Winter dining in St Ives

Tash Murch

When the evenings are dark and cold, it's tempting to enjoy a takeaway and cosy up in your self-catering apartment. However, heading out for the evening to taste some of the amazing food St Ives restaurants have to offer must not be missed - and there is plenty to choose from. Whether you are after a romantic meal for two, a family dinner or a night out with friends, St Ives is home to a variety of well-loved and amazing-tasting meals for all.

Take some inspiration from a few of our favourite places to eat out below.

Porthminster Kitchen

Situated on the harbour, Porthminster Kitchen offers panoramic views of St Ives Bay. They are best known for their Cornish seafood, so this is the place to go to enjoy delicious Cornish Cuisine made from fresh local ingredients. Also, they have a great dessert menu, so make sure to save some room!

Porthmeor Beach café

There is nothing like dinner by the sea, and Porthmeor Beach café gives you the full experience, especially when the winter swell gets to work. Take a seat in one of the outdoor heated booths overlooking Porthmeor beach, whilst enjoying some of the best tapas in town.

The Lifeboat Inn

For traditional pub food in a warm and cosy setting, treat yourself to a meal at The Lifeboat Inn. Whether you are looking for dinner or to try a selection of small plates with friends, the lifeboat has plenty of choices, including their famous Sunday carvery. With your luxury apartment just a 10-minute walk away, an evening stroll around the harbour is a great way to round off your night.

Talay Thai

Situated on the harbour front, with spectacular views of the bay, Talay Thai is the perfect place to unwind. From tapas dishes, curries and stir fry, all your favourite dishes are here. Downstairs from the restaurant is their very own cocktail lounge, so you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink or cocktail before your meal.


A fun evening of food and drink in the centre of St Ives. Host creates a relaxing space to meet friends with a menu of tasty wood-fired pizzas and nibbles. They also offer a cocktail menu for those who are looking to dinner into an evening out.

If you fancy a few days away sampling some of St Ives' famous cuisine, why not book a short break with us here at Sail Lofts? You can check our availability and book your Cornish getaway now.