Top Five Dog Friendly Restaurants in South Cornwall
February 21st, 2023
There is nothing like going on a walk with your dog, working up an appetite and heading down to the local restaurant for delicious food, good drinks and sensational company. If you would love a Cornish adventure and a pub lunch with your four-legged friend, this guide is for you.
Cornwall provides endless dog friendly accommodation allowing you to spend precious time with your loved ones and furry friends. The Valley shares the top five dog-friendly places to eat in South Cornwall for you to experience.
Are Dogs allowed in Pubs in Cornwall?
Yes! You can take your dog to various dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall. We recommend checking with the pub beforehand to make sure your furry friend is welcome inside.
Top Five Dog Friendly Restaurants in South Cornwall
We have discovered the top five dog friendly places to eat in South Cornwall for you and your four-legged friend to visit!
Situated in the village of Mylor Bridge, 15 minutes from Falmouth, lies Pandora Inn, one of the best pubs in Cornwall. Overlooking Restronguet Creek, a visit here will promise spectacular views and high-quality, locally sourced fresh seafood.
Well-behaved dogs can relax in the bar area alongside their owners, which boasts flagstone floors and low-beamed ceilings – part of the inn dates back as far as the 13th century! There are outdoor areas perfect for you and your pup to enjoy fresh air, such as the fabulous outdoor floating pontoon.
If you would like to explore Falmouth, take a look at our dog friendly guide below:
The Cornish Vegan
For those looking for something a little different, The Cornish Vegan is a modern popular restaurant and is perfect for those planning days out with dogs in Truro. Priding itself on being 100% vegan, this excellent restaurant delivers a fantastic menu with great dishes almost entirely produced in-house or using locally sourced ingredients.
With an outdoor garden and dogs being allowed inside the restaurant, The Cornish Vegan is a beautiful little spot to visit if you want to explore Truro with your furry friend.
The Ship Inn
Situated on the northern point of the Lizard Peninsula, just 30 minutes from Falmouth, The Ship Inn is a warm and friendly local pub that prides itself on its food. The pub is known for being extremely dog friendly, with indoor and outdoor areas perfect for dogs.
Run by an award-winning chef and made using locally sourced ingredients, you can be sure that your family will be well-fed when visiting the Ship Inn while enjoying the warm local environment.
Once your stomach is full, there are many sensational beaches to visit on the Lizard Peninsula for an afternoon walk with your dog.
The Rising Sun
If you want to see some of Cornwall’s best views, spend a day at St Mawes. The Rising Sun is a spectacular dog-friendly pub that looks over the Roseland Peninsula, serving various modern and traditional pub-style dishes.
The Rising Sun’s menu also boasts a host of specials, which change daily, making the most of the local fresh fish and seasonal produce. Afternoon teas, including homemade scones and teacakes, can also be enjoyed between 2.30pm and 5.30pm.
Situated in the city, Hub Box in Truro serves late-night cocktails, award-winning burgers and food, and sensational morning coffee. Hub Box is known for being extremely dog friendly, with indoor and outdoor areas perfect for canine companions.
Top Dog Friendly Eateries near The Valley
Here at The Valley, we pride ourselves on being one of the best areas to stay in Cornwall for dogs. We have chosen some of our favourite dog friendly restaurants and pubs for you to discover if you decide to book a dog friendly stay with us.
- Roseland Inn
- Trengilly Wartha Inn
- The Punchbowl and Ladle
- Dolphin Inn
- Cafe Mylor
These sensational eateries are all situated near some of Cornwall’s amazing attractions! See below for dog friendly attractions to visit:
We hope to have made you hungry for more! Our fantastic dog friendly accommodation and cottages are available to book all year round! So pack the lead, your furry friend’s favourite toy and pop down to Cornwall for some local food!
7 Cornish-Made Treats and Brands to Try
September 04th, 2020
Cornwall is known for being a hotspot for foodies. In fact, food is frequently ranked as one of the main reasons people visit the county!
Classics like pasties, scones and fish & chips fill up those who visit Cornwall, but what Cornish-made products should you try for a treat? We share some of our favourite Cornish brands that you can find and enjoy while visiting the county!
This family-run chocolate company has been producing incredible hand-made chocolate in Cornwall since 2005. Originally operating from their farm in St Eval, Kernow Chocolate now has its own factory, which you can visit and see how the tasty treats are made.
