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This turreted coaching inn dates back to the 16th century (previous guests include King Edward VII and Guy Gibson of Dambusters fame)...
Ice Cream & Gelateria
Local ice-cream made just outside Boscastle on an organic dairy farm. It must be good, as it's sold at Harrod's and Selfridges these days.
Half-a-mile from the harbour on the B3263, this excellent farm shop sells its own produce, including ruby-red beef and possibly the best sausages on the north coast...
Now run by Paul Ainsworth, this excellent little Italian bistro turns out fantastic wood-fired pizzas, spicy pastas and antipasti.
Harbourside outlet for the Lizard's renowned ice-cream maker.
Bakeries & Patisseries
This family-run bakery makes Padstow's best pasties, bar none.
Harbourside cafe that's good for a quick morning coffee, or a bowl of mussels for lunch.
Rick Stein's flagship seafooderie needs no introduction – it's one of Britain's foremost fish addresses, with an expensive menu offering treats such as fresh Padstow lobster and sumptuous fruits de mer ...
While the food snobs head for Stein's, Margot's is where you'll be sent by the locals...
Stein's fish-and-chips bar uses beef dripping batter for a crisp finish, and often has unusual fish options such as monkfish, John Dory and lemon sole.
Paul Ainsworth is Padstow's hottest chef, and thanks to a shiny Michelin star, his restaurant has become the town's most desirable table...
Stein's backstreet bistro takes its inspiration from the chef's globetrotting travels, with dishes ranging all the way from the Far East to the Mediterranean: classic mussels with saffron, or Thai-spiced seafood brot...
The best pub grub hereabouts can be found in the village of St Kew, about 6 miles drive east of Polzeath and Rock...
This country pub near the village of St Merryn is now owned by the Stein empire, and offers updated pub classics such as scampi-and-chips and pint-of-prawns, with a characteristically creative spin...
The best place for fish and chips in town (the skate and monkfish are caught by the owner). For something fancier, try their scallops and lobster (half/whole £12/24).
Housed inside Sir Goldsworthy Gurney's faux folly in Bude, this restaurant is a relaxed place offering Mediterranean-influenced flavours. Chef Kit Davis honed his craft in the capital before setting up shop in Bude.
This beachside bistro overlooking Summerleaze has a split personality: by day it's a beach caff serving coffees, panini and ice creams, by night it's a smart seafood restaurant.
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