Eating Out in Cornwall
Local Restaurants, Pubs & Cafés
Cornwall is becoming well known for its great range of locally sourced (and caught) and cooked food – helped by renowned celebrity chefs, including Rick Stein’s presence in Padstow, Nathan Outlaw at Port Isaac, and Paul Ainsworth’s No.6 and Rojanos in Padstow.
Whether you are looking for a romantic meal for two, a family supper or a restaurant on the beach, if you like to eat out whilst on holiday in Cornwall (not forgetting a delicious Cornish Cream Tea!), there are many different places to choose from, all of which are in easy reach of your self-catering holiday accommodation – with a choice of restaurants in town, local village pubs serving good food and local ale, and restaurants with great sea views, you will be able to choose the food and the atmosphere that the whole family will enjoy.
Restronguet | 01326 37267
A waters-edge thatched roof pub, with gorgeous views up and down Restronguet Creek plus a pontoon to sit on the water while enjoying a delicious meal and a refreshing drink. You can arrive at the Pandora either by car, by foot or our boat and any water transport, after you arrive a fantastic activity while waiting for your food is crabbing off the pontoon however the tide has to be in to catch any crabs…Website
Mylor Yacht Harbour | 01326 377743
Located in the well-known Mylor Yacht Harbour, just delightful cafe isn’t just known for its beautiful views to accompany this they provide delicious food and friendly service; easily reachable from Mylor Bridge and Flushing via scenic coastal walks. A truly dog-friendly establishment that is open for breakfast and lunch, with an outdoor patio to sit and enjoy the sunshine.Website
Mylor Bridge | 01326 373666
A family-friendly pub in the centre of Mylor Bridge, serving a wide-ranging selection of St Austell Brewery ales along with a host of other drink options as well as popular pub classics and seasonal locally sourced specials as food choices. A dog-friendly pub with a patio beer garden at the rear which enjoys a lot of sunshine.Website
Mylor Yacht Harbour | 01326 377710
Tucked away in the Falmouth Estuary is Castaways, offering beautiful views through the bobbing boats at Mylor Yacht Harbour and delightful seasonal menus, which offer a range from fresh local seafood, locally grown produce to accompany draught beers and great wine.Website
Flushing | 01326 373734
A waters edge restaurant based on Flushing’s working fishing quay, they bring fresh and fabulous food in the cosy environment of a fisherman’s hut. A dog-friendly restaurant, with outdoor seating, make sure you call ahead to book a table for an evening meal.Website
The Royal Standard
Snug village pub merely moments from the waterfront, great food menu, great local ales and honest wines by the glass, friendly helpful staff. Children and dog-friendly pub, small front terrace with seating that catches the afternoon sun wonderfully, and a garden behind with harbour views.Website
Upton Slip, Falmouth | 01326 318050
An absolute smorgasbord of shellfish, shellfish, shellfish with a fantastic relaxed atmosphere, delicious food, with no-frills with a really simple approach and a wonderfully friendly service. Make sure to book well in advance as it is a very popular spot.