While the factory is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19, we cannot wait for it to re-open and sample their famous Kernow hot chocolate from the on-site café!
Kernow Chocolate is available in a range of over 20 different flavours, including sea salt, honeycomb, raspberry and ginger. These bars make the perfect gift following a holiday to Cornwall in one of our luxury Cornish cottages, made all the better by their gorgeous range of packaging with artwork from Becky Bettesworth of the stunning Cornish scenery.
Furniss Cornish Fairing
A Cornish fairing is a traditional biscuit in Cornwall. It is a sweet and spicy ginger biscuit that has been manufactured by Furniss since 1886. While other companies make Cornish fairings, the Furniss brand is the most famous.
Established as a well-known Cornish biscuit manufacturer, Furniss now make a range of delicious treats including clotted cream shortbread, gingerbread and even savoury cheddar biscuits.
Moomaid of Zennor
Being a seaside county, ice cream is a pretty big part of Cornish life, and wherever you go, you won’t be far away from a quality scoop.
One of our favourites comes from Moomaid of Zennor, a dairy farm based near the village of Zennor – which is famed for their mermaid legend. You can find Moomaid ice cream at their parlours in Zennor, St Ives Harbour, Porthtowan Beach and St Just, as well as in a range of shops, hotels and restaurants in Cornwall.
In terms of flavour, in addition to classics like vanilla, honeycomb and raspberry ripple, there is also a huge collection of more unusual options, including white chocolate & passion fruit, salted almond, prosecco sorbet, and their famous ‘Shipwreck’ ice cream, made from sea salt, dulce de leche and honeycomb.
Buttermilk have been making scrumptious fudge and other delicious treats in Cornwall since 1964. If you’re after something truly indulgent, then Buttermilk fudge is the way to go!
It is widely available throughout Cornwall, in their own shops in Padstow and Port Isaac, as well as across the country in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Holland & Barrett.
While classic clotted cream fudge is what put Buttermilk on the map, they now have a wide range of flavours and products, including vegan and dairy-free chocolates!
Camel Valley Wine
If you’re looking for an alcoholic beverage to enjoy while on holiday in Cornwall, or to bring back as a gift for loved ones, then Camel Valley wine is certainly one to look out for!
Camel Valley have been producing award-winning wines since 1989, with their sips served up in Rick Stein’s restaurants, amongst other eateries in Cornwall.
If you fancy a taste of Cornwall, but can’t make the trip at the moment, then Camel Valley wines can also be found in Waitrose!
If you’re after luxury, then Trenance Chocolate is the one to pick! The chocolatiers at Trenance Chocolate make use of quality Belgian couverture to create luxurious truffles, bars and novelty chocolates.
You can visit their shop in Mullion to select your own chocolates, or find these indulgent treats in shops throughout the county.
Cornwall is known for having a slightly warmer climate than the rest of the UK, but did you know it’s the only place in England that grows tea?
The idea of growing tea in Cornwall came from the head gardener of the Tregothnan Estate, who came to the conclusion that tea could be grown on the estate as they were already growing a similar plant, the ornamental camellia.
Luckily, this plan paid off, as we can now try this delicious selection of teas from Tregothnan. As well as classic afternoon tea, they also produce a range of herbal teas, including chamomile, green tea and peppermint.
Have you tried any of these tasty treats before? If you have other favourites made in Cornwall, then leave us a comment on social media to share!
Gluten Free Friendly Restaurants in Cornwall
July 24th, 2020
When you have specific dietary needs, going on holiday can be a source of stress, as you may worry if there will be sufficient provisions available for your dietary requirements.
If you have coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance, you may be used to getting by on a jacket potato for lunch when trying to eat out in a café or restaurant that doesn’t provide a separate dietary menu. However, when you’re on holiday, you should be able to eat like a King!
Therefore, we are sharing only the best restaurants in Cornwall that offer dishes catered specifically to those who cannot eat gluten.
Truro Lounge, Truro
Truro Lounge is part of the Lounges chain but remains a quirky and unique spot within Truro city centre. Truro Lounge offers a separate gluten-free and vegan menu, and staff are happy to discuss your dietary requirements.
On the menu, you’ll find everything from brunch food to burgers, and even a delicious tapas offering. Truro Lounge also doubles as a cocktail bar, so why not indulge in a fancy beverage or two while you’re there?!
