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Porthminster Kitchen, St. Ives, Cornwall

Porthminster Kitchen

4.7
4.7
2287 reviews
£26 to £40
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01736 799874
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 2,287 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • Cornwall

    Best Food

  • Cornwall

    Best Service

  • Cornwall

    Hot spot

  • Cornwall

    Great for fine wines

  • Cornwall

    Romantic

  • Cornwall

    Great for scenic views

  • Cornwall

    Good for special occasions

  • 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

    Good for groups

  • West Cornwall

    Neighbourhood gem

  • West Cornwall

    Great for fine wines

  • West Cornwall

    Good for special occasions

  • West Cornwall

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • West Cornwall

    Lively

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

2,287 Reviews
  1. JohnM

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an excellent restaurant. Food was outstanding and the service top-notch. Although we were there in mid-February, being on the shore was a treat and the fireplace made it seem very warm and cozy. Highly recommended.

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  2. robertb

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of, if not the best Sunday Lunches I’ve ever had and definitely not overpriced. Quality produce cooked to perfection. Very helpful and friendly staff and superb location.

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  3. ScottT

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great meal, and fantastic service will definitely be back again.

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  4. KirstyD

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, very relaxed ambience, and friendly service. We went in a winters evening and imagine the view on the day would be incredible.

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  5. PaulS

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place upstairs and a grand view over the harbour. The staff were lovely and attentive through service. The food was really good overall, though a little pricy and with an attached ‘Service Charge’ added.

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  6. ClaireD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a first class meal and experience in the Porthminster Kitchen. The food was excellence, wine list on point and staff absolutely delightful. We will be back for sure. Thanks so much!

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  7. RicJady

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant and location and great food. Service functional, but like the paper napkins did not seem commensurate with the pricing on the menu. Nonetheless, we had a great time, and apart from those two small points, I would recommend.

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  8. Wombat

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last minute booking, what a gem. Should consider selling buckets of the mackerel pate. Food was fresh and cooked to perfection and portions were good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend, amazing food, great atmosphere and service.

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  10. NikkiB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely food - crab linguine was the best we have ever had. The service was great could not fault our experience

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  11. Johnfrommelb

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a find! The food at Porthminster Kitchen far exceeded expectations. The scallop starter was incredible and my steak was cooked to perfection, clearly well-reared local meat, and served with delicious mushroom and truffle chips garnishes. One bottle of vermouth shy of a perfect score - and subbing a margarita for my martini was not too much of a hardship really!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, stunning views and excellent service. We had the Sunday roast and it is one of the best I’ve had. 5*’s

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  13. TimH

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our lunch was terrific and the staff are so friendly. It isn’t cheap but then eating out is now an expensive treat

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  14. CliffD

    Warwickshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food and plenty of it. Our two year old loved her child’s roast lunch too.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just simply wonderful

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  16. AnneK

    North Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited twice on our week long honeymoon thanks to a generous wedding gift of PK vouchers. Both visits (Sunday lunch and evening menu) were terrific. Top quality food in a relaxed setting with great service and lovely views. Would highly recommend and will definitely visit again next time we're in St Ives.

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  17. Allanm

    Hampshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always our first choice for Sunday lunch and this visit didn't disappoint. The food and service is always exceptional and we are booked in again for dinner on Tuesday.

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  18. GloC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely birthday meal here for my birthday. Very unassuming from the outside but the food was delicious and so fresh and hot! Service was friendly from the moment we walked in. Drinks also lovely, enjoyed the elderflower cocktail. Would definitely recommend!

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  19. DebbieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roast dinner was amazing, and great value for money!

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  20. SueC

    Bristol

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best place to eat in St Ives, fabulous food great service and friendly helpful staff . Always enjoy 😍

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  21. Benny

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant the chefs understanding of flavours outstanding

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  22. TomB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu and food well executed! Really friendly waitress service and perfect environment. Second visit and will visit again in the future. Keep up the great work!

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  23. RichS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit. Wife and I had fabulous Monk fish curry and PK Seafood Linguine. Excellent service. Nice Atmosphere. We’ll be back. Proper job!

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  24. KarenB

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch overlooking st ives harbour. The perfect antidote to a miserable January day.

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  25. AnnJ

    Cambridge

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, always attentive and friendly. Best roast in St Ives! Love it here xx

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu , we really enjoyed - Ponzu pate, seafood chowder , beetroot infused salmon, seafood linguine and baked Hake , the balance of flavours was perfect . Very attentive service

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  27. DavidG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well the wine by the glass, good choices, the starters we had, muss.es the best we have had in Cornwall. The leeks and samphire with chorizo was an amazing mix, fabulous!

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  28. louiseL

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Beautifully cooked and presented and came out very quickly.

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  29. RosJ

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting delicious food, topped off with great service

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  30. IanM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic birthday lunch of really tasty fish dishes. We enjoyed squid, mussels to start plus monkfish curry and megrim sole. We could fit in only one dessert! Couple of glasses of wine plus service brought bill to £138. Really worth it and memorable. Great views over St Ives Harbour and Porthminster beach, and Really lovely staff. 10/10

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  31. NeilW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly Service, comfortable seating and nicely presented tasty food .. Thankyou

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  32. JenD

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food tasty and combination of ingredients flavours good, but way too many elements to the dishes, just not amazing and far too much food on the plate, just a bit over complicated. Lovely attentive staff.

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  33. TonyF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, attentive and engaged service made for a great evening

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  34. HeatherM

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We often come here on our frequent trips to St Ives and it never disappoints. The staff are always welcoming and helpful, the food is always fantastic. We've had the pork belly starter a few times now and it's been great every time. The Sunday roasts are delicious too.

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  35. DawnC

    Hertfordshire

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so good can not fault a thing just a little quick …. All staff so lovely and incredible food :

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  36. Karen

    Gloucestershire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always book for our last night in St Ives (we visit often). The sea food tagliatelle is a favourite. Food, ambience and service was excellent as usual. Thank you.

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  37. MikeH

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have had similar meals at other restaurants in st Ives that have been just as good but much better value for money, the restaurant wasn’t very warm that evening

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  38. Mazla

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious meal and great service! A perfect way to celebrate a Birthday- Thank you!

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  39. Kerrie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal again last night. Credit to all the staff as it was a lovely evening as always. Highly recommend

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  40. LauraH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible meal and service! Always visit when in St Ives.

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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

FAQs

Porthminster Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 2287 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Porthminster Kitchen

Wharf Road, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LG

Additional information

  • Area
    St Ives
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Patio/Outdoor Dining
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