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Breathtaking views and delicious food.
Known as Cornwall’s most popular harbour town, St Ives is famous for its beautiful sea views, beaches and restaurants.
We have picked the best restaurants in St Ives by the beach. Browse the variety of menus and book a table by the sea. Either on the harbour or the golden sand, there’s nothing like it.
Book a table by the sea and appreciate the view these beach restaurants have to offer; on the harbour or the golden sand.
Head to St Ives “Island” and eat beneath the grassy slopes on blue flag awarded Porthgwidden Beach and dine with unbeatable and uninterrupted views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse.
Visit porthgwiddencafe.co.uk or book a table on 01736 796791
Slow Braised Beef Cheek Ragout – potato gnocchi, parmesan – £15.95
Cornish Seafood Linguini (DF) – Crab, prawns, mussels, lemon, chilli, garlic, parsley – £14.95
Grilled Rib-Eye Steak – Fried onion rings, mustard aioli, crispy potatoes, greens – £19.95
Next door to Porthgwidden is its sandy partner Porthmeor Beach where the Café serves an imaginative menu and equally creative cocktail menu. Watch the surfers and spot some dolphins as you dine.
Visit porthmeor-beach.co.uk/cafe or book a table on 01736 793366
Grilled Sea Bream – capers, samphire, fennel, buttermilk, dill oil (gf) £8.50
Broccoli – sweet miso, sesame, soy peanuts (v+) (gf) £3.75
Pea, blue cheese and jalapeno arancini, chive mascarpone (v) £5.00
With sweeping views across St Ives Bay all the way to Godrevy Lighthouse, this beach restaurant is a multi-award winning seafood restaurant. Located on one of the cleanest beaches in the south-west, Porthminster has prestigious blue flag status.
Visit porthminstercafe.co.uk or book a table on 01736 795352
Crispy Fried Squid – Asian Salad, White Citrus Miso Dressing, Lime (DF) (GF) £9.95
Naked Fried Cauliflower – Cauliflower 3 Ways, Black Truffle (GF) (V) £8.95
Indonesian Style Vegetable Curry – Bok Choi, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Baby Corn, Jasmine Rice, Asian Slaw, (GF) (DF) (V) £17.50
Another restaurant that boasts 180 panoramic views of St Ives sea. Enjoy smaller plates and lighter options on the harbour. Chefs cook with global flavours combined with fresh local ingredients right on the harbour.
Visit porthminster.kitchen or book a table on 01736 799874
Cornish Duck Breast – Triple Cooked Potato Rosti, Pear Conserve, Butternut Squash, Kale, Port & Vanilla Jus (GF) £19
Cornish Half Shell Scallop – Macaroni Cheese, Bacon Jam, Truffle £4
Prime Aged Rib Eye Steak – Béarnaise Sauce, Wild Mushrooms, Grilled Tomato, Truffled Hash Brown Chips, Watercress (GF ) £22
Dine in contemporary architecture at the famous Tate with a European inspired menu that regularly changes with seasonal ingredients. From lunches to three-course dinners, the Tate will fulfil your appetite for both art and good food.
Visit tate.org.uk or book on 01736 791122
Summer vegetable risotto – butternut squash, fresh peas, asparagus, slow-cooked tomatoes and courgettes £9.20
Crab Sandwich – Open Newlyn harbour hand-picked white crab meat with brown crab mayonnaise and baby gem lettuce £7.95
Tart – Red onion, red pepper and Cornish blue cheese tart with two salads from the counter £9.50
A harbour front cafe that has made a great name serving delicious Gluten Free (GF) options. Open seven days a week, Pels offer hearty homemade meals and a great takeaway choice.
Book a table on 01736 795006
Sweet Crepes Selection Including – Butterscotch, Strawberries & Cream, Chocolate & Cointreau £.95-£4.50
Pizza Selection Including – Pollo, Crispy Duck, Blue Cheese & Bacon £5 – £7.50
Sandwiches – BLT, Westcountry Ham, Brie, Bacon & Cranberry £3.40 – £7.90
A family restaurant owned by the same local family since 1957. A restaurant serving first class Cornish caught fish, poultry, game and seafood. Right in the heart of St Ives, The Beach restaurant welcomes families and beachgoers.
