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A foodie guide to Polzeath

Good food goes hand in hand with a good holiday. From super chic surf hangouts to creative dining experiences, Polzeath has a tantalising array of cafés and restaurants. Take a look at our handy guide to Polzeath's foodie offering.

The Mowhay

The Mowhay, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall
The Mowhay, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall
The Mowhay, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall

This vibrant arts café sits a little outside of Polzeath in the quieter village of Trebetherick. In spring you can dine under the cherry blossoms and enjoy a peaceful lunch. Out of season, warm up beside the crackling wood burner in the colourful restaurant. Serving a high quality à la carte menu, it is well worth the visit with parking directly outside making it easy.

Open: Daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (opening times vary throughout the year so please check their Facebook page)

Menu: British classics and the best local produce

We love: Mexican night on Sundays

Price guide: ££-£££

Views of the water: No

Dog friendly: Yes, outside

Parking: Yes directly outside

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The Oyster Catcher

The Oyster Catcher, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall
The Oyster Catcher, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall

Recently extended and refurbished, The Oyster Catcher is the place to head for the vibrant atmosphere and to let your hair down after dinner with a drink or two. The surfer chic decor and sea views create a lovely atmosphere for an evening out complete with all the pub classics.

Open: Daily for lunch and dinner (11am to 11pm) and from 8am for breakfast at the weekend

Menu: Pub classics

We love: Anything on the burger menu!

Price guide: ££

Views of the water: Yes

Dog friendly: Yes in the bar and outside spaces

Parking: Yes directly outside which is pay and display (ticket reimbursed if food/drink purchased)

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The Cracking Crab

The Cracking Crab, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall
Places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall
The Cracking Crab, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall
The Cracking Crab, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall

Perched on the clifftop above Polzeath Beach, The Cracking Crab occupies one of the best locations for enjoying a drink or meal with a view. The large garden will be loved by both children and dogs and the colourful decor makes this a fun place to spend time beside the sea.

Open: Daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the main holiday season

Menu: British seaside classics

We love: The crab of course with a side of their very own prawn juice beer!

Price guide: £££

Views of the water: Yes

Dog friendly: Yes

Parking: No, use the pay and display carparks (Tristram Carpark the closest)

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Surfside

Surfside, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall

If you want to enjoy a meal quite literally on the beach, then Surfside is the place for you. Serving creative, colourful food of the highest quality, Surfside will be a favourite with foodies and those keen for Instagrammable dishes! As an added bonus, you can head to the secret Rum Bar behind the restaurant for the best cocktails around.

Open: Daily for lunch and dinner during the main holiday season

Menu: Colourful and imaginative local, seasonal produce

We love: The macaroni cheese with crab

Price guide: £££

Views of the water: Yes

Dog friendly: No

Parking: No, use the pay and display carparks

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TJ's Café

TJs Cafe, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall

TJs Café is conveniently located on the edge of the beach and you can enjoy fantastic views from the balcony. Head up the spiral staircase and be delighted by the pretty decor and cosy window seats framing the view of the beach. This is a great place to head for a hearty brunch after a session amongst the waves.

Open: Daily from 10am for breakfast and lunch

Menu: Cafe classics

We love: The breakfast hash with Cornish new potatoes

Price guide: £-££

Views of the water: Yes

Dog friendly: Yes (treat your dog to their dog sausage)

Parking: No, use the pay and display carparks

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The Waterfront

The Waterfront, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall

The Waterfront is trustily open throughout the year when others aren't for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Grab a local tipple and enjoy the view from the balcony and keep an eye out for their evening events which can be a lot of fun.

Open: Daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Menu: Flavours from the sea and locally sourced ingredients

We love: Porthilly mussels with fries

Price guide: ££

Views of the water: Yes

Dog friendly: Yes

Parking: No, use the pay and display carparks

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Paradise Pizza

Paradise Pizza, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall

If you can't tear yourself away from the sand, then just order a Paradise Pizza and enjoy it on the beach as the sun goes down. These are our personal favourites for pizzas in Polzeath. Creative ingredients and an ever-changing menu keep the takeaway options exciting.

Open: For evening takeaways through the main holiday season

Menu: Wood fired pizzas

We love: The beast of bourbon with brisket and BBQ sauce

Price guide: £-££

Parking: No, use the pay and display carparks

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The Taco Boys

The Taco Boys, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall
The Taco Boys, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall

This super cool, converted horsebox can be found hidden around the corner from the main beach at Polzeath at Baby Bay. Tried and tested by the Latitude50 team as well as celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey himself, these tacos are to die for. Keep an eye out for their two for one offer, usually on a Monday evening.

Open: Daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the main holiday season (but keep an eye on their Instagram as can close in bad weather)

Menu: Tacos

We love: Jerk marinated Pollock taco

Price guide: ££-£££

Parking: No, park either on the clifftop or in the pay and display car park

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The Tube Station

The Tube Station, one of our top picks for places to eat in Polzeath, North Cornwall

This church meets café meets art gallery is a fantastic space to enjoy a breakfast or coffee with cake. Kids will love the skate ramp inside, and the super cool surf-inspired decor provides endless visual interest. Soak up the sunshine in the large garden and watch the world go by from the comfort of a swinging hammock.

Open: Daily for breakfast, lunch and cake inbetween

Menu: Simple and healthy

We love: The ‘Tube Time’ coffee blend

Price guide: £

Views of the water: Yes

Dog friendly: Yes

Parking: No, park in the pay and display carpark on the beach

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If you fancy a local tipple to wash down your meal, then leave the car keys at home and pick one of our properties within walking distance of your chosen Polzeath restaurant. Call us on 01208 869090 and we can help select the perfect property for your foodie convenience.

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