Penrose Kitchen, Truro
Penrose Kitchen is an award-winning restaurant that uses local and homegrown produce in their delicious dishes. The menu changes regularly to suit the seasonal ingredients available, but each dish is made to order so any and all dietary requirements can be met. Please call ahead to discuss your dietary needs with the chef.
Examples of dishes served here include a starter of seared scallops with honey parsnip puree, a main course of locally caught sea bass and a decadent chocolate ganache and sorbet pudding!
Boo Koos, Helston
Boo Koos is an American-style diner serving up delicious burgers, fries and shakes. They have a full, separate gluten-free menu, as well as separate dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan menus, ensuring that all dietary requirements are met.
You can find a wide variety of burgers on their menu, from a classic hamburger to an all-day breakfast burger! You’ll also find an assortment of tasty sides including topped fries, tater tots and southern fried chicken.
Becks, St Ives
A trip to Cornwall would not be complete without a hearty serving of fish and chips. As a coeliac, fish and chips can be tricky to find, as the fryers are often contaminated with gluten from the batter, meaning you often can’t even just order chips.
Luckily, Becks in Carbis Bay, St Ives offers a delicious portion of gluten-free fish and chips that is always prepared in a separate fryer in a designated area of their kitchen, meaning you do not need to worry about gluten contamination. They have a wide range on offer, including gluten-free scampi!
As well as this, they offer gluten-free vinegar, curry sauce and dips, allowing you to enjoy the full chippy experience! You can choose to dine in or take away and enjoy your fish supper with the breath-taking Cornish seaside in front of you!
Kahuna offers a Pan Asian inspired menu and is perfect for those who love experiencing new cuisine. Their menu is clearly labelled with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan icons, so you can request for dishes to be made to suit your requirements.
The food is cooked fresh to order, with dishes including Pad Thai, Singapore fried noodles and Thai red curry. You can eat their dishes within the restaurant or order as a takeaway to enjoy back at your luxury Cornish cottage.
Oggy Oggy, across Cornwall
The pasty is perhaps the most iconic symbol of Cornwall and being gluten-free should not hold you back from trying one of these Cornish treats. Oggy Oggy, the high street pasty store serves gluten-free pasties, either cheese or steak.
The pasties are frozen, so can either be taken away to cook at home or can be pre-ordered and collected after half an hour. If you choose to have it cooked at the pasty shop, then they will use a tray and tongs specifically dedicated to the gluten-free items.
There are Oggy Oggy stores in Falmouth, Truro, Newquay, Bodmin and Saltash.
The Stable, Falmouth
The Stable is a pizza restaurant, where each delicious pizza is handmade with fresh dough and topped with locally sourced ingredients before being popped in their oven. While they don’t have a dedicated menu for coeliac, all of their pizzas can be made on a gluten-free base when requested.
There is more than the food to draw you into this restaurant too, as The Stable is set in a grade II listed building that overlooks the incredible Falmouth Harbour. Also packed into this characterful building is over 50 varieties of cider to try!
If you have any recommendations for gluten-free eateries in Cornwall, then let us know!
8 Facts About The Famous Cornish Pasty
June 22nd, 2020
There’s not a Cornish person on the planet who isn’t exceptionally proud of their heritage, and that means the renowned Cornish pasty too. The pasty is intrinsically linked with Cornish heritage, as they were originally created and enjoyed by Cornish miners.
Take a look, and the next time you enjoy a pasty while you’re visiting one of our Truro holiday cottages, you can share your new-found facts on the Cornish delicacy.
Pasties in the States
Miners exported the idea of the Cornish pasty over with them to the United States of America, and even today, you can find lots of Cornish pasty shops in the mining towns of Michigan.
A Cornish pasty has the crimp on the side, whereas our Devonshire neighbours crimp theirs on the top.
Pasty in a Play
Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, first performed in 1600, contains the line: “Come! We have a hot pasty to dinner”.
Protection from the Devil
As legend would have it, the Devil wouldn’t dare attempt to venture across the River Tamar into Cornwall, for the fear of being put in a Cornish pasty as the filling.
Discarding the Crust
Originally, tin miners used the crimp you find on Cornish pasties as a makeshift ‘handle’ which they would then throw away. They had to discard the crust due to the fact that their fingers were contaminated with arsenic dust.
Introduction to Mexico
Drilling experts from Cornwall took the Cornish pasty with them to the silver mines of Mexico. You can now find a museum telling the story of this fact. During the same period, these miners introduced Association Football, or traditional football as we know it, to Latin America for the very first time.
