Review on Porthgwidden Beach Café

Younger sister to the nearby Porthminster Café, and run along very similar lines, this trendy beach hangout is an all-day set-up providing everything from breakfast with all sorts of coffee to fully blown evening meals. During the day it operates as an upbeat seaside cafe – but don't expect sandwiches, tea in plastic cups or kiss-me-quick snacks: instead, it's a roll call of unusual pasta, salads (perhaps roast beetroot with red onion and Feta) and dishes like char-grilled steak with Gruyère cheese butter.

This may be deepest Cornwall, but other coasts – especially The Med and Pacific – come to mind when you look at the dinner menu. Jump on board and jet your way around the globe for shredded duck salad with taramind-glazed pumpkin, lychee and fine bean salad or chick pea and artichoke falafels, as well as white chocolate and honey brûlée with apricot compote.

Locally landed seafood tops the bill – perhaps grilled scallops with cauliflower purée, crisp prosciutto, rocket and black truffle oil, Szechuan peppered squid, or line-caught sea bass with celeriac and Parmesan mash, wild mushroom butter and roasted olives. Backing up the food is a sizeable drinks list for young and old alike.

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Global / Seafood

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 9.00 - 11.00am
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Porthgwidden Beach Café

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Family Friendly


Porthgwidden Beach Café
Porthgwidden Beach
St Ives
TR26 1PL

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