Porthminster Kitchen serves up a refreshing, playful take on Cornish cuisine, introducing a menu of smaller plates and lighter options which combine global flavours, fresh local ingredients and creative cooking.

We have stripped out much of what is unnecessary; dairy and gluten take a back seat in favour of fresh and exciting textures and flavours.

Porthminster Kitchen enjoys awe-inspiring panoramic views from its location in the heart of St Ives. From your vantage point above the harbour, escape the hustle and bustle and relax on our sun-drenched terrace, or gaze out from huge windows and take in the 180° view.



Porthminster Kitchen is the second restaurant from the team behind Porthminster Beach Café – an award-winning restaurant with an enviable reputation for serving the best Cornish seafood in an amazing setting right on one of St Ives’ most beautiful beaches. Our location offers an alternative dining destination above the hustle and bustle of the town’s harbour, combining the same high standards with a fresh approach and an equally awe-inspiring view.

Watch fishing boats return with their catch and admire a vista which has inspired many generations of artists, including Anthony Frost whose work adorns the walls.

The restaurant is bathed in the famous light of St Ives, combining simplicity and clean lines with a modern urban feel; rustic wood flooring, stainless steel, industrial lighting and stark white tiles are complimented by huge windows and mirrors.

Executive Chef Michael Smith along with Head Chef Paul Oliver, have added a refreshing Asian and Mediterranean twist to Cornish seafood, creating a style of cooking which has now been immortalised in Porthminster Beach Café – The Cookbook.


Our Porthminster Kitchen Vouchers make the perfect gift for friends or family.

We will pop your voucher into a beautiful card made by local artist Emma Jeffryes MA RCA.

Your gift can either be sent directly to you to message or we can post it on from here on your behalf.



Porthminster Cafe Coobook

This limited edition cookbook showcases signature recipes from Mick Smith, Executive Chef of the Porthminster Collection (Porthminster Beach Café, Porthminster Kitchen & Porthgwidden Beach Café). Dishes including the famous Monkfish Curry, Sea Bass with Crab Fritters and Chilli Ponzu, and Deconstructed Pimms, can all now be recreated at home.

Featuring many beautiful images, the cookbook is also a food love story all about our location here in St Ives. From fish freshly-hauled from the bay, to foraged finds on the coast path, the recipes all take their lead from the fabulous surroundings we share with our sister restaurants. If you know someone who loves food, and loves St Ives, this might just be the ultimate gift!


NB. You will be taken to the Porthminster Cafe website to complete your purchase.


Porthminster Kitchen shares its amazing location and stunning view with two luxury self-catering apartments which are available to book via our partner site Luxury St Ives.

With an enviable position overlooking the harbour, these apartments are both in the centre of the action whilst still providing a welcome retreat above the holidaying crowds.

Each apartment features a private balcony with stunning sea views, a boutique bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a relaxing living space and a well-equipped kitchen; all you need to enjoy a holiday in one of Cornwall’s prime locations.

With the town’s independent shops, acclaimed restaurants, quirky bars and eclectic galleries all just moments away, Porthminster Apartments are the ideal base for a St Ives holiday, at anytime of the year.



Lunch or Dinner Reservations:
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Wharf Road | St Ives | TR26 1LG
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