Restaurants in St. Ives

Sometimes it becomes hard to choose the right restaurant, especially if you are in St. Ives. The thing is that there are at least 100 great spots to eat! There is a beautiful beach restaurant known as Alba restaurant, famous seafood restaurant known as Mermaid restaurant, a lovely Italian restaurant known as Peppers restaurant and a great place to try Chinese food known as the Welcome Chinese restaurant. So whatever you prefer – Indian restaurant, Thai restaurant, French restaurant, traditional British restaurant, etc. – restaurants in St. Ives were created to meet all your expectations.

Cornwall, a gastronomic paradise famous for organic beef and pork, artisan cheeses and air-dried charcuterie, fish, and seafood, offers a plenty of places where you can treat yourself with something absolutely tasty, often garnished with plants and berries foraged from the hedgerows and cliffs. So if you are in St. Ives, we provide you with the information about 5 best restaurants you can visit. Our top 5 list is based on TripAdvisor rating of restaurants in St. Ives.

1. The Cornish Deli

Address: 3 Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England

Phone: +44 1736 795100


The Cornish Deli provides its visitors with the ability to treat themselves with the best quality Cornish and regional produce food. Its menu offers great quality local meats, cheeses, seafood, snacks and regional specialties. The restaurant is ideal for families with children and those who are looking for traditional British food, delicatessen, vegetarian and vegan food, as well as gluten-free options.

If you decide on visiting Cornish Deli, it will be wise to make a reservation. Nevertheless, takeouts are available, so you can always order something special to enjoy in the privacy of your own apartments. Furthermore, the Cornish Deli is incorporated within the Deli Cafe where you can enjoy some hot and cold drinks, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea, and evening meals.

2. Lakeside Cabin Cafe

Address: Trevarrack | Nance Lakes, Lelant, St Ives TR26 3EZ, England

Phone: +44 7745 876687


If you are looking for a place to have a cup of something, to relax and to enjoy incredibly beautiful views of Cornish nature, Lakeside Cabin Cafe is will definitely become your best choice. The cafe which feels like home offers its visitors friendly and relaxing atmosphere, lovely menu with delicious homemade food, including vegan, vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free options, and access to a stroll around the lakes. Even if you are mot fascinated by the idea to walk off that cream tea, you can always relax in a cafe garden overlooking the peace and tranquility of the crystal Nance fishing lakes. The cafe is ideal for families with children, for those who are looking for scenic views or places to celebrate some special occasion.

3. The Searoom

Address: Wharf House The Wharf | The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1PG, England

Phone: +44 1736 794325


If you are looking for the best fish restaurant in St.Ives, visiting the Searoom. The restaurant is family run and provides its visitors with the ability to enjoy the incredibly tasty homemade food, including vegan and vegetarian-friendly options. What is more, almost everything on the menu is also available gluten-free.

Note that besides highest quality seafood, the restaurant is famous for the best ice cream in Cornwall. Furthermore, you can come here to enjoy a nice relaxing glass of hand chosen wine, beer, cider or Searoom cocktail.

Note that the restaurant does not take bookings, so just come along, find a seat and enjoy your meal! If you are here for the spectacular view, you can grab a table outside and enjoy the view of a beautiful harbour. Also, keep in mind that the Searoom is considered to be a great place to find some presents or something to take home after your trip to St Ives.

4. The Mex

Address: 3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England

Phone: +44 1736 797658


If you are looking for a place to try some Mexican food in St. Ives – the Mex is the answer. Despite the fact that the restaurant is known as a place to enjoy Mexican themed food and drinks, visitors can also enjoy a range of other simpler dishes such as steaks and fish.

The Mex is an ideal place for vegans and vegetarians, as well as all those who are looking for gluten-free options. Furthermore, it is an ideal place to come with children: there is a children’s menu created for young guests with lots of their favorites. Just note that bookings are advisable.

5. Cellar Bistro

Address: 29/31 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE, England

Phone: +44 1736 791813


Cellar Bistro is a rustic style bistro situated right in the hub of St.Ives. If you are looking for simple tasty dishes with good quality wines, all at a reasonable price – Cellar Bistro is the answer. Just note that the bistro is closed until spring 2018. In spring, find the entrance between Laff Kids and Cornish Cream to enjoy tasty, hearty, classic dishes, with no fuss and no gimmicks!