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Beer & Bird, Saint Ives, Cornwall

Beer & Bird

4.3
4.3
70 Reviews
£25 and under
American

Welcome to Beer and Bird!
Beer and Bird is a family run business in the heart of beautiful St Ives. As you may have guessed, we are famous for 2 things: Craft Beer and fried chicken. We're also big on hospitality. So whether you’re popping in for a beer and need a recommendation, or settling in for a night of good old fashioned comfort food, our staff are always on hand to make your experience the best it can be.

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Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 17:00–23:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01736 793776

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Group Bookings

  • Cornwall

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Cornwall

    Most Booked

  • West Cornwall

    Lunch

  • West Cornwall

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. PK

    PhilK

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food is good quality and I can’t see how you could leave not feeling full. The southern seasoning on the chicken is to be expected, but I wasn’t keen on it with the fries it came with- personal choice. The meal can get pricey for a group, especially with Drinks but due to quantity of servings offers better value than most eating/ bars in St Ives. Staff were polite and attentive throughout the visit. First time visit. Will be back in future.

  2. j

    jnm933

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food is good not bad not great but the menu is all fried. Everything fried in a heavy thick batter. We had to eat here cause it was the only reservation we could get. No vegetables either except coleslaw. Should at least carry a green salad and a roast chicken.

  3. S

    Stives

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Service slow, table next to us arrived after us and where given free drinks ,for slow service, we where still waiting for our food, other tables arrived after us and got there food quicker, the 9.95 service charge wasnt worth the service we received, to polite to complain very expensive

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It’s ‘ok’ … not the tastiest. Or a great choice. But friendly.. good with staff.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and cocktails service was spot on

  6. MR

    MattR

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Food was blooming lovely... however, despite the chicken being so tasty, it was quite dry. Cannot fault anything else however!

  7. SH

    SteveH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Put in a window table looking out over a wall initially so moved Ordered starters and mains…..which then all came together? Manager fixed things tho so all was good The chicken was over cooked sadly but I’d had a whinge about the initial table and the fact the food was delivered in one hit so just put up with it The wine was a great pick (Pinot Grigio and very fairly priced) Had a great evening…just felt that had the chicken been moist, it would have been one of the best chicken burger style meals we’d have had Only two more sleeps before we travel back North tho and would have loved the chance to try it again….maybe next time

  8. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2

    Having previously visited this restaurant last November, we booked a table to ensure we got a seat as we had such a great meal. Sadly, it seems that it has gone downhill since our last visit. We ordered chicken wings to start for sharing, which could have been cooked a lot better (although the flavour was good). The biggest disappointment was the buttermilk chicken burgers. Both of ours were over cooked and lacking the wow factor we experienced previously. The bill of £68 for wings to share, two burgers and chips + 2 ciders was certainly not worth it when comparing to the quality of the food. Service was fine and the servers were pleasant.

  9. HW

    HelenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Thought try here as love chicken and truly was not disappointed. The food was lovely, staff friendly and served a very nice local rum. 100% will be visiting again

  10. t

    teresap

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, catered for vegetarian and gluten free with no issues. Highly recommend

  11. AH

    AndreeaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food would highly recommend. Service was excellent, staff really friendly and accommodating. Drinks menu also great, lovely cocktails and a big selection to chose from. If you like chicken then this is the best. I’m not a huge chicken fan myself my husband loves it so took him there for his birthday and he loved it I would also definitely eat there again myself I’ve now been converted!

  12. DA

    DaveyA

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best chicken burgers we've ever had (who needs beef when there's chicken like this?) and a great selection of cocktails. We will definitely be back there every time we visit St Ives!

  13. JE

    JackieE

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, burgers were lovely definitely going to visit again before we leave

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, amazing cocktails and Food.

  15. MN

    MarieN

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We always visit here for the food and cocktails. However we visited twice this week, the food was as good as ever but the cocktails where awful, even though on both occasions different staff made the cocktails.

  16. ST

    SteveT

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great tasting food, good beer selection and a fine atmosphere.

  17. BH

    BenH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great cocktails, great service, highly recommended

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience from food to service… Fin was a particular highlight as his service really made the difference thank you Beer and Bird

  19. D

    Duggy

    Cornwall

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Nice decor. Some nice meals but the children's chicken was too dry and one of the mains was very greasy. No rice option as a side in a chicken restaurant is not good. Didn't realise it was dog friendly when we booked. Had two nearby tables with dogs angrily barking at each other. No thanks. Overall, disappointing and nowhere near some of the other restaurants in the town. Doubt we'll ever go back.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely quaint restaurant with amazing food. Definitely worth a visit

  21. CJ

    CJB77

    Liverpool

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was stunning and a fantastic service from start to finish. Well done!

  22. JI

    JILLYB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food was super tasty, one of the best chicken burgers I had ever had. Food could have been a tad hotter.

  23. CC

    CharlotteC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Always a great experience, we come every time we are visiting St Ives

  24. NA

    NickyA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best burger I’ve ever eaten and great ambience

  25. RW

    RuthW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, unbelievable food, nothing not to love!

  26. TJ

    ThomasJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Poor service and worse food. Badly cooked chicken with bland sauces. Rude staff who obviously don’t want you to spend money.

  27. SF

    SarahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were unsure of the menu at first but after a fantastic meal that suited a party of 7 with 3 teenagers and 4 adults we will definitely visit again. Great food, great service!

  28. TA

    TheAdam

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great meal. Awesome food, friendly service and a nice atmosphere.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best burgers I have ever eaten!!! Cannot wait to go back!!!

  30. CV

    CallumV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, arrived quickly, good beer. What more can you ask for?

  31. AF

    AlisonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing night, great service, nothing was too much trouble

  32. HB

    HexB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, good section of food and drinks. Would 100% go back again ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  33. s

    steakchipsandsauce

    Perthshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome feed. Ticked every tasty box.

  34. MO

    MarkO

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    table was booked for 6pm,turned up at 6pm, the place was half empty , had ordered food by 6.10pm at 6.40pm I asked waiter why we hadn't had our chicken wings starters, he said he was check. At 7pm we still had not been served so we left and never got to eat. The place only serves basic food, that you would imagine was pre cooked, how can it take so long to even get some starters at the table, the waiter stated it was because one of our group had a nut allergy and the food needed to be specially prepared!

  35. J

    Johndoe12

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and staff handled an unfair minor complaint from my grandmother in law really well. Would definitely return in the future. Must stress how wonderful the staff were

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Great atmosphere, enjoyable food and attentive service. Would happily come again for a relaxed evening

  37. RB

    RachelB

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great place to eat and drink cocktails 2nd visit in the last week as we are on holiday down here

  38. P

    Pigtoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great size portions. Very tasty! Would definitely return and would definitely recommend.

  39. ER

    EleanorR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, service was quick and very friendly.

  40. PA

    PipA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very good service, nice friendly atmosphere and good food. Tiny bit heavy on the seasoning on my chips, however my friend said it was the best burger she’d ever had.

FAQs

Beer & Bird offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01736 793776.

Beer & Bird is rated 4.3 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Beer & Bird

18A Fore St Saint Ives, Cornwall TR26 1AB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    St Ives

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 17:00–23:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

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