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.

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.


Credit or Debit card details will be required for your reservations. A charge of £15 per person will be made to your card in the event of a no-show, or a cancellation within 24 hours of your reservation; if we can’t resell your table. We welcome children at Porthminster Kitchen and ask that if you wish to visit us for supper you book before 7pm.

Please inform us if you have any dietary requirements or allergies.

We will happily hold your table for 15 minutes after the reservation time. Please do let us know if you will be later than that [email protected]

We welcome dogs on our balcony as well as in a small area of the restaurant. As our dog-friendly tables are limited please let us know if you’ll be accompanied by your four-legged friends ahead of time, in order to avoid disappointment.

To be absolutely certain that you do not incur a no-show charge, please cancel via the email [email protected] giving us at least 24 hrs notice.


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.

Porthminster Kitchen the serving coffee
Porthminster Kitchen Mussels
Porthminster Kitchen Ben Prior


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

Treat friends or loved ones, or choose the perfect corporate gift, by giving the experience of a meal at the Porthminster Kitchen over looking St Ives Harbour, one of the very best views in the country.



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:
01736 799 874

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Wharf Road | St Ives | TR26 1LG
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