The Beach Restaurant

4.7
373 reviews
£25 and under
British
Local Seafood Restaurant with amazing views of the harbour and beyond, Family run for over 50 Years. Child Friendly

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 373 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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JamesDove
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
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

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PhilP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food complimented by the amazing views!!

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DianeD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with the backdrop of the harbour lights

IG
IrisG
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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CarolynR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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Rowdy
Devon
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent, great view overlooking the harbour

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SharonT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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TerryW
Liverpool
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

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CathyB
Devon
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.

JU
JUWE87
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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
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…

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
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.

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Nels
London
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely food ambiance and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
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

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Frenchfrys
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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pinyapata
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fabulous food and a nice place

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AlisonH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We, my husband and I, ate here twice during our stay in St Ives in September/October 2021. The views must be the absolute best in the bay. On a rainy October day it was very welcoming. The staff are amazing and make you feel very special.

We ate once for lunch and once for dinner. Both were the best experiences, the fish chowder was amazing, the scallops were superbly fresh. Every mouthful was exquisite, we both loved everything about it. What more can I say. Simply the best.

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Smurf
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food the chowder was amazing followed by the catch of the day (sea bass) and the portions were huge lovely views of St. Ives harbour totally recommend a visit.

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AlisonR
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable meal, the mussels were delicious and the waitress was very chatty!

CS
ColletteS
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, staff were very welcoming and helpful. We had a window table with beautiful views over the harbour

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AndyG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great welcome and attentive friendly service with a smile complimented the excellent chowder fish and chips and tempura prawns. What’s not to like!
Dog friendly tables tucked away around the back of the bar could be improved but overall because of the food and service it wasn’t really an issue.

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AandK
West Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tasty food with friendly efficient service and a good view.

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Potter
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious seafood, efficiently served. We had chowder … small size which was perfect for us ladies.

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Willer
London
22 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Hi We were not impressed with our main courses I had the dressed crab which wasn’t dressed it had only been broken open. The teriyaki salmon was overcooked and the medium steak was very fatty. Our starters were excellent as well as staff and the venue just a-shame about the main course. Paul

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little and very busy restaurant was all we hoped it would be. I you get chance go. Superb!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal at the Beach Restaurant. We have two young children and the staff were so kind, accommodating and helpful. Great food, relaxed environment, amazing views, friendly staff and good value for money. This is our favourite restaurant in St Ives for a young family.

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poddy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

crab on toast starter plenty, fish for main well cooked and potatoes soft, be mindful there will be bones due to fish being whole, cooked well pleasure to eat, didnt have dessert, staff were excellent

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GaryA
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited beach many times over the years and have never been disappointed with either food or service, last night was lovely as always.

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AndrewF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having scallops, absolutely amazing. Such nice food and great service. Views were not bad too

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Loll
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleased with all aspects. Cosy with a loverly view even we did not sit by the windows. Food very good the Megrin sole was the best ever had and all the rest was excellent.
Will definitely go back and enjoy the service we had. Our waitress made our evening.

YP
YveiP
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Nice quiet time of day to eat.

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michaelt
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is WOW. We had the most delicious seafood I have ever tasted, and I have eaten a lot of seafood. The servers were very friendly and the views are spectacular. I will definitely be back and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff very helpful and sttentive

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Jetrider
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we picked this out of the wide choice in St Ives. Really great staff who were engaging and provided high quality service of a good menu choice of food.

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Daltonian
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Superb service in a lovely setting. Good value food and well prepared

JB
JustinB
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable meal in well located venue. Service good but could be better.

SG
SueG
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a really great meal here and the service was excellent. The view from the restaurant is divine.

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andrewB
North Wales
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

worth a visit - good food - friendly helpful staff

FAQs

The Beach Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 373 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.