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, 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.
Mylor Bridge / Mylor Harbour
Restronguet / 01326 372678
Pandora Inn from above // Pic by @creeksidecottages / @badwolfhorizon
A waters-edge thatched roof pub, with gorgeous views up and down Restronguet Creek plus a pontoon to sit on the water while enjoying a delicious meal and a refreshing drink. You can arrive at the Pandora either by car, by foot or our boat and any water transport, after you arrive a fantastic activity while waiting for your food is crabbing off the pontoon however the tide has to be in to catch any crabs...
Mylor Yacht Harbour / 01326 377743
Cafe Mylor Outdoor Seating Area // Pic by @cafemylor
Located in the well-known Mylor Yacht Harbour, just delightful cafe isn't just known for its beautiful views to accompany this they provide delicious food and friendly service; easily reachable from Mylor Bridge and Flushing via scenic coastal walks. A truly dog-friendly establishment that is open for breakfast and lunch, with outdoor patio to sit and enjoy the sunshine.
Mylor Bridge / 01326 373666
A family-friendly pub in the centre of Mylor Bridge, serving a wide-ranging selection St Austell Brewery ales along with a host other drink options as well as popular pub classics and seasonal locally sourced specials as food choices. A dog-friendly pub with a patio beer garden at the rear which enjoys a lot of sunshine.
Mylor Yacht Harbour / 01326 377710
Castaways Delicious Food // Pic by @castaways
Tucked away in the Falmouth Estuary is Castaways, offering beautiful views through the bobbing boats at Mylor Yacht Harbour and delightful seasonal menus, which offer a range from fresh local seafood, locally grown produce to accompany draught beers and great wine.
Flushing / 01326 374250
Snug village pub merely moments from the waterfront, great food menu, great local ales and honest wines by the glass, friendly helpful staff. Children and dog-friendly pub, small front terrace with seating that catches the afternoon sun wonderfully, and a garden behind with harbour views.
A waters edge restaurant based on Flushing's working fishing quay, they bring fresh and fabulous food in a cosy environment of a fisherman's hut. A dog-friendly restaurant, with outdoor seating, make sure you call ahead to book a table for an evening meal.
Upton Slip, Falmouth / 01326 318050
The Wheel House Seafood Spread
An absolute smorgasbord of shellfish, shellfish, shellfish with a fantastic relaxed atmosphere, delicious food, with no-frills with a really simple approach and a wonderfully friendly service. Make sure to book well in advance as it is a very popular spot.
The Old High Street, Falmouth / 01326 617510
A Scrumptious Bowl of Mussels at La Cave // Pic by @lacave
An incredibly romantic candlelit French wine bar and brasserie, with live music, once a week that adds to the amorous ambience. The French food is delicious with the menu changing with the seasons, with a simplistic style with an innovative approach and finally to accompany the food is a collection of over seventy variations of mouth-watering wines.
The Moor, Falmouth / 01326 311912
A Delicious Leg of Lamb at Pennycomequick // Pic by @pennycomequick
A beautiful historic pub, which has a friendly atmosphere that offers a locally sourced menu which changes monthly cooked with love and this go with a brilliant range of beers, wines, ciders and spirits.
Falmouth / 01326 312678
If you fancy the taste of South Africa in the heart of Cornwall then Amanzi is for you. With a pure philosophy of keeping it simple and fresh, with an abundance of flavour.
Star and Garter
The Old High Street, Falmouth / 01326 316663
Star and Garter's Delicious Meals // Pic by @creeksidecottages
A fantastic restaurant that has a menu that changes daily, which has a nose to tail philosophy so nothing goes to waste, partnering this with excellent artisan Cornish suppliers to which immensely complement there contemporary style of cooking. A dog-friendly restaurant with friendly service, serving lunch and dinner, make sure to book ahead in peak season to avoid disappointment.
Indidog Eatery at the Harbour
Falmouth / 01326 450699
Indidog Eatery View // Pic by @indidogeatery
Bringing you delicious food, with the ability to watch and communicate with the chefs in action as there is an open kitchen. A fantastic view awaits you with beautiful views out on to Falmouth Harbour while sipping on a freshly made cocktail or refilling the tank with a scrumptious meal.
The Verdant Seafood Bar
Falmouth / 01326 712132
The Verdant brewery has its taphouse in the heart Falmouth, serving delicious fresh Cornish seafood. They are a dog-friendly restaurant with a no-reservation policy so walk-ins only, open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday every week.
Falmouth / 01326 316088
The Brig's Sharing Platter // Pic by @thebrig
A unique basement bar/restaurant, that specializes in with an ever-expanding selection of rum, with a selection of over 50 cocktails and finger-licking barbeque styled food with a collection of sharing platters too, they offer a relaxed atmosphere within the depths of pirate ship surroundings. We would recommend booking in advance as this cosy hideaway fills up fast and is only open in the evenings.
The Old High Street, Falmouth / 01326 218138
A Gourmet Meal at Restaurant Four // Pic by @restaurantfour
With an unwavering passion for food, this exquisite restaurant uses the locally sourced ingredients to the absolute maximum to create high-end imaginative meals. Make sure you book well in advance, as it is a popular spot, open for lunch and dinner.
The Old High Street, Falmouth / 01326 211073
Restaurant MINE // Pic by @restaurantMINE
Secluded away in a quaint pebbled courtyard is Restaurant MINE, on their menu is an original take on traditional British flavour blends, to form, elegant dishes which are formed using the finest local ingredients and suppliers, and applying care and attention make the absolute most out of them. The owners of MINE have a created an intimate dining experience, where diners are encouraged to interact with each other and the staff including the chefs, this creates a wonderful dinner party event.
Falmouth / 01326 314499
Fuel Falmouth // Pic by @fuel
A café, bar and lounge rolled into one, serving delicious food throughout the day with a great range of hot and cold drinks.
Hooked On The Rocks
Swanpool Beach, Falmouth / 01326 311886
Hooked On The Rocks View // Pic by @hookedontherocks
With panoramic views over Swanpool Beach and out on to Cornish waters, this is a spectacular spot for a meal, their menu is motivated by the rough Cornish coastline to bring their customers amazing fresh produce that can appeal to anyone. A dog-friendly restaurant that serves lunch and dinner, make sure you book in advance as it books up quick.
The Working Boat
Falmouth / 01326 314283
The Working Boat Sunday Roast // Pic by @theworkingboat
A proper pub right by the harbour, with a view that overlooks the Falmouth Harbour and beyond on to sailing waters of the Carrick Roads, an excellent place to drink a few locally made ales while eating delicious hearty food. A dog-friendly pub that serves lunch and dinner, you can arrive by road or water so if you fancy sailing for a pint this is another option.
Falmouth / 01326 311085
The Meat Counter - the best burgers in town!
Falmouth / 01326 312 220
The Meat Counter's Burger // Pic by @creeksidecottages
The Moor, Falmouth / 01326 572459
The Shack something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children's menu.
Events Square, Falmouth / 01326 212800
The Shed Restaurant and cocktail bar with a great atmosphere.
Events Square, Falmouth / 01326 318502
Events Square, Falmouth / 01326 210989
Open for lunch and dinner on every day, make sure you book ahead for Sunday lunch
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 272773
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. The 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 a 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