Located in what must be one of the country’s finest spots for a beach cafe (right on Porthmeor Beach in St Ives), The Porthmeor Cafe is about as relaxed as you can get. The influence of its Australian chef brings a little flavour of Sydney to every visit and the menu’s quirky creations have their own local following.
If you’ve yet to sample tapas food art then your visit to St Ives should be just the excuse, and Cameron’s dishes include Cajun squid, courgette and manchego fritters and sardines on toast topped with salsa verde – the menu is full of dishes that we’d never think of trying otherwise but trust us, they work!
Diners can choose between sitting indoors or taking to one of the converted beach hut pods outside. Even if there’s a bit of a sea breeze the heaters and blankets mean customers can stay and enjoy the views for as long as they want. The meals taste even better when they’re eaten from former beach huts with the sea just a moment away, and to the far end of Porthmeor Beach you’ll find West End. West End is an outdoor bakery that serves light bites and stone-baked pizzas until the sun goes down.