A Weekend in Cornwall, Part 2: The Seafood Café, Carbis Bay, & St. Ives

We began our first evening in Cornwall by visiting The Seafood Cafe over in St. Ives.

I found this place partly on recommendation by The Londoner. And I wasn’t disappointed!

A lovely restaurant-cum-cafe on one of St. Ives’ main streets, it has a relaxed atmosphere and great food.

You visit the refrigerated cabinets and pick your choice of fresh fish…


(There are other choices too – crab linguine, fish pie, and some other favourites).

You then team it with your choice of potato and sides.

And a sauce, if you like.


It was fabulous, and we all had delicious meals…

My stepdad had swordfish, which was a lovely meaty fish, with chips in a brown butter and caper sauce.


My brother went for classic battered haddock and chips, with possibly the best tartare I’ve ever tasted.


I opted for Cornish megrim sole, with potato dauphinoise (again, probably the best dauphinoise I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing!) in a caper and brown butter sauce.


And finally, my Mum went for sea bass fillets (with a lovely crispy skin), crushed garlic and rosemary new potatoes, and seasonal vegetables.


Shared of course, with a Cornish Orchards cider – when in Rome…


We all left feeling full and satisfied. So much so we revisited a couple of days later.

If you’re in St. Ives, I highly recommend it. Also make sure you book ahead – we saw lots of parties being turned away.

After that, we went for a stroll back along the coast to Carbis Bay, breathing in some lovely views along the way.




Before jumping into bed and waking up to more…


This morning, we woke up and did the walk back to St. Ives to experience the best of the town in the day.

Just look at beautiful Carbis Bay again – I could never get bored of these views!














We browsed the little shops of the town, tasting clotted cream fudge and fresh bread along the way…




Picked up fresh Cornish scones, browsing some of the wonderful local art, and nibbling at fresh crab sandwiches and Cornish pasties along the way. The food is wonderful in St. Ives, and you really are spoilt for choice!

I just love the look of these 1930s style travel posters of the local Cornish areas… Do you?




After a good stretch of our legs, we did the steep walk back to the penthouse, where we enjoyed a good old fashioned Cornish cream tea (jam on before the clotted cream, I’ll have you know!) with another cracking view of the sea.



Have you visited St. Ives before? What did you get up to?

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