Top choice international in Porthleven & the Loe

Porthleven's top restaurant is run by half Maori, half Chinese-Malay chef Jude Kereama. Set in an old harbourside mill, the menu is spiced with Far Eastern and fusion flavours, underpinned by classic French credentials. Presentation is a strong point – the dishes look beautiful, with edible flowers and other flourishes – but some flavour combinations work better than others. Bookings essential.

There's also a more easygoing bistro, Kota Kai, just along the harbour.