St Ives Food and Drink

St Ives is famous for its diverse range of cuisine and is well known as a foodie destination. Whether you want to refuel with a pasty, grab some street food, dine at a hearty pub or seek out fine dining, it’s all in St Ives. Cornwall’s food scene continues to grow exponentially as Michelin Stars, celebrity chefs and culinary expertise grace the South West. In the height of summer, the top St Ives restaurants rack up long waiting lists, so it’s worth planning ahead if you’re visiting.


Over on the beach is the Porthmeor Beach Café – with the freshest and finest produce, sourced locally where possible. Renowned for the ‘build your own breakfast’, it’s famous for its extensive vegetarian and seafood tapas and fresh juices. Head to Porthminster Beach Café for exceptional seafood: crab linguine, whole grilled lobster and monkfish curry, or over to Porthgwidden Beach Restaurant for Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine overlooking the beach. Porthgwidden is also open for breakfast to start the day with poached eggs, coffee and sea views.

Exploring the cobbled backstreets of town will reward you with enough fantastic restaurants and pubs to satisfy even the most fanatic foodie. You’ll find local meats, Cornish cheeses, bakeries, vegan cuisine, fresh seafood, Thai, Indian, pasta and pizza. For dinner, head down to the harbour for a traditional Fish and Chip supper and treat yourself to a locally made Ice Cream for dessert.

Cornwall expertly balances the tastes and tipples of everyone with real ales in cosy historic pubs and refreshing cocktails with a sea view. The Golden Lion Pub is one of the highest rated pubs in St Ives, with two bars clad in cosy dark wood and a beer garden at the rear for your young ones to play in – the perfect place to bring the family for an afternoon pint. For a more exotic beverage try The Searoom – the home of St Ives gin! Enjoy cocktails and tapas at this harbourfront restaurant. Local beers, rums, spirits and fine wines are easily found in St Ives as well as an abundance of artisan coffee. Whatever you want to eat or drink, you’ll find it nearby.


St Ives Food and Drink

Beer and Bird

Beer & Bird, Fore Street, Saint Ives, UK

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Caffe Pasta

Caffe Pasta, The Wharf, Saint Ives, UK

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Cornish Deli

The Cornish Deli, Chapel Street, Saint Ives, UK

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Firehouse Bar and Grill

Firehouse Bar & Grill, Fore Street, Saint Ives, UK

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Porthgwidden Beach Restaurant

Porthgwidden Beach Restaurant

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Porthmeor Beach Cafe and Bar

Porthmeor Beach, Porthmeor Hill, Saint Ives, UK

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Porthminster Kitchen

Porthminster Kitchen, Wharf Road, Saint Ives, UK

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Scoff Troff Cafe

Scoff Troff Cafe, Market Place, Saint Ives, UK

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Seafood Cafe

The Seafood Cafe, Fore Street, Saint Ives, UK

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Source Kitchen

Source Kitchen, The Digey, Saint Ives, UK

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Talay Thai Kitchen

Talay Thai Kitchen, Wharf Road, Saint Ives, UK

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The Hub

Hub St Ives, Wharf Road, Saint Ives, UK

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The Mermaid Seafood Restaurant

Mermaid Seafood Restaurant, Fish Street, Saint Ives, UK

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The Rum and Crab Shack

The Rum & Crab Shack, Wharf Road, Saint Ives, UK

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The Sloop

Sloop Inn, Saint Ives, UK

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The Union

The Union Inn, Fore Street, Saint Ives, UK

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