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Places to Eat in Cornwall

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

You will find a wide variety of places to eat in Cornwall, 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 cafés in Cornwall.

If you’re looking for somewhere to dine after a long day, there are a number of incredible places to eat in Cornwall to choose from, including Michelin Star delights and restaurants on the beach! Choose between some of the best restaurants in: Truro, Newquay, Looe, Penzance, Fowey, Bude and St Ives, as well as the glorious fishing port Padstow and visit the flagship restaurant of celebrity chef, Rick Stein. Alternatively, tuck into a fresh catch at a Cornwall seafood restaurant, such as Falmouth‘s Hooked on the Rocks. This restaurant has also been dubbed as one of the best sea-view restaurants 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. Tintagel’s Old Malthouse Inn, a charming pub resting on the South West Coast Path, is a prime example, and also makes for one of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Cornwall.

Fancy a bite to eat at a veggie-friendly place to eat in Cornwall? You’ll be pleased to know that the county hosts a variety of vegan and vegetarian restaurants. Alternatively, if you want to sample international cuisines during your Cornwall visit, why not venture to an Italian or Indian restaurant?

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

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  • Chefs in kitchen

    01. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6

    6 Middle Street
    PL28 8AP

    01841 532093

    Ready for Michelin star cooking? Come to Padstow’s Paul Ainsworth at No. 6.

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  • English breakfast with cup of coffee

    02. Ben’s Crib Box Café

    S Quay
    PL28 8BL


    If laid-back dining with views of a quay is on the agenda, look no further than Ben’s Crib Box Café. Delicious lunches, breakfasts and hot drinks await.

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  • oysters and red wine at restaurant

    03. Prawn on the Lawn

    11 Duke St
    PL28 8AB


    Fresh seafood, small plates and a charming setting are just a few of the things on offer at this seafood eatery. You can uncover Prawn on the Lawn in Padstow, moments from the harbour.

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    04. Tabb’s Restaurant

    85 Kenwyn Street
    TR1 3BZ

    01872 262110

    When it comes to fine dining in Cornwall, look no further than Tabb’s Restaurant. This fabulous eatery offers an intimate setting and mouthwatering dishes in the heart of Truro.

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  • The Olde Malthouse Inn, Tintagel
    Image Credits: Bill Harrison - CC BY-SA 2.0

    05. The Old Malthouse Inn

    Fore St
    PL34 0DA

    01840 770461

    If you love traditional pub fare, why not make your way to this lovely inn in Tintagel? A laid-back atmosphere and access to the South West Coast Path can be enjoyed here.

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  • The Shore Restaurant, Penzance, Feature

    06. The Shore Restaurant

    13-14 Alverton St
    TR18 2QP

    01736 362444

    A unique, six-course menu takes centre stage at this Penzance restaurant. Come here to experience Bruce Rennie’s Japanese-inspired, seafood dishes that change on a seasonal basis.

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  • Fish Strand Quay in Falmouth

    07. INDIdog Eatery On The Harbour

    28a Market Street
    TR11 3AT

    01326 450699

    When visiting Falmouth, a visit to INDIdog should be at the top of your list. Come here for dog-friendly dining, brunch and harbour views.

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  • Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar, Penzance

    08. Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar

    New Rd
    TR18 5PZ

    Perched in the heart of the Cornwall fishing village of Newlyn, Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar is a must-visit during a Cornish getaway.

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  • 09. Dolphin Tavern

    The Dolphin Tavern
    Quay Street
    TR18 4BD

    01736 364106

    This welcoming pub offers up locally-sourced ingredients and a wonderful setting in the centre of Penzance. Come here for a memorable meal.

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  • The Cornish Arms, Feature

    10. The Cornish Arms

    St Merryn
    PL28 8ND

    01841 520288

    When visiting Churchtown near Padstow, we recommend stopping at the charming Cornish Arms for a bite to eat. Classic pub dishes with a special twist await.

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