Dining with us at The St Ives Guest House


We take our breakfast very seriously here at the St Ives.

Each morning, our guests are treated to a bountiful continental spread as well as delicious cooked breakfast while enjoying the stunning sea views from our dining room window.

We only use quality and fresh ingredients and always try to source local Scottish foods. Our free-range eggs come from Killelan Farm and our salmon is Scottish and smoked by the famous local heroes Karen and Alan at the Argyll Smokery. We are happy to accommodate your dietary requirements and special requests with advance notice.

Breakfast served between 8am and 9am on a week day and 8am to 9:30am on weekends and bank holidays. Continental breakfast (or a take away breakfast) can be arranged earlier with advance notice.

Continental buffet

Our continental buffet consists of cold meats and cheeses,fresh bread rolls, various yogurts including fat and dairy-free, cereals, fresh and tinned fruit and berries, fruit compote, jams, marmalade, honey, freshly baked pastries, ice cold milk, juices and freshly brewed Lavazza coffee and Yorkshire tea.

Cooked breakfast

We are very proud of our Wee Scottish Breakfast except it's not so wee at all! Wholesome gluten-free pork sausage (97% meat), traditional Scottish Lorne, grilled back bacon, mushrooms, grilled tomato and delicious tattie scone fried in clarified butter with gorgeous free-range farm eggs cooked to your liking... And don't forget to include traditional Scottish haggis and Stornoway black pudding of course!

"Just wow! I don't think we've ever had such a varied and delicious breakfast at any B&B or even a hotel! I can see Jon and Katia have put in a lot of thought into the ingredients and the menu. The salmon is to die for!..." Audrey C.

"This is not your average B&B, that's for sure! Breakfast is a fantastic experience with great variety and healthy options. The seafood platter washed down with some lovely wine was delicious and the roasted vegetable lasagne was the best I'd ever had! My husband discovered his new favourite whisky which he enjoyed in the evenings in the lounge upstairs by the window listening to the sound of waves. We've had a magical time and we'll certainly return again!" Jasmine N.

Fancy something different?

seafood platter

Then how about eggs cooked to your liking and accompanied with the most amazing hot and cold smoked Scottish salmon smoked locally by the famous Argyll Smokery? Did you know these guys also supply The Scotts of Mayfair in London? We used to celebrate our wedding anniversaries when we lived down there.

It goes without saying but we'll mention it just in case - traditional Scottish porridge is always on the menu! Served with cream and brown sugar...mmm


We have a lovely wee bar onsite so come and try local gins and whisky! You are welcome to have a wee dram there or in our guest lounge while enjoying the stunning sea views over the Bay or in your bedroom. We will be happy to bring one up for you or have a bottle/glass waiting on ice for your arrival. Our bar (as well as our Dining room) are exclusive to our guests only but you are very welcome to bring your family and friends. Just let us know with as much notice as possible so we can welcome them properly.

Our evening meals and supper platters

St Ives Oyster supper plate

We served delicious 3 course menu as well as supper platters here at The St Ives. These must be pre-booked in advance. We send you all the info by email when you book your room. Give us a call on 01369 704 825 if you need any further details.