Places to Eat With a Sea View in Cornwall

June 17th, 2019

Cornwall is renowned for its gorgeous beaches and stunning seaside views. When these views are paired with the incredible tastes of local Cornish cuisine, you’ve got yourself an unbeatable experience. From seaside snacks to clifftop cuisine, we take a look at some of the best places to eat in Cornwall with a sea view.

Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick Beach

A visit to most beachside cafes will get you a scoop of ice cream, or a cone of chips if you’re lucky. But The Hidden Hut is no ordinary seaside snack spot, but rather an exciting eatery that offers hearty meals and delicious treats, as well as their famous feast nights! As its name may suggest, locating the hut is something of an adventure, but it’s certainly worth the delightful journey along the National Trust coast path from Porthcurnick Beach. During the day, hungry surfers and sun tanners can find freshly-baked pasties, scrumptious salads and bigger portions from the specials board, which changes daily.

The real reason The Hidden Hut is so beloved, however, is their fantastic Feast Night. With two to four events per month, the Hut puts on a picnic like no other, with themed evenings offering impressive dishes shared between all in attendance. Bring along your own plates, cutlery and cups and enjoy incredible eats with some new foodie friends!

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay offers a backdrop as impressive as the dishes served at Jamie Oliver’s award-winning restaurant. Fifteen was opened by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver as a way of helping disadvantaged and unemployed young adults to learn the culinary trade. Since its opening, Fifteen has taken on over 200 apprentices, who are trained by top chefs to create some delicious dishes. Many of the main menu dishes take inspiration from Italian cuisine, although the ingredients used will be seasonal. Profits from the restaurant are given to the Cornwall Food Foundation charity, which also helps to keep the apprenticeship scheme running.

Rick Stein’s Fish, Falmouth

Nothing can beat a good portion of fish and chips while on a seaside getaway in Cornwall. While a quality cod can be found almost anywhere in Cornwall, Rick Stein brings this classic dish to a new level with the fresh seafood experience offered at Rick Stein’s Fish. The restaurant overlooks the stunning scenes of Falmouth Harbour, making it the perfect location to enjoy such dishes as moules mariniere, grilled lobster, and, of course, the classic fish and chips. Making the most of what Cornwall has to offer, all of the produce used is locally sourced, so you’re guaranteed an authentic Cornish bite.

Sam’s On The Beach, Polkerris

Sam’s restaurants can be found in a few locations across Cornwall, as a local family-friendly chain. One of the best-loved spots is Sam’s On The Beach, found in the village of Polkerris. As the name suggests, the restaurant is right by the sea, making it the perfect spot for summer dining. Once an old lifeboat station, the building has been transformed to contain a wood-burning pizza oven that can cook up fresh slices of heaven, accompanied by the incredible views of St Austell Bay. Head on to the beach with a cocktail in hand and soak up the sun or sit by the open kitchen to watch the chefs whip up a delicious dish!

The Watch House, St Mawes

Few seaside eateries can match the beauty of The Watch House. Set in the quaint and quiet St Mawes harbour, nestled in the Roseland Peninsula, you can avoid the bustle of the busier tourist beaches and appreciate the impressive views with a more peaceful dining experience. Each dish is as local as you can get, with the lobster even being caught straight from St Mawes Bay! As you tuck in to a delicious dinner, you’ll be able to gaze over the harbour to the remarkable National Trust lighthouse, St Anthony Head. If you’d rather get out and explore the area, then you can also grab a bite on the go from The Watch House, with a few takeaway options available.

If you would like to experience the best tastes that Cornwall has to offer, then why not join us for a luxury family holiday in Cornwall! Foodie fans will also love our very own Azura Restaurant and Bar that can be found on-site, serving up delicious home-style cuisine using local produce. If you book a last minute holiday with us for June or July, then we’ll give you a £50 restaurant voucher to use at Azura. Simply add ‘FREEFOOD19’ to your booking notes when checking out online or over the phone!