South Cornwall restaurants

Top Choice Gastropub in North Helford

Ferryboat Inn

This lovely riverside pub is a Cornish classic. Outside, there are wooden picnic tables with dreamy views over the Helford River; inside, it's all wood, slate and open plan. It's great for food – oysters, shellfish …
Top Choice Cafe in The Roseland

Hidden Hut

Hidden indeed: this coastal-cabin cafe on Porthcurnick Beach is so tucked away, you might miss it even if you've been here before. The wooden cabin was built as a wartime lookout, but now serves delicious beach food…
Top Choice Gastropub in Falmouth

Star & Garter

At the top of the old High St among antique shops and health-food stores, this ancient old boozer has been reincarnated as a gourmet gastropub focusing on nose-to-tail dining, locally sourced wherever possible. It's…
Top Choice Seafood in Falmouth

Wheelhouse

Hidden down a narrow alley off Church St, this tiny, nautically themed backstreet shellfish bar is all about the hands-on seafood experience: crab, scallops, mussels and lobsters are served in their shells, complete…
Top Choice Bakery in Falmouth

Stone's Bakery

Freshly baked loaves line the window like pieces of art at this gorgeous bakery, which focuses on traditional hand-shaped rustic loaves – the tangy maltster and the organic sourdough are as delicious as you'll ever …
Top Choice Modern British in Rame Peninsula

The View

The name says it all. This restaurant sits in a stunning position on the cliffs above Whitsand Bay, offering an amazing panorama of Rame Head and the Eddystone lighthouse. Chef Matt Corner was classically trained, b…
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…
Top Choice Cafe in St Austell

Duchy of Cornwall Nursery Cafe

Based at a renowned plant nursery, this super cafe overseen by chef Richard du Pille is a local secret. You can certainly get crab sandwiches and cream teas, but it's more a venue for bouillabaisse, a seafood platte…
Pub in Truro

Heron

If the city gets too much, head a couple of miles to Malpas' delightful creek-side pub, worth a visit for its lovely views over the river. It's hard to top for a pint-with-a-view, and has a growing reputation for it…
Gastronomy in The Roseland

Driftwood

Chef Chris Eden has worked wonders at this hotel restaurant since taking it over, and it's one of only a handful of places in Cornwall to sport a shiny Michelin star. As such, you can expect seriously fine dining he…