Porthminster Beach St Ives TR26 2EB 01736 795 352
You know you’re in for a good meal when bagging a table requires booking way ahead. It’s not just the bang-on-the-beach location that’s earned this place its reputation – the food is outstanding, so it’s worth some pre-holiday planning to ensure it’s on your ‘to do’ list. The food deserves every brilliant review it’s notched up – meticulously presented dishes are bursting with Pacific Rim-cum-Mediterranean flavours and locally sourced ingredients. Evening diners often dress up for the occasion, but with plastic buckets for your mussel shells and a family-friendly approach to dining out, the Porthminster Café is firmly rooted in the laidback beach lifestyle on its doorstep.
Innovative dishes using fresh local ingredients (obviously with an emphasis on seafood, but also using produce from their own garden). The menu is seasonal but if you get a chance, I would highly recommend the Turbot Tasting Plate or the Deconstructed Pimm's Platter. I'm just hoping the Michelin men stay away and don't ruin the ethos of this place...
Exciting, experimental asian-inspired British seafood with a tremendous view - sitting right on the beach lets you listen to the surf and admire the coastline as you eat. There's plenty of culinary insanity to choose from - you can start with blow torched squid, and if you're looking for something challenging try the dishes with one ingredient cooked in three very different styles on the same plate like three way salmon or three way rhubarb - enough to excite even the most jaded foodie.
If you're planning a trip to St Ives, don't forget to book a few weeks in advance to make sure you don't miss out on this superb experience on the beach - it's everything a restaurant should be.
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- Children's Menu
- Fine Dining
- Outdoor Seating
- Sensational Views