Cornwall is renowned for its ever-growing food scene and with so much to choose from, the county has become a hub of delicious food and drink. We’ve picked out a selection of nearby restaurants to tantalise your tastebuds.
With two restaurants in Port Iasaac, one in London and one in Dubai, Nathan Outlaw has become a household name. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac has been awarded two Michelin stars for four consecutive years. It provides one seafood tasting menu for diners which showcases the finest sustainable seafood caught off the Cornish coast by day boats. There is a vegetarian option available if prearranged.
For more casual dining, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen also in Port Isaac, serves small, original seafood dishes in a relaxed seaside setting.
www.nathan-outlaw.com | 01208 880 896
Situated in the heart of Padstow, Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 is the first restaurant in the town to have earned a Michelin star. The restaurant sources seasonal, local ingredients to create modern-style dishes with a Cornish influence.
All of the food is hand-crafted, including Paul’s Taste of the Fairground (below) which was made famous as the winning dessert on BBC2’s Great British Menu in 2011.
The restaurant welcomes children over four and there is no dress code.
www.number6inpadstow.co.uk | 01841 532093
World-famous Rick Stein, the man behind “Padstein”, has four restaurants in nearby Padstow: The Seafood Restaurant, St Petroc’s Bistro, Rick Stein’s Café and Stein’s Fish & Chips. His food brings visitors from all over the country, especially his renowned fish and chips which are melt-in-the-mouth delicious.
www.rickstein.com | 01841 532700
Paul and Emma Ainsworth relaunched The Mariners pub in Rock, Cornwall in May 2019. The 130-cover local, which looks over Cornwall’s Camel Estuary, is back open with a new menu and interiors to match. As ever, Sharp’s Brewery lead on the beer offering!
www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/the-mariners |01208 863679
The Waterfront boasts fantastic views looking over Polzeath Beach and Pentire Point. It is great location for a lazy lunch, especially in the summer with its terrace overlooking the beach. The menu is globally inspired, featuring seasonal produce and locally-caught seafood.
www.waterfrontpolzeath.co.uk | 01208 869655
For some of the best views in Padstow visit Greens, a restaurant, mini-golf garden and viewing spot. Starting life as a pitch ’n’ putt course decades ago, Greens is now a modern sanctuary for lovers of fine food, nature and panoramic vistas, with a mini-golf course amid a secret garden.
https://greenspadstow.co.uk | 01841 532 002
The St.Tudy Inn is a wonderful Cornish pub that celebrates the finest seasonal produce from the surrounding area. Situated in the beautiful Cornish village of St.Tudy, the Inn has a warm and cosy atmosphere and a passion for simple, rustic cuisine, real ales and fine wines.
The St Tudy Inn is headed by Emily Scott director and chef where she creates an ever evolving menu that combines her passion for beautiful, seasonal food with the best Cornish produce available in this wonderful village location.
www.sttudyinn.com | 01208 850 656
Situated a short walk from the beach car park, right on the water front, with stunning views of the Camel Estuary across to the Iron Bridge on the Camel Trail. A laid back atmosphere combined with really excellent food. Afterwards you can walk off your lunch with a stroll along the cliff path & take in the views from the top of Brae Hill.
www.bluetomatocafe.co.uk | 01208 863 841
A five minute drive from The Olde House is the St Kew Inn, a traditional Cornish pub with a reputation for great food and tasty local ale. Alongside its ‘legendary’ steaks, the pub specialises in smoked meat and fish which is made with their very own smokery. During the summer months St Kew Inn throws barbecues for their customers in the beautiful pub garden.
www.stkewinn.co.uk | 01208 841259
The Maltsters is a cosy 17th century restaurant at the heart of Chapel Amble village. It is just a two minute stroll from The Olde House, perfect for those who want great good but don’t fancy travelling far to get it. Its spacious and family-friendly nature means it is popular within the local community.
www.themaltsters1.co.uk | 01208 812 473