Welcome to The Bean Inn

The Bean Inn was born in 2003 and its reputation has grown steadily throughout the years.

Based on the ground floor of Coast B&B, The Bean Inn is also open to non-residents. A popular choice with both tourists and locals, we’re proud of our reputation as being ‘Something of an institution on the Cornish Scene’ (Cornwall Today) offering diners in West Cornwall a ‘gourmet vegetarian experience’ (The Cornishman). We were also delighted to be listed as one of Britain’s 10 best vegetarian restaurants in ‘The Times’ (Times Online). We’ve had heart-warming press and reviews, but it’s you that we really want to impress!

All of our dishes are approved by the Vegetarian Society and we are delighted to be part of their Food & Drink Guild. All of our dishes are vegan or can be adapted.

The ultimate way to experience our food and soak up ‘The Bean Inn vibe’ is to eat in our intimate, candlelit restaurant. St Ives is a haven for artists and so, eating in our restaurant gallery is an apt way to relax, unwind and enjoy your meal. Our aim in the restaurant is to offer you some of the tastiest vegetarian and vegan dishes from around the world. Bringing you the best flavours means using the best quality ingredients. We therefore use local, organic and seasonal produce whenever possible.

Our cleaning and laundry products & soaps are environmentally friendly and free from animal ingredients. None of the products are tested on animals.

The Bean Inn is also licensed and all our drinks are vegan friendly. Our carefully selected drinks list includes organic options and award winning locally made wines and beers. We also enjoy providing outside catering when possible. Please call for more information.

Cooking is our passion and we’re proud to share our love of food with you. We hope that our dishes inspire, comfort, indulge and delight you. Bon Appetit!

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Starters & Sides

We usually offer 4 starters & 4 mains. Occasionally, we substitute dishes from this menu with old favourites and new inventions.

Seasonal Gnocchi
For example, pea & basil pesto with fresh asparagus & spinach.
£5.75

Blue, Beet, Walnut & Lentil Salad
Award winning Cornish Blue cheese, puy lentils, salted candied walnuts & roasted beetroot, served with seasonal leaves & a balsamic roasted beetroot dressing.
Vegan cheese available.
£5.75

Homemade Seasonal Soup
Served with Bean Inn freshly baked bread.
£5.75

Griddled Halloumi with Sweet Potato Wedges
Served with a rocket & sunflower seed salad and a fiery harissa sauce.
Vegan option with marinated tofu.
£5.75

Basil & Garlic Olives
£3.50

A selection of Bean Inn freshly baked breads
with extra virgin olive oil & a balsamic reduction
£3.50

Garlic & Herb Bread
£3.50

Seasonal Salad Leaves
£3.50

Local Allotment Vegetables
£3.50

Main Courses

We usually offer 4 starters & 4 mains. Occasionally, we substitute dishes from this menu with old favourites and new inventions.

Spanish Paella & Pepperonata
Vegetable paella & Mediterranean sweet pepper stew served with a spicy & nutty romesco salsa & garlic & basil olives.
£13.00

Stuffed Potato Cakes with Pea Curry & Spicy Tarka Dahl
Served with homemade chilli & coriander flatbread, fresh mango sauce & homemade lime pickle.
£13.00

Spaghetti with Red Pesto & Roasted Vegetables
Our rich red pesto is made using roasted red peppers & onions, sun dried tomatoes & toasted hazelnuts. Topped with roasted vegetables and gremolata.
Available with organic cheddar, vegan cheese & toasted pine nuts.
£13.00

Moroccan Vegetable & Chick Pea Chermoula Casserole
Bursting with the sunny North African flavours of sweet dates, salty olives, vegetables, chick peas & mild spices, this casserole is served with roast almond, pistachio & fresh herb couscous, medjool date & apple chutney and harissa sauce.
£13.00

Vegetable Bourguignon with Herb Dumplings
Vegetables & mushrooms braised in a rich red wine gravy & served with fresh herb dumplings, fondant potato & local spring greens.
£13.00

Desserts

All desserts are homemade and are suitable for a vegan diet, or can be adapted. Gluten free options of some desserts are also available.

Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Mud Pie
With ice cream or clotted cream & fresh raspberry sauce.
£6.00

St Clement’s Sorbet
A citrus blend of oranges & lemons with star anise.
£4.00

Apple, Plum & Blueberry Crumble
Served with Cornish ice cream or custard.
£5.50

Cornish Tea Cake Bread & Butter Pudding
With ice cream or custard.
£5.50

Baked Banana
In an orange & ginger sauce served with Cornish ice cream.
£5.50

Cornish Ice Cream
With fresh berry sauce or maple syrup.
£3.50

Cornish Cheese Board
A delicious array of the best cheeses Cornwall has to offer:
Blue (Young, moist, sticky & Gorgonzola-ish. Supreme Champion – 2010 World Cheese Awards),
Yarg (Semi-hard, young, fresh & slightly tangy, wrapped in edible wild garlic leaves),
Davidstow Crackler Extra Mature Cheddar (Complex & full flavoured with a crunchy texture).
All served with a selection of speciality crackers & homemade chutney.
Vegan cheese also available – please ask a member of staff for more information.
£7.00 (Choice of 2 cheeses)
£9.00 (Choice of 3 cheeses)

Kids Menu

Whether you’re looking for a smaller snack or a more hearty meal for your little ones, we’re sure you’ll find plenty to keep them happy! Mix & match from the options below:

Garlic & Herb Bread
£3.50

Veg Sticks & Humus
£4.50

Sweet Potato Wedges & Dips
£3.50

Seasonal Gnocchi
For example, pea & basil pesto with fresh asparagus & spinach.
£5.75

Soup of the Day
Served with Bean Inn freshly baked bread.
£5.75

Small portion from the Main Menu
£7.00

Pasta
Always 2 of the following available:

Homemade Tomato & Basil Sauce
Topped with organic cheddar cheese or toasted pine nuts.
£5.00

“Not Meat Balls” & Pasta with Tomato & Basil Sauce
Topped with organic cheddar cheese or toasted pine nuts.
£6.00

Cornish Cheesey Sauce
£5.00

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Yum! Cookbook

Yum! Cookbook

YUM! contains over 40 mouthwatering recipes fresh from our restaurant kitchen. Suitable for cooks of all abilities, we bring you a selection of internationally inspired recipes. This is a must have for veggie chefs and Bean Inn fans everywhere! With quirky tales of the St.Ives Bay area, it's broader than beans!

From £10.00

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Spoil someone special with the promise of an indulgent night at our intimate candlelit restaurant in Cornwall. Gift vouchers are available in various amounts - simply choose from the options available below.

From £20.00

Spice Blends

Spice Blends

This item will be available to buy from our online store very soon. Please check back again at a later date, or contact us for more information.

£TBC

Beans Don't Scream! Apron

Beans Don't Scream! Apron

This item will be available to buy from our online store very soon. Please check back again at a later date, or contact us for more information.

£TBC

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Opening Times

This week we’re closed on Saturday night for a private function. Back to normal hours next week.

Monday Closed
Tuesday to Friday
 5.30pm-10.30pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Last hot food orders at 8.30 – Booking advised

Contact Details

Email hello@thebeaninn.co.uk
Telephone 01736 791706
Mobile 07805 281694

How To Find Us

The Bean Inn Restaurant
St.Ives Road, Carbis Bay,
Cornwall, TR26 2RT

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