If you’re a seafood fan then Cornwall is most definitely the place to be! There’s a huge range of vessels sailing around the Cornish coast each day, catching a variety of seafood
from bass, to crab and scallops. Wondering where you can try some fresh delights? We asked our loyal social media following where to try, and they didn’t disappoint! Take a look at these top suggestions…
Hooked on the Rocks, Falmouth
The restaurant now has a brand new kitchen and a warmer richer colour palette to frame the outstanding view overlooking Swanpool Beach, Falmouth. Their menu is locally sourced, sustainable wherever possible using the freshest Cornish produce with inspiration taken from the rugged Cornish coastline surrounding the restaurant. We particularly like the sound of the Seafood Goan curry or Wild Cornish Shellfish Linguini.
The Shack, Falmouth
The Shack is a rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square, Falmouth, where the food is always fresh! The Shack takes the very best ingredients from its sister restaurant, The Shed, – relaxed dining in an unrivalled atmosphere – recreating them with a focus on sparklingly fresh, local seafood. The idea is simple: sociable food and a fun, hands-on approach to shellfish. They’ve got something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children’s menu.
The Fish House, Fistral
Paul Harwood’s Fish House is a new restaurant in Newquay located on Fistral Beach a stone’s throw from the sea. The inspiration for their food comes straight from the sea, using locally caught fish and shell fish caught straight from Newquay harbour. They use the best seasonal ingredients available, to create rustic dishes with authentic flavours. What better way to finish a day on the beach than watching the sunset eating amazing food and soaking up the atmosphere.
The UpperDeck, Falmouth
Located in the Falmouth Marina, UpperDeck is a restaurant and bar serving fantastic food and fine wine within beautiful surroundings. UpperDeck specialise in steaks from the very best suppliers in the country, locally caught seafood and handmade pizzas. Their seafood arrives daily from Matthew Stevens, landed locally in Newlyn and Plymouth to ensure its sustainability, with a trace on each fish to the boat that caught it.
The Mermaid, St Ives
Situated in the heart of ‘Down-a-Long’, the old fishing quarter of St Ives, The Mermaid Seafood Restaurant is one of the towns most popular and oldest family owned and run restaurants. With an extensive menu, offering only the finest and freshest locally caught seafood, alongside a selection of locally farmed meat and poultry, and a carefully selected wine list, you will also find daily specials and, in the Summer months, locally caught Lobsters are a specialty.
Gaze out through the glass-fronted restaurant doors at boats bobbing in Porthleven harbour, or enjoy a panoramic view from the terrace. Dine on lobster plucked fresh from the waves, or Amélies plank; Chilli and garlic tiger prawns, salt and pepper squid, crab claws, mussels, langoustines, bread and dips. Join them for one of their Summer Sessions or music nights and soak in a special atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy fresh food, fine wines and excellent service in their award-winning restaurant located at the heart of Porthleven.
The Mote, Port Isacc
The team at The Mote aim to deliver simple rustic dishes packed with seasonal charm and flavour. They source world class ingredients from established local suppliers who they love and trust. The majority of their fish comes from John Collins at Dennis Knights Fish Merchant in Port Isaac. Their lobsters and other line caught fish come straight off the local boats in the harbour.
The Wheelhouse, Mevagissey
Set in a picturesque Cornish fishing village, their harbourside guesthouse and seafood restaurant dates as far back as the 1820’s. All their seafood is sourced from the local fisherman along the Cornish coast and all their meats from the glorious Cornish countryside that surrounds them. Their dishes are prepared fresh to order and definitely worth the wait, even on busiest days!
The Longstore, Saint Austell
Set in a stunning location overlooking the harbour & bay in Charlestown, The Longstore is a bar and restaurant specialising in craft beers, local steaks and seafood. We particularly like the sound of the Roasted Whole Seabass which is chilli & herb stuffed, sautéed tenderstem broccoli with lime, ginger and sesame.
Prawn on the Lawn, Padstow
Prawn on the Lawn serves creative plates including seared tuna, thai style scallops and the signature Prawn on the Lawn dish, as well as larger platters such as Crab, Lobster, Fruits De Mer and fresh fish you can pick from the counter, sourced directly from day boats and fish markets in Devon and Cornwall. They make every effort to be as seasonal and sustainable as possible and change their menu every day.