If you live in Devon and Cornwall, or visiting the area, you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting somewhere to eat and drink. With ingredients often freshly sourced from the South West’s shores, fields and trees, restaurants and eateries have the cream of the crop when it comes to creating some of the greatest dishes around.
Whether you’re searching for a tasty traditional meal, or a dish to liven up the taste-buds, there’s something to suit everyone’s palette.
With so many great places to eat, we called upon MiHi Digital’s Twitter followers to help us find Cornwall’s top 10:
The Waymarker, near Constantine
Situated between two of Cornwall’s prettiest places, Falmouth and Porthleven, is the Waymarker. Not only is it famous for its award-winning cream teas and Sunday roasts, the Waymarker boasts a brasserie style menu, splendid light lunches and cakes that are allergy friendly!
Austell’s, Carlyon Bay
If you’re wanting fine dining and locally produced food then Austell’s is the place for you. With Carylon’s beautiful beaches just a stone’s throw away, why not pop in for lunch or book a table for that special occasion. Visit now and you’ll be able to try their popular seasonal dishes!
Boscastle Farm Shop, near Boscastle
Taking a stroll around Boscastle? Then a visit to the nearby Boscastle Farm Shop is a must. Not only does this award-winning farm shop sell some of the finest homemade Cornish produce, their lunches, all-day breakfasts, pies and pastries are a popular hit with locals and visitors.
Number Eight, Launceston
Keeping it Cornish in the county’s ancient capital of Launceston, is Number 8. Their delightful lunches are created using locally sourced fresh ingredients. Pop in for coffee or cake, or something more substantial. Look out for their occasional music nights too!
The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor near St Ives
With stunning sea views, the Atlantic Ocean forms the perfect backdrop for this dining pub on the coast. With a host of awards under its belt for good food, the Gurnard’s Head menu is packed with tantalising dishes and if it all gets too much, you can stay in one of the hotel rooms.
Not only is Porthleven popular for its surf and iconic clock tower, this quaint Cornish harbour is lined with delightful eateries. Amongst them is Amélies. Behind the colourful blue doors, you’ll find exquisite food and wine. Be sure to pay a visit when they reopen in December.
Chapter 1 Restaurant, Newquay
Relative new to the Newquay food scene is Chapter 1. Founded earlier this year by chef, Tom Mackins, he takes pride in producing ‘unforgettable food with an affordable price tag’. Located in the heart of Newquay, this culinary delight sure is worth a visit.
Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac
Producing fine seafood plates using fish freshly sourced from local shores is Outlaws Fish Kitchen. Founded by famous chef, Nathan Outlaw, this is the place to go if you love fishy dishes.
Looking for proper American style grill food, then you’ll love Firebrand. They have a variety of main dishes, from pulled pork to hotdogs, steaks to sharing nachos, not forgetting their ever-popular burgers. Accompanied with a locally brewed beer or ale, what more could you want!
Life’s a Beach, Bude
If you want to enjoy dinner by the beach, then you can’t get much closer than Life’s a Beach. Situated on the shores of Summerleaze, this beach café by day and seafood bistro by night, provides exceptional food made using local ingredients.