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  • The Honey Pot / Penzance

    Food - Honey Pot - Penzance

    This much-loved little cafe is tucked away down a side street in the centre of Penzance. It's a favourite spot for breakfast, lunch, or simply catching up over a coffee, and in the summer, it's open Friday and Saturday evenings, too.

    The food is homemade and local, with a great emphasis on sustainable and seasonal. During the lockdown in 2020, The Honey Pot started to serve gorgeous, homemade ready meals, which were so popular that they still sell them.

    But let's be honest....
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  • Rick Stein Fistral / Newquay

    Rick Stein @ Fistral

    A pair of Cornish icons join forces at this place, Fistral Beach is one of Newquay's most-loved swathes and Rick Stein is a big name on its foodie scene.

    Chip shop classics are the main event here, with cod, lemon sole, and plaice plates all rating highly. But, if a chippy tea isn't taking your fancy there's an Asian menu that just might. Goan chicken curry, pad Thai and Pondicherry cod curry are all for the taking here, too.

    Get ahead of the game and order your meal on the...
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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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  • Salt - Hayle

    This relaxed cafe bar serves food all day, and is a popular place to hang out. It's housed in a converted old building in Foundry Square, just next to Hayle's landmark viaduct. The atmosphere is chilled, and the menu is full of delicious Cornish produce. 

    Salt is best-known for its sophisticated burgers, but if you prefer fish, try something like the Cajun popcorn prawns. Salt's meat and fish are locally sourced, and you'll spot other favourite Cornish suppliers like...
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  • Bakehouse Restaurant - Penzance

    Step off the pavement in Penzance's Chapel Street and into what feels like a different world. The romantic courtyard in the Bakehouse Restaurant is full of fairy lights, plants and palm trees. Inside, the clean, contemporary decor is perfect for the restaurant's changing display of local art.

    The menu is also always changing, with fresh fish from nearby Newlyn and a lot of seasonal local produce. Even the wine comes from Penzance, from Polgoon Vineyard. 

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  • The Victory Inn / St Mawes

    The Victory Inn - St Mawes

    The Victory Inn holds the title of St Mawes' oldest pub, the doors on this place are first thought to have opened way back in the 16th century.

    Each dish here is cooked in-house, with the ingredients bought in from local suppliers. The menu's split into three sections with foods sourced from sea, field and garden separated out. Cornish fish curry, steak burgers as well as health-conscious salads all feature under each separate header.

    You can taste your way through Cornwall's...
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  • You can't really miss The Gurnard's Head. The brightly painted old coaching inn stands out along the winding coast road west of Zennor. Today, it's a busy dining pub, owned by the Inken brothers and named after the nearby rugged headland.

    The food here is fresh and seasonal, and features a lot of locally caught fish. At least some of the menu changes daily, depending on what's been grown/caught; however, the Sunday lunch is a constant and a big favourite among locals.

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  • Thomas Daniell - Truro

    Truro has seen a real resurgence of good gastropubs recently, and The Thomas Daniell on Infirmary Hill has become a popular spot. Having suddenly closed early in 2020, The Thomas Daniell was relaunched by James and Jamie in October that year, with a mission to create a food-led pub serving home-cooked dishes.

    There's a wide choice on the menu, from Thai mussels to pan-fried duck breast. If you want something lighter for lunch, go for tacos or their chargrilled flat flatbreads. Sweet...
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  • Trevaskis Farm / Hayle

    Trevaskis Farm - cakes

    If you like your food home-cooked and your portions hearty, this is the restaurant for you. The kitchen at Trevaskis near Hayle is part of a family-friendly farm, which also includes a farm shop, a pleasant walk and pick-your-own fruits.

    The meat served in the restaurant is raised on the farm, and a lot of the fruit and veg is grown here, too. Anything that isn't grown here is sourced locally, such as their Newlyn fish. Highlights include Sunday lunch (book well ahead) and the famous...
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  • The Admiral Benbow / Penzance

    The Admiral Benbow - Penzance

    If you want a glimpse of old Penzance's history and new Penzance's character, call into the Benbow on Chapel Street. The old inn has been serving up rum for over 300 years, and even appears in the Treasure Island novel.

    Inside, the decor is cosy and crowded, full of character and intriguing maritime artefacts. Tuck into a hearty plateful of locally caught fish, or choose a "mARRRRgaerita" pizza for the sheer joy of ordering it.

    Of...
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  • The Rising Sun / St Mawes

    The Rising Sun - St Mawes

    Set in the heart of St Mawes, overlooking the harbour, this welcoming pub is a popular first stop for day trippers off the Falmouth ferry. With views across the water and the Roseland this is one of the most scenic spots to grab a bite in town.

    The Rising Sun serves a contemporary menu throughout the day featuring a choice of pub classics with a modern twist using the freshest local ingredients. Along with an abundance of seafood offerings don't miss out on the slap-up roast dinner if...
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  • Moomaid in the Village - Zennor

    The legendary Moomaid has returned home to Zennor. This new ice cream parlour in Zennor follows in the hoofsteps of the much-loved Moomaid cafes in St Ives and Porthtowan.

    The new parlour/take-away has a cosy interior, a string-light-strewn covered patio and a sun-trap of a garden at the front. It’s part of a recently renovated local craft centre, and the parlour itself sells delicious Cornish produce and unique Moomaid gifts.

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  • Birdies Bistro / Hayle

    Birdies Bistro - Hayle

    Birdies is a much-loved place among locals, visitors and bird spotters. It has an excellent location on the edge of the Hayle Estuary, and its large garden is the perfect place to look out for waders in the RSPB nature reserve (hence the name).

    It's open for breakfast and lunch daily, and serves dinner on Friday and Saturday evening (times can vary seasonally - please check). A Birdies breakfast has to be one of the best ways to start the day (try the waffles and fruit, or the hearty...
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  • Kynance Cove Cafe / The Lizard

    Kynance Cove

    Set down in one of Cornwall's most iconic coves, this beach cafe has been running since 1927. The original building this family run cafe sits in was purchased by the National Trust back in 1999. They fitted a water supply and helped to fit solar roof panels for electricity.

    The menu offers plenty to graze on – freshly prepped sarnies and baguettes, jacket potatoes and pastries are all on the cards, while local suppliers provide those with a sweet tooth with pastries and ice cream....
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  • Kota Kai / Porthleven

    Kota Kai - Porthleven

    You guessed it, Kota Kai is Kota's sister restaurant, and chef Jude's more-than-capable hands are at the helm here too. Both the restaurant and its menu are more laidback, which means you can taste his signature flavours without stepping too far out the box. 

    Burgers and fish chips are on the line-up, as well as oyster, mussels and steak dishes, too. 

    Good to know: Dining with little ones can be tricky, but Kota Kai has you covered...
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