Eating out in Cornwall
Local restaurants, pubs & cafés
Cornwall is becoming well known for its great range of locally sourced (and caught) and cooked food - helped by renowned celebrity chefs, including Rick Stein's presence in both Padstow and Falmouth, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at Watergate Bay, Nathan Outlaw at Port Isaac, and Paul Ainsworth's No.6 and Rojanos in Padstow.
Whether you are looking for a romantic meal for two, a family supper or a restaurant on the beach, if you like to eat out whilst on holiday in Cornwall (not forgetting a delicious Cornish Cream Tea!), there are many different places to choose from, all of which are in easy reach of your self catering holiday accommodation - with a choice of restaurants in town, local village pubs serving good food and local ale, and restaurants with great sea views, you will be able to choose the food and the atmosphere that the whole family will enjoy.
Falmouth Restaurants, Fish & Chips etc
Balti Curries - Good traditional Indian Restaurant - gets busy so book ahead if you can.
Falmouth / 01326 317 905
The Meat Counter - the best burgers in town!
Falmouth / 01326 312 220
Pizza Express - a pizza with a view of Falmouth Harbour
Discovery Quay, Falmouth / 01326 318 841
Rick Stein's Fish and Chips - eat in or take-away, it's a must try!
Discovery Quay, Falmouth
Harbour Lights Fish & Chips - award winning fish and chips to eat in or take-away.
The Shack - Events Square, Falmouth - something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children's menu.
Falmouth / 01326 212 800
The Shed - Events Square, Falmouth - restaurant and cocktail bar with great atmosphere.
Falmouth / 01326 318 502
The Wheelhouse - Upton Slip, Falmouth - shellfish, shellfish, shellfish - great atmosphere, great food, no frills - book well in advance!
Falmouth / 01326 318 050
Oliver's - seasonal menu served with imagination and flair. On the High Street and always popular for lunch and supper - always book in advance.
Falmouth / 01326 218 138
Hunky Dory - Restaurant, good food in the centre of town.
Falmouth / 01326 212 997
Mylor Bridge / Mylor Harbour - Pubs, restaurants, cafés
Lemon Arms - Village Pub in the centre of Mylor Bridge with bar meals
Mylor Bridge / 01326 373666
Castaways - Wine Bar with good food and atmosphere
Mylor Yacht Harbour / 01326 377710
Pandora Inn - Waterside Pub with bar meals (great for crabbing when the tide's in!)
Restronguet / 01326 372678
Café Mylor - Waterside café at Mylor Yacht Harbour - perfect position
Restronguet / 01326 377743
Truro / Truro area
Hooked (in the city) - Excellent Fish Restaurant in the heart of Truro
Truro / 01872 274700
Heron Inn - Waterside Pub just outside Truro at Malpas with bar meals and a great view of the Truro River
Malpas / 01872 272 773
Old Quay Inn - village pub serving good food at lunchtimes and evenings (bike hire too if you fancy a cycle along the coast to coast, Devoran-Portreath cycle path which is part of the Mineral Tramways Project).
Devoran / 01872 863 142
Norway Inn - Very popular roadside pub with bar meals, good food
Perranarworthal / 01872 864 241
Punchbowl and Ladle - Rural Pub with bar meals
Feock / 01872 862 237
Royal Oak - traditional village pub serving great meals - always advisable to book, especially on a Sunday lunchtime.
Perranwell Station / 01872 863175
Bustophers Bistro - Truro - bistro and cocktail bar on Lemon Street in Truro.
Truro / 01872 279 029
Old Grammar School - Truro - great for tapas
Truro / 01872 278 559
Saffron - Truro - fine dining and cosy booths.
Truro / 01872 263 771
In the countryside
Trengilly Wartha Inn - Rural Pub with excellent food
Constantine / 01326 340 332 /
Potager Garden & Café - open Friday, Saturday and Sunday serving vegetarian food.
Constantine, Falmouth / 01326 341 258
On The Roseland
Roseland Inn - Traditional and historic 16th Century Inn
Philleigh / 01872 580 254
Victory Inn - traditional pub/restaurant in the heart of St Mawes.
St Mawes / 01326 270 324
The Quarterdeck - the restaurant at The Nare Hotel, open all day for coffee, great for lunch after a coastal walk, and perfect for relaxing evening dining.
The Nare, Veryan / 01872 501 111
The Hidden Hut - fantastic location and food at Porthcurnick Beach. Park in the coastal National Trust car park just outside Portscatho and walk along the coast path until you find the Hut. Fabulous atmosphere for their very popular Feast Nights held throughout the year.
The Rising Sun - local fresh fish and seasonal favourites.
St Mawes / 01326 270 233
Kings Head - good food in great location.
Ruanlanihorne / 01872 501 263
Eating out at the beach
The Cove - Restaurant with stunning sea views and great food.
Meanporth Beach / 01326 251 136
Ferryboat Inn - Waterside Pub with bar meals, traditional Cornish ales, local seafood.
Helford Passage / 01326 250625
Gylly Beach Café - relaxed atmosphere, great food and location.
Falmouth / 01326 312 884
Hooked on the Rocks - Excellent food, great location and sea views
Swanpool, Falmouth / 01326 311866
Blue Bar - Lively beach bar in the North coast village of Porthtowan (a great surfing beach) and a great place to watch the sun go down.
Porthtowan / 01209 890 329
Sennen Beach Cafe - great view and great food - combine with a walk to Land's End.
Sennen / 01736 871 191
Sunset Cafe - open all day for food and ice creams. Then, as the name suggests, enjoy watching the sun go down - stunning.
Gwithian, Hayle / 01736 752 575