Cornwall

Porthminster Beach Café, St Ives

Porthminster Beach Café is right on the beautiful golden beach of Porthminster – one of the cleanest bays in the South West and bestowed with the prestigious Blue Flag award. You can taste scrumptious and award-winning dishes whilst enjoying uninterrupted views across St Ives bay.

Serving delicious food all-day long, Porthminster Beach café is the ideal spot to relax after swimming in the ocean or building sandcastles in the afternoon. The café prides itself on using local and fresh produce and in its seafood restaurant it uses the best ingredients out of the Cornish ocean. Boasting a warm and relaxing atmosphere, you can sample the cafes unique twist on seafood cuisine taking influences from Mediterranean and Asian dishes. The chefs are also evolving the menu, perfecting their trade and using the best seasonal produce, but you can always guarantee the taste of the sea at this gorgeous establishment.

What is a luxury stay in St Ives without breakfast on the beach? The Porthminster Café serves breakfast from 9am and is very popular with its stunning sea views so be sure to book in advance. You can enjoy a traditional Cornish fry-up or a Grilled Whole Kipper which will set you off for the day or you wanted to try something out of the ordinary take a bite of the Beef Brisket Hash served with two poaches eggs and hollandaise sauce – absolutely divine! There is also a children’s menu for breakfast as well as gluten free and vegetarian options meaning there’s something for everyone before spending the day at the beach.  

There are also light bites to enjoy at lunch – the chef’s using fresh produce from their very own adjacent garden plot and coastal path every day to create their delicious dishes. Indulge in a three-course dinner in the evening made up of ocean delicacies such as Cornish oysters, steamed mussels, crispy fried squid and meaty crab. Not to worry my non-seafood lovers – there is also a lovely choice of steaks, duck, sticky ribs and much more.  

Being right on the beach and by the ocean, Porthminster Beach Café is the perfect restaurant to dine in whether you’re looking for an easy meal after a day at the beach or want to celebrate a special occasion whilst watching the waves. With outdoor space, a beach bar and open for coffee and cake too – come and meet the welcoming friendly staff and have a gorgeous day by the ocean in St Ives.

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Porthminster Restaurant, Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2EB | 01736 795352 | www.porthminstercafe.co.uk

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