All posts tagged: st.ives

July Favourites

It’s been such a lovely month. I know loads of people have done lots of complaining about July because the weather has been so utterly miserable – which is completely fair enough of course, we’re slap bang in the middle of summer for goodness sake – but I’ve just had the best time. I was on holiday at the beginning of the month, have jumped on loads of brilliant opportunities and been cooking some amazing food. Let me know what you’ve been up to this month (and what your favourite things have been) in the comments! Spilled Milk This podcast is ruining my life. By which I mean I can not stop listening to it therefore can’t get on with anything I’m supposed to be doing. I thought I loved Burnt Toast, but have found my true audio soulmates in Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton. They’re hilarious, have amazing radio chemistry and talk about food for about twenty minutes each week – really, what could be better? You can find the podcast on iTunes, check …

Review | Porthmeor Beach Cafe

I’ve been updating you here and there on our antics in St. Ives (which, sadly, are over) by giving you highlights spread across one or two days. I began to write a third update including the Porthmeor Beach Cafe but decided it was far too important and needed a post all of its own. It’s not often that I review restaurants, mostly because I eat out so rarely in favour of cooking at home, but I think if somebody Googles “the best restaurant in St. Ives” I really, really want them to find this place. Therefore felt it my duty to write about it. We arrived, slightly tipsy from one or two cocktails at The Rum and Crab Shack at 6pm. I know, 6pm is a hideously uncool time to eat dinner at a restaurant but it was the only slot we could nab for one of the stunning outdoor booths. It was really very tricky to capture the magic of our table on my iPhone, but I tried my very best.. Beautifully (naturally) lit, clean, …

St. Ives | The Breeziest Place to Get a Latte and the Best Place to Watch the Sunset

It’s been a few days since I gave you a taste of my St. Ives holiday, I figured it was about time for another update. Before I delve into the guidebook-esque things I promised in the headline, I just have to big up the harbour fish and chips again. Remember those fish and chips I was raving about in my last post? I totally revisited, this time for a fishcake and mushy pea fritter (I was a first timer on the latter, pretty good uh?), and it was just as amazing. This is straight up beige food porn, am I right? The breeziest place to get a latte Tate St. Ives is an amazing gallery to visit, you’ll leave feeling inspired and creative, probably having bought a gorgeous sketchbook from their literally irresistible gift shop. The real gem for us foodie view-seekers though is their cafe. The view is insane, whether you’re outside or in (we were out, hence the breeziness, hold onto your napkins people). It overlooks Porthmeor Beach which is where all the …