The Old High Street, Falmouth | 01326 617510
An incredibly romantic candlelit French wine bar and brasserie, with live music, once a week that adds to the amorous ambience. The French food is delicious with the menu changing with the seasons, with a simplistic style with an innovative approach and finally to accompany the food is a collection of over seventy variations of mouth-watering wines.Website
The Moor, Falmouth | 01326 311912
A beautiful historic pub, which has a friendly atmosphere that offers a locally sourced menu which changes monthly cooked with love and this go with a brilliant range of beers, wines, ciders and spirits.Website
Star & Garter
The Old High Street, Falmouth | 01326 316663
A fantastic restaurant that has a menu that changes daily, which has a nose to tail philosophy so nothing goes to waste, partnering this with excellent artisan Cornish suppliers to which immensely complement their contemporary style of cooking. A dog-friendly restaurant with friendly service, serving lunch and dinner, make sure to book ahead in peak season to avoid disappointment.Website
Falmouth | 01326 312678
If you fancy the taste of South Africa in the heart of Cornwall then Amanzi is for you. With a pure philosophy of keeping it simple and fresh, with an abundance of flavour.Website
Falmouth | 01326 450699
Bringing you delicious food, with the ability to watch and communicate with the chefs in action as there is an open kitchen. A fantastic view awaits you with beautiful views out onto Falmouth Harbour while sipping on a freshly made cocktail or refilling the tank with a scrumptious meal.Website
The Verdant Seafood Bar
Falmouth | 01326 712132
The Verdant brewery has its taphouse in the heart of Falmouth, serving delicious fresh Cornish seafood. They are a dog-friendly restaurant with a no-reservation policy so walk-ins only, open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday every week.Website
Falmouth | 01326 316088
A unique basement bar/restaurant, that specializes in an ever-expanding selection of rum, with a selection of over 50 cocktails and finger-licking barbeque styled food with a collection of sharing platters too, they offer a relaxed atmosphere within the depths of pirate ship surroundings. We would recommend booking in advance as this cosy hideaway fills up fast and is only open in the evenings.Website
The Old High Street, Falmouth | 01326 218138
With an unwavering passion for food, this exquisite restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients to the absolute maximum to create high-end imaginative meals. Make sure you book well in advance, as it is a popular spot, open for lunch and dinner.Website
The Old High Street, Falmouth | 01326 211073
Secluded away in a quaint pebbled courtyard is Restaurant MINE, on their menu is an original take on traditional British flavour blends, to form, elegant dishes which are formed using the finest local ingredients and suppliers, and applying care and attention make the absolute most out of them. The owners of MINE have a created an intimate dining experience, where diners are encouraged to interact with each other and the staff including the chefs, this creates a wonderful dinner party event.Website
Hooked On The Rocks
Swanpool Beach, Falmouth | 01326 311886
With panoramic views over Swanpool Beach and out onto Cornish waters, this is a spectacular spot for a meal, their menu is motivated by the rough Cornish coastline to bring their customers amazing fresh produce that can appeal to anyone. A dog-friendly restaurant that serves lunch and dinner, make sure you book in advance as it books up quick.Website
Falmouth / 01326 314499
A café, bar and lounge rolled into one, serving delicious food throughout the day with a great range of hot and cold drinks.
The Working Boat
Falmouth | 01326 314283
A proper pub right by the harbour, with a view that overlooks the Falmouth Harbour and beyond on to sailing waters of the Carrick Roads, an excellent place to drink a few locally made ales while eating delicious hearty food. A dog-friendly pub that serves lunch and dinner, you can arrive by road or water so if you fancy sailing for a pint this is another option.Website
The Meat Counter
Falmouth | 01326 312 220
At The Meat Counter, they prioritise quality and provenance. They use grass-fed free-range Cornish beef from an award-winning butcher, Philip Warren, as well as organic buns from a local artisan bakery, Da Bara. Don’t be fooled by their name though! They also offer an impressive vegan and vegetarian menu, all made in house from scratch.
With Cornwall’s best collection of bad record covers, a classic arcade machine, hand-spun shakes and locally brewed craft beers, they are proud to have won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years running and be featured in the current Lonely Planet guide.Website
Gylly Beach Cafe
Gyllyngvase Beach Falmouth | 01326 312 884
Gylly Café is a unique, stylish and popular eatery. Family-run and award-winning, our café offers a warm welcome, outstanding service and locally sourced food, served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Enjoy delicious food in a friendly, contemporary setting, made with the finest local Cornish ingredients. Expect finely prepared local meats, plenty of colours, and fresh seafood landed locally direct from Falmouth Bay.
No table reservations… Simply head down and we will find a table for you!Website
The Moor, Falmouth | 01326 572459
The Shack something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children’s menu.
Events Square, Falmouth | 01326 212800
The Shed Restaurant and cocktail bar with a great atmosphere.
Events Square, Falmouth | 01326 318502
Events Square, Falmouth | 01326 210989
Open for lunch and dinner every day, make sure you book ahead for Sunday lunch.
