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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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Globally inspired seafood on the beach

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Slap bang on stunning Porthminster Beach, this landmark white building occupies an enviable position. Whether you dine in the restaurant or on the terrace, the sea views are breathtaking. Vibrant pan-Asian dishes dominate the menu, which uses the best local seafood available. Ginger-cured turbot is served with sweet and sour plum, yogurt and hyssop, while main-course pan-fried Cornish hake fillet is partnered with bubble-and-squeak, bacon, hollandaise and spinach. There are good meat dishes too – pulled beef brisket stovie, perhaps, teamed with poached egg, Jerusalem artichoke and truffle. To finish, sticky toffee pudding with rum and raisin ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • 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

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: International, Seafood
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 26
  • Wines over £30: 16
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6.95
  • Main course from15.50
  • Dessert from: £7.95
  • Credit cards accepted


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

Additional information

  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 60
  • Off-site parking available: Railway station 300 yards

Getting here

On Porthminster Beach, beneath the St Ives Railway Station.

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