Review on Porthminster Beach Café

'Café' hardly does justice to this slick beachside venue in a glorious spot beneath the slopes of Porthminster Point. Sit on the covered terrace and gaze out across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse, or stake your claim at one of the tables inside the Art Deco building.

Locally landed seafood tops the bill – perhaps scallop risotto with piquillo peppers, Mascarpone and lemon vodka, Cornish crab fritters with sweet chilli, tamarind jam, fried nori and marinated tempeh (fermented beancurd), or coconut-poached red mullet with green mango salad, fragrant rice and crispy shallots. Alternatively, jump on board and jet your way around the globe for veal sweetbreads with mushroom and jamón pickle, sage and truffled dwarf peaches; twice-cooked Barbary duck on braised salsify with seared foie gras; or blood orange and Campari posset with a 'ginger glass biscuit'.

Lunches also feature some lighter dishes, plus crab sandwiches, fashionable salads and meze with grilled flatbread. Backing up the food is a sizeable drinks list for young and old alike.

Porthminster Beach Café is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Seafood / Global


Mick Smith

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 9.00 - 11.00am
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm - 9.30pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Porthminster Beach Café

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 80 covers
  • Family Friendly


Porthminster Beach Café
Porthminster Beach
St Ives
TR26 2EB

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