Best Restaurants in Cornwall

Award winning eateries and local recommendations for the best restaurants in Cornwall:
N.B. We recommend you always call in advance to check days and hours of opening, and to reserve your table. 

PAUL AINSWORTH AT NO 6
6 Middle St  Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AP

Atmospheric dining room with beautiful bay-side views (and the option of a romantic dinner for two on a private terrace overlooking the sea) serving seasonal, freshly caught Cornish fish, lobsters and other fruits de mer, organic, locally grown veg, and Cornish meat.

Cuisine: Modern British / Seafood
Tel: 01841 532093

THE CROWN INN
Lanlivery, near Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5BT
Good, locally sourced Cornish food in one of the oldest pubs in Cornwall. Dine al fresco in the summer, or enjoy your meal by the fireside in the winter.

Cuisine: British / Seafood
Tel: 01208 872 707

RESTAURANT NATHAN OUTLAW
St. Enodoc Hotel, Rock, Cornwall, PL27 6LA

For absolutely outstanding seafood, Nathan Outlaw’s is a must. Boasting two Michelin-stars, it has a changing set tasting menu, driven by locally caught seafood and Cornish produce.

Cuisine: British / Seafood
Tel: 01208 862 737

RICK STEIN’S CAFE
10 Middle Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8A
Super relaxed cafe serving everything from coffee and cake to light lunches and dinner. Dishes are imaginative and made with fish that’s been freshly caught by the local fishermen. Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant is also based in Padstow, down by the river.

Cuisine: British / seafood
Tel: 01841 532700

DRIFTWOOD
Portscatho, Cornwall, TR2 5EW

The beautiful cliff-top setting of Driftwood sets a precedent for the food that follows – excellent fish and shell fish – locally sourced, of course – fine, locally reared meats, interesting flavours and seamless service. No wonder it’s earned its Michelin Star. The Driftwood prepares picnic hampers to order, too.

Cuisine: British / Seafood
Tel: 01872 580644

HOTEL TRESANTON
27 Lower Castle Road, Saint Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5DR

Cuisine: Modern British
Tel: 01326 270055

FIRE CAFE
Beach front, Mawgan Porth, Newquay, CornwalL, TR8 4BA

Situated right on the beach, Fire has a fantastically relaxed atmosphere and comprehensive menus that change daily and use quality, local ingredients, making it popular with the locals.

Cuisine: Modern British with Mediterranean and Asian flavours
Tel: 01637 860 372

FIFTEEN
On the beach, Watergate Bay, near Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4AA

Jamie Oliver’s award-winning Fifteen at Watergate Bay is well worth a visit; looking right over the bay, Fifteen has incredible sea views and has earned a fantastic reputation for its rustic Italian-inspired food, including steaks, char-grilled fish and wood-fired veg.

Cuisine: Italian
Tel: 01637 861000

THE BLUE FISH BAR
Riverside Court, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, TR8 4BA

Classic fish and double-cooked chips with their skins on. Perfect for a cheap meal overlooking the beach. (also serves burgers and sausages)

Cuisine: Fish & Chips
Tel: 01637 860 554


AUSTELL’S
10 Beach Rd, Carlyon Bay, PL25 3PH

Committed to using the very best local ingredients, Austell’s is a 2 AA rosette restaurant, just 20 minutes from the Eden Project, in quiet Carlyon Bay.

Cuisine: Modern British / Seafood
Tel: 01726 813 888

GWINEAS at the LLAWNROC
Chute Lane Gorran Haven, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6NU

Sizeable portions and thoughtfully prepared food at Gwineas. Read our full review >>

Cuisine: British / Seafood
Tel: 01726 843461

ADMIRAL BENBOW
46, Chapel St, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4AF

Stop in at the Admiral Benbow for some delicious cod and chips or local seafood fresh off the Newlyn boats. Full of character, it’s one of the oldest pubs in Penzance and has an intriguing decor with a 200 year old smugglers’ tunnel under its foundations.

Cuisine: British
Tel: 01736 363448

THE BAY RESTAURANT
Britons Hill, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 3AE

Enjoy a relaxing meal any time of day at The Bay, a 2 AA rosette restaurant with beautiful views across Mounts Bay and mouth-watering locally caught seafood dishes.

Cuisine: Modern British / Seafood
Tel: 01736 366 890

THE SCARLET RESTAURANT
Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, TR8 4DQ

Chic, modern restaurant, cleverly prepared dishes, and a comprehensive wine list. Read our full review >>

Cuisine: Modern British (with an emphasis on seafood)
Tel: 01637 861800

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