Discover the Best Restaurants in St Ives 2024

For the best places to eat in St Ives, look no further. You’ll find an exciting and varied collection of ocean-view bars and restaurants here at Carbis Bay Estate.

From locally sourced brasserie-style dishes at The Orangery to show-stopping flavours at Walter’s on The Beach - and our ever-delightful Champagne Afternoon Tea, you'll never struggle to make a delicious choice whenever you visit.

Walter’s on The Beach

Rapidly becoming a firm favourite with our guests, Walter's on the Beach is a glamorous beach restaurant and cocktail bar located along the golden sands of Carbis Bay. Dine in lavish surroundings as you feast on favourites such as Lobster Macaroon, Spiced Pulled Pork Tacos, or our Cornish Fillet of Beef with Chimichurri & Smoked Onion Puree.

Our celebrated Pornstar Martini is always a showstopper with its decorative ‘Flavour Blaster’ bubble which engulfs the cocktail in a cloud of aromatic flavours, the perfect drink for an unforgettable experience. With stunning interiors that contrast beautifully with the natural, scenic views of Carbis Bay beach, this stylish restaurant and bar will leave a lasting impression.

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The Beach Club Restaurant

Down on the sand you will find our laid-back Beach Club Restaurant focusing on sun-soaked Mediterranean-style delights such as hand-picked Cornish crab, fresh fish caught locally from St Ives day boats, steaks and homemade wood-fired pizzas.

Open all year round, cosy up on a blustery day with a vibrant bowl of Seafood Linguine, or in the warmer months, sit outside on the terrace and soak up the sun as you tuck into a fresh bowl of Steamed Local Mussels. Take your pick from the extensive Cloudy Bay wine list or for little vacationers, there’s a great children’s menu too. With golden sands and crashing waves, literally just footsteps away, find yourself transported to the Mediterranean as you dine al fresco at Cornwall’s best beachside restaurant. And if you fancy a dip, paddleboards and kayaks can be hired next door at the Ocean Sports Centre.

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Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling

Treat yourself to the ultimate gastronomic experience at Ugly Butterfly. Adam Handling's flagship Cornish fine-dining restaurant offers a five- or seven-course tasting menu showcasing the finest local Cornish produce.

Inside, floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensure spectacular coastal vistas take centre stage while eco-friendly soft furnishings and unique splashes of contemporary artwork complement the surroundings. Book now and treat yourself to an outstanding dining experience overlooking the stunning Cornish sea.

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The Orangery Restaurant

As spectacular seaside settings go, it doesn’t get much better than The Orangery Restaurant. Giving shade in the summer and warmth in the winter, The Orangery is an all-year-round space for guests to enjoy whatever the weather.

Drawing inspiration from the great outdoors, the elegant interiors create the perfect place to meet for morning coffee, to take a light lunch, or enjoy dinner with our evening menu. Why not add a touch of luxury to your visit with a decadent Afternoon Tea? For something extra special, indulge in our substantial wine list from the Moet & Chandon cellar or sip on a hot brew from luxury Cornish tea makers Tregothnan. When the weather is fine, sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the views over the bay & beyond.

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The Hungry Gannet Restaurant

The Hungry Gannet is a cosy, gastropub restaurant located near St Ives, where log fires and local ales are all on offer along with a touch of traditional Cornish hospitality.

Inside, the stylish, modern bar and dining area with log fire is the perfect spot during the winter, while the spacious terrace comes alive in the warmer months. On the menu, expect exciting seasonal dishes alongside hearty British classics, created using the best ingredients our Cornish larder has to offer. This local approach also extends to the beer, with local cider, guest ales and an excellent wine and cocktail menu. Make sure to try their famous traditional Sunday roast, with lovingly made gravy and fluffy Yorkshire puddings, served throughout the day with all the trimmings.

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Gourmet Breaks in Cornwall

Get a taste for the incredible on your next gourmet getaway to Carbis Bay Estate. Dine on the finest Cornish produce, explore the world-class wine list and stroll along one of the world's most beautiful bays. Need we say more?

So if you’re passionate about food, why not book a short break and discover what the Estate has to offer in its mouthwatering fare?