12 of the Best Places to Eat Out in Fowey | Restaurants, Cafes & Pubs

  • Fitzroy

    This place is housed inside a former bank, just beside Fowey's riverside.

    You don't have to take our word when it comes to this place, the guys at Michelin Guide agree. With three established restaurants in London, owners David and Jeremie have taken their success southwest to Cornwall.

    The menu changes daily, depending on what's fresh when. Small-sized seafood plates are pretty much guaranteed though. Food envy's a thing of the past here, dishes like half lobster plates allow... read more...

  • Old Quay House

    Old Quay House Fowey
    James Ram

    The Fowey Restaurant at the Old Quay House offers a dining terrace that practically floats on the Fowey Estuary. Things are light and airy inside and wide-open doors make sure you won't miss out on the water scene if you're dining indoors.

    True to its waterside setting you can expect plenty of fresh seafood dishes on the menu, both at lunch and dinner time. Head Chef Richard Massey's modern British style has earned the restaurant a mention in this year's Michelin Guide.

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  • Fowey Hall Restaurant

    Fowey Hall Hotel restaurant

    A child-friendly buffet breakfast and Matilda-themed afternoon tea keeps families flocking to The Fowey Hall Restaurant.

    And come dinnertime, you can forget all about shop-bought seasoning, the kitchen makes use of Cornish samphire from its beaches, and herbs foraged from its gardens. While seafood is caught by local fishermen and steaks sourced from nearby farms.

    Drinks come from their doorstep too, with Fowey Brewery ales on tap and a stock of Camel Valley wines. If gin's... read more...

  • Sam's

    Sam's Fowey

    Sam's has had a spot on Fowey's foodie map since the late 80s, and it's still as popular today as it was back then. The restaurant-cum-cocktail bar is housed inside a 13th-century building right on Fowey's centre spot. It covers both food and drink, with a warm and inviting restaurant complimented by a stylish cocktail bar and lounge.

    Food-wise, you can guarantee fresh picks as the restaurant's boat catches the fish that's dished up the same day. While lobster, crabs and scallops come... read more...

  • North Street Kitchen

    A converted boat house is home to North Street Kitchen, which is the sister restaurant to nearby Fitzroy.

    If you love small bites and seafood you're in for a treat here. A street-food style menu depends on the catch of the day, with some stick-friendly food caught fresh from the river that sits right on the restaurant's doorstep.

    Long wooden benches take the place of traditional chairs and tables here, making it a great go-to for groups, or for those looking to meet up with... read more...

  • The Russel Inn

    The Russell Inn - Polruan

    The Russell Inn is a charming 'olde worlde' pub found nestled near the quayside in Polruan, just across the water from Fowey. If you are out and about, exploring Polruan or the coast path and end up in Fowey, look across the water, and there you'll see the Russell Inn, the perfect location for a post-adventure pint and a hearty home-cooked meal.  Serving real ale and fine food since 1832, the Russell Inn has had plenty of time to perfect its menu. 

    The Russell Inn makes a concerted... read more...

  • The King of Prussia

    King of Prussia - Fowey
    King of Prussia

    The King of Prussia is a hotel and restaurant housed in one of Fowey’s most prominent 17-century waterfront buildings. The hotel is suspected to be named after John Carter, a smuggler nicknamed "King of Prussia Cove", who is rumoured to have been in residence in the Inn during the 1780s.

    Start with a Continental, Full English, or Full Irish breakfast if you want to begin the day with the King of Prussia. Eclectic lunch and dinner options... read more...

  • The Galleon Inn

    Galleon Inn - Fowey
    Galleon Inn

    The Galleon Inn sits perched on the riverfront with fantastic views of the Fowey Estuary. The pub, which exists in a 400-year-old former warehouse, boasts a relaxed atmosphere, serves food daily, and treats both locals and visiting guests to live music every Friday. If you are looking to get out without compromising on a comfortable vibe, The Galleon Inn is for you.

    The menu presents typical Inn treats with a twist. Bar snacks are a popular go to and include nuts, crisps and... read more...

  • Brown Sugar Café

    Brown Sugar Cafe - Fowey
    Brown Sugar Cafe

    This is every coffee addict’s dream café! Since 2006, Brown Sugar Café’s been roasting coffee and brewing tea that is locally grown. Their menu boasts a range of dishes made to order, so you know they are fresh and tasty. Just ask the staff as they are super friendly and will make a plan to cater to most dietary requirements.
    And on that note, let's talk about the menu...

    Start the day right with their hearty full English Breakfast. Brown Sugar Café thinks of everyone and makes... read more...

  • Trenython Manor

    Trenython Manor Restaurant

    This once-upon-a-time manor house has been restored into a luxury hotel and restaurant, without losing its time-worn features. More than 100 years ago, the restaurant was panelled with carved oak walls which are thought to date back to the 16th century – and they're still coating the restaurant's walls today.

    The imposing house sits in the textbook Cornish Village of Tywardreath, just a 10-minute drive outside of... read more...

  • Lifebuoy Café

    Lifeboat cafe - Fowey
    Lifeboat Cafe

    What could be better than a cafe where you can choose a sailor's hat and look swag whilst swilling tea? Say no more, Fowey, here you come, right? The smell of coffee brewing will bring you straight to this cosy café's door.

    Now what to choose from the menu? With fresh, locally sourced ingredients you can't go wrong. There’s no chance of going home hungry; from breakfasts to crab sandwiches, fish finger butties, and deserts to which you can't say no.

    This is a dog-friendly café... read more...

  • Pinky Murphy's Café

    Pinky Murphys Cafe - Fowey
    Pinky Murphy's Cafe

    Whether you want to meet friends, have a coffee spot to take the family or just unwind and take a breather from "adulting", then when in Fowey, head to Pink Murphy's Café.

    This café is very quirky, with its tables named after legendary musicians such as Bob Marley.

    When warming up with a cappuccino & indulging in one of their home baked cakes, you won't find it hard to keep yourself entertained with the selection of board games and knitting on hand. A spot to remember when... read more...