Christmas lunch in St Ives

Kelly Weaver

So, you’ve decided to head west and spend Christmas by the coast, soaking up the festive magic in St Ives. The Christmas lights will be twinkling in the harbour and a canopy of overhead lights will illuminate the way in Fore Street setting the scene for a truly memorable festive break.

All our luxury cottages in St Ives are fully equipped with all the essentials to whip up a traditional Christmas dinner – we’ll even supply the turkey tray and the crackers as part of our festive concierge. However, if cooking isn’t part of the plan, here are some recommendations for restaurants that will be serving up Christmas Lunch in and around St Ives this year…


The Gannet Inn, Carbis Bay

This cosy coastal inn is located in Carbis Bay, a short taxi ride from our luxury accommodation in St Ives, and on a dry day can be walked via the coastal path in around 40 minutes.

Offering a 4-course festive menu, this cosy inn boats a stylish lounge and bar area with plenty of comfortable seating, open fires and a warm, welcoming restaurant.


Pedn Olva Hotel, St Ives

Offering beautiful views across St Ives Bay, the Pedn Olva Hotel is perched on the edge of Porthminster Beach just a short 10-15 minute stroll from the Sail Lofts accommodation.

Also offering a traditional four-course festive lunch you can expect turkey with all the trimmings, slow-cooked beef, a fish dish as well as vegetarian and vegan options as well.


Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling, Carbis Bay

Add a real wow factor to your festive celebrations by enjoying a Michelin style Christmas treat at the Ugly Butterfly, by Adam Handling.

With floor to ceiling windows overlooking Carbis Bay Beach you will be guaranteed a breath-taking view alongside your fine-dining experience this Christmas.


With the countdown now on for Christmas, we wish you a truly memorable festive break and if you’re considering a Christmas break in St Ives this year, you can view our remaining availability here.


Kelly x