With the launch of our new luxury cycle tour, visiting some of Cornwall’s most desirable locations and staying in the county’s finest hotels, there will of course be some fantastic fine dining options to indulge in along the way. Here are our favourite fine dining restaurants in Cornwall, which can be found in or near the hotels on our new luxury cycle route.
Just a few minutes walk from the Padstow Harbour Hotel, the first stop on the luxury cycle tour, is Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurant. It serves the freshest fish and shellfish, often straight from the fishing boats which come into the harbour. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
www.rickstein.com | 01841 532700
This one Michelin-starred restaurant is tucked away in the heart of Padstow in a stunning Georgian townhouse. Serving modern British cuisine, expect a warm welcome and plenty of local Cornish produce to choose from on the menu. Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.
www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk | 01841 532093
Located within the Carlyon Bay Hotel, where you spend the second night on the luxury cycle tour, is this AA Rosette-awarded restaurant with spectacular sea views. Enjoy classic seafood dishes such as mussels or Cornish dressed crab, or delicious locally-reared Cornish beef.
www.carlyonbay.com | 01726 812304
With a new head chef at the helm, the restaurant at The Idle Rocks is one of the most exciting places to eat in St Mawes. Staying here on the third night of the luxury tour means you can stroll down from your room and indulge in seasonal flavours paired with fine wines, the perfect way to relax after a day cycling.
www.idlerocks.com | 01326 270270
About a five minute walk from The Idle Rocks, this sun-filled restaurant has beautiful views towards St Anthony’s Lighthouse, and boasts calming interiors which reflect its coastal surroundings. Dine on hand-dived scallops, Launceston lamb, and a beautiful selection of delicate patisserie.
www.tresanton.com | 01326 270055
The restaurant at the Mullion Cove Hotel has held two AA Rosettes since 2014. When arriving here on the fourth day of the luxury cycle tour, head to the Glenbervie for a pre-dinner cocktail, then sit down to oysters, seabass, and a smooth vanilla panna cotta.
www.mullion-cove.co.uk | 01326 240328
The penultimate night of the luxury tour is spent in the picturesque harbour village of Mousehole. The accommodation at The Old Coastguard has a great bistro-style menu, but if you want a change of scenery then head to 2 Fore Street, where you’ll be cooked for by head chef Joe, who was classically-trained under Raymond Blanc.
www.2forestreet.co.uk | 01736 731164
Reaching St Ives on the luxury cycle tour means you have completed your journey and you can relax. After six days of exploring the Cornish landscape, you definitely deserve a good meal and a couple of ice-cold beverages. Just a ten minutes taxi ride from the hotel in Carbis Bay, head to Porthminster Café, where the acclaimed beachside restaurant, with views of golden sands and Godrevy Lighthouse, serves delicious Asian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Many ingredients are grown in the kitchen garden or foraged from the South West Coast Path.
www.porthminstercafe.co.uk | 01736 795352
Want to immerse yourself in St Ives culture? Head into the heart of town and visit the Cellar Bistro. Probably one of the more relaxed dining options on this list, but still serves good quality, flavoursome food, with a candle-lit cosy atmosphere. From baked goat’s cheese, to parmesan and herb crusted hake, or a rich sticky toffee pudding, there’s so much choice on this delicious menu.
www.cellar-bistro.co.uk | 01736 791813
If any of our suggestions of fine dining restaurants in Cornwall take your fancy, then we highly recommend booking a table in advance.