Arguably the cutest of all the facts, a miner’s wife would carve her husband’s initials in his Cornish pasty so that he was able to distinguish his from all the others.
Oggy, Oggy, Oggy
In the Cornish language, a Cornish pasty is known as an ‘Oggy’. When the Cornish pasties were finished cooking and ready to be eaten, the wives would head over to the mineshaft and shout down: “Oggy, oggy, oggy!”, and the men would shout back: “Oi, oi, oi!” to let them know they were on the way.
Remember, a pasty can only be considered a ‘Cornish’ pasty if it was created in Cornwall! So, if you fancy one of these tasty treats, then you’ll need to pay a visit!
Foodie Spots in Truro
February 17th, 2020
In Truro, as with most cities, you won’t have to walk far before you are met with an assortment of gastronomical delights. But finding where to head as a foodie can be a bit of a challenge if you’re not just looking for plain old grub!
Luckily, with an abundance of fresh local produce, established chefs and stunning views to boot, there are many spots in Truro perfect for the gourmand. We share some of our favourite spots for foodies in this guide to Truro.
The Rising Sun
A quaint pub with a homely, historic feel, The Rising Sun is the place to be for lovers of fancy gastropub grub! Located in the quiet historical quarter of Truro, a short walk from the city centre, The Rising Sun has views down to the cathedral and surrounding historical buildings.
As well as their huge range of wine and fine ales, The Rising Sun offers both lunch and evening menus, packed full of locally sourced delights. This isn’t your regular pub food though, as you’ll be in for a real treat with the likes of honey-glazed Cornish duck or Cornish ale battered line caught pollock on the menu! In fact, The Rising Sun has won many awards for the food they serve.
Visit on a Sunday for a roast like no other, with slow-roasted meats and mouth-wateringly good roast potatoes. The Rising Sun also offers vegetarian options for their roast, including a spinach and mushroom wellington.
Truro Lounge can be found right in the centre of town, and while the lounges are a chain of restaurants, Truro Lounge is unique to the city. Here you can dine in a lovely atmosphere, as you’re surrounded by quirky and bold interiors, with walls lined with portraits. Upstairs, you’ll also find a roof terrace; perfect for summer dining and sipping on cocktails!
On the menu, there’s definitely something for everyone, with brunch food, burgers, tapas, salads and sandwiches on offer, as well as a few main meal options. Truro Lounge has a separate, but extensive, gluten free and vegan menu, and are good at catering to dietary needs.
Archie Browns is a health food shop and vegetarian café located on Kenwyn Street in Truro city centre. Enjoy lunchtime treats, delicious drinks and a hearty slice of cake when you visit this sweet spot. Choose from scrumptious quiches, cottage pie, salads, soups and veggie bowls. After dining, why not pick up some of their health food treats to take home with you?!
Making the most of the Cornish waters, Hooked! is a seafood and tapas restaurant in Truro that uses locally sourced, seasonal produce. As well as a classic fish and chips, you’ll be able to find seafood curry, shellfish platters and scrumptious scallops on the menu. If you’re not one for seafood, then the tapas menu has plenty of fish-free nibbles to choose from!
A quirky burger and barbeque restaurant, Hubbox has a handful of locations in the South West, including one in Truro city centre. Set within a repurposed church, Hubbox Truro offers an exciting dining experience in a unique setting. Enjoy hearty portions of handmade burgers and chips, loaded fries and fancy kebabs, all made with local produce.
Sam’s in the City
Sam’s have award-winning restaurants throughout Cornwall, with Sam’s in the City as their Truro location. Making the most of the local fresh catches, there are some great seafood dishes on the menu, as well as some cracking burgers, steaks and salads. Sam’s has a great atmosphere, and you can indulge in a cocktail or two from the bar as well!
The Roseland Inn
Out of the city, on the Roseland Peninsula, you’ll find the delightful Roseland Inn – the perfect place to head if you’d like to dine with country views rather than a cityscape. A traditional pub, with low ceilings and wood burners, this is a cosy spot in the country to enjoy a pint and a bite.
Each dish is freshly cooked, and you’ll find homely staples like pie, steak and a good serving of fish and chips on the menu. After your meal, head down the surrounding country lanes for a stroll or cycle and relax in the stunning natural views.
