Restaurants in West Cornwall – Best Places to Eat

Cornwall is famous for its delicious food and drink offering. Along the route of the new West Cornwall Tour, you’ll find gastronomic gems which are perfect for both a quick pit stop or an evening meal after a day of cycling.


Kota Kai

With beautiful views across Porthleven harbour and beyond, Kota Kai bar and kitchen offers Cornish-Asian food for lunch and dinner in a relaxed environment. Popular Asian dishes such as pork tonkatsu are given a Cornish twist with locally sourced produce. There’s also local fish served daily. | 01326 574411

Rick Stein, Porthleven

Rick Stein’s latest venture is his Porthleven restaurant which serves sharing plates of local and seasonal produce, all inspired by Rick’s travels. Try dishes such as Singapore chilli crab, fish from the quay and rib eye steak. Open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. | 01326 565636


Minack Theatre café

If you’re making a trip to the famous Minack Theatre, be sure to stop for a cream tea or light lunch in the Minack café. A perfect pit stop, the cafe has spectacular views over the sea and rugged coastline. The café is exclusively accessible to daytime visitors who have paid for their admission. | 01736 810694


Ben’s Cornish Kitchen

With a commitment to fresh food, Ben’s Cornish Kitchen in Marazion has a new menu every day. Owner and head chef Ben Prior creates beautiful dishes using the very best produce. It’s open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. | 01736 719200


Old Coastguard Hotel

With day boats and trawlers tying up just two miles from the Old Coastguard, the menu features plenty of fresh fish and seafood. There’s also quality Cornish beef, poultry, and game from local estates. Choose from three restaurants within the hotel, all with beautiful views of gardens or the ocean. | 01736 731 222


Rum and Crab Shack

If you’re a fan of rum and crab, then the Rum and Crab Shack in St Ives is the place for you. With views over the harbour, the restaurant boasts a diverse rum offering alongside seafood dishes including whole crab claws, mussels and mackerel burgers. | 01736 796353

Hub St Ives

The Hub is on the harbour front in St Ives and serves up sumptuous burgers and hot dogs using Cornish beef, pork, local seafood and seasonal specials. Sip cocktails in the bar or sample local and international craft beers until late. The main menu is served between 12pm until 9pm. | 01736 799099

Porthminster Beach Café

The Porthminster Beach Café is an award-winning seafood restaurant with unrivalled views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. Specialising in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine, the café is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a selection of homemade patisserie and fine coffees. | 01736 795352


Onshore, on the harbour front in St Ives, is a showcase of fine seafood, pasta, pizza and vegetarian dishes using local produce. The award-winning pizzas are prepared to order in a wood-burning oven and the daily specials menu include fresh, seasonal ingredients. | 01736 796000


The Stable

Newly opened in 2014, The Stable in Falmouth is a a beautiful Grade II listed building with waterside views over Falmouth’s harbour. Sample an array of local ciders, whilst enjoying fresh pizza or pies with a Cornish influence. | 01326 211199

Gylly Beach

Sat on Falmouth’s famous Gyllyngvase Beach, the family-run Gylly Beach café, bar and restaurant serves locally sourced food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere whilst caring for its environment. Food is served all day and includes a variety of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. | 01326 312884


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