7 Best Seafood Restaurants in Cornwall

July 22nd, 2019

With over 400 miles of coastline in Cornwall, it should come as no surprise that seafood features quite heavily in many of the restaurants in the county. With the best foodie spots in Cornwall making the most of local cuisine, several restaurants serve up fresh catches each day, so that you can enjoy the best tastes of Cornwall. While fish and chips may be the most popular fish dish in the area, with plenty of takeaways to choose from, you will also be spoiled for choice with fancier fish dish options at some of the best seafood restaurants in Cornwall. We take a look at a few of our favourites!

Rick Stein’s Fish, Falmouth

You can’t get more fishy than a restaurant with the word ‘fish’ in its name! Owned by celebrity chef Rick Stein, you’re bound to be in for a good bite when you visit Rick Stein’s Fish. Located in Falmouth, with stunning views out over the harbour, you’ll be treated to the likes of lobster and moules mariniere. All of the produce used to create these fantastic dishes is locally sourced. If you’d rather something simpler, then Rick does have a delicious offering of the classic fish and chips on the menu too!

The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow

Another offering from Rick Stein, who is clearly quite taken by the flavourful bites that seafood can bring, comes in the form of The Seafood Restaurant. First opened in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant is now a firm favourite amongst visitors to the Padstow area. The restaurant is now internationally renowned for offering the freshest fish dishes. With only a couple of meat dish on the menu, it really would be foolish to order anything other than fish at this fine eatery. Foodie fans will love sitting at the seafood bar in the centre of the restaurant to watch the chefs transforming the fresh catches into incredible dishes; from sashimi to oyster platters.

The Cove, Falmouth

Experience the tranquil side to Falmouth and enjoy a relaxing meal at the Cove. Nestled into the shoreline by Maenporth Beach, The Cove offers incredible views across Falmouth Bay, making for a picturesque and peaceful dining experience. The menus use local, seasonal produce and range from sushi to curry! For those in your dining party who would prefer not to eat fish, there are also a handful of meat and vegetarian options.

The Fish House, Newquay

A wide variety of freshly caught seafood can be found at The Fish House. The delicious food pairs excellently with the stunning views out over Fistral beach. A stone’s throw from the sea, the restaurant uses shellfish and fish caught fresh out of Newquay Harbour, and make the most of seasonal ingredients to keep each dish flavourful and fresh. If you can’t decide which delicious dish to try, then why not select the sharing board, and enjoy a mix of seafood treats!

Prawn on the Lawn, Padstow

Named one of the top 100 restaurants in the UK by The Times in 2017, Prawn on the Lawn is an exciting eating experience run by husband and wife team, Rick and Katie in Padstow. Combining a fishmonger with a restaurant, the food here is as fresh as it gets. The menu changes each day, depending on the fresh catches, allowing the restaurant to stay as sustainable as possible. Prawn on the Lawn offers tapas-style fish dishes, such as Szechuan prawns, as well as the option to share a whole fish between the table.

Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac

One of two Nathan Outlaw restaurants in Port Isaac, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen can be found within a 15th-century fisherman’s cottage that overlooks the harbour, making this the ideal location for a fish supper. The menu offers unique dishes, made with only the freshest of ingredients. With sustainability and quality in mind, the menu revolves around what the local fishermen have managed to catch. The fishermen with low-impact fishing methods and certified by the Responsible Fishing Scheme.

Hooked! Restaurant and Bar, Truro

A modern restaurant that serves award-winning seafood dishes in the heart of Truro. With an open-plan kitchen, you can watch as the chefs whip together some superb seafood plates. Order from the main menu, enjoy a mixture of tapas dishes or dig into the shellfish platter, where you can sample six different types of seafood – the choice is yours!

If you are staying in our luxury Cornish cottages, then why not spend an evening at our restaurant, Azura. Seafood lovers are sure to enjoy our catch of the day dish! For more food recommendations, why not check out these five places to eat on Cornwall’s south coast