Whether you are looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion or simply want to sample the finest Cornish produce, we count down the very best restaurants within easy reach of our properties.
Cornwall is bursting with some of the country's finest local produce from oysters cultivated in the waters of the Camel Estuary to asparagus grown in the salty soil above Daymer Bay. Sample these Cornish delights in one of the many North Cornish restaurants passionate about local and seasonal produce. North Cornwall is home to some of the country’s most well-known chefs including Paul Ainsworth, Nathan Outlaw and Rick Stein but also to up-and-coming chefs ready to delight and surprise.
Nathan Outlaw's New Road, Port Isaac
Enjoy the finest in tasting menus with a view at Nathan Outlaw's New Road. Perched on the top of the hill in Port Isaac, this impressive Michelin-starred restaurant overlooks the sea and rugged coastline. Here you can enjoy a set seafood menu made from the finest sustainable seafood caught by small day boats off the Cornish coast. Priced at £175 per person, this menu is available for lunch and dinner, and a real treat for a special occasion. With a car park right next door you won't even have to walk off the four courses!
Nathan Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac
Enjoying an altogether different location in the heart of Port Isaac, Nathan Outlaw's Michelin-starred, Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, is set in a picture perfect 15th century fisherman's cottage. Small but perfectly formed, here you can enjoy views out towards the harbour whilst enjoying a plethora of tantalising little seafood plates. The intimate atmosphere is rather special and the plates are cooked to order with a fixed price of £88 per person.
Paul Ainsworth's No 6, Padstow
Hop on the ferry or water taxi and enjoy an extra special dining experience at Paul Ainsworth's No 6, located just across the water in Padstow. Set within a beautiful Georgian townhouse in the centre of this pretty fishing village, Michelin-starred, No 6 serves modern British food with a focus on Cornish produce. Priced at £145 per person, this unique, nine-course à la carte experience is available for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through to Saturday.
The Dining Room, Rock
Located in the heart of Rock within easy walking distance from our Rock properties, The Dining Room has an excellent reputation with locals and visitors alike. Run by a husband and wife team Fred and Donna, The Dining Room is open for dinner only and serves a small à la carte menu that changes with the season. Two courses here are around £55 and three courses at £65.
Barnaby's at the Vineyard, nr Padstow
Set within one of Cornwall's most beautiful vineyards; Trevibban Mill, Barnaby’s at The Vineyard serves small and sharing plates using tasty Cornish seafood, meat and local produce. Open from May to through to September, here you can enjoy lunch or dinner with small plates priced around £9 to £14 and large sharing plates starting from £25. Whilst you are there, make sure you sample some Trevibban Mill wine or cider, made on site. Trevibban Mill is less than a half an hour drive or taxi ride away from Rock.
Prawn on The Lawn, Padstow
A must visit if you're visiting Padstow, Prawn on the Lawn is a pocket-sized fishmonger-come-restaurant in the heart of Padstow. Boasting a relaxed vibe, this small but perfectly formed restaurant serves deliciously unique small and sharing plates of seafood straight from the boat. Prawn on the Lawn opens for lunch and dinner and the menu changes regularly (sometimes hourly) depending on what the fishermen have caught.
Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
The Seafood Restaurant was opened by Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1975 and has developed an international reputation for serving the very finest in fish and shellfish. The seafood dishes served here are simple and utilise local produce and classic flavours from Rick's own recipes. Enjoy lunch here with the 3-course set menu priced at £30. The à la carte evening menu includes mains priced between £20 and £70. Vegetarian options are also available.
If you prefer a more relaxed vibe, then Surfside Rum Bar and Restaurant is the restaurant for you. Located right on the sand at Polzeath, Surfside rustles up a range of locally caught fresh fish and seafood platters, as well as a selection of traditional and modern tapas dishes. The menu celebrates local produce and includes vegetarian and vegan dishes. After dinner, head behind the restaurant to the secret Rum Bar and carry on your evening sampling the finest cocktails in the area and enjoy the live music that is often offered here.