Cornwall where to eat and drink

Where to eat & drink in Cornwall

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Explore food and drink at the best restaurants in Cornwall

Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities and restaurants in Cornwall? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay.

Cafés in Cornwall

You will find a wide variety of things to eat and drink in the area, whether you are looking for the renowned Newlyn Crab, caught fresh off the coast of Mount’s Bay, or for a piping-hot pasty, lovingly made in one of the many top-notch bakeries. Travel to the coast and relax after a long day enjoying the sun in one of the many cafes in Cornwall. Make sure to order a sumptuous cream tea, with plenty of jam and Cornish clotted cream at any of the fantastic lunch spots.

Restaurants in Cornwall

If you’re looking for somewhere to dine after a long day, there are a number of incredible restaurants in Cornwall to choose from. Choose between some of the best restaurants in Newquay, Truro and St Ives, as well as the glorious fishing port Padstow and visit the flagship restaurant of celebrity chef, Rick Stein. With views over the picturesque Camel Estuary and an imaginative menu full of freshly caught fish and shellfish, a visit to The Seafood Restaurant is an ideal option for those wanting a special meal.

Pubs in Cornwall

If you are looking for a decent pint with spectacular views, there are a wealth of pubs in Cornwall that provide just that. Unwind in establishments that have been around for centuries and were once the haunts of smugglers, rogues and pirates. Bodmin Moor’s Jamaica Inn, the legendary coach house made famous in Daphne du Maurier’s eponymous novel, would be a prime example. There’s even a great selection of family-friendly pubs if you’re travelling with the little ones.

Keep reading to find these lovely Cornwall eateries and their menus below…

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  • Alverne, Penzance


    30 Alverton Street
    TR18 2QN


    Experience modern European cuisine in the heart of Penzance made with locally sourced ingredients and fish caught daily from nearby Newlyn.

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  • Archie Browns

    Old Brewery Yard
    TR18 2EQ

    01736 362828

    Enjoy food and produce that is both healthy and delicious with breakfast, lunch, snacks and freshly baked treats on offer. 

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  • seafood


    22A Duke Street
    PL28 8AB

    01841 533845

    Head to the heart of Padstow for family-style meals featuring locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and plenty of bold and interesting flavours.

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  • Beach Cafe Bar

    Wharf Road
    St Ives
    TR26 1LF

    01736 793737

    A laidback, harbourside eatery with indoor and outdoor seating. Serving coffee, brunch, daily specials and a range of drinks.

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  • Jamaica Inn

    The Jamaica Inn, found at the top of the stunning Bodmin Moor, contains a hearty British menu in a cosy and friendly atmosphere. The Inn has been a welcoming stopping point for travellers of the Moor for nearly 300 years. The historical décor, legendary tales and spirited setting all add to its intriguing charm.

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  • Kota Restaurant

    Dine at Kota Restaurant for an Asian influenced seafood experience sure to entice your palate. With amazing views out to Porthleven Harbour, this award-winning restaurant prides itself on using the highest quality, locally-sourced Cornish ingredients.

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  • Padstow Beer Company

    Padstow Brewing Co.

    This award-winning Cornish brewery offers an array of fine craft ales, as well as the opportunity to learn of the interesting brewing process.

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    Paul Ainsworth at Number 6

    This Michelin starred restaurant, located in a beautiful Georgian Townhouse, offers an elegant and contemporary British menu. With attention on locally-sourced Cornish produce, Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 is located in the heart of Padstow and provides an exceptionally friendly service.

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  • Rick Stein’s Fish

    Famed for its irresistible fish and chips and amazing views of the gorgeous Cornish coast, Rick Stein’s Fish Restaurant is an essential destination stop in Falmouth.

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  • The Beach at Bude

    The Beach at Bude is a luxury restaurant overlooking the beautiful Summerleaze Beach, offering a fine selection of modern British cuisine. With a separate daytime and evening menu, there is plenty of choice to cater for all tastes, as well as an extensive and exciting cocktail list.

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