You tell us: 10 foodie tips, St Ives

St Ives | Cornwall

So who better than our regular visitor's to make recommendations on the best places to eat? We asked our followers of our I love Cornwall Facebook page for tips on the best places to eat in St Ives and here are their recommendations. If you know a great place of your own, add your comments in the Facebook box below, we'd love to hear from you.

The Seafood Café 
The Seafood Café provides a wide selection of fresh local fish, shellfish, prime Cornish meats and free range poultry. Prawn skewers, Cornish crab cakes and locally smoked Haddock are just a few things off their extensive menu. Open for lunch and evening meals.

Natalie says: The Sea Food Cafe in town is absolutely delicious, freshly caught fish and you can pick your own meat from the counter. Beautifully cooked and great service.

Barbara agrees: Sea Food cafe St Ives. A winner whatever you choose from the menu.

Porthminster Café
This award winning seafood restaurant is nestled beneath the steep slopes of Porthminster Point, right on the beach with unbeatable and uninterrupted views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. Open all year round for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Harry says: We've come to St Ives for a weekend just so we could go to Porthminster. Best food ever and on the beach.

Susan agrees: Visit the cafe on Porthminster beach. Food there is beautiful the scenery is not too bad either.

The Hub
The Hub can be found in the heart of the town and is popular for its modern menu of homemade burgers made from local Cornish produce. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Pippa says: The hub is a must in st Ives. The burgers are amazing and the hot chocolate is lush!

Natalie agrees: The Hub does fantastic food.

Blas Burgerworks
Tucked down a traditional narrow Cornish street, Blas Burgerworks boasts a large menu of locally produced beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian burgers. The furniture is made from reclaimed materials and the restaurant is run from green electricity. Open 12 – 9.30 daily, reservations must be made for groups over six. 

Mandy says: Visit Blas Burgerworks, they do the best burger I've ever had.

Joanne agrees: Blas do the best burgers I have ever eaten! We always go when in Cornwall.

Balancing Eel
Popular for their traditional and locally sourced fish and chips, visitors can eat in or take away. The Balancing Eel can be found just off the harbour road in the centre of St Ives.  

Sanjon says: Go to the Balancing Eel in St Ives for fantastic fish & chips!

Sue agrees: Balancing Eel St Ives. Lovely fresh mackerel salad as well as great fish and chips.

The Alba Restaurant
Housed in the completely refurbished Life Boat house on the harbour front in St Ives, The Alba is renowned for its contemporary seafood menu and panoramic views across St Ives bay. Watch the chefs hard at work through the large glass windows. Open for lunch and evening dinner.

Alison says: We had a lovely meal at the Alba in St Ives last month, posh nosh but beautiful. The apricot and white chocolate bread and butter pudding was to die for.

Charlotte agrees: Alba restaurant is beautiful, on the seafront too.

Mermaid Seafood Restaurant
With lobsters as their speciality, this restaurant is a favourite for local seafood lovers. It’s located in the old fishing quarter, just100 metres away from the sea, where the fish comes fresh from the quay. Mussels, tiger prawns, hake, lemon sole and seabass are just a few items off their extensive menu. 

Sarah says: The Mermaid serves fantastic food.

Lifeboat Inn
The Lifeboat Inn is situated on the Harbourside, with stunning views and offers a great atmosphere for a family get together. The Cornish pub serves traditional pub grub, locally sourced, along with award winning Cornish ales. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with live music some evenings. 

Sara says: The Lifeboat Inn offers lovely food and amazing views!

Porthmeor Beach Café
Find the cafe on Porthmeor beach, near the famous Tate St Ives, open from March to November for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is known for its unique tapas menu, where everything is locally sourced, including the coffee. 

Jan says: Head to The Porthmeor Beach Cafe. Eating tapas there and watching the amazing sunset is very special.

The Rum and Crab Shack
Offering a wide selection of rums and fantastic variety of crab lunches including rum and crab soup, whole brown or spider crabs and crab salad among more traditional options such as fish and chips, fish finger sarnies and surf ‘n’ turf. Open 12-12 daily.

Gemma says: The Rum & Crabshack in St Ives has amazing food, amazing rum, fantastic vibe and awesome views!

Emma agrees: I love the Rum and Crab Shack in St Ives. Grab a pair of binoculars and seal watch!

Do you have any recommendations for a great place to eat in St Ives? Let us know by commenting in the Facebook box below.