Restaurants

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 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…
Gastropub in Charlestown

Rashleigh Arms

Local beer magnates St Austell Brewery have given this Charlestown pub a spit and polish, and it now has an attractive nautically themed interior to match its whitewashed Georgian facade. The food revolves around bi…
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…
Bakery in Looe

Sarah's Pasty Shop

Much-loved Looe pasty shop, now run by Sarah's daughter Lucy, with some non-standard variations including lamb, mint and leek, chickpea and lentil, and a 'breakfast fry-up' (with sausage, beans, egg, bacon and tomat…
Bistro in Polperro

Couch's Great House

This surprisingly swish bistro is set in a low-slung cottage near the harbour, overseen by chef Richard McGeown, whose previous gigs included working for Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White and Raymond Blanc. This is …
Pub Food in Mevagissey

Barley Sheaf

This quaint country pub in Gorran Churchtown is the best place for a pint and a pie in the area around Gorran Haven. It's been here since 1837, and feels reassuringly lived-in: expect good grub and a mix of locals a…
Bakery in Rame Peninsula

The Old Bakery

An artisan bakery that's renowned in the village for its sourdough (if you want to learn the secrets, you can sign up for a breadmaking course). They also serve delicious lunches – our tip is the rarebit, liberally …
Pub Food in Rame Peninsula

Halfway House Inn

A posh corner pub near the front in Kingsand, serving Sharp's ales and an upscale menu (pan-seared scallops with pancetta, trio of pork with cider jus). Don't expect too much low-beamed atmosphere – it's light, brig…
Cafe in Fowey

Pinky Murphy's Café

You'll almost need a pair of sunglasses to cope with the kitsch dazzle of stripes, spots and colours on show in this endearingly retro cafe. It serves a good range of things for lunch: homemade soup, sharing platter…