St Ives Cornwall - St Andrews Street Bistro
We had a great meal this weekend at St Andrews Street Bistro.
I've always liked the atmosphere here - its relaxed and friendly.
So my first venture into restaurant reviewing in the style of AA Gill but without the long preamble.
The menu is short, focussed and a little bit different from what you'll find elsewhere in St Ives.
I had freshly made fishcakes to start - really tasty, plenty of fish not just the potato cake you get in some places and with a lovely simple lemon dressed green salad. Jo had the rillette of duck which she equally enjoyed.
For the main I had goat curry - not something you find on many menus here. Absolutely great - spicy but not too hot, with a hot salsa and a sweet chutney to balance the dish out. Jo had roasted pork belly - slow cooked to render out most of the fat, leaving a delicious and tender cut - she loved that as well.
Desserts were chocolate cheescake and lemon tart - which we couldn't quite finish we were so stuffed. Great meal, friendly service and reasonably priced.
The other good thing here is the space - a big light and airy room spread over two levels - formerly a pilchard works. Original and interesting art (for sale) on the walls and a nice feel that you don't get in many of the sterile, minimalist "white wall" places that have sprung up in St Ives recently. Check out the video above to get a feel for it.
Children are welcome and there is a separate menu for them.
The place is tucked away in St Andrews Street - walk down to St Ives Parish Church, then just turn right past the war memorial and parish rooms.
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