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The Beach Restaurant

4.7
4.7
398 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Local Seafood Restaurant with amazing views of the harbour and beyond, Family run for over 50 Years. Child Friendly

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Booked 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    01736 798798

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 398 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cornwall

    Best Value

  • Cornwall

    Healthy

  • Cornwall

    Scenic View

  • Cornwall

    British

  • 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

    Lunch

  • West Cornwall

    Romance

  • West Cornwall

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Birthday meal lovely service and food.

  2. LB

    LisB

    Bath

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Until our visit this year would have given much better review as staff are lovely. Food now very expensive for what is on offer. The fact that they have been almost empty on our two visits (and it might be November but other places are really busy) proves that they have miscalculated. Biggest mistake - changing traditional batter on their fish. Such a shame. The menu itself is very difficult to read with pale background and pale lettering and dishes all over the place. The fish choices are good and catch of the day cooked beautifully although very small portions. Chips soggy and disappointing. Overall - won’t be returning, particularly as there are so many other restaurants in St Ives.

  3. EJ

    EnaJ

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service Good value Friendly staff !

  4. LV

    LucyV

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always visit here when in St Ives, great food and wonderful staff with the perfect view.

  5. LB

    LisB

    Bath

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    As always a great evening meal at The Beach. Friendly and attentive waiting staff, good menu and wonderful position on the Harbour. Looking forward to the next time.

  6. CG

    ChrisG

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great service and great food!! Highly recommended

  7. TE

    TracyE

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best fish and chips I have had in a long time. Batter was really light, Thai mussels best we had eaten also in a long time. Crab really lovely too. Lovely lunch time meal. Thank you.

  8. WB

    WendyB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful fish meal here as usual. Never disappoints

  9. RW

    RichardW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience1

    We were made to sit in a corner at the top of the stairs, Only one other group of 5was there, When I said that on your BLURB. It said we could choose a table We were abused by one staff member for about 10 minutes The food was fine the other waitress was a delight PS The tables we were refused were still empty when we left

  10. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great first floor location overlooking St. Ives harbour. We had a window seat table for 4 for a mid-week lunch. Good menu selection of seafood and burgers at very reasonable price. Excellent service.

  11. b

    barrieg

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Been here a while back and remember it beeing good. This time the chip were those big fat 'pub' chips and the fish was in breadcrumbs no batter. Disaster! Not very nice

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great welcome. Great evening. Thanks

  13. MP

    MikeP

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High quality food, served with generous portions and piping hot

  14. i

    izzyr

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Fab service and amazing location: would certainly visit again.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We booked about a month ago so as to make sure we got a table as there were 5 of us. We literally had to wait 20 seconds for them to reset the table. The waitress and service was excellent, we ordered and didn’t have to wait long for our food to arrive. The food was excellent, cooked and presented well and hot. Overall a lovely evening.

  16. m

    mariap

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The sesame chicken was the best starter I have had all week and the chowder is always fab. Kids enjoyed their food too so a lovely evening as ever. Menu a tad confusing but we have been visiting St Ives for over 12 years and we always have at least one visit to The Beach Restaurant - our family favourite! Thank you!

  17. SH

    SarahH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service- just perfect 👍

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Holiday meal

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Menu has changed a lot. Now really fish and chips in a restaurant setting. Sad to see the fish options are massively reduced and no more fish specialitilties

  20. GC

    GeorgeC

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, super service with a friendly smile !!

  21. PS

    PaulS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service great view of the harbour too.

  22. KS

    KatherineS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Chowder and lobster were both excellent. The restaurant was busy but our waitress was friendly and efficient. We were very impressed with this restaurant.

  23. JD

    JamesDove

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Throughly enjoyed our evening here, waitress was super friendly and made us feel very welcome! Food was amazing and fresh! Great views of the harbour! Would recommend and would definitely visit again

  24. KP

    KevinP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    try the crispy bass with Thai flavours. My friends all wanted some slight change to the menu and the Chef acquiesced. Emma is a charmer ,all the staff friendly and proficient. The restaurant is perfectly placed on the wharf with fine views over the harbour.

  25. PP

    PhilP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food complimented by the amazing views!!

  26. DD

    DianeD

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal with the backdrop of the harbour lights

  27. IG

    IrisG

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Wonderful waitress. Nothing was too much trouble. Even rustled up vegan options when they had run out. Sea bass was delicious.

  28. CR

    CarolynR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Both my husband and myself had cod and chips with mushy peas and homemade tartar sauce. It was delicious the fish was so white, the batter was light and crispy and the chips were big and chunky. This is the second time we’ve been to this restaurant and it won’t be the last! We have to go if staying in St. Ives . The waiting staff are so welcoming and friendly. I can guarantee of you go you will not be disappointed!

  29. R

    Rowdy

    Devon

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service excellent, great view overlooking the harbour

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the best experience ever. Super fresh seafood. Very satisfying and amazing. Will come back again for sure! My partner loves it

  31. ST

    SharonT

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were really lovely. The food was amazing really fresh and it was great to be able to have the catch if the day! Would recommend this restaurant to other diners. Great views across the harbour if sat by the windows.

  32. TW

    TerryW

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic, last day of honeymoon. We’d eaten at some lovely restaurants in St Ives and The Beach did not disappoint. I had the catch of the day, hake, cooked perfectly. Partner had steak which was delicious. Great place, great food and great views. Our waitress was brilliant moving us to a window seat overlooking the harbour, just a magnificent experience

  33. CB

    CathyB

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Booked a lunchtime table and was very pleasantly surprised by the meal we had. It’s many, many years since we ate there and in those days it was more like a cafe. Now it is a restaurant with very acceptable food.

  34. JU

    JUWE87

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beyond expectations in every way - this is a dream restaurant that will be top of our list for our next visit to St Ives. And what lovely people!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had another wonderful meal here - the food was totally outstanding as always. Staff incredibly friendly and helpful - already looking forwards to the next one! See you soon…

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant with great views of harbour, staff very friendly and efficient, food excellent, could not fault.

  37. N

    Nels

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We had a lovely experience at The Beech the champagne was delicious nice and cold and the main meal was lovely. The ladies serving were very friendly.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just lovely food ambiance and service

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was so delicious that we have booked to go again tonight. Best prawn cocktail ever! Lovely staff and good value for lovey

  40. F

    Frenchfrys

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly staff, beautiful view from the table and good food.

FAQs

The Beach Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 398 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Beach Restaurant

The Wharf Saint Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LG

  • Area

    St Ives

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, View, Wine

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