Cornwall has always be renowned for its pasties and clotted cream and even if Padstow is credited with introducing fine cuisine to Cornwall, St Ives has certainly taken over in terms of the quality and variety of restaurants. From Carbis Bay you can catch the train and be at your table 10 minutes later, but whatever the time of year you are well advised to book, particularly weekends. There are more places to eat in Carbis Bay listed here: Places to eat in St Ives
The Loft and Terrace - 01736 794204 - is situated in the heart of old St Ives "artists" quarter. The Loft and Terrace are wonderful spots to enjoy lunch or dinner and take in the views across St Ives Bay. High quality menu mainly fresh fish and seafood.
The Mermaid - 01736 796816 - in the Downalong area of St Ives this is one of the most famous and unusual restaurants and has deserved reputation as being one of the finest seafood restaurants in Cornwall.
On Shore - 01736 796000 - right on the harbour front, wood burning stove, Mediterranean style, pizzas. Breakfast, coffee and a slice of homemade cake, fantastic seafood dishes and pizzas for lunch or in the evening, the seafood specials are excellent.
Porthminster Beach Cafe - 01736 795352 - this award winning restaurant is on the beach. The menu reflects the change in seasonal vegetables and the finest local produce available. Cornish seafood and shellfish from the sea just outside your window, herbs and vegetables from their garden right next to the cafe.
Porthgwidden Beach Cafe - 01736 796791 - above the beach with unbeatable and uninterrupted views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the cafe specialises in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine.
Seafood Cafe - 01736 794004 - on Fore Street a very popular restaurant offering anew concept in dining, choose from a display selection of fresh local fish and shellfish, prime Cornish meats and free range poultry. Cooked to your style with your choice of sauce, potatoes, and vegetables.