The BEST food in St. Ives!
Your accommodation is sorted. Your travel is sorted. You have checked the weather and it is holding up! But have you looked at restaurants? If the answer is no, here's some tips to navigate the restaurant scene in St. Ives.. because it can get a little overwhelming with the amount of choice there is. Anddddd, if you're visiting St. Ives during peak season (May-August), then you might need to book around 2 months in advance.. that's right!
Here's some tasty tips on what's around!
1. Seafood Cafe
The seafood cafe provides a wide selection of fresh and local fish, shellfish, prime Cornish meats and free range poultry. Prawn skewers, Cornish Crab cakes and locally smoked Haddock are just few things off their extensive menu.
Open for lunch & evening meals.
2. The Rum & Crab Shack
Great views, even better burgers and a cosy feel with low ceilings and quaint wooden windows overlooking the harbour. Perfect for dinner, or to start off your bar crawl round St. Ives! Also famous for Dead Man's finger rum which was born here! P.s - you have to check out their selection of rums which are presented on a platter.
3. Caffe Pasta
Modern harbour side Italian restaurant for stone-baked pizza, pasta and daily specials. delicious food, located right on the water side with views of the Harbour! Fish & steak options are also available... and their Tiramisu is a must-have.
4. The Loft
Situated in the artist's quarter of the picturesque town of St. Ives. Enjoy the quiet views over the rooftops and into the Harbour. Enjoy the undercover sun terrace which overlooks the bay. Dogs are welcome in this part of the restaurant too. Heaters and blankets are kindly provided for when the sea air starts to cool.
5. Talay Thai
Authentic thai cooking in an authentic cornish location. The views really are breathtaking and you get a real taste of Thailand. Thai classics can be found here - such as fried rice, noodles & curries. Takeaways also available to enjoy in the comfort of your own home (or apartment!)
6. The Mex
Not your classic Cornish cuisine... but must try! Mexican staples and beer served in a bright cafe with colourful furniture and funky lampshades. Something a bit different. A wide choice of burritos, fajitas & classic Mexican dishes. Their homemade guacamole is to die for and the Margaritas are delicious - a few too many could send you flying so watch out! (Also available in pitchers too). Vegan & vegetarian options also available.
7. The Sloop
The famous Sloop Inn is situated on the Harbour front and is the perfect spot for sipping a fresh Cornish pint accompanied by sea views. The Captain's Table offers a vast array of delicious specials, all locally
sourced. The pub with the low ceilings steeped in history provides a snug atmosphere to enjoy a special Cornish evening.