Book a table on 01736 798798
Sticky Pork Belly (n) – pickled cucumber and peanut salad £6.50
The Beach Burger – topped with Davidstow cheddar, a toasted bun, onion chutney & beer battered onion rings. £10
½ Lobster or Whole Lobster – served cold or hot with a choice of butter or Thermidor sauce.
From delicious breakfasts to melt in your mouth Cornish cream teams. Sit outside with homemade cake or crab cakes and brave the seagulls to see the spectacular beach views.
Enquire on 01736 794844
Crab Sandwiches, Bacon Sandwiches, Full English Breakfast, Seafood Chowder
Award-winning tapas dishes served alongside St Ives Gin and imaginative cocktails in this beach restaurant in St Ives. Meters from the beach, this gastro bar is home to craft spirit company St Ives Liquor Co. and established in 2014.
Marinated Anchovies – red onion, mint, parsley, garlic £7
Cornish Mussels – red onion, white wine, garlic, cream £8
Albondigas – beef, lamb & herb meatballs in a spicy tomato & chorizo sauce £8.50
Visit stivesliquor.co or enquire on 01736 798798
A beach bar with a difference, serving ‘smidgens’ of food alongside artisan beers, fantastic wines and fresh coffee. These wine connoisseurs, know that good wine is for sharing and that good food also compliments time with family and friends.
Visit beachcafe.bar book a reservation on 01736 793737
Menu Examples – 1 for £3, 3 for £8, 5 for £12
Cured Meats (from deli farm charcuterie) – cornish coppa, cornish lomo, black olive salami, fennel and anise salami, garlic salami, hot peppery salami, oak smoked paprika salami, spicy chorizo
Pates and Terrines – smoked mackerel pate w/ beetroot relish, potted shrimp w/ aioli, chicken Liver parfait w/ red onion marmalade, ham hock terrine w/ piccalilli, all served w/ crostini
A restaurant based on sharing and eating together. An intimate, small seven tabled setting with a menu designed around season small plates, to be eaten with three plus sharing.
3-5pm – Cheese, Charcuterie & Wine | 6-9pm – Dinner
Ox Tongue – lentils, salsa verde
Salt and Pepper Cuttlefish – fennel, blood orange
Duck Liver Pate – radicchio, crispy herbs
Visit theoldcustomhouse.co.uk or book a reservation or private event on 01736 799943
The best vegan restaurants in St Ives revealed. With venues recommended by The Guardian and Channel 4, St Ives has definitely developed a soft spot for vegan food. And they do it well.
There is even a vegan Mexican restaurant. Browse the section below for all vegetarian and vegan places to eat in St Ives
Recommended by media such as The Guardian and Channel 4 and approved by the Vegetarian Society and part of the Food & Drink Guild. The atmosphere is chilled with candlelit, intimate dinners.
Visit thebeaninn.co.uk or book a table on 01736 791706
A sushi-style restaurant based on Tregenna Place that offers takeaway and has a menu easily converted to vegetarian and vegan diners. A named favourite is the sweet chilli organic tofu featured on the specials.
Enquire on 07596 066378
A quirky cafe with a diverse menu that offers a number of vegan options. Open throughout the day and evening, they offer scrambled tofu with vegan breakfasts and vegan burger and pizza options available in the evening.
Visit scofftroff.co.uk or book a table on 01736 797341
If you are vegan and love Mexican food, The Mex has a range of veggie options and are very vegan-friendly. Apparently, their vegan combo dip with tortilla chips are delicious!
For all vegan options visit themex-stives.co.uk or call 01736 797 658
The soups are mostly vegan with a range of vegan fillings available for the baguettes. Any vegan requirements are happily met by the staff.
For all vegan options visit cornishdeli.com or call 01736 795100
With a welcoming separate section for vegetarian and vegan on the menu. You can enjoy American style cuisine with a sweetcorn fritter burger with vegan chipotle mayo or a tofu and jackfruit burger.
