Food and Drink

Cornwall truly delivers an abundance of fine dining with a record number of award-winning Michelin star restaurants to sample. But if your taste is more rustic, with a choice of fresh local seafood to indulgent Cornish Cream Teas to incredible homemade ice cream to the mighty Cornish pasty, you’re in for a treat! Enjoy a seriously special mix of food and drink in Cornwall this summer.

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac
Indulge in an elite seafood tasting menu by the “King of Fish” Nathan Outlaw at the only fish restaurant in the UK to hold 2 Michelin stars. Just 45 minutes from Newquay, discover the ultimate in classy fish cuisine in the intimate dining room of a boutique seaside hotel with fabulous views of the north Cornish coast.

Paul Ainsworth at Number 6
Warm and friendly surroundings await you at this Michelin Star restaurant located in a delightful Georgian townhouse on a harbour backwater in the heart of Padstow. Savour modern British food with a focus on local Cornish produce in a unique funky dining room. The fantastic food, great service and friendly atmosphere all strive to make your visit a memorable one. Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.

Rick Stein
From Restaurants to Cafes to Fish and Chip Shops, Rick Stein eateries can be found all around Cornwall. Famous for the freshest seafood, visit his flagship Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, or try Stein’s Fish and Chips from his relaxed restaurant and takeaway in Falmouth or drop in for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner in the courtyard of his laid-back Café in the heart of Padstow. If you’re a Rick Stein fan, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Cornwall.

Chough Bakery, Padstow
Selling 1,000 pasties a day at the height of summer, this bakery must be doing something right. Indulge in some of the best pasties in the south-west with a trip to Padstow, a visit here would not be complete without trying one.

Camel Valley, Bodmin
Take a tour of Camel Valley vineyard, discover the winemaking methods and sample the wines, including their most famous label: Cornwall. And if you’d prefer to skip the tour, you can simply relax with a glass of wine on the terrace, taking in views of the countryside.

Ben Tunnicliffe, Sennen Cove
Enjoy locally sourced, seasonal ingredients whilst overlooking the rugged sands of one of Cornwall’s best beaches. Expect a warm atmosphere and plenty of top-quality cooking at this family-friendly restaurant headed up by Michelin-starred chef Ben Tunnicliffe.

Sam’s Cornwall
Sam’s is a treasured Cornish restaurant brand with a laid-back vibe, loads of fresh seafood and menus featuring original family recipes. Sam’s In The City in Truro specialises in burgers and cocktails and is themed with music memorabilia; Sam’s at Polkerris harbour is housed in a historical lifeboat station and features a wood-fired pizza oven; while Sam’s at Crinnis hosts live music in a beachfront tiki hut. Each joint has its own unique personality, so take your pick.

Porthmeor Beach Cafe Bar, St. Ives
Located between the Tate St. Ives art gallery and a long stretch of golden sand, the Porthmeor Beach Café, has an enviable location. Feast on specialiality tapas all day long at one of the best sea-view dining venues in Cornwall. And if you want to learn to surf, one of Cornwall’s top surf schools can also be found here.

Woods Café, Bodmin
You can’t visit Cornwall without trying a Cornish cream tea. Rustic and packed with charm, Woods Café bake fresh scones every morning. This family-run café also serves home-cooked food, freshly baked sweet treats and hot pots of tea and coffee. Don’t miss their legendary pulled pork ciabatta with apple coleslaw in the summer.