The best places to eat in Cornwall
14 February 2018
One of the best things about holidaying in Cornwall is the fabulous food. From fresh, locally-caught seafood and tasty tapas to hearty Sunday roasts, there really is something for everyone. We’ve narrowed down some of the best places to eat in Cornwall, so you can spend time sampling the finest Cornish cuisine during your next trip to Clowance.
Fifteen Cornwall | Watergate Bay
Fifteen Cornwall overlooks the beach at Watergate Bay and is nestled between Newquay and Padstow on the North Cornwall coastline. Founded by Jamie Oliver, this award-winning restaurant serves up innovative, Italian-inspired food with a side of stunning sea views, and all profits go to the registered charity ‘Cornwall Food Foundation’.
Rick Stein’s Fish | Falmouth
Rick Stein’s Fish serves simple, honest food in a laid-back setting. The menu features delicious seafood dishes such as Indonesian seafood curry, Cornish crab, salt and pepper prawns, and of course, the nation’s favourite – fish and chips.
The Porthmeor Café | St Ives
The Porthmeor Café is located just below the Tate in St Ives and is renowned for offering views of ‘the best sunset in the west’. The café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serves contemporary dishes alongside a selection of vegetarian and seafood tapas.
The Hidden Hut | Porthcurnick Beach
The Hidden Hut on Porthcurnick Beach is a true Cornish gem. This small beach café serves a whole host of delicious food, from freshly baked cakes and Cornish pasties to fragrant curries and succulent barbecued meats. The chefs pride themselves on using the freshest local ingredients and prepare all their dishes using just a simple outdoor stove and a bakery oven.
But it’s their summer open-air Feast Nights which are not to be missed. These regular beachfront picnics represent relaxed dining at its best; you provide the plates, cutlery and wine, while the talented team at The Hidden Hut prepare a single delicious dish to share.
The Victoria Inn | Perranuthnoe
The Victorian Inn has scooped several awards recently, including ‘Cornish Dining Pub of the Year 2017’ and ‘South West Dining Pub of the Year 2017’, and has been described as “a winning combination of cosy country pub and fine dining restaurant”. Their ever-changing menus feature classic dishes made with the freshest seasonal produce, such as molasses marinated lamb rump, truffle whipped goats cheese, and hand dived scallops cooked over coal.
Star and Garter | Falmouth
The Star and Garter serves indulgent food and amazing cocktails. Whether you fancy a tasty lunch overlooking the harbour, or want to pull out all the stops and enjoy a fabulous dinner with friends, the Star and Garter is the place to go in Falmouth.
Their show-stopping Sunday roasts pair the finest cuts of meat with tempting trimmings, including duck fat roast potatoes and horseradish and thyme Yorkshire puddings. They also offer a great selection of delicious small plates as part of ‘Dirty Mondays,’ when you can sample exciting dishes such as salt caramel chicken wings, Ogleshield raclette, and dates wrapped in bacon.
To find out more about great places to eat in Cornwall or top attractions in the local area, please get in touch with the Clowance team who will be happy to help.