Ruin Beach Cafe // Isles of Scilly

A by-the-sand setting and a Mediterranean-inspired menu make the Ruin Beach Café a top pick for a laidback lunch or a special dinner.

Beyond the location, what really sets this place apart is its wood-fired oven – everything from juicy meats to delicious pizzas are cooked on it. You can grab coffee and pastries in the mornings, too. And with all that on offer, it's no surprise that the café's been awarded two AA Rosettes.

And its seaside terrace is perched right above the beach, so little ones can build sandcastles while grown-ups tuck into a long, leisurely lunch.