Eating Out in Cornwall

Cornwall has become a top foodie destination with a host of famous chefs basing themselves in kitchens around the county, all flying the flag for world-class local produce. Here at the Park, with our own onsite café, we are no exception, serving up delectable delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But there are so many other amazing places to eat out in our county, you really are spoilt for choice, like Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant at Watergate Bay just down the road.

Set on the beach at Watergate Bay, just a few minutes down the coast from The Park, Fifteen Cornwall offers fantastic views over a two mile stretch of beach looking out over the Atlantic Ocean.  The menu is Italian inspired, but using quality local produce, and if you find yourself in county out of season, look out for their great value 3 course lunches for just £28.  In the evening the restaurant offers a 5 course tasting menu which can be matched with wines picked specifically by the sommelier at an extra cost.  Remember too that the restaurant helps train up youngsters who haven’t had the best start in life, to become great chefs and every penny spent goes directly to their charity The Cornwall Foundation of Promise.  

The Porthgwidden Cafe is a small beach café nestled beneath the steep grassy slopes of St Ives Island, with stunning views across St Ives Bay.  Winner of Coast Magazine’s Best Seaside Restaurant in 2012, the café offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and serves up a menu of Mediterranean and Asian seafood, such as Crispy Calamari with citrus white miso dressing and black spices.  

Reputedly the oldest pub in Cornwall, the Victoria Inn is at the heart of the seaside village of Perranuthnoe on the south coast.  The bar retains the ‘country pub’ feel with a wood burning stove, soft lighting and cosy corners to hunker down in on cold winter days.  The pub is run by Stewart and Anna Eddy – Stew does the cooking and is from a good pedigree having trained with top chefs like Raymond Blanc and Michael Caines.  His food has received recognition in the major food guides since 1998, based on the philosophy that quality local produce speaks for itself.

Set in a courtyard in the heart of Wadebridge, Relish is divided into two parts.  On one side sits a delicatessen, packed full of the best food and drink that Cornwall has to offer, as well as other delights from around the UK and the world, including freshly roasted coffee, books and gifts.   The other side houses the café, which serves up breakfast lunch and afternoon tea and arguably the best coffee in Cornwall (owner Hugo Hercod is a champion barista), the café is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike.  There is a seating area outside in the quiet courtyard, perfect for lazy lunches on sunny days!

There are so many amazing places to eat in Cornwall; we’ve highlighted only a few.  Take a look at www.eatoutcornwall.co.uk for a more comprehensive guide to food and drink in the county.