Restaurants and Cafes

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  • Duke Street Sandwich Deli

    Set on the corner of St Mary's and Duke Street this little cafe is the best spot in town for paninis, sandwiches and salad boxes. There's a great choice of fillings to eat in or takeaway.

    The Deli is the ideal place to grab a window seat and watch the world go by. There is also an outside area which makes a great option in the summer.

  • 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...
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  • Stein's Fish and Chips - Padstow

    You're by the seaside: it has to be done! Rick Stein's Padstow chippie is as good as you'd expect, with a choice of locally caught fish served with proper chip-shop chips.

    Go for the take-away option, and enjoy a box of fish'n'chips perched on a bench by the harbour (watch out for gulls). Drench them with vinegar, and eat them with a wooden fork for a real nostalgia trip. Alternatively...
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  • Mr B's Ice cream

    Mr B's was launched in 2004, and has since become a real Hayle institution. The current owners run two ice cream parlours, one at either end of town, and both are incredibly popular.

    The ices combine classic Italian gelato flavourings with local Cornish ingredients, and some really bold combinations. Come here if you like your ice cream to zing with flavours and cheerfully bright...
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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...
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  • Old Quay House - Hayle

    A real family-friendly pub, The Old Quay House is best-known for its enormous beer garden, which juts out into the Hayle Estuary. There's a lot of seating inside (it hosts a lot of events); however, most families head straight for that splendid garden. Dogs are also welcome, provided they stay on the lead.

    The Old Quay serves a range of traditional pub food, including a Sunday carvery...
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  • The Cornish Arms - Hayle

    This fine-looking pub is on Commercial Road, part of the long road that runs the length of Hayle. Despite its central location, it has a lovely beer garden at the front, which is a great spot for a drink on a summer evening.

    The landlords are from Canada, and the menu has a lively Cornish-Canadian blend, with classic dishes from both places. The pub has also become famous locally for...
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  • Beautiful 17th Century Mill Location serving Traditional English & European, Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisine.  "The unique dining experience where the South-West meets the Far East"

    Listed in the Independent Newspapers top 50 places to eat curry in the UK.

  • Mackerel Sky cafe - Newlyn

    Fish doesn't really get much fresher than this: located just down the road from the famous Newlyn fish harbour, Mackerel Sky gets the pick of the sea's larder.

    Since opening in 2015, Mackerel Sky has become one of the most popular cafes in the area. It serves tapas-style dishes as well as classic favourites like fish and chips and crab mayo sandwiches. Everything is fresh and cooked to...
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  • Chapel an Gansblydhen

    Chapel an Gansblydhen is an fine looking pub in Bodmin, that forms part of the Wetherspoon family. The building is an extensively restored Wesleyan chapel dating back to 1840. It sports old world charm along with cosy appeal. If you are into historic architecture, start your day right with traditional and vegetarian breakfast options at Chapel an Gansblydhen.

    The pub offers aromatic...
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  • Newlyn Meadery / Newlyn

    Newlyn Meadery

    Welcome to a real West Cornish tradition: the Meadery. There are a few of these medieval-themed restaurants dotted around, and Newlyn's is especially fun, thanks to its former cinema location and “drawbridge” entrance. 

    Inside, the vast banqueting hall is dimly lit and lively, and you'll be served by the Meadery's Wenches. The menu? The Meadery is famous for its “chicken in the rough”...
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  • The Galleon Inn / Fowey

    Galleon Inn - Fowey

    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...
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  • The Napoleon Inn / Boscastle

    Napoleon Inn - Boscastle

    The Napoleon Inn is a delightful family-run historic pub. Found snugly nestled in Boscastle village, a little way off from the busy centre on the old High Street. The Inn is full of 16th-century charm with the original bar and fireplace still intact. The scene is perfected with era-appropriate low beams and romantic lighting.

    In true Cornish style, the pub offers traditional cask ale,...
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  • Trevathan Farm / Port Isaac

    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....
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  • Newlyn Filmhouse / Newlyn

    Newlyn's new cinema opened in 2016, housed in a converted fish cellar and smoke house. The cinema's restaurant and bar makes the most of its unusual setting, with cosy corners, exposed granite walls, and seats in its deep windows.

    String lights and candles give the restaurant an intimate atmosphere, and it's definitely one of the most sophisticated cinema bars around. The menu includes...
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