Restaurants we recommend
Cornwall is a gastronomic delight and the best know restaurants have to be Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant in Padstow and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteeen in Watergate Bay. The must have menu items when enjoying yourself in Cornwall have to be the Cornish pasty, fish and chips...by the sea and for dessert a Cornish cream tea jam first then cream...that is the Cornish way.
For lunch you cannot beat a Cornish pasty so head to Philp’s in Hayle they make great traditional pasties and for vegetarians Philp’s cheese and vegetable really hits the spot. Evening dining depends on your requirements, and it doesn't matter what you are looking for Cornwall can cater for you from dining in the great outdoors, to gourmet burgers and for real food lovers (who isn’t?) delicious michelin starred restaurants.
Lets begin with the great outdoors, treat yourself to take away fish and chips with a take your own bottle of wine on the beach - beautiful views, hot fish and chips and a cool crisp white wine...perfect. For an evening out there are many fantastic restaurants in St Ives to choose from. Alfresco where you will sample local seafood with a Mediterranean twist at this open-fronted continental style restaurant with seating outside. Porthmeor Cafe is a superb restaurant on Porthmeor beach, it is best know for its breakfasts and tapas and of course the views. During the day it has a chilled family atmosphere, in the evenings it has a touch of sophistication. If you are serious about your food and enjoy a good burger then you must have a gourmet burger at Blas Burgerworks...these are no ordinary burgers; and finally for the real foodies among you that really fancy a treat; book a table at The Black Rock it has a 3 michelin bib gourmand award (1 of 3 in cornwall) This is delicious food in a chilled out relaxed atmosphere and it is not too pricey either.
Head out of St Ives towards St Just on the coast road and discover Gurnards Head a superb dining pub. Keep going towards Helston to find the Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe, a favourite of ours, it is well worth a visit the chef trained with the likes of Raymond Blanc and Michael Caines.
This is just a snippet of the many restaurants we have in Cornwall, there really are many, more to mention.