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Porthminster Beach Restaurant

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Seafood-led fusion cookery on the beach at St Ives

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

In a region with no shortage of places to eat with an accompanying sea view, the landmark white building surveying Porthminster Beach stands head and shoulders above much of the competition. Crispy-fried salt-and-spice squid is served with an Asian salad and a zippy citrus miso, while main-course John Dory fillets are pan fried and partnered with tempura prawns, jasmine rice, chilli ponzu and lime. There are good meat dishes too - Thai-style duck curry, perhaps, with aubergine, bok choy, crispy noodles and beansprout salad. To finish, poached pear cuts the richness of chocolate crème brûlée with chocolate cinder biscuit and lavender-scented white chocolate.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Days closed: Monday (winter)
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday to Wednesday (winter)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Mick Smith, Edward Lee Wilson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Mediterranean, Pacific Rim
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 26
  • Wines over £30: 16
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 60
  • Off-site parking available: Railway station 300 yards

Additional information

  • Seats: 60

Getting here

On Porthminster Beach, beneath the St Ives Railway Station

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