When it comes to holidaying in and around Cornwall, you want to know the top spots to stop for a bite to eat or that truly scrumptious cream tea – Cornwall is known for cream teas, of course! You can’t go home without trying at least one! But what about those great spots for quick bites, pub grub and more? Here’s just three top places for all kinds of food throughout Cornwall.
The Watering Hole, Perranporth
One of the absolute best bets for every meal, day or night, is the Watering Hole in Perranporth. Located right on the beach, it’s touted as the UK’s only bar on the beach and is something of a local legend in these parts. Serving brews from Cornwall’s own St Austell Brewery, The Watering Hole is the perfect place to kick back with a cold one and enjoy some of the best fish and chips this side of Bolventor. It’s safe to say that food at The Watering Hole is some of the best, and probably what keeps the locals coming back for more. Well, that and the stunning views and sandy beach, of course!
Polpeor Cafe, The Lizard
If you’re keen to try those cream teas we mentioned, one of the best spots is down on the Lizard, right at Lizard Point, the most southerly spot on the UK. Polpeor Cafe is only a stone’s throw from the sea, set right in the hillside with commanding views of rocky cliff faces and both indoor and outdoor seating – if you can find some! It just speaks to its popularity though, and you will be impressed by the size of the cream tea on offer – we suggest you don’t eat beforehand! Cream tea not your thing? Don’t worry – they have a whole host of cakes, pies, biscuits, burgers, quiches and more on hand to satisfy anyone’s tastes.
While you’re down on the Lizard why not grab yourself some great fish and chips from ‘Smuggler’s’. Known for their basic fish and chips or locally caught for a bit extra, it’s easily the best chippy in town. Tripadvisor reviews think so – with over 200 five star reviews and 4.8 out of 5 on Google. You won’t regret it!
The Godolphin, Marazion
If you’re looking for dinner and a view, the Godolphin at Marazion is hard to beat. Set right on the seafront along a stretch of sand, it boasts some of the most impressive views across the water to iconic St Michael’s Mount. With indoor and outdoor seating it’s easy to see why this is the spot for many to kick back and enjoy the sounds of the sea crashing on the shoreline, enjoying a drink or some food in the sun before or after tackling the hike up St Michael’s Mount across the way.
So whether you’re coming to Cornwall camping with family, friends or just you and your special someone, hopefully these great dining ideas will have you excited to visit all the little nooks and crannies that Cornwall has to offer.