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Porthminster Kitchen

4.6
4.6
1184 Reviews
£25 and under
International

Porthminster Kitchen serves up a refreshing, playful take on Cornish cuisine, introducing a menu of smaller plates and lighter options which combine global flavours, fresh local ingredients and creative cooking.

We have stripped out much of what is unnecessary; dairy and gluten take a backseat in favour of fresh and exciting textures and flavours.

Porthminster Kitchen enjoys awe-inspiring panoramic views from its location in the heart of St Ives. From your vantage point above the harbour, escape the hustle and bustle and relax on our sun-drenched terrace, or gaze out from huge windows and take in the 180° view.

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Booked 24 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 09:00–11:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Daily 18:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01736 799874

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 1,184 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cornwall

    Scenic View

  • Cornwall

    Most Booked

  • West Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • West Cornwall

    Best Food

  • West Cornwall

    Best Service

  • West Cornwall

    Best Ambience

  • West Cornwall

    Best Value

  • West Cornwall

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Cornwall

    Healthy

  • West Cornwall

    Romance

  • West Cornwall

    Special Occasions

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. AJ

    AndyJill

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had lunch before driving back to Barnsley , excellent staff, food was exceptionally good

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great service and excellent food

  3. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Well worth it, delicious food!

  4. AD

    AlanD

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, good service and nice views

  5. SF

    SimonF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Excellent fresh fish, beautifully cooked. Service was friendly and efficient and didn’t feel rushed. Views of harbour are exceptional.

  6. LC

    LorraineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this restaurant and always try to eat there when in St Ives. It's a lovely restaurant, right on the harbour with a great view over the bay. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is amazing!

  7. HM

    HuwM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A few more green beans on the Cornish sole would have been nice.

  8. M

    Maria

    Bristol

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A delightful refreshing and tasty meal at a good price. Would definitely recommend.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend the vegetable curry! Vegetables were prepared to perfection.

  10. C

    Carole

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food all staff were very friendly and attentive, we had a lovely evening.

  11. MH

    MelanieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    The food tasted delicious - we commented ours were like warm and the staff couldn’t have done more to help.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal especially the fricasse of mushrooms , the Cornish sole ( on the specials list) and the best G&T in St Ives - the porthminster point. Great friendly service and cheeseboard too

  13. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable food and ambiance. Excellent service.

  14. JR

    JaneR

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Couldn’t fault the food it was delicious. Bit pricey but hey it’s our holidays

  15. BR

    BobR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We originally booked for Sunday Roast as googled you, and it recommended you for the best roast in town. But we had to settle for the vegetable curry, which was surprisingly excellent, followed by your strawberry parfait, which we thoroughly enjoyed The staff were great, courteous, and smiley!!! So thankyou

  16. ET

    ElaineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambience, excellent view. What can I say!!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, friendly staff, great meal. We actually had four starters as a sort of tapas meal as we couldn’t make our minds up and wanted to taste as many as possible

  18. CB

    ClaireB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was fantastic. The staff very friendly and attentive. The setting itself is beautiful.

  19. DD

    DianeD

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All courses were beautifully cooked with innovative flavours. Service was attentive whilst not overbearing Best meal out of the week.

  20. FP

    FoodiePlymouth

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant never fails to deliver. The view, food and service are all what you could wish for, for an enjoyable meal out.

  21. N

    Nibbler

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    Great location for a post meal stroll. Great view from restaurant. Presentation of food excellent but the cooking was not perfect leaving oily tastes rather than food tastes in your mouth. The space between tables and the layout of the restaurant offered a chance for noisy chatter and quiet reflection.

  22. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The black pepper calamari with miso dip is one of the nicest things we’ve ever eaten.

  23. AP

    AnnP

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food , great service, great value. …couldn’t fault it.

  24. NN

    NoName

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    very enjoyable evening . good food with a wonderful view

  25. NF

    NikF

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyed it food, the waitresses were all lovely .we did find the choice quite limited.also sold out of the starter we chose. We would visit again although we noticed it was more expensive than other good restaurants.

  26. HL

    HowardL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, good atmosphere. A very enjoyable experience.

  27. LM

    LarryM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely views but no outside seats available when we arrived, there is very limited seating and a lot of people tried arguing for outdoor spots with staff despite it being obvious there was nothing. The menu was small but pleasant, I would far rather chefs did less but do it well, my wife had the seafood linguine which was excellent, I had catch of the day sea bass, piping hot and cooked perfectly. Value wise a little overpriced, but no argument with the quality of the cooking or ingredients.

  28. ME

    MichaelE

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great views of the harbour and our lunch was incredible. The service was friendly and on point and the quality of food of a high level. Would recommend to anyone visiting St Ives.

  29. K

    Karen

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely, tasty food and relaxed atmosphere. Fish and chips, seafood linguine and chocolate brownie all delicious.

  30. LR

    LizR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Generally a good experience. Crispy squid was excellent, special of the day was sole which we also enjoyed. Affogato was a little disappointing, only one scoop of ice cream didn't go very far. Quite pricy but good food.

  31. RW

    RobW

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    25 years married

  32. CK

    ClareK

    Lincolnshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening. Great service, friendly staff, amazing food and 2 very satisfied customers 😊. One of the best meals we’ve had, the scallops were lovely and prawn and monkfish curry amazing and as for the puds delicious. Thank you all for a lovely evening.

  33. ME

    MalcolmE

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service with a wonderful view over the harbour. The kitchen were happy to adapt some dishes to suit dietary requirements.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Lived up to reputation. Service was efficient and friendly

  35. RD

    RichardD

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food with a beautiful view! Highly recommend!

  36. D

    Duffy

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The usually excellent Porthminster Beach Cafe was fully booked so we tried the sister Porthminster Kitchen instead thinking it would be a simpler lesser priced version but should be good nevertheless. However, we thought it was nice enough but the food was quite average and therefore we felt it was it was a little overpriced for what we had. We look forward to getting a table at the Porthminster Beach cafe next time.

  37. R

    Rafael

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The fried calamari wasn’t especial and the linguine I ate was too acidic overpowered by lemon. The seafood curry that my partner had was good. Brownies was decadent and delicious.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal, friendly service.great to sit outside overlooking the sea and eat delicious food and wine.

  39. KJ

    KathrynJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, lovely service, friendly staff and outstanding views

  40. N

    Nels

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal and service was good

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Porthminster Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1184 OpenTable diners

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2 people

October 2021
Mon
Tue
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Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Porthminster Kitchen

Wharf Road St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LG

  • Area

    St Ives

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 09:00–11:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Daily 18:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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