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Porthgwidden Beach Café

Porthgwidden Beach The Island St Ives TR26 1PL 01736 796 791

We say

Hidden in a white-sand cove at the foot of 'The Island' in St Ives, this is the lesser-known little sister of the Porthminster Café. Overlooking the beach, with world-class views of St Ives Bay & Godrevy Lighthouse, here the food – both beautifully cooked and locally sourced – specialises in Asian and Mediterranean seafood cuisine. A smaller, more relaxed version of its famous relative, the food here is more café style than fine dining, with firm favourites such as fish and chips, mussels and steak on the menu. You're just as welcome to pop in wearing flip-flops for coffee and a croissant, as you are to don your best dress and reserve a window table for a romantic dinner. 

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Dont Underestimate this place... ★★★★★

Of all the restaurants in St Ives this one captures my heart the most purely for its setting and intimate layout. Worth a lunchtime visit during the summer season purely to cool off and taste great food Al fresco -

Porthgwidden Beach Café reviewed by on March 10th, 2015

Porthgwidden ★★★★★

This is a great little restaurant in St Ives for a meal in the evening, overlooking the bay and a tiny little beach. The food is great (almost as good as the Porthminster, but perhaps a little less adventurous with the menu), and the view really relaxing - can't recommend it enough.

Porthgwidden Beach Café reviewed by on March 3rd, 2013

Great beachside dining ★★★★★

This was a top dining spot for us in St Ives, with fab views, good service and excellent food - fresh sea bream was cooked to perfection, the steak was very good quality and the fish pie extremely filling. There are veggie options, too, and an array of tempting desserts if you have any room. But best of all is the view over the beach and a spot of sea where the fishing boats gather in the evenings,

Porthgwidden Beach Café reviewed by on September 7th, 2012

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How much?

Mains £8.95–£14.95 (dinner)


  • Bar
  • Children's Menu
  • Outdoor Seating

Looking for...

  • Family-Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Seaside
  • Sensational Views


Spring & summer: Daily, breakfast 8am–11am, lunch noon–3.30pm, dinner 6pm–late. Winter: Tues–Sun, breakfast, lunch & coffees; Thurs–Sat dinner from 6pm

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