Welcoming you back to St Ives | April 12th

Conor Fletcher

St Ives is in the midst of preparation, this week a lot of effort has gone into preparing the town to welcome every visitor for the first time in 2021. With restaurants open to takeaway in the spring sunshine and the surrounding coastline of St Ives waiting to be explored there is so much to look forward to...

Restaurants and eating out

The first thing everyone is thinking is "where can I go to eat in St Ives?" the answer isn't as simple as it would seem, as some restaurants have taken the decision to open a little later in the year to allow for an easier transition to our 'new normal'. For those arriving in the next few weeks there are quite a few places worth a visit if you're hoping to go out for a bite to eat whilst enjoying a stay in our luxury cottages in St Ives, here's a look:

Porthmeor Beach Cafe - Reopening April 12th for bookings

What more is there to say about Porthmeor Beach Cafe, the perfect place for tapas by the sea. They're back reopening on the 12th with outdoor seating, it's well worth booking in advance whether you're going for breakfast or dinner.

Talay Thai - Open for takeaway

Fast emerging as the Sail Lofts team's favourite place for a takeaway is Talay Thai, in the centre of the harbour front you will often find that the restaurant is full to capacity and for good reason. Talay Thai don't take advance bookings so things are on a first come first served basis so if you want to be seated make your plans in advance, it'll be worth the wait.

The Loft Restaurant - Reopening April 12th for drinks, April 13th for food

A short walk from our luxury self catering cottages is The Loft who are open for drinks on the 12th but taking bookings thereafter, so get in touch if you want to secure yourself a table.

Source Kitchen - Bookings from 17th of May

Whether it's a bite to eat or a slice of cake Source Kitchen is the best place to stop by if you're looking for a quick fix or a bit more.

Cellar Bistro - Bookings from 17th of May

Cellar Bistro are reopening when restrictions allow in May and we can't wait. One of St Ives' best restaurants that you can easily miss and after over a year of not being open we can't wait to see them back.

Places to visit around the coast

Walking around the picturesque coastline of Cornwall is easy - whatever direction you head you're sure to be in for a surprise. With the sun out there's little reason not to explore the surrounding areas and is located in the midst of the South West Coastal path you're sure to find a way to immerse yourself in the outdoors this spring. If you're looking for something a little different then why not visit a National Trust site? Many require some advance booking so it's well worth having a look on their site but with reserved parking in St Ives throughout your stay, you can enjoy roaming the coast a little to take in some of the best gardens Cornwall has to offer.


A short drive to Truro will have you visit Trelissick Gardens, set on its own peninsula can be a perfect day out in the spring sunshine. With the outside gardens dog friendly too there's no excuse not to let your four-legged friends roam around in this gem of the Cornish countryside.


A shorter drive toward the southern coast takes you toward Helston and Godolphin. The estate offers a look back into the past with the remnants of the Godolphin mine coupled with views across Cornwall looking back onto St Ives Bay and St Michael's Mount on the other side.

This is just a glimpse at what's on offer throughout St Ives and Cornwall when we embrace a new type of normality on April 12th. If you're not booked in for a luxury escape to the Cornish coast then what are you waiting for? Check out our availability or get in touch with one of the team to find out when you can next be enjoying the springtime in St Ives.