About Ugly Butterfly Restaurant and Bar

In a stunning Cornish Atlantic setting, just a mile from St Ives, Ugly Butterfly restaurant and bar offers spectacular views across one of the worlds most beautiful coasts, Carbis Bay. Ugly Butterfly showcases chef Adam Handling’s passion for converting locally-sourced, quality ingredients into beautifully-presented dishes, packed full of flavour. Offering an all-day dining experience, the Ugly Butterfly bar uses trims and offcuts from the ingredients used in the restaurant to create delicious drinks and bar snacks.

Restaurant Reservations

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Situated directly on the beach, the Lodges combine seaside chic with hot tubs and roof or beach gardens. Boasting spacious open-plan lounges with floor-to-ceiling windows leading to private sun decks.

Chef @adamhandling can’t miss a celebration! 🥂

Here he is pouring a glass of Krug Grande Cuvée, one of his favourite @krugchampagne on today’s International #Champagneday. Who will be joining us this weekend? 🦋

#krugambassador #krugambassade
Treat yourself to the purest taste of Cornwall wit Treat yourself to the purest taste of Cornwall with our stunning Cornish oyster plate.

We source our oysters from Porthilly, just an hour's drive from @uglybutterflybyah. These are harvested by hand in the Camel Estuary and have the perfect ratio of salinity and fresh water from the river. De-lish!
It's no secret that we are absolutely in love with It's no secret that we are absolutely in love with our @uglybutterflybyah restaurant 💙

It’s our little piece of heaven and we are so proud of everything our team has achieved in such a short space of time. The talent, passion and determination of each and every chef, waiter and bartender is shown in the quality of service we offer and we are so happy to hear so many of you are enjoying your experience with us here in Cornwall. 

Watch this space because this is just the beginning of something big… 🦋