The Seafood Cafe St Ives, Cornwall, is situated in the heart of Fore Street St Ives. I have been going there for years in fact I used to go to the restaurant when it was previously owned and called The Seafarer, I am showing my age now! The restaurant is a fantastically light and airy place with local art donning the walls and has a great relaxed feel to it.
One thing I like the most about the Seafood Cafe St Ives is its simplicity. They have an ice cabinet full of local Cornish seafood, shellfish and clams, local Cornish meats and poultry. Go to the counter and pick what you want, how you want it cooking, choose side dishes of various potatoes and vegetables and a sauce if you wish. If you are stuck ask for a recommendation. In addition to the ‘build your own’ meal they have a set menu of classics to choose from.
As I said I have been to the Seafood Cafe a lot, but recently I was impressed by my Monkfish in a mustard sauce but more so by my wife’s order of Swordfish which came in a mediteranean mix of sun dried tomatoes, olives and garlic. I loved it so much we went back for lunch a few days later to try my wife’s choice.
There is a large selection of beers and a nice selection of wines to go with your meal which is essential when ordering fish and the Seafood Cafe St Ives has a great level of service to go with it. I can thoroughly recommend the Seafood Cafe for a special dinner, a relaxed evening out or just lunch. Perfect.