Every couple is different, so we know that no two couples will be looking for the same thing on their romantic break. However, the diversity of St Ives is such that there is something for everyone. We’ve listed below a few ideas which, in our experience, work for the majority of people.
St Ives has a good selection of places to eat, catering for a range of dining needs. These are just a few of the options available.
The Garrack Restaurant is part of the Garrack Hotel. It is located in an elevated position which overlooks both Porthmeor beach and the Tate St Ives. The Garrack provides a relaxed, classy venue in which to dine. The Garrack holds an AA Rosette for fine cuisine and is a member of the Food in Cornwall Association.
The Beach Restaurant offers dining in the heart of the town, with views across St Ives harbour. This is a good place to sample some of the locally caught seafood. The Beach Restaurant offers a wide range of meat and vegetarian dishes in addition to seafood options.
Russetts Restaurant and Café offers a wide range of dining options in a central location close to the Barbara Hepworth Museum. As with many St Ives eateries, Russetts has an exceptional range of locally caught seafood on the menue.
Whether you get in a takeaway or make use of the self-catering facilities, a romantic meal at Wheal Trenwith is an ideal opportunity to relax and unwind. The patio offers amazing views across St Ives bay. In the summer months a meal can extend into a romantic evening with a glass of wine as the light mellows to a spectacular sunset over the bay.
In St Ives
The harbour front provides much of the character of St Ives which is still a working port with several fishing boats based in, and working from, the harbour. You can see the day’s catch being landed, much of which will find its way to local restaurants and shops.
We recommend picking a quiet time of day to stroll through this part of the town, perhaps as the sun is setting, to experience the gentler side of the sea and St Ives’ relationship with it. Similarly, a walk along the beach in the early or latter part of the day is a good way to experience the sense of spiritual tranquillity which attracts so many visitors to the town.
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