Vegan options call 01736 795100 or visit hub-stives.co.uk
A restaurant who has a strong ethos around sustainability and minimising their impact on the environment. Five vegetarian burgers are available, two of which are vegan. A mean vegan sorbet is available for dessert and soy milk is stocked.
Vegan enquiries call 01736 795100 or visit blasburgerworks.co.uk
Much of the menu is already meat and dairy free however, the chefs are happy to adapt any dishes to suit the vegan diet.
Vegan options/enquiries call 01736 799874 or visit porthminster.kitchen
We might be biased but we believe St Ives showcases the best Mexican food in Cornwall.
From traditional Mexican dishes to simple favourites, browse the delicious menus and book your table.
A Mexican themed restaurant serving traditional food alongside simpler favourites. A very family friendly and laid back atmosphere makes it a great place to enjoy dinner.
Book a table on 01736 797658 or visit themex-stives.co.uk
St Ives is renowned for its award-winning seafood restaurants.
We have listed the finest seafood places to eat featuring fresh Cornish seafood. Expect locally caught lobsters, sustainable local food sources paired with mesmerising views.
Browse the menus and book your table directly with the restaurants.
In the heart of ‘old St Ives’ artists quarter and boasting a restaurant and terrace, The Loft overlooks the bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. With a mouthwatering menu prepared using the freshest locally sourced seasonal fish, vegetables and meat.
Book a table on 01736 794204
With a well-earned reputation of one of the finest seafood restaurants in Cornwall, The Mermaid serves only the finest and freshest locally caught seafood. The carefully selected wine list completes the experience.
Book a table on 01736 796816
A unique dining experience where diners choose their own fish before eating. As well as this there is a range of shellfish, prime Cornish cuisine with local meats and free-range poultry available. Enjoy Lunch or dinner in a bright, modern room with stripped floors.
With frequent live music, good rum and, of course, some amazing crab. This seafood restaurant in St Ives has a relaxed vibe and welcomes all rum and seafood lovers with a varied and expansive menu.
Book a table on 01736 796353
A St Ives hidden gem, serving affordable, delicious food in a candlelit atmosphere. With tasty, hearty, classic dishes served with no fuss & no gimmicks Cellar Bistro is a great place to eat out.
Book a table on 01736 791813
Who doesn’t like a burger? The bigger, the better, right?
The restaurants in St Ives serving fully loaded burgers are endless and you will be spoiled for choice. From beef burgers from local farms to chicken and pulled pork, choosing where to book will be a challenge in itself.
A quirky restaurant serving a perfect breakfast with the family through to that juicy burger and chilled beer after a long walk with the pooch. Inspired by cuisines all over the world, you will find more than burgers that take your fancy,
Book a table on 01736 797341
Open all year round with views to watch the busy harbour go by, the atmosphere is chilled and there is plenty of seating. Child-friendly and a hot spot for football fans, there is regular music and televised sports events for your entertainment.
Book a table on 01736 798482
Recently refurbished with an eye-catching interior design, The Hub started it’s life specialising in the patty and arguably south-west’s finest burgers. They celebrate the rich source of local produce and are based on the popular St Ives harbourfront.
Book a table now on 01736 799099
With a menu inspired by the grill and a gin bar that serves mouthwatering cocktails, the Firehouse has a great selection of gourmet burgers alongside, fresh local fish, quality beef, chicken, pizzas and vegetarian options.
Book a table now on 01736 799664
If you are in need of a chicken burger then head to Beer & Bird. Serving succulent free-range fried chicken with over 100 craft beers and ciders. Proudly being Cornwall’s first gourmet fried chicken restaurant.
Book a table now on 01736 793776
Featured and praised by The Independent to The Guardian, Blas Burgerworks are passionate about sustainability and reducing their impact on the environment. The Cornish meat is, naturally reared, free range and cooked on a chargrill.
Book a table now on 01736 797272
Find the ultimate Italian dining experience at these Italian restaurants in St Ives. From Al Fresco dining to authentic stone-baked pizzas and fresh pasta dishes, you will never be disappointed with St Ives’ Italian experience.
