Cornwall is well known for its excellent local produce and world quality restaurants.
In recent years, the county has become the go-to place for foodies and restaurateurs who love our food festivals, pubs and restaurants.
Fresh food is always on the menu here, with freshly caught fish, locally farmed meat and seasonal vegetables decorating our plates. Whether it’s simplicity or a Michelin star you’re looking for, Cornwall’s got both and you can be sure that quality fresh food will always be on the menu.
Of course, a trip to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without tucking into a pasty or sampling our seafood. Our artisan food producers are some of the best in the world, so make sure you treat your taste buds while you’re here.
If you are an experienced foodie, you may already have a list of restaurants you plan to visit when you here. But if you are looking to explore somewhere new, or simply need a recommendation for a fantastic place to eat, why not try one of our favourite spots on The Roseland?
Top spot has to go to the Michelin starred The Driftwood at Rosevine, a mere three miles from us. What we love most about it is they are not pretentious in any way and they make no lavish claims about the food. The aim is simply to awaken your taste buds with delicious flavours and textures obtained through the hard work of a dedicated team. If you have never tried a Michelin Star restaurant before then this is the one to try, its relaxed, the food is amazing and the views across Gerrans Bay are to die for!
Still on the special treat list is The Tresanton Restaurant in St Mawes, just four miles away and again with stunning views, this time out to St Anthony's lighthouse. Dinner is served in the candlelit restaurant or out on the terrace. The menu changes often in order to offer the freshest, locally caught seafood. Book ahead if you fancy a lobster. They also do very reasonable set lunches from 12-3.00pm at just £25 for two courses or £29 for three.
Also in St Mawes is the best fish and chip takeaway The Watchout and above it is The Watchhouse, a lovely restaurant with views over St Mawes Harbour. Focussing mainly on fresh fish and shellfish but with burger, steak or chicken options for the carnivores. We love the relaxed feel in here and always ask for an upstairs table with a view.
For an even more relaxed eatery try The Boathouse in Portscatho, serving fish stew, fish pie, mussels, burgers of every variety and salads. Under new management since 2017 they source all their food locally and it’s all prepared to order.
There are plenty more, just ask us for advice when you are here, just don’t forget to book your table as like everywhere the best places get very busy.
Where to find them...
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