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The Bean Inn

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Opening Times

Open most evenings during the summer. Low season weekends only. Ring for current opening times. Always best to book.

Contact

Telephone: 01736 795918

Website: http://www.thebeaninn.co.uk

Email: Contact The Bean Inn

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Location

St Ives Road
Carbis Bay
Cornwall TR26 2RT

Reviews

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With St. Ives being such a foodie place the competition is pretty fierce but the meal i had last night fell no less than first place! The pea curry with homemade potato cakes and tarkah dahl were cooked to absolute perfection and i couldn't help but smile while eating it : ) . The ambiance was just as beautiful as the food and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We all left feeling full and very well looked after. 11 out of 10! Positive Morwenna Stevens
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 14:40:23 +0000
I've been to the Bean Inn a number of times and every time the food is excellent. We went this week and for the first time I had a starter, main, and dessert - I normally can't finish three courses but I just had to so that we could share the mud pie and strawberry and champagne granita! It is worth a visit whether or not you're veggie. They have done a cookbook, so now I'm off to try the mud pie myself. Positive Christine
Fri, 10 Sep 2010 21:58:41 +0000
3rd time staying at the Coast B+B which is where The Bean Inn is located. Fabulous as always, great food, great choice and lovely friendly staff. If you're going to Cornwall on holiday you have to go there..... stay over if poss because the breakfasts are fab too. Positive Carolyn
Wed, 01 Sep 2010 19:56:03 +0000
My family ate in this restaurant twice during our week in St Ives. We enjoyed both visits, the food was delicious, the staff friendly and the setting great. My dish of the holiday was definately the pea and chilli soup with cumin bread - perfect spicing. My wife and the kids enjoyed the home made not meat balls and spaghetti and my parents best dishes were the stir fry and the mud pie. We will definately be back and would like to thank the chef in particular for happily accomodating my strict 'jain' mother. Highly reccomended, great value for money. Positive jamal brown
Tue, 31 Aug 2010 18:03:50 +0000
The best place to eat vegetarian food in St Ives is definitely The Bean Inn. This place is simply amazing. I was spoilt for choice! Everything was fresh, well cooked and imaginative. The staff were friendly and I made friends with a lovely couple who were dining on the table next to mine. The restaurant was cosy yet stylish, making a pleasant change from some other run of the mill veggie eateries which have an old-fashioned, cafe feel to them. I had a delicious meal and left feeling full, relaxed and thoroughly spoilt. I can't wait to go back there. I will probably book one of their rooms when I return to Cornwall so that I can eat breakfast there too! Positive Martha Hollis
Sun, 11 Jul 2010 15:46:55 +0000
My girlfriend Claire had been nagging me for ages to take her to The Bean Inn. Despite her leaving rave reviews of the place under my nose all the time, I avoided it as I'm not vegetarian and I love my meat! I finally gave in and took her there for Valentine's . THE FOOD WAS AMAZING! We had a sharing plate as a starter which consisted of tasty falafal, olives, homemade flat bread, zingy broad bean hummus, baba ganoush & mint raita. My main course was a Mexican chille and bean bowl which really packed a punch with the spices and it was served with sour cream and crispy potato wedges. Claire chose a Thai green curry which looked and smelt amazing. She was really happy as most Thai curries contain fish stock so she can't have them. We were really full up so we decided to share a chocolate and raspberry mud pie and clotted cream. Oh my god! This was seriously rich and gooey. We loved it there and will definately go back soon. I'd recommend this place for vegetarians and scared meat eaters! Positive mark walton
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 13:00:53 +0000
We drove over to the Bean Inn from Padstow / Newquay area but sadly it was closed. It now only opens 3 evenings a week (this was as of end of October 2009) which seems a shame. Only opening three sessions a week doesn't say huge success to me? And not open for lunch at all at present. The other veggie restaurant in the area has closed for good. If you are planning a trip to The Bean Inn I suggest you phone in advance to make sure they are open !!!! We wasted some precious holiday time having based our visit on info from this site. Not the end of the world but a pity! Neutral Mike Eddowes
Sat, 24 Oct 2009 11:45:51 +0000
We went on a Wednesday evening, and the place was fully booked. Small intimate atmosphere, lovely decor, and music was at a nice level too. I had garlic mushrooms for starter, my partner had a lovely warming pea/chilli soup. For mains we chose a stir fry and stuffed mushrooms with rosemary roasted potatoes, and for dessert we shared fruit crumble and a knickerbocker glory. The food was lovely, and there seemed to be a decent choice for vegans too. I'd go back if I was visiting the area again. Positive Alison
Sat, 12 Jul 2008 10:31:10 +0000
Absolutely fabulous. My husband and I have stayed there twice and we intend to holiday there again at Coast ( which the Bean Inn is attached to ) this year. The food is varied, tasty and extremely high quality. A lot of effort is put in not just with the food but with the ambience in the restaurant. The friendliness of the three women that run the restaurant and the guest house ( Coast ) has always made our stays very pleasant. Plus their beautiful cats Omelette and Poppy are an added bonus. In addition Coast is in a wonderful location with breath taking views Positive Esther George
Thu, 03 Jan 2008 17:08:40 +0000
We visited the Bean Inn on Thursday 5th April 2006, 2 veggies, 1vegan and 2 meat-eaters. We all loved the food and the ambience of theplace. It looks a little uninspiring from the outside but dont be put off,its a revelation inside. The food was very high quality, do expectrestaurant prices though. Its attached to a veggie B&B (The Coast), we didnttry that but are very tempted for our next visit to Cornwall. Positive Andy and Helen
Mon, 30 Apr 2007 00:00:00 +0000
Although small, the setting is ideal with views of St Ives bay and a beautiful garden should you wish to dine outside. The restaurant also houses the WILD PLANET ART GALLERY which has some amazing work on display. The food is stunning. Typical starters include warm cherry tomato and mozarella salad on a bed of rocket with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Main courses I have tried include roasted tempeh with herb mashed potatoes, cranberry chilli jam and fresh garden vegetables and the tofu and crisp vegetable stir fry. Prices are excellent (£2.75 starters, £6.25 main courses) all food is fresh and usually all ingrediants are organic. I love this place and during my recent trip to Cornwall ate here every night. Well worth a visit. Positive Nicola Quinlan
Thu, 04 Sep 2003 00:00:00 +0000
Stilton tart, stuffed peppers, spaghetti bolognaise, stir frys, roast dinners, salads, full vegetarian & vegan english breakfasts - menu changed daily. Small, friendly, nice garden & decking area - laid back chill out music, good coffees. Main lunch items from £4.50 - 3 course meal approximately £12.50 - £16. Neutral Paula Richards
Tue, 22 Jul 2003 00:00:00 +0000

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