Vegetarian restaurant is attached to the B&B. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, International, English, Buffet, Take-out
St Ives Road, Carbis Bay
St Ives, England TR26 2RT

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First Review by Malarki
Jalebi Boy
Jalebi Boy
  • vegetarian

Candlelight Dinner

Posted on 10 / 08 / 2014

I enjoyed a lovely evening meal at Bean Inn last week. The room is very pretty. The food was quite good, though not especially exciting or memorable. I had Moroccan stew on couscous. The appetiser, grilled tofu and sweet potatoes, was more interesting. To be honest, I find it a little pricey for the simple ingredients. You can see how everything in the St. Ives area becomes more gentrified and upscale, including this vegetarian restaurant. The waitress was friendly but not personal in any way.

Pros: good food, nice place
Cons: a bit pricey, impersonal service
  • vegan

Lovely B&B and restaurant

Posted on 06 / 16 / 2013

We stayed in the Coast B&B, and ate in the Bean Inn restaurant attached. If we ever go back to St Ives, we'll definitely stay there again. Very friendly people, lovely clean rooms, and the food is great. Breakfast there is a large range of options for vegans, and you can also arrange for a choice of packed lunch to take away which I can also strongly recommend.

The restaurant is also great, good atmosphere and again plenty of choice for vegans, and a really high standard of delicious food.

Pros: Tasty food, Freindly staff, Location
Cons: None
  • vegan

Great food, great people, great atmosphere

Posted on 07 / 06 / 2010

Whilst holidaying in St Ives with family, out of season, called The Bean Inn to see if they could accommodate 7 people for dinner on a Monday night. Although they were closed, they had guests in the B&B and said they would open especially for us.

Our group consisted of veggies, vegans and meat eaters, all of whom raved about the delicious food. Staff were kind and attentive, the room we ate in was beautiful and we'd all love to go back.

Highly recommended, if you're even remotely in the area it's well worth stopping in... even if they're not open! ;)

  • vegan

... and Coast B&B

Posted on 10 / 17 / 2008

Discovered the Bean Inn and Coast B&B (all housed under one roof) after the demise of the Woodcote Hotel (allegedly the oldest Veggie Hotel in the UK) about 5 years ago and have now been there more times than I care to remember. They are located on the main road into St Ives which is an easy walk along the road or via the coastal path.

The Bean Inn is vegetarian but offers a number of daily vegan options and many of the others can be adapted. The Bean Inn is take your own alcohol with a small corkage charge but also offers a range of non-alcoholic drinks. The restaurant is housed in two rooms, one overlooking the front garden and St Ives Bay through french windows, the other having been recently refurbished at the back to add extra space with views of the gardens to the side of the building. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff friendly and polite. It's a good idea to book a table, especially at busier times of year. The food has always been consistently good and luckily I have usually been staying in the B&B and so can go to lie down after stuffing myself. The B&B offers full cooked veggie/vegan breakfasts, cereals, pancakes, their special "Morning-bocker-glory" (not vegan), teas, coffee, juices, etc.. Recently, they have started offering packed-lunches to take away if ordered the night before - we got hummus and salad sandwiches to take with us on our train journey home which given the lack of anything even vaguely vegan on train buffets ... .

Can't recommend the restaurant and B&B highly enough, and there's not anything remotely as veggie/vegan friendly that I've yet found in the St Ives area, which is surprising really. Expect I'll be going there for years to come.

The Bean Inn has reached the finals of the Vegetarian Scoiety's best restaurant awards on a number of occasions.

Pros: Good food, friendly staff, B&B onsite


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