Harbour Lights Fish & Chips – award-winning fish and chips to eat in or take away.
Falmouth | 01326 311085
Muddy Beach Cafe
Penryn | 01326 374424
Muddy Beach offers excellent food and drink in the sort of friendly, relaxed atmosphere that you’ll want to return to time and again. Muddy Beach is a family business, and they want you to feel part of that family from the minute you walk through the door. It’s all about sharing great food, relaxing over a glass of wine or sipping a warming mug of their speciality coffee.Website
Islington Wharf, Penryn | 07540 271127
Daaku, is where the chefs and owners pursue their passion for Indian cuisine and Cornish produce. They like to mix ancient and modern techniques and presentations to achieve their style of food. Their customers can enjoy such interesting twists on classics such as crisp fried hogs pudding pakoras served with green mint chutney or their warm carrot halva with a dollop of Cornish clotted cream.
In addition, they run cookery classes, organise feasts and sell high-quality spices sourced from India. Jasmine learnt cooking from a tender age as the chosen ‘sous chef’ in her granny’s kitchen in India.Website
Commercial Road, Penryn | 07852 572731
Fresh sushi, dumplings, ramen and the dreamiest Bao Buns in the southwest, plus some super tasty specials, lovingly created based on the finest fresh ingredients they could find that day.Website
Commercial Road, Penryn | 01326 617100
The Warehouse, Penryn. Alongside their latest single-origin roster, this relaxing space provides a calming environment to enjoy a fresh, vibrant breakfast and lunch menu sourced fresh from local producers.Website
Malpas | 01872 272773
The Heron Inn is a beautiful riverside gastropub on the outskirts of Truro, overlooking the Truro and Tresillian river where they join the river Fal. It boasts stunning views across the estuary and is accessible by both car and boat.
Malpas is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with breathtaking views of the rivers and surrounding hills.Website
The Old Quay Inn
Devoran | 01872 863142
The Old Quay Inn remains a real pub, where you’re warmly welcomed to enjoy a decent pint of ale at the bar or an exquisite three-course meal. In the winter they have a roaring fire too. This long-established pub is situated on Restronguet Creek in Devoran, is adjacent to the coast to coast cycle path and the walking trail.
They have a terraced garden at the back which has been turned into a special space. A true hidden gem. Their garden borders Devoran Creek, perfect for relaxing on lazy summer evenings.
The Norway Inn
Norway Inn, historic Cornish pub, conveniently located in the village of Perranarworthal on the A39 between Truro and Falmouth. The Norway Inn has plenty of character, with an extensive bar area and plenty of cosy nooks and corners where you can sit and eat, or relax on.Website
In The Heart Of Truro On Tabernacle Street, Hooked! Restaurant & Bar Specialise In The Best Seafood The Cornish Waters Have To Offer!
Enjoy the view of your food being prepared in their open plan kitchen and watch as their talented team create superb Seafood dishes. Their food is influenced by the seasons and the very best of locally sourced produce available, with influences from around the world and passion from the heart.Website
Shortslanend | 01872 225697
An award-winning restaurant on the outskirts of Truro, fantastic food and drink coupled with great hospitality is what we do best!Website
Punchbowl & Ladle
Nestled amongst the beautiful woodlands of Feock on the outskirts of Truro, The Punchbowl and Ladle is a vibrant, yet cosy pub- a place where everybody would like to spend their day off! The traditional Cornish pub has a rich history dating back to the 15th century and great food and drink are central to The Punchbowl and Ladle. They serve delicious pub classics along with seasonal daily specials, bar snacks, small plates and their mouth-watering roasts are on all day Sundays. They pride themselves on creating their menus using fresh, local produce and working alongside St Austell Brewery to provide award-winning ales, an extensive wine list and local independent spirit suppliers.Website
The little tapas bar with a big heart. Serving traditional Spanish tapas and small plates. They also have some beautiful wines, beers and spirits to complement the food.Website