9 of the Best Places to Eat Out in Port Isaac | Restaurants, Cafes & Pubs

  • Pilchards @ Port Gaverne

    Pilchards cafe - Port Gaverne

    Port Gaverne is a sheltered little cove close to Port Isaac, and home to the Port Gaverne Hotel & Restaurant. The hotel has recently launched its new venture, Pilchards @ Port Gaverne.

    This cafe is right on the beach, with the waves practically lapping the decking at high water. If you want a table near the sea, they don't come closer than this. Chef Tom Mackins has created a menu that makes the most... read more...

  • The Angry Anchovy

    The Angry Anchovy - Pizza - Port Isaac

    Come to this welcoming little place for fantastic Italian-style pizzas, served by the sea. You can also order a take-away from The Angry Anchovy, but that would mean missing out on this friendly restaurant. 

    Expect your favourite pizzas, with the added bonus of vegan and GF options. The dough and sauce is freshly made here every day, and some of the ingredients are locally sourced.

    There's dog friendly and there's Angry Anchovy-level dog friendly. Not only are pooches made... read more...

  • The Golden Lion

    Golden Lion Port Isaac

    This old Fore Street pub has become a famous film set. It stars as the local in ITV's Doc Martin and plays itself in the film about the Fisherman's Friends. It's also a good place to enjoy a pint of St Austell's finest, overlooking Port Isaac harbour. 

    Inside, the 18th-century rooms are traditional and cosy - just the place for a hearty meal on a cooler evening. However, when the sun's out, try to grab a spot on the balcony terrace, which has those coveted sea views.

    The food...

  • Port Gaverne Hotel

    Port Gaverne Hotel restuarant

    Tiny Port Gaverne was once a busy trading port with an inn at its centre. The trade departed, but the inn stayed, and it's now the rather luxe Port Gaverne Restaurant & Hotel.

    The restaurant serves fantastic Cornish produce, including freshly caught fish. The meat, dairy and veg are all Cornish wherever possible, and there are even local libations on the wine list. As well as the fabulous food, the location is lovely, set in this little cove just a few minutes' walk from busy Port... read more...

  • The Mote

    The Mote Bar & Restaurant - Port Isaac

    The Mote is an elegantly rustic restaurant in Port Isaac's central Fore Street. Like most places around here, it specialises in freshly caught fish dishes, with the seafood coming straight off the boats in the morning.

    The meat, charcuterie, cheese, vegetables and bread served at The Mote all come from this part of Cornwall. However, if you're fancying seafood, try their fish pie or Korev-battered fish.

    Its location near the harbour couldn't be better, and the atmosphere is... read more...

  • Trevathan Farm

    Trevathan Farm
    Trevathan Farm

    Head out to St Endellion for some home-cooked, home-grown food. The popular restaurant is open every day (except Monday) for breakfast and lunch. You can also enjoy a proper Cornish cream tea at the farm at any time.

    Our top tip is to book a table here for Sunday lunch. Their traditional roast is fantastic, especially if you choose their home-produced beef.The farm is currently managed by the 5th generation of the Symons family, and there's a lovely, family... read more...

  • Fresh from the Sea

    Fresh from the Sea - Port Isaac

    Fisherman Calum and his partner Tracey opened Fresh from the Sea in 2010, selling Calum's daily catch. They've since expanded into a cafe, where you can call in for a crab sandwich (cooked and picked on the premises) and a piece of cake.

    All the seafood served and sold in the shop and cafe is sustainably fished, by Calum on the Mary D and from other local fishing boats who follow ethical fishing practices. You can pick up fresh crab and lobster as well as line-caught mackerel and... read more...

  • St Kew Inn

    St Kew Inn
    St Kew Inn

    It's a 6 mile walk to St Kew from Padstow, or a 12 mile drive (that pesky estuary). Either way, it’s worth it to visit this 15th-century inn in its rural hamlet.

    The St Kew Inn serves lovely local produce, some of it cooked over a wood fire. Try the catch from that day’s fishing boats, or tuck into some succulent Cornish meat. Just make sure that you leave room for pudding, which includes their unique smoked ice cream…

    Inside, the inn is made up of several...

  • The Edge Restaurant Port Isaac