Worth getting out of bed for
Wander down to Willy Waller’s Ice Cream Factory (+44 (0)1736 795761) for Wonka-worthy flavours, such as blackcurrant and liquorice and lavender and honey. St Ives Ceramics on Fish Street (+44 (0)1736 794930) has an impressive collection of works on display by local potters as well as international names. The Tate St Ives on Porthmeor Beach (+44 (0)1736 796226) has a world-class permanent collection and a rather good exhibition guestlist, too. While you’re there, don’t miss out on the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Scultpure Garden.
A quick hop from St Ives will take you to Porthminster Beach and the Porthminster Café (+44 (0)1736 795352) for fresh fish, seafood and local produce. Juicy burgers await at eco-friendly Blas Burgers (+44 (0)1736 797272), a relaxed and informal eatery where the furniture’s made from driftwood and all takeaway boxes are biodegradeable. Try out the simple Italian fare and impressive wine list at Pizza Patio Al Fresco on Fore Street (+44 (0)1736 798265).
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Half a bottle of champagne