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5 Food Spots In St Ives

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St Ives is a beautiful destination for blue skies, sandy beaches and tasty food spots. Situated in Cornwall, it’s a popular seaside town for both locals and tourists. It’s bursting with character and delicious dishes just waiting to be enjoyed!

Porthminster Kitchen

Porthminster Kitchen is a place to enjoy company alongside tasty bites. Expect refreshing dishes, certain to make your eyes pop with delight. There’s lots to choose from, including smaller plates and lighter options to satisfy your taste buds.

Using only the best local and fresh ingredients - experience brand new textures and flavours at this spot in St Ives.

Stare out and enjoy the panoramic views of St Ives, watch the world go by as you see fishermen going about their day or people exploring the busy town.

Their award-winning restaurant serves amazing Cornish seafood, providing a spot which is modern, with an urban edge. You’ll be surrounded by huge windows and mirrors, creating wide open spaces and view you can can’t help but fall in love with.

Not only that, Portminster Kitchen offers two luxury self-catering apartments, overlooking the beautiful harbour and creating a space where you can totally relax.

The Hub

If you’re after a modern yet rustic spot to indulge in juicy burgers and hand cut fries – The Hub is the place to be. Sitting right in the heart of town, The Hub offers harbour views and great tasty treats.

Choose from a whole range of goodies – from comforting afternoon cake and creamy coffee to amazing burgers, hot dogs or gulp down their unmissable milkshakes!

It’s a great spot where you can enjoy your time with family and friends throughout the day or sip upon cocktails as you watch the sun go down.

The food is inspired by New York; however, they love to add Cornish bites into the mix. From local seafood and seasonal specials to make your taste buds tingle.

The Mermaid Seafood Restaurant 

You can find The Mermaid in the old fishing quarter. Stroll along cobbled streets and admire the beautiful flowers surrounding the area.

The Mermaid began as a ‘Sail Loft’, homemade lemonades were bottled and stored here. You can find the old bottle collection in The Mermaid, displayed above the bar. The restaurant also has links to the many tunnels from behind the bar, to the harbour!

The restaurant is popular for its fresh and delicious seafood dishes. There’s plenty to choose from, including meat and poultry as well as vegetarian options.

Bursting with character and charm, this is a relaxing and friendly spot to enjoy any time of day.

Blas Burgerworks

This small restaurant hidden within a narrow street is a real treat in St Ives. Be greeted by chargrilled burgers, made from Cornish meat, naturally reared and free range.

All of Blas’ burgers come with tasty fries and a whole range of yummy options to choose from. There’s loads of meaty choices, and vegetarian options such as their bean burger to get stuck into. There’s also other options such as chargrilled local fish, tortillas and mouth-watering desserts.

It’s super cosy and fills up fast - so if you’re waiting around there’s loads to explore. From beautiful beaches to a visit to the hustle and bustle of the harbour – save the ice creams until later though!

Harbour Fish and Chips

If fresh and delicious dishes are what you’re after – you’ve come to the right place. Harbour Fish and Chips serves simply tasty meals for the whole family to enjoy. The fish is supplied by Mathew Stevens of St Ives, a local fishmonger since 1948.

It’s a real British treat, filled with lots of fish to choose from and a great selection of sides, dips and goodies. There’s also a fantastic selection of drinks available, including creamy Lavazza coffee.

Sit in within the modern café or simply takeaway and eat your food overlooking the beautiful harbour - just look out for the seagulls!

Firehouse Bar and Grill

Located in Fore Street, you’ll find Firehouse – a great experience awaits you. This buzzing atmosphere, paired with the great views across the rooftops of St Ives overlooking the harbour is the perfect spot.

Serving a whole range of delicious food including: chargrilled steaks, fresh local Cornish Seafood pizzas, chicken and vegetarian options. You will be spoilt for choice, with the range at Firehouse.

If you fancy a cocktail, The Gin Bar is ideal for a quick get-together or a drink to top off the evening. Not only that, Firehouse offer teas and coffees for a break during those afternoons of exploring the town.

Where will you dine next time you visit St Ives? 

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