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 bacon sandwich in focaccia). For lunch, go for one of their excellent burgers or a local fish dish.

The restaurant has recently revamped its popular outdoor area, and there's now a lot more seating, plus a covered area with twinkly lights for the evening. Inside, it's modern and airy, with large windows capturing those beautiful estuary views.