Top Choice British in Padstow & Rock

Paul Ainsworth at No 6

Rick Stein might be the household name, but Paul Ainsworth is touted by those in the know as Padstow's top chef. His food combines surprising flavours and impeccable presentation with a refreshingly unpretentious ap…
Top Choice British in Zennor

Gurnard's Head

On the wonderful coast road between Zennor and St Just, you can't miss the Gurnard's – its name is emblazoned on the roof. Run by the Inkin brothers (who also own Mousehole's Old Coastguard Hotel) this is the quinte…
Top Choice French in Mousehole

2 Fore St

Culinary sophistication on the Mousehole seafront. It's young but has already gained plenty of admirers, including Harden's and the Good Food Guide. Inside, stripped wood, cool colours and harbour views; outside, a …
Top Choice British in Penzance

Ben's Cornish Kitchen

Blink and you'll miss Ben Prior's unassuming restaurant as you zip along Marazion's main street, but diners travel from far and wide to taste his classical cooking, which majors on meaty Cornish flavours with a Fren…
British in Truro


This stalwart restaurant remains as reliable as ever. Its generous menu is Cornish-meets-Mediterranean – spider crab bisque, seared cod with saffron potatoes – and the dining room's sunny tones make it feel warm and…
European in Padstow & Rock

Rick Stein's Cafe

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 bro…
British in The Lizard

Ann's Pasties

Endosed by Rick Stein, no less, Ann Muller serves huge, traditional pasties from her tiny shop near Lizard Point. The queues can be long at summer lunchtimes.
Fish & Chips in Falmouth

Rick Stein's Fish

Rick Stein's fancy fish-and-chips shop now has a Falmouth branch.
Fish & Chips in Falmouth

Harbour Lights

Falmouth's classic chippie, sustainably sourced from local boats. Depending on the catch of the day, you might tuck into lemon sole, pollock or hake.
British in Falmouth

The Cove

Refined dining by the sea courtesy of chef-patron Arty Williams, a well-travelled Cornishman who's picked up pan-global flavours on his journeys. Cornish seafood features heavily, with a mix of Mediterranean and fus…