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  • St Petrocs Bistro / Padstow

    St Petroc's Bistro - Padstow

    St Petroc's is another restaurant from Rick Stein's stables, and this one is an informal delight. It's set away from Padstow harbour, which gives it a more chilled-out feel.

    The relaxed bistro serves French-inspired dishes, made from fine Cornish produce - naturally, there's always a choice of freshly landed fish. There's a children's menu, and your dog is welcome to join you at St Pet's - well in the outdoors areas anyway.

    Start or end the evening with a cocktail at Ruby's Bar...
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  • Fat Apples Cafe / The Lizard

    Fat Apples Cafe

    Family-run Fat Apples is situated less than a minutes' drive from Porthallow Beach. A small cafe is joined by a back-to-basics campsite that spreads through an old Cornish woodland.

    It's all about home cooked food here, with local butchers, bakers and fishermen providing the produce. Things kick off with breakfast, which lines up a full-English option and veggie and vegan additions. Snacks and...
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  • Feed / Hayle

    Feed - Hayle

    Feed serves fabulous street food and excellent coffee from its small unit in the Old Foundry Chapel in the middle of town. There's usually a queue (this place is loved), but it's always worth the wait.

    Start your day by picking up a breakfast box to eat on the beach, or roll up a bit later for coffee and pastries. For lunch, try a bagel or a taco, and Feed must be one of the only places in West Cornwall to serve an authentic Philly Steak.

    Feed has a sister eaterie, The Secret...
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  • The Plume of Feathers - Mitchell

    Head out of town to the village of Mitchell, home to dining pun The Plume of Feathers. This former coaching inn dates back to the 16th century, and still has a welcoming old-world feel. Choose from the cosy bar with its log fire, the airy conservatory, and The Plume's pretty gardens.

    Chef Andrew Dudley creates modern British menus using fresh Cornish ingredients. Look out for favourite local suppliers like Baker Tom's Bread, Callestick Farm ice cream and Fish For Thought seafood. The...
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  • Potters / Bude

    Potters - Bude

    With a postcode that puts it in Bude's town centre, Potters is a big hit with both holidaymakers and locals alike. And with a menu that works in sync with the changing seasons, it's well worth a visit for fresh flavours all year round. 

    Bude-born flavours are on the cards at dinner, on both its seasonal tasting menus and a la carte options. And, with a spot on the Michelin Guide, you know you're in for a good meal. 

    Good to know: The tasting menu can be adjusted for vegetarian...
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  • Rick Stein's Cafe / Padstow

    Padstein

    The Rick Stein Cafe is located in what feels like the bright and airy cottage living room in the middle of Padstow - which is more or less what it is. As part of the Padstein empire you are certain to get quality, innovative food, but this has been combined with a casual dining experience and reasonable pricing.

    The cafe has earned itself a reputation as one of the best spots in Padstow to fill up on a top-notch breakfast before a day's exploring. Whilst the full English cooked...
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  • The Cornish Arms / Padstow

    The Cornish Arms - Rick Stein

    This traditional pub in nearby St Merryn brings together two giants of the Cornish hospitality world: St Austell Brewery and Rick Stein. It serves pub favourites - but with Mr Stein overseeing the menu, you can imagine the quality of the traditional fish & chips, burgers and curries.

    A top tip is to book in for a weekend breakfast. This is served between 8 and 9am  Saturdays and Sundays only. If you’re planning a day walking or on the water, come here...
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  • The Square / Porthleven

    The Square - Porthleven

    A harbourside address, and a place in the Michelin guide have both given The Square a solid spot on Porthleven's dining scene.

    An ever-changing menu makes sure that only the freshest of dishes are plated up at this place. If Cornish crab's on the menu, we suggest you snap it up. Dessert is covered by the Square Deli which sits on the restaurant's sidelines, its homemade ice creams and sweet treats are the talk of the town. 

    Good to know: Dogs are welcomed here with open arms,...
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  • Lula Shack / Hayle

    Lula Shack - Hayle

    Lula,set on Hayle harbour's North Quay, has given the hip St Ives cafes a run for their money. This laid-back place blends Cornish and Creole food, with a dash of Floridian crab shack magic.

    It's open all day, starting with a brilliant breakfast menu that seems to draw inspiration from everywhere, then serves classics like po'boys, steam pots, and wings until right into the evening. Food service finishes at eight thirty, but the bar stays open.

    The Lula Shack offers a takeout...
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  • The Wig & Pen - Truro

    The Wig & Pen gets its name from the nearby County Court. The Grade 2-listed building has been an inn for much of its life, and has recently reopened following a change of hands and a thorough refurbishment.

    Like a lot of city centre places, it's both a dining gastropub and a bar. Relax outside with a bellini after work/shopping in town, or enjoy a sumptuous Sunday lunch in front of the fire. The food is modern British, and makes the most of the fantastic local larder. Try the Wig...
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  • On the way into Mousehole is the Old Coastguard is Hotel. This is long been a favourite of locals and visitors alike, and retains an upmarket feel with a hint of nautical shabby chic thrown in.

    The main dining area is split off into smaller sections for a more intimate feel, but it is the al fresco setup that sets the Old Coastguard apart. Step outside into a sunny terrace and a wonderfully large garden area with uninterrupted views out over Mounts Bay -  the perfect spot for a summer...
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  • Jubilee Pool Café / Penzance

    Jubilee Pool Cafe

    It's the perfect day: relaxing in Penzance's beautiful Art Deco lido, with a break for lunch on the sunny terrace.

    There's dining indoors and out at the Jubilee Pool, which serves breakfast and lunch, as well as delicious locally made cakes. Enjoy a plate of mackerel or some Cornish cheeses as you gaze down at the pool or out across Mount's Bay.

    After your swim, head here for a chilled glass of wine or a hot coffee, depending on your...
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  • Rum & Crab Shack - St Ives

    That name… There's nowhere quite like the Rum & Crab Shack near the harbour in St Ives. It was established in 2012 by four friends who loved, naturally, drinking rum and eating crab; and 100 types of rum later, it's one of the town's best-loved venues.

    Yes, a love of cracking claws and drinking grog helps, but there's also a good choice of chicken, veggie and vegan dishes. Not a rum drinker? Check out the cocktail menu. However, visiting pirates should grab a tot of the house rums...
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  • The Cove - Maenporth

    The Cove Restaurant is a stone's throw from Maenporth Beach and dinner here's served with postcard-perfect views right across Falmouth Bay.

    A stylish fairy-light lit terrace offers cosy al fresco dining, while floor-to-ceiling windows make sure you don't miss out on the view if you're seated indoors.

    The southwest's star chef Michael Caines is at the helm here, and in typical Cornish style...
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  • Tremenheere Kitchen / Penzance

    Tremenheere Kitchen

    This splendid cafe is just east of Penzance, near Gulval. Tremenheere Kitchen sits in a beautiful new building at the entrance to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens (a Penzance must-visit), and is open every day from ten until three. 

    The food is made from local ingredients, and beautifully cooked. The lively outside area is a favourite brunch and coffee stop among locals (and their pups). If you'd prefer to sprawl on the lawn,...
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