Fodor's Expert Review Porthminster Café

$$$ St. Ives Seafood

Unbeatable for its location alone—on the broad, golden sands of Porthminster Beach—this sleek, modern eatery prepares imaginative breakfasts, lunches, teas, and evening meals that you can savor while you take in the marvelous vista across the bay. The accent is on Mediterranean and Asian flavors, and typical choices include pan-roasted halibut fillet with crispy ham, monkfish curry, and roasted duck breast with celeriac. The sister Porthgwidden Beach Café, in the Downalong neighborhood, has a smaller and cheaper menu that's equally strong on seafood.

Seafood Views Lively Breakfast Lunch Dinner Coffee $$$

Quick Facts

Porthminster Beach
St. Ives, Cornwall  TR26 2EB, England


Known For:
  • Beachside location
  • Consistently high quality of food
  • Famous monkfish curry
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. Nov.–mid-Mar. No dinner Sun., Tue. and Wed. Nov.–mid-Mar., Closed Mon. Nov.–Easter. No dinner Sun., Tues., and Wed. Nov.–Easter

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