Porthgwidden Beach Café
The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The café specialises in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine and is an oasis of taste and visual beauty. The café is open daily for a selection of patisserie and the finest coffee.
A Holiday in St Ives would not be complete without going to the beach. Here at Porthgwidden Beach we have one of the cleanest beaches in the South West. We have been given the prestigious Blue Flag Award which guarantees the highest of standards.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fabulous experience dining here. Staff were exceptional. Really welcoming and friendly and so polite and professional. Service was prompt and food was amazing. Good size portion and very tasty and well cooked and presented.
Lovely atmosphere with amazing view over my favourite st.ives beach, porthgwidden. Very airy too so didn't get hot in the restaurant. Highly recommended. Can't praise enough.
A hidden gem.
Super friendly staff with a stunning view of the beach.
Lovely food, lovely staff, lovely views. Nothing else to say really.
Amazing staff and fantastic service, catered really well for our dog and also gave him a treat!!!!
Only downside was that it was very expensive
One of our favourite restaurants in St Ives. The setting, the food the ambience. Staff were great too.
All staff were superb, very attentive, friendly and happy to spend time chatting. Food was exceptional. A special shout out to Hannah who made our whole experience wonderful. It was by far our best meal during our week away to St Ives.
Friendly service and superb food, of which was excellent quality and all tasted great. Food is pricey but decent sized portions. Bottles of wine are well priced and good to see organic ones on menu too. Unfortunately they were out of Polgoon cider. Location is just perfect. Had to book in again!
Good service and food. Crab sandwich was excellent, battered fish was very good, however, chip could have been better.
Really delicious food served in a lovely surrounding. The outside of the place doesn’t really do justice to the interior or food and so don’t let it put you off. The menu was relatively small but for people who enjoy fish this place was great. Excellent service to top it off.
Impossible not to mention great view, so: great view; friendly, helpful, attentive staff: delicious food; and top notch espresso martinis.
Absolutely lovely restaurant with amazing views. Food lovely, menu limited due to COVID and a bit expensive. Staff very friendly and will definitely go back.
Great views, super friendly staff. The starters are wonderful! The mains are Totally mediocre. If you go, plan to go and have the starters as tapas ans your experience will be far superior.
Please don't take bookings for 9.30 if you want us to leave within an hour, perfect food and service.
Lovely place to eat and good views of the beach. Food fresh and tasty with choice of specials. Definitely recommend.
A wonderful restaurant in a superb spot, great staff and delicious food.
Best waitress ever here. All were so attentive and polite and not rushing you to get the table back. Food was lovely!
Delicious seafood linguine and a lovely crisp glass of white wine. Very welcoming, friendly and helpful staff.
You would expect homemade chips at the level of restaurant not frozen bagged fries. The started and main was very nice
Beautiful view, lovely staff and great menu with delicious food (especially catch of the day!) loved our dinner here, well worth booking in advance for
Lovely holiday unch
A beautiful spot for a relaxed lunch. Tasty food, lovely interior, excellent service. Views to die for.
A 'must do' for your visit to St Ives.
We come back to eat here every year when holidaying in St.Ives. We bring the whole family, daughters 15 & 17. There are good food choices for all tastes and ages. The food is delicious and the staff are so friendly. It has such a lovely relaxed atmosphere.
First class service throughout - friendly but professional.
The food was delicious and very well presented.
The view from the venue is superb.
The only downside was the noise. A big group of rowdy diners were at the next table and in what is a fairly compact venue, it made conversation across our table quite challenging.
Food was good but was very expensive and arguably not worth what we paid. That said, the service was excellent and ambience good
Good quality food & service
Happy with the Covid measures they have in place too
Great place for breakfast. Quiet, easy place with helpful staff and good food. Recommended.
As a family of 5, we really enjoyed the breakfast after our journey from Hertfordshire. We had booked in so that we could start our holiday here overlooking the beach, and as everyone, it didn’t disappoint.
Staff were friendly and professional as always.
The menu looks simple but the food is exciting and excellent quality. The staff are amazing, so friendly , been going here many years and they are still smiling despite the immense strain they are under at the moment.
Lovely evening with lovely food and staff were brilliant.
Food was great and staff were even better. Thanks for a lovely lunch 👌
Family feel, welcoming team, great food, really happy to be there, thank you.
Excellent friendly service making us welcome and special. Food very good.
Lovely food and fantastic service
Lovely place with excellent food, better than the porthminster beach cafe.
Felt completely unwelcome by the insincere staff. Food choice was poor, table was in the path of staff and other arriving guests. Food wasn’t even average.
The view was beautiful but wish we’d used the takeaway cafe downstairs and sat outside. What a disappointment.
Excellent range of dishes, with local fresh fish being the star players. Very pleasant and attentive staff eager to please and make your visit memorable.
Very friendly staff offering great service, spectacular views and attentive to our four legged friends, menu is great with good seafood specials
Beautiful views but hot in the sunshine. Great food, atmosphere and very clean
A much awaited
They were really accommodating, really great service and food, and THAT view! As an added bonus they took Covid measures really seriously. Leave plenty of time to find parking though!
Porthgwidden Beach Café is rated 4.6 stars by 1186 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.