staff, very reasonably priced and very generous portions. Had I realised how large my main course was going to be I wouldn’t have had a starter!
  20. JY

    JohnY

    Bath

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb food. Not a big menu but what they had was delicious. Only two staff on but they managed admirably. I had scallops, sea bass and local cheeses - all delicious.
  21. SN

    StephenN

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beach restaurant has a great setting on the wharf, the food was excellent and the service too!
  22. MB

    MichaelB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we've visited post pandemic having been a few times before. Pleased to report that it met our expectations completely. Good menu with high quality food and exceptionally attentive service. Will definitely be going back.
  23. HO

    HelenO

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We both had the sticky sesame chicken to start which was really tasty. Then we had the chowder…this is what we return for year after year! It’s creamy and packed with flavour. We just about managed affogato to finish…one coffee and one with sherry which was an interesting twist. We will definitely be back next time we visit Cornwall!
  24. JR

    JohnRockys

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super service from Jess, food great, sea bass and sirloin steak perfect.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food, very good service, lovely table by the window
  26. DP

    DianaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

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

    TonyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

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

    Jonno

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    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!
  29. JR

    JohnR

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    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.
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. PH

    PeterH

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , great service and beautiful view of the harbor.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. JD

    JennieD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcome, amazing food, attentive staff. Would highly recommend.
  40. 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.

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 645 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 2 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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