Most restaurants offer a delivery service, perfect if you do not want to leave the beach for lunch.
If you are looking for Italian inspired cuisine, take lunch, dinner or your morning coffee at Caffe Pasta. A dining experience right on the harbourside with wood tables, pizza, pasta and daily specials to suit everyone’s taste.
Book a table now on 01736 798899
From traditional Italian pasta dishes to fresh dough pizzas, steaks and poultry, Peppers welcomes children with a dedicated kids menu. Established in 1984, the decor takes you back to Italy.
Book a table on 01736 794014
A local favourite with hand made pizza made from their own hand-stretched dough. A pizza delivery in St Ives like no other that use fresh local ingredients to produce the finest artisan pizzas in town.
Order your pizza on 01736 794030 or try The St Ives Pizza Company App
Browse our handpicked pubs in St Ives serving delicious food and choose your favourite. St Ives is renowned for gastro pubs with exquisite food menus.
From breakfast to traditional Sunday Roasts and dinner, you will be impressed with their charm and character.
If a classic, traditional, old pub is what you are looking for, then step into the Castle, which is praised for keeping to authentic pub roots. With a friendly landlord and a selection of both nationwide and local beers, you won’t be disappointed.
Enquire on 01736 796833
From a delicious full English breakfast through to a romantic dinner or social gathering, the Lifeboat Inn is right on the waterfront where all you have to do is turn up, sit down and admire the view!
Booking advised in Summer months on 01736 794123
A local favourite and one of St Ives’ oldest inns, The Sloop has three different dining areas! The pub itself, a more formal ‘Captains Tables’ and an outside upper decking called the ‘Upper Deck’. Enjoy food right on the harbour front.
Enquire on 01736 796584
Offering a traditional pub menu with all the expected pub favourites including a traditional Sunday roast and a daily specials board. A wide selection of favourite draft ales, lagers and ciders including Award Winning Cornish Doom Bar Bitter.
Book a table on 01736 796000
This pub reflects the charm and character of its friendly and welcoming landlords, David and Jacky. A traditional, cosy pub with rustic wooden furniture and interesting memorabilia dotted around, a perfect stop to eat with friends and family.
Book a table on 01736 796112
The list for Indian restaurants in St Ives is short but authentic.
Choose from the two best Indian restaurants. From eat in to take away, both offer a vibrant cuisine with the freshest and authentic ingredients.
Choose from the two best (and only) Indian restaurants in St Ives. From eat in to take away, both offer something unique.
From genuine Indian food to popularised Asian cuisine, the Rajpoot pride themselves on home-style cooking with the freshest, most authentic ingredients. Locally famous for its BYOB policy (bring your own booze)
Book a reservation or private event on 01736 795307
A recent restaurant serving vibrant and exciting Indian & Bangladeshi tastes in a modern atmosphere. The extensive menu includes everyone’s favourites and some adventurous choices. A pre-dinner drinks menu starts your evening off perfectly
Book a reservation or private event on 01736 799003
Satisfy your cravings with authentic Chinese restaurants in St Ives. Available to eat in or takeaway, the restaurants offer quality Chinese cuisine with a vast menu.
The Honk Kong Kitchen is the oldest Chinese takeaway in St Ives and still the most popular
With an expansive menu and an easily navigated website, Hong Kong kitchen is the oldest Chinese Takeaway in St Ives.
Order your Takeaway on 01736 798257
A busy Chinese takeaway that satisfies your appetite. Known for their hearty portions, Yeungs has a vast menu for takeout.
Order your Takeaway on 01736 799982
The classic Fish and Chips is in high demand in St Ives.
You can order a locally sourced, delicious catch of the day either grilled or battered. Expect the freshest ingredients, bursting with flavour.
Browse our Fish and Chips restaurants in St Ives and enjoy this local speciality.
Large portions, sea views and locally caught fish, perfect for eat in or takeaway.
Visit their website here.
A true Cornish family run business, serving traditional fish and chips.
See the full menu here.
A traditional Cornish takeaway on the harbour, serving fish and chips and pizza.