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Where to eat & drink in Cornwall

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Explore Cornwall’s finest eating and drinking establishments

Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities 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 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 beach cafes in Cornwall. Make sure to order a sumptuous cream tea, with plenty of jam and Cornish clotted cream.

The fishing industry is one of the largest in the county, so it’s not surprising that restaurants in Cornwall serve some of the tastiest and freshest seafood in the world. Take a trip to 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.

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.

  • 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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    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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  • The Grovenor Hall at Bodmin Jail

    The Governors Hall @ Bodmin Jail

    Enjoy a meal in the beautiful and atmospheric surroundings of the old Jail chapel, serving from noon – 9pm, 7 days a week. Our super team of Chefs present delicious meals and desserts to a very high standard using local and seasonal ingredients.

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  • Venus Company

    The Venus Company

    If you’re looking for great warming food, amazing views, Devon & Cornish sourced fabulous produce or the perfect beach setting for a wedding – Venus has it all. They are a proud environmental champion striving to provide tasty wholesome food all delivered with an ethical philosophy. Venus cafes are positioned at stunning locations in Devon and Cornwall, including some of the best beaches in the South West.

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