We think that wherever you are in Cornwall you are not far from a fantastic place to eat. Of course there is The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow but if you try something a little less well know we can guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Cornwall is lucky to have its fair share of Michelin stars, five in fact! Chris Eden at the Driftwood Hotel in Portscatho and Paul Ainsworth at No 6 in Padstow have 1 each and Nathan Outlaw with 2 Michelin stars at Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac and 1 more at Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen.
In the west, Ben Tunnicliffe has the Surf Beach Bar at Sennen or The Tolcarne Inn at Newlyn which is about as good as pubs get – anywhere. Just down the road at Marizon another Ben and his brother run Ben’s Cornish Kitchen, they are quietly notching up their fair share of awards. There is also reputably Britain’s oldest pub – The Victoria Inn a short hop down the road at Perranuthnoe.
If Sunday lunch is your thing then take a drive down Cornwall’s Atlantic coast to Morvah – climb Carn Galver home of a legendary Giant, with panoramic views take a moorland path to the Merry Maidens stone circle, Ding Dong mine and Men-an-tol passing engine houses and mines finishing off with a fabulous Sunday lunch at The Gurnards Head and soak up the most awe-inspiring landscape. If a Sunday stroll is more your thing then head south to The Pandora Inn situated on a creek of the Fal their carvery Sunday lunch is popular with locals and visitors alike.
In St Ives Alba, Porthmeor Beach Cafe and Porthminster Cafe have not only the most fantastic views but superb food too.
Closer to Benallack for fine dining there is the Driftwood on the Roseland. For a more casual bite try the seafood chowder or tagine at the Hidden Hut situated along a sandy path above the Rosevine beach or Tatams Taverna in Portscatho for pizza and everything wood fired, bring your own drinks and eat in or take out and watch the sunset sitting on the beach. We’re very lucky to be surrounded by great pubs, The Plume of Feathers in Mitchell, The Kings Head in Ruan Lanihorne, The Rosaland Inn at Philleigh and The Pandora Inn near Mylor are all very different and well worth a visit.
For quintessentially English quality and charm you can’t beat a handpicked Porthole crab sandwich or traditional high tea on The Quarterdeck at the Nare Hotel overlooking Gerrans Bay.