If you want to experience the tastes of Truro and all the exciting things you can do in Truro, then why not embark on a fun weekend city break? Our Truro holiday cottages are the perfect place for a relaxing short break or an extended getaway!
Best Winter Lunch Spots in Cornwall
January 13th, 2020
Cornwall is home to picturesque scenery, plenty of history and many delightful eateries. It truly is one of the most beautiful spots in the UK, so it is no surprise that people often choose Cornwall as a holiday destination. Come rain or shine, winter or summer; this place is brilliant all year round! You may wonder how you can enjoy the splendid countryside while it is cold and wet, but do not fear, as Cornwall has plenty of places where you can enjoy a spot of lunch and a stunning view. In this blog, we take a look at some of the best cafes, restaurants and pubs that offer delicious food and a breath-taking view, perfect for those chilly winter days.
Pandora Inn, Falmouth
25 to 30 minutes from The Valley
We will start our list of winter lunch spots in Cornwall with the award-winning Pandora Inn. Situated in the beautiful seaside town of Falmouth, this pub is a little gem of history as parts of it date back to the 13th century! It is a cosy and rustic pub, with beams on the ceiling and a thatched roof. The pub is located in a very remote location; therefore, you can arrive at the destination via foot, car, boat or bike. As the car park is of a smaller size, the pub does promote getting the boat across or enjoying a stroll or cycle. Once you arrive at the pub, you can read the fantastic menu that includes dishes such as fish pie, pork tenderloin and homemade Cornish beef burger. All ingredients used in the meals are fresh, sourced locally and the produce used is seasonal. Along with the delicious food, there is an extensive wine list and traditional real ales that are sourced from St Austell Brewery, so why not enjoy a beverage, some glorious food and take in the beautiful scenery? There is nothing better than sitting next to a roaring log fire and looking out at the delightful flowing water outside.
Charlie’s Boathouse, Charlestown
30 to 40 minutes from The Valley
Charlestown is a beautiful fishing village that is nestled in between Carlyon Bay and Porthpean. From coffee and a sandwich to prosecco and eggs benedict, Charlie’s Boathouse is a place suited for everyone! It is a quaint family-run restaurant that is perfect for casual dining. With comfy sofas and a cosy atmosphere, it is a brilliant spot to retreat to after some time in the cold of the winter. On the menu, you can find the Boathouse burger, the Italian job pizza and scorched mackerel, with plenty of choices, you can be sure to find the perfect dish for your lunch this winter.
Lewinnick Lodge, Newquay
25 to 30 minutes from The Valley
Lewinnick Lodge is situated in the cliffs of Newquay’s Pentire Headland and boasts some spectacular views of the sea. While it might be a little chilly in the winter, the deck is a brilliant spot to immerse yourself in the scenery, so we do recommend popping out there to have a look, even if it is for a couple of minutes. Something that is quite a selling point for Lewinnick Lodge, besides the beautiful food and scenery, is the efforts they make to be a sustainable business. They are actively trying to reduce their use of plastic and source all goods locally to shrink their carbon footprint. On the menu, you can find dishes such as Cornish shellfish linguine, Lewinnick burger and Moroccan spiced bean burger, so there is plenty of variety to choose from. The beautiful Fistral beach is only minutes away so you can enjoy a wintery stroll along the beach then get cosy in Lewinnick Lodge and enjoy a refreshment and some food.
Godolphin Arms, Marazion
45 minutes from The Valley
Located opposite the iconic St Michael’s Mount in Marazion, the Godolphin Arms is a modern beachside restaurant that boasts some fantastic views and delicious food. All food served is locally sourced, and the atmosphere is relaxing and chilled, so it is the perfect spot for unwinding and enjoying the scenic views. From the classic fish and chips to monkfish, the Godolphin Arms has a wide variety of options on their menu that should appeal to all visitors. As the restaurant is so close to St Michael’s Mount, why not get the boat out to the iconic spot and then retreat to the Godolphin Arms for a cosy sit down with delicious food and a toasty refreshment to warm you up.
We hope that no matter the weather, you can enjoy your time in the stunning countryside of Cornwall. There is nothing better than spending the morning exploring and then stopping for some lunch in a coastal spot where you can refuel and warm up. If you would like to visit Cornwall, why not consider staying at The Valley in Truro? We offer luxury Cornish cottages suitable for all, including families, couples and dogs! For more information on our retreat, visit our social media channels.
