Food, glorious food
Casa Juan, Mawnan Smith
Casa Juan is a taste of Spain in a Cornish village, bringing a Mediterranean twist to locally sourced fish and meat. You’ll be assured of a warm welcome from Chef Juan and his friendly staff.
You could try a trio of tapas – choose from king prawns in tempura batter, a selection of Iberian cured meats, or crispy squid rings, deep fried, and served with a wedge of lemon.
For your main course, opt for Chef Juan’s signature seafood tagliatelle or paella. Or plump for a succulent steak, or mussels in a white wine sauce.
Harbour Lights Fish & Chips, Falmouth
Awarded the Independent Fish & Chip Restaurant of the Year 2017, Harbour Lights is definitely the choice of the locals. All ingredients are locally sourced – even the potatoes come from farms within a 20 mile radius, before being double-cooked for soft and fluffy chips with perfect crispy outsides.
You can choose to eat in the restaurant and enjoy the harbour views, or opt for a takeaway and eat alfresco. How about battered calamari? Or Colin the mega-sized cod, served as a stack of three fillets. Children’s meals are served in beach buckets and come with a Mr Whippy ice-cream.
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The Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage
General Manager, Rowan, and his team welcome all to The Ferryboat Inn that dates back to the 16th Century and sits on Cornwall’s picturesque Helford River. A perfect spot to bring the family to the adjacent beach, walk the coastal path and enjoy the views from the large terrace whilst enjoying seafood straight from the boat. In addition to their British pub classics, a range of daily specials, created by head chef Alex means no one goes hungry, and even in colder climes you can settle in front of the open fire with the Sunday papers, before tucking into a hearty Sunday roast.
The Cove, Maenporth
With uninterrupted views across Falmouth Bay, award winning cuisine and service of the highest order, The Cove provides all you could possibly want for a memorable dining experience. Whether you choose to enjoy lunch al fresco on the terrace or complete a busy sight-seeing day with a stress free, delicious evening meal, The Cove effortlessly caters to your needs. Described as ‘an oasis of taste and visual beauty’, The Cove is one of Cornwall’s most picturesque spots that prides itself in show-casing the real flavours of Cornish ingredients. Sunday roasts are a particular favourite so to avoid disappointment, reserve ahead.
Rick Stein’s Restaurants.
Rick Stein’s flagship restaurant, The Seafood Restaurant was opened in Padstow in 1975 by Rick and his wife Jill. It is internationally renowned for using the freshest of ingredients, all locally caught and turned into appetising dishes before the tide has had time to turn!
Or, closer to home, try his fish restaurant in Events Square, Falmouth, for seasonal dishes inspired by Rick’s world travels. Try a Chargrilled Tuna Steak with salsa verde and minted new potatoes, or Moules Mariniere with crusty bread. Feed the little ones with vegetable sticks and dips, followed by cod bites or sticky chicken lollipops with rice and peas.
All fresh and all delicious.
Water’s Edge Restaurant,The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth
A meal at the 2 AA Rosette award-winning Water’s Edge Restaurant allows the diner to taste the best in modern British cuisine that fuses local produce, styles and techniques to please the eye and palette. From succulent seafood and fresh fish landed in Cornwall, to mouth-watering local meats, seasonal vegetables and fruits, from artisan breads and cheeses, to foraged foods plucked from Cornish hedgerows. Dine on Cornwall’s splendid bounty as the water laps beneath you. This is a restaurant experience to be savoured and as it is open all day you can eat when it suits, take in the view, relax and enjoy!
Bailey’s Country Store
At Holiday Cornwall we want to make your stay as effortless and enjoyable as possible, and so we have teamed up with Baileys Country Stores to ensure your self-catering gets off to best possible start. Nothing like arriving only to find the cupboards are bare, so by pre-ordering your food in advance, when you arrive it’s to a full house of great food and drink giving you the fuel to make the most of your holiday from the very first day. Bailey’s Country Store delighted to be delivering farm fresh local produce to your holiday cottage in time for your arrival. Find out more about what and how to order right here…
The Waymarker, Falmouth
Renowned for its friendly service and finest quality Cornish ingredients, The Waymarker is recognised as one of the top restaurants in Falmouth. It offers brasserie style dinners, light lunches and delicious cakes. Crowned ‘Truly Cornish Cream Tea’ champion in 2014, the very popular roast lunch is also prize winning. Beverages include locally roasted Origin Coffee, Tregothnan tea and luxury, local ice cream shakes. This success is down to a real team effort as all staff work both front and back of house, therefore customers can enjoy their knowledge of ingredients and dishes, while being introduced to new food combinations and sources – a real gastronomic treat for the whole family.
Hooked on the Rocks, Falmouth
Lazy lunches, decadent dinners, and sublime shellfish can all be enjoyed overlooking Swampool Beach and Falmouth Bay. Locally sourced seafood and shellfish from Newlyn market means a fresh and diverse menu. Tapas menu caters to the casual eater, but it’s the signature platters that really give you a taste of Cornwall, with the choice of adding a crab or lobster from their in-house tank. Sunday Lunch makes the most of a variety of meats, with all the trimmings and a smoked Tintagel cauliflower cheese. Booking ahead is recommended.
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac
Award winning Restaurant Nathan Outlaw holds two Michelin Stars and offers a dining experience that celebrates the finest sustainable seafood caught off the Cornish coast by small day boats. TV regular, Nathan, emerged from his years with Rick Stein to appear on Saturday Kitchen and Great British Menu. His unique approach to seafood cookery coupled with the respect given to every tail and scale that hits his board provides something truly memorable. The setting is intimate and the service outstanding with excellent wines to accompany the fine food. Vegetarian and other dietary needs can be accommodated with 24 hours’ notice.