Whether you’re staying in the Bodmin area or are just visiting the Moor for the day, try one of these fine restaurants or pubs for a special treat.
The Springer Spaniel, Treburley, Launceston
What’s to love: In the quaint Cornish hamlet of Treburley, The Springer Spaniel pub is now owned by 2012 Masterchef winner Anton Piotrowski. The menu features fine dishes of fresh seasonal produce from local farmers, and a host of real ales to accompany the food. If it’s a special occasion and you’re looking for fine dining without the stuffy atmosphere, try booking a table here.
Cuisine: Modern British, eclectic
Price: Main courses £13-£20
Opening times: Tues-Sun 12pm-11pm; lunches served 12pm-3pm; evening meals 6pm-9pm
Address: Treburley, nr Launceston, PL15 9NS
Contact: 01579 370424; www.thespringerspaniel.co.uk
What’s to love: Bodmin’s newest licensed restaurant and café, Bosvena has already made a real impression on the area, quickly becoming one of Bodmin’s favourite places to eat. Helpful and friendly staff serve fine meals, which feature as much attention to detail in presentation as they do in taste. As much as possible of the food and drink served is sourced locally, and the extensive range of wines and bottled beers won’t disappoint. Be sure to book in advance.
Cuisine: Modern British; European, with an emphasis on Cornish food and drink
Price: Dinner main courses £10-£25
Opening times: Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm; Fri-Sat 8am-11.30pm (evening menu served from 6.30pm)
Address: 4 Mount Folly Square, Bodmin, PL31 2DG
Contact: 01208 264561; Bosvena Facebook
Before your meal why not take a hike across the wild hills of Bodmin Moor? Take a look at our guide to arts & heritage in Bodmin & Tamar Valley to discover the different sites you can explore while in Bodmin Moor & Tamar Valley.
Heskyn Mill Restaurant, Tideford near Saltash
What’s to love: This welcoming family-run restaurant occupies an old 18th Century corn mill in the heart of the Cornish countryside. Diners praise the attentive service, the choice provided by the varied menu, and the friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Not to mention the generous portions of deliciously cooked food – from Cornish steaks with all the trimmings, to fresh Brixham crab sandwiches. Booking is advised.
Cuisine: British, gastropub
Price: Lunches £5-£10 (two-for-one menu also available); dinner main courses £15-£23; children’s and senior citizens menu available
Opening times: Weekdays 11am-2.30pm and 5.30pm-late; Sat-Sun 11am-12pm
Address: Heskyn Mill, Tideford, Saltash, PL12 5BG
Contact: 01752 852127; www.heskynmill.co.uk
Trewithen Restaurant, Lostwithiel
What’s to love: An intimate, affordable and relaxing restaurant, Trewithen prides itself on its entirely homemade dishes – ‘from the bread with your starter to the chocolate with your coffee’ – and its extensive wine list. Enjoy imaginatively prepared and presented local produce – try the famous Cornish duck for a real treat. Advanced booking for evening meals is advised.
Cuisine: British, European
Price: Two course set lunch £12.85; dinner main course £14-£23; children’s menu available
Opening times: Tues-Sat from 11am for brunch and lunch; dinner served from 6.30pm-9pm
Address: 3 Fore Street, Lostwithiel, PL22 0BP
Contact: 01208 872373; www.trewithenrestaurant.com
What’s to love: Tapenades is currently the top ranked restaurant in Liskeard on TripAdvisor. Its seasonal menu of fresh and local dishes offers excellent value for money, and the welcome to visitors given by owners Mike and Sue sees many customers return again and again. Perfect for a special occasion, advanced booking is a must to avoid disappointment.
Price: Main courses £15-£40
Opening times: Open for bookings Thurs-Mon evenings
Address: 14 Dean Street, Liskeard, PL14 4AA
Contact: 01579 344844; www.tapenades.co.uk
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