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But never fear, when cooking for yourself holds no appeal, there are plenty of wonderful options for St Ives takeaway food. And we’re not just talking about your standard chain restaurants, although we have got plenty of those dotted around St Ives.
Cornwall is a foodie destination for a reason; along with wonderful fresh ingredients right on our doorstep, our county is also home to some of the country’s top chefs cooking up fantastic dishes.
But, you don’t need to go for a sit-down meal in a high-end restaurant to get a true taste of Cornwall. There is a bustling independent restaurant and cafe scene in Cornwall with many offering takeaway menus. Meaning, no matter where you are around the county, you’re never far from an amazing takeaway experience.
What could be better on a warm summer evening than enjoying some delicious food from a local eatery accompanied by fantastic views of the West Cornwall coast?
Read on to find out more about our favourite places for a takeaway with a difference in St Ives and beyond.
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm seven days a week.
Pizza served Monday – Tursday 4pm – 8pm, Friday – Sunday, 12pm – 8pm.
Pizza is a classic option for a takeaway dinner. With no cutlery needed and enough toppings to keep the whole family happy, it’s no wonder people love to grab a slice on the go when they’re looking for a takeaway option.
This St Ives takeaway, situated on the stunning Porthmeor beach, is a firm favourite for St Ives locals and visitors alike. Offering a great menu of local seafood and tapas-style dishes, it’s the pizza menu that really stands out at West Porthmeor.
West Porthmeor is open every day for coffees and deli deliciousness at lunchtimes with pizzas being served in the evenings. Head down to this great St Ives takeaway on a warm evening and pick up a pizza to enjoy as you sit and watch the sunset.
(Currently operating on reduced hours and a pre-ordering system)
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 1pm, Thursday – Friday 5.30pm – 8.30pm and Saturdays 10am – 1pm & 4pm – 8pm.
Just a short drive from St Ives is Totti, a Penzance takeaway offering traditional Neapolitan wood-fired pizza right in the heart of Cornwall.
With a range of classic toppings on the menu and an ever-changing selection of monthly specials, this is a pizza joint with a difference. Using a combination of locally sourced ingredients and classic Italian produce, Totti seamlessly blends the traditions of Italy with a distinct Cornish flare.
Totti is open for pizzas on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Or, on Monday to Wednesday mornings, head over to Totti for takeaway coffee, homemade sweet treats including Italian buns and slices of Roman-style square pizza for lunch.
Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm seven days a week.
For a unique tapas-style Asian takeaway experience, head to Talay Thai in St Ives. Situated on the harbourfront, Talay Thai truly lives up to its name; Talay means both sea view and seafood.
With a menu that combines traditional Thai flavours with local Cornish produce in a tapas-style serving, this St Ives takeaway is a must for anyone looking for an Asian takeaway with a twist during their stay in St Ives.
Order ahead for curbside collection if you’re in a rush.
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 11am-3pm, Saturdays 11am-8pm.
Head further outside of St Ives and you’ll be treated to the delights of Bango Kitchen in Penryn.
Serving up Asian fusion cuisine in the form of bao buns, ramen, sushi, dumplings and katsu curries, Bango is worth the journey for any Asian flavour fanatic. And, with both meat and vegetarian options on the menu, there’s something for everyone at Bango Kitchen.
Currently operating on a preordering system, simply call the kitchen to place your order and pick it up safely from the front door, all without contact and adhering to social distancing measures.
Opening hours: seasonal opening times apply
The Beach Takeaway at Porthminster is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a St Ives takeaway offering delicious seafood and unrivalled views.
Situated just below the popular Porthminster Cafe, renowned for its seafood menu, the Beach Takeaway is a great pick for anyone looking for a more relaxed dining experience.
Earning a spot as one of the Top 5 Fish and Chip shops in the West Country, you’re sure to have a meal to remember at this St Ives Takeaway. And, as you’re already on the beach, there’s no risk of your chips going cold before you find the perfect spot to watch the sun set over sandy shores.
Opening hours: 12pm – 7pm seven days a week, open later for drinks.
Located in an unassuming wooden shack with an enviable location on the harbour head overlooking the harbour of the historic fishing village of Porthleven, the Mussel Shoal is the perfect spot to while away a summer evening.
Offering a menu of fresh seafood that changes slightly each day depending on that day’s catch, the Mussel Shoal is a seafood lover’s haven. From fresh scallops to salt and pepper squid and, of course, a constant supply of fresh local mussels, everything on the menu at the Shoal is perfectly accompanied by their skinny fries and stunning views.
Be sure to head down early to avoid disappointment, this popular seafood joint is prone to selling out!
Opening hours: 9.30am – 4pm seven days a week.
For a delicious lunch on the go and a true taste of Cornwall, head to the Cornish Deli. This St Ives takeaway and restaurant offers a delicious selection of deli classics including sandwiches and salad boxes and more hearty options including fresh fishcakes and locally sourced gammon.
And, if you’re heading out for the day with the whole family and are in need of supplies, why not stop in the Cornish Deli for a picnic to go? Containing all you need to keep the family full for a day on the beach or a boat trip around the bay.
Opening hours: Changes daily, check their Instagram for latest updates.
The new kid on the independent takeaway block is Clementine’s in Porthleven. Offering up an all-vegan menu, Clementine’s is enjoying their first summer trading in the historic fishing village.
With a creative menu of vegan takes on classic meals, expect to find ‘facon’ BLTs, Buddha bowls and meat-free burgers. Cap off your vegan experience at Clementine’s with one (or more) of the sweet treats on offer. Pick from moreish brownies, creamy no-cheese cheesecakes and raw power balls all homemade without any animal products, for guilt-free indulgence.
All of these alternative St Ives takeaway options are perfect for keeping you full on a day out and about exploring Cornwall or, why not pick up your takeaway and bring it back to your luxury Cornish cottage when you book a stay with Carbis Bay Holidays?