Cornwall has a superb selection of restaurants, eateries and beach cafes, selling seafood, fish, artisan cheeses and wonderful charcuterie boards. There’s so much choice and the freshness of the produce is noticeable.

There are so many fantastic places to eat in Cornwall from the obvious to the magical finds off the beaten track. We’ve listed the top 5 but there are plenty, plenty more so it’s worth doing a bit of research before you set off on your holiday or weekend break.

Top 5 Restaurants in Cornwall

Kota

Chef/owner Jude Kereama is a New Zealander who has won awards for his restaurants in both London and Auckland before moving down to Cornwall. Chosen to represent the South West in Great British Menu, Jude and his wife Jane, who heads up the front of house, strive to give their customers an experience to remember with their award winning food, extensive wine list and relaxed yet attentive service.

Incredible award-winning fish menu and if this desert: ark chocolate tart with miso caramel, sesame praline, green tea ice cream, chocolate sauce doesn’t tempt you we don’t know what will!

Location: Harbour Head, Porthlevan, Helston, TR13 9JA
Phone: 01326 562 407
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The Victoria Inn

Set in the heart of the quiet, coastal village of Perranuthnoe only 1½ miles east of Marazion, home to St. Michael’s Mount and only a minute from the South West Coast path. We are ideally situated to explore West Cornwall being only 10 miles from the Minack Theatre, St. Ives and Cornwall’s rugged North coast.

As well as award-wining food, fine wines, good local ales, ciders and a Cornish lager, they have two en-suite rooms available for bed and breakfast if you don’t fancy the drive home.

The daily menu utilises the excellent wealth of local produce available each season within close proximity to the inn. They are very child-friendly and offer a good, healthy children’s menu as well as smaller portions of some of our main menu dishes.

With a roaring fire in the winter and a south facing, enclosed terraced garden for the warmer months, the inn really is for all seasons.

Location: Perranuthnoe, Penzancce, Cornwall, TR20 9NP
Phone: 01736 710 309
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Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

The beach-side restaurant at Sennen Cove occupies one of the most impressive dining locations in the country, commanding spectacular views over this rugged and unspoilt bay in West Cornwall.

Daily menus are based simply upon season and market availability. The restaurant aims to bring you the best the region has to offer simply and beautifully prepared.

Location: The Beech Complex, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7BT
Phone: 01736 871 191
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Fifteen Cornwall

Overlooking the beach at Watergate Bay on the north coast of Cornwall, our restaurant offers a unique blend of exceptional food, dedicated service and an inspiring commitment to make a difference in young people’s lives.

Experience our bold, bright, seasonal Italian dishes packed full of flavour and served with a Cornish twist and allow our front of house team to take you on a food journey, with amazing tales of provenance.

All the profits from Fifteen Cornwall go to its registered charity, Cornwall Food Foundation and together they manage the award-winning Apprentice Programme.

Location: On The Beach, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, TR8 4AA
Phone: 01637 861 000
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The Old Quay House

Fowey River oysters, local scallops, West Country meat and Cornish cheeses… hungry yet? ‘Q’ restaurant at The Old Quay House offers excellent dining in a relaxed, unstuffy setting. Forget unsmiling waiters, small portions and whispered conversations, dining here is all about fun and enjoyment – quality local and season produce features heavily on our menu of creative, contemporary dishes.

Location: 28 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ 
Phone: 01726 833 302
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