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.
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!
The Best Places For A Roast Dinner In Cornwall
January 10th, 2019
Home to an array of fresh local produce, delicious traditional recipes and a fair number of celebrity chefs’ restaurants, Cornwall is something of a foodie wonderland. While we love a good portion of fish and chips by the seaside in the summer months, when it is a little colder outside we often fancy something a little heartier.
5 Places to Eat on Cornwall’s South Coast
August 24th, 2018
Cornwall is known for its sun, sea and surf, but did you know that it is also one of the best spots for foodies in the UK?! Home to an impressive selection of celebrity chefs and a thriving restaurant scene, Cornwall boasts an array of fresh local ingredients, with seafood being a speciality for the coastal county.
There are far too many foodie spots to choose from in Cornwall, and as our luxury Cornish cottages are based in Truro, we are taking a look at five of the best places to grab a tasty bite on Cornwall’s south coast!
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Rick Stein’s Fish
A holiday in Cornwall is not complete without a good serving of fish and chips. With fresh catches available almost everywhere along the coastal county, you’ll be able to eat a quality cod wherever you go, but nothing can quite compare to the incredible edible experience of Rick Stein’s Fish. If you hadn’t guessed by the name, the restaurant is owned by celebrity chef Rick Stein, so a good bite is guaranteed! With views out over the impressive Falmouth Harbour, the food will be as stunning as the scenery. With dishes like moules mariniere and lobster on the menu, all of the produce used is locally sourced, ensuring you get the full experience of all Cornwall has to offer.
The Hidden Hut
If you’re up for an adventure, The Hidden Hut is the dining spot for you. As the name may suggest, before you can take a seat at the beachside café, you have to find it! Taking a stroll along the National Trust coast path from the delightful Porthcurnick Beach will lead you to the Hut, where beach eating is taken to a whole new level.
Forget the bog-standard scoop of ice cream and cone of chips, The Hidden Hut deals out delicious freshly-prepared treats for hungry surfers and sun tanners alike. Each day, the lunchtime menu offers up lighter bites, like Cornish pasties fresh out of the oven, or a bigger dish from the specials board which changed daily, like seafood chowder or curry.
The real draw for The Hidden Hut is their famous feast night, where attendees gather for a delicious evening picnic-style feast. There will be between two and four events each month, so bring along plates and cups and The Hidden Hut will serve up some delicious dishes.
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The Watch House
As a popular holiday destination, finding a spot for a quieter lunch can sometimes prove a bit of a challenge. This is where The Watch House steps in. Nestled into the quaint and quiet St Mawes Harbour, on the stunning Roseland Peninsula, this seaside eatery offers up a peaceful dining experience. With its harbour-side location, seafood features strongly on the menu, all of which is locally sourced – the lobsters even come straight out of St Mawes Bay! The harbour looks out over to St Anthony’s Head, so you’ll get incredible views over to the National Trust lands as you dine.
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Sam’s On The Beach
A family-friendly chain that makes its home in Cornwall, Sam’s now has three permanent restaurants in the county, establishing themselves as a Cornish favourite. For those heading to the city centre, you can grab a bite from Sam’s In The City, but our favourite has to be Sam’s On The Beach, found in the seaside village of Polkerris. Remodelling an old lifeboat station into an incredible diner with a custom-built wood-burning pizza oven, you can sample a slice of Cornish cuisine. The popular eatery has exquisite views over St Austell Bay, making it the perfect place to soak up some sun, especially when you have a cocktail from the bar in hand.
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The Rising Sun
Sat in the heart of Truro’s historic quarter, The Rising Sun has a truly rustic feel, with an assortment of incredible gastropub dishes to match. Run by a husband and wife team, the charming pub is best known for their impressive three-course evening feast. Sample the Cornish crab and prawn tagliatelle starter, before tucking into the roasted pheasant breast and finishing the meal off with a scrumptious sticky toffee pudding. In addition to the gorgeous gastro grub, the pub is also famed for its bar, which features a lengthy line-up of local ales and an outstanding wine list. Making full use of this, the pub runs regular wine tasting nights, allowing you to get comfy in the warm and homely pub with a glass of vino in hand!
If you’re staying with us at The Valley, you’ll also be able to experience the great tastes at our very own Café Azur, where fresh local produce is turned into some incredible tasting dishes! What restaurants do you love going to near Truro? Let us know in the comments below.