Places to Eat

Cornwall has some of the very best local produce in the UK, from the freshest seafood, to seasonal veg and meat produced on our doorstep. We’ve listed  some of our favourite places to eat.


Porthleven’s historic harbour is already famous for its pretty buildings and dramatic seas, but there’s also some excellent food to be found. Whether its good old fashioned pub meal or something a little more modern, you’re almost always guaranteed a fantastic view whilst you eat. There are several award winning restaurants.

Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole

From family run cafes to  fine seafood restaurants Newlyn, Penzance and Mousehole have a good choice of places to eat. We can’t wait for you to discover them whilst you’re here, these are three of our favourites to get you started. 

St Ives

In search of a brunch on a beautiful beach? St. Ives, has some good options for tasty food, with unbeatable views. Both Porthmeor and Porthminster beaches have wonderful beach cafes. You can enjoy a rest at a cafe in the sunshine or use Porthminster’s takeaway option,  and find a secret spot to enjoy. 


Hayle is close to Little Pengelly, and as well as exploring the stunning beach, there are some delicious local treats to enjoy. Mr B’s Ice Cream is perfect on a sunny day, or buy a traditional pasty from Philps. You can’t beat the National Trust cafe for a slice of cake and a cup of tea.

The Lizard

The UK’s most South Westerly point is beautifully remote, it’s also a good place to try some wonderful Cornish food. Roskilly’s make the most beautiful organic ice-cream, you really have to try it. For the best homemade pasty go to Polpeor Cafe, watch out they are large!


Steeped in history and literary mystery, the Helford Estuary and the picturesque river are also wonderful for a delicious meal. Try one of the traditional pubs for food featuring the best local ingredients. 


Sitting right on the water, Falmouth has a fascinating maritime history to explore and of course incredible seafood to enjoy. The Wheelhouse Crab and Oyster bar is very popular, so book early to sample some local delicacies. We’ve included a couple more our recommendations, for you to try too. 

Land's End

Things get a little more remote this far down into the depths of the peninsula, but there are good choices to be found. The Logan Rock Pub at Treen near Porthcurno serves up pub classics. The fish and chips at Land’s End Hotel are well worth stopping for.