Restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in St Ives

Porthminster Beach Café

This is no ordinary beach cafe: it's a full-blown bistro with a gorgeous sun-trap terrace and a superb Mediterranean-influenced menu, specialising in seafood. Tuck into rich bouillabaisse, seafood curry or Provençal…
Top Choice Bistro in South Helford

New Yard

Run by a new chef, Jeff Robinson, this upmarket bistro on the Trelowarren Estate is passionate about local sourcing: fish comes from a Cadgwith boat, meat is from Warrens in Launceston, and most veg is grown on the …
Top Choice Bistro in Falmouth

Oliver's

Run by well-respected chef Ken Symons, this little bistro is everyone's tip in Falmouth, but the tiny dining room means you'll have to book well ahead. White walls and pine tables provide a stripped-back match for K…
Bistro in Padstow

Prawn on the Lawn

An offshoot of a London original, this tiny seafood bar is a new addition to Padstow's dining line-up. It's a simple one-room affair, with bare brick, white tiles and blackboards, and a handful of tables lined up al…
Bistro in Padstow

Appleton's at the Vineyard

Having headed up Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen at Watergate Bay, chef Andy Appleton has now set up his own venture at Trevibban Mill Vineyard – and, suitably enough, it's an absolute corker. It's an Italian-meets-Cornish m…
Bistro in Newquay

Beach Hut

After a beach walk or a quick surf at Watergate, this cafe is where everyone tends to head for a coffee, cake or something more filling. With its wood-lined interior and big picture windows, it's a lovely spot, and …
Bistro in Penzance

Cornish Barn

With its exposed brick, scuffed timber, bare bulbs and blazing wood-burner, this bistro on the ground floor of the Artist Residence Penzance nails the hipster aesthetic, but it has substance as well as style. Tuck i…
Bistro in Sennen

Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

Renowned local chef Ben Tunnicliffe brings his skills to this beachside bistro, which boasts a glorious glass-walled balcony overlooking Sennen's shining sands. It's a considerable cut above your average beach food …
Bistro in St Ives

Porthminster Kitchen

Run by the same team as Porthminster Beach Café, this is a welcome addition to the harbour front in St Ives. It's a relaxed, bistro-style kind of place, with beachy dishes such as moules-frites, seafood curry and ha…
Bistro in Charlestown

Loveday's

This bistro near the harbour takes the loose concept of 'seafaring' as its raison d'être, which in practice just means there are plenty of fish on the menu, spiced with globetrotting flavours – such as curried musse…