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A foodie guide to Rock

Good food goes hand in hand with a good holiday. From country pubs to celebrity chefs, Rock has a tantalising array of restaurants. Take a look at our handy guide to Rock's foodie offering.

A foodie guide to Rock, North Cornwall

The Mariners Public House by Paul Ainsworth

The Mariners by Paul Ainsworth in Rock, North Cornwall Image courtesy of The Mariners
The Mariners by Paul Ainsworth in Rock, North Cornwall

Recently revamped after the takeover by Paul Ainsworth, The Mariners in Rock has reopened and is better than ever. With a brand-new look and a tantalising menu The Mariners is a stylish pub with pretty views across the Camel Estuary. The pub is still partnered with Sharp's Brewery so there are plenty of local ales to enjoy.

Open: Daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cream teas in between

Menu: British classics and the best local produce

We love: Porthilly oysters, harvested just around the corner

Price guide: ££-£££

Views of the water: Yes, it's right opposite the estuary

Dog friendly: Yes, outside and downstairs

Parking: No, use main Rock carpark

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The Blue Tomato

The Blue Tomato, a cafe in Rock, North Cornwall Image courtesy of the Blue Tomato

This laid-back, trendy café is a lovely place to relax and watch the world go by. Located in the heart of Rock opposite the beach, The Blue Tomato's menu offers more than your regular café. Snuggle up in the conservatory amongst the cushions and blankets and watch the boats sail by or head inside for a restaurant experience.

Open: Daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner (in the summer months) and coffee and cake in between

Menu: Quality British food with some Italian inspired cuisine too

We love: The Italian hot chocolate is a must!

Price guide: ££-£££

Views of the water: Yes, it's right opposite the estuary

Dog friendly: Yes

Parking: No, use main Rock carpark

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The Rock Inn

The Rock Inn, a restaurant in Rock, North Cornwall
The Rock Inn, a restaurant in Rock, North Cornwall Image courtesy of The Rock Inn
The Rock Inn, a restaurant in Rock, North Cornwall

The Rock Inn is a stylish hangout located above Jack Wills. Here, you can recline on the large balcony, soak up the sunshine and enjoy panoramic views over to Padstow. The relaxed vibe suits everyone, especially families and dog owners.

Open: Daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in between

Menu: Quality British food, specialising in seafood

We love: The generous portions!

Price guide: ££-£££

Views of the water: Yes, it's right opposite the estuary

Dog friendly: Yes

Parking: No, use main Rock carpark

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St Enodoc Hotel and Restaurant

The St Enodoc Hotel restaurant in Rock, North Cornwall
The St Enodoc Hotel restaurant in Rock, North Cornwall
The St Enodoc Hotel restaurant in Rock, North Cornwall Images courtesy of the St Enodoc Hotel
The St Enodoc Hotel restaurant in Rock, North Cornwall

This super stylish restaurant within the St Enodoc Hotel enjoys magnificent surroundings. Choose from dining on the terrace where you can enjoy the views of the water to the full, or within the beautiful interiors of the restaurant.

Open: Daily from 12pm for, lunch and dinner (in the summer months) and afternoon tea in between

Menu: Fresh, healthy modern European recipes

We love: The Cornish sparkling cream tea served with Camel Valley Brut

Price guide: £££-££££

Views of the water: Yes, it overlooks the Camel Estuary

Dog friendly: Yes, you can dine with your dog in the Rock Room

Parking: Yes

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The Dining Room

The Dining Room, Rock, North Cornwall Images courtesy of The Dining Room
The Dining Room, Rock, North Cornwall

The Dining Room has an excellent reputation with locals and visitors alike for exceptional food. It may not have views of the water, but it is well worth a visit for the amazing menu. Here you can enjoy an intimate atmosphere with warm and attentive service provided by the owners.

Open: Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 7pm

Menu: A small, seasonal à la carte menu of British classics using local produce

We love: The St Enodoc Asparagus starter with Cornish Gouda, smoked almond, confit egg yolk

Price guide: ££££

Views of the water: No

Dog friendly: No

Parking: Some parking outside or street parking

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The Pityme Inn

The Pityme Inn, a pub in Rock, North Cornwall
The Pityme Inn, a pub in Rock, North Cornwall
The Pityme Inn, a pub in Rock, North Cornwall Images courtesy of The Pityme Inn
The Pityme Inn, a pub in Rock, North Cornwall

Located in Pityme, at the top of the Rock Road, The Pityme Inn is a popular spot with the locals. Embellished in beautiful flowers in the spring and summer months, the Pityme Inn is a traditional Cornish pub where you can satisfy your craving for those delicious pub classics.

Open: Daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Menu: Pub classics with locally sourced ingredients

We love: The Sunday roast

Price guide: ££

Views of the water: No

Dog friendly: Yes

Parking: Yes

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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 Rock restaurant. Call us on 01208 869090 and we can help select the perfect property for your foodie convenience.

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