Restaurants, cafes & bars · Uncategorized

Eating out Cornwall: restaurants

From country pubs and beach-side cafes to Michelin starred dining at the very top of the scale, there are many fantastic places to eat out in Cornwall.

Every restaurant on this list has something special to offer, but what unites every single place is a passionate believe that local and seasonal is best.

I hope you like what you find! – and do pop back and check again. This is a live list so we will be adding to it with every new place we find!

Sennen Beach Café

Housed in the former beach restaurant, the focus here is on quality, local produce and sea food. As you would expect from an eatery that is, quite literally, on the beach, this is a relaxed and friendly environment.

Most of the fish is landed at Sennen, all seafood is ethically sourced and chef Ben Tunnicliffe is true to his ethos of producing good food and good wine and giving diners an experience to remember. A great family dining experience, children are always welcomed.

Sennen Cove TR19 7BT
01736 871191
Website for bookings & menu


The Idle Rocks

Housed in a beautiful boutique hotel in St Mawes, this is a place for delicious food, cooked simply and served well and a separate menu devoted especially to oyster lovers!

The Restaurant is open 7 days a week, and in the summer guests can eat outside on the terrace overlooking the water. This is a place renowned for its relaxed but lively atmosphere, and non-resident guests are always welcome.

Harbourside, St. Mawes TR2 5AN
01326 270 270
Website for menu & bookings


The Globe, Fowey

The philosophy of using the finest Cornish ingredients wherever possible and using the most local of suppliers is proving very popular with diners and Inspectors alike. The Globe has been included in The Michelin Guide in its very first year of trading. Also the original home of real, authentic Cakey Tea!

Fore St, Fowey PL23 1AQ
Website for bookings & menu

Paul Ainsworth at No. 6

Paul trained with Gary Rhodes and has worked with Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing. Going it alone in Padstow, Number 6 has become one of the most popular restaurants in the thriving foodie scene at Padstow. Paul credits his success to the pared down, understated approach that the recession caused him to take and oysters are a key part of the menu.

6 Middle Street, Padstow PL28 8AP
01841 532093
Website for menu & bookings



 Saffron is nestled in the heart of the restaurant quarter of Truro and well placed for a pre-theatre meal. Head Chef Nik Tinney is a long-time champion of sourcing local ingredients and the menu is driven by what is available – and when! The menu changes almost weekly and the atmosphere is warm and tranquil.

5 Quay Street, Truro TR1 2HB
01872 263771
Website for bookings & menu


Restaurant Nathan Outlaw: Port Isaac

The restaurant is light and airy and the menu is confident in its simplicity. The tasting menu offers only one choice and a vegetarian option and the focus is on seafood and desserts and wine is paired to match.

6 New Road, Port Isaac PL29 3SB
01208 880896
Website for menu & bookings



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