The Isles of Scilly are best known for their unspoilt beaches and stunning scenery. The islands also have plenty to offer in the way of food and drink. Each island has its trademark speciality, from fresh crab to local ales. At Cornish Cycle Tours, we offer 11 and 14-day tours of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Read on for our top foodie picks to try during your trip…
Juliet’s Garden, St Mary’s
Step off the ferry onto St Mary’s and head straight to Juliet’s Garden for lunch. As a firm favourite on St Mary’s as for over 30 years, its not difficult to see why this restaurant won 2015 Café of the Year at the Great Cornish Food Awards. Juliet’s Garden has views across the harbour and serves simple, delicious salads, soups and sandwiches.
www.julietsgardenrestaurant.co.uk | 01720 422228
The Ruin Beach Café, Tresco
Tresco is a family-owned island just north of St Mary’s. The Ruin Beach Café serves up pizzas from their wood-fired oven and sharing plates right by the beach.
www.tresco.co.uk | 01720 424849
Seven Stones Inn, St Martin’s
Recently refurbished under new ownership, the Seven Stones Inn is a family-run pub and restaurant on the island of St Martin’s. We highly rate their ploughman’s lunch and, if you visit during March, don’t miss the Daymark Festival, a celebration of food and music centred around the pub.
Seven Stones Inn | 01720 423777
Troytown Farm Shop, St Agnes
Troytown is the only dairy farm on the Isles of Scilly. Farming on a small scale (they have a small herd of nine cows), the farm produces delicious ice-cream which is sold directly from its own farm shop.
Troytown Farm Shop | 01720 423713
Fraggle Rock Bar, Bryher
Based in an old cottage, this bar and café is set across two floors where you can enjoy beers and ales alongside delicious food. Afterwards, explore the rocky coves and sandy beaches which inspired Michael Morpurgo’s children’s novel, Why The Whales Came.
Fraggle Rock Bar | 01720 422222