If you’re looking to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of romantic spots to choose from. Whether you want an intimate fine dining experience or seafood with a sea view, Cornwall has you covered. To help you impress that special someone, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most romantic restaurants in Cornwall…
Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, Padstow
A Michelin star restaurant, Paul Ainsworth at No6 offers a unique dining experience. Located in Padstow in an elegant Georgian townhouse, it oozes romance and intimacy. The dining room is cosy yet stylish and has a view into the passé, where you can watch the talented team of chef’s work. The menu changes frequently, often reflecting the seasons with a focus on locally sourced Cornish produce that is sure to make your mouth water.
Porthminster Kitchen, St Ives
If enjoying a candlelit dinner whilst watching waves lap against golden sands is your ideal romantic setting, this next Cornish offering is for you! Enjoying breathtaking panoramic views, Porthminster Kitchen is located in the heart of the charming coastal town of St Ives. Serving up fun and fresh flavours, they mix delicious Cornish produce with global cuisine to create a menu that is a real taste sensation. To top off your night, when you’ve finished eating why not indulge in a barefoot wander along the beach below…
Carn Brea Castle, Redruth
If you’re looking for somewhere that is a little more unique yet still ticks all the romance boxes, Carn Brea Castle is perfect. Incredibly atmospheric with exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and dramatic windows, a dinner here is unlike any other. Bringing together middle eastern cuisine and an iconic Cornish landmark, there are a range of sensational dishes on offer. From locally sourced meat to vegetarian and vegan options, their exquisite menu is truly a treat for the tastebuds.
Offering a calm and cosy atmosphere that is perfect for intimate dinners, this Michelin star restaurant is a real hidden gem. Serving up a modern twist on classic British food, Asquiths is situated opposite the medieval St Barthlomew’s Church in the historic town of Lostwithiel. They use Cornwall’s fantastic produce with flair and imagination to create delectable dishes that cater to everyone. Not only is the produce local, but there is also a range of art and décor from local artists to be enjoyed, including prints and a bespoke mirror.
Elements Restaurant, Bude
Imagine sipping wine with your partner whilst watching the sun set over the sea…blissful, right? Well Elements Restaurant offers exactly that! Located at The Beach at Bude hotel, the restaurant enjoys panoramic views over the magnificent Summerleaze beach. Boasting a menu that is bursting with delicious food, from steaks to pizzas to pasta as well as a range of delectable desserts for those with a sweet tooth, this gorgeous spot is sure to make your Valentine’s Day extra special.
The Fish House, Fistral
Positioned on one of Cornwall’s most famous surfing beaches, The Fish House boasts a dreamy beach spot and is quite literally a stone’s throw from the sea. As the name suggests, the inspiration for their menu comes straight from their location! Using locally caught fish and shellfish straight from Newquay Harbour, as well as seasonal ingredients, the restaurant has won several awards and has been included in the Michelin Guide with a Michelin plate!
Restaurant Mine, Falmouth
Nestled within the enchanting, cobbled streets of Falmouth, you’ll find Restaurant Mine. With a menu that changes to reflect the local produce available, every dish focuses on being simple yet playful to really shine the light on the flavours Cornwall has to offer. The dining room is intimate with rustic and charming décor that creates the perfect romantic atmosphere. Falmouth is also right by the sea, making it perfect for an after dinner evening stroll and a spot of star gazing with your loved one…
The Alverton Restaurant, Truro
A truly tranquil spot to enjoy a romantic evening with your special someone, The Alverton Restaurant is located at The Alverton Hotel in Truro. This two AA-rosette award winning restaurant overlooks pretty lawns and ancient trees, that have been lovingly tended. Tuck into luxurious meals that have been carefully foraged, fished and farmed right here in Cornwall, and, if you don’t fancy driving afterwards, you can book a stay in one of their lavish rooms.
The Godolphin, Marazion
Nestled on a little piece of paradise, The Godolphin has a superb beachside location, overlooking the iconic St Michael’s Mount. Offering a bright and breezy space that reflect its seaside location perfectly, you can relax with your loved one whilst soaking in the calming atmosphere. Even better, they have a special 5 course Valentine’s Day menu that has been lovingly crafted and includes a Valentine’s Day themed cocktail!
Old Success Inn, Sennen Cove
If you’re looking for somewhere a little more rustic, Old Success Inn is a charming restaurant with a gorgeous outdoor space that overlooks the sea. The menu is designed to showcase the very best food that Cornwall has on offer and is packed with local produce. There are few places more picturesque to enjoy Valentine’s Day too than Sennen, which is hailed for its wild and wonderful landscape! Ideal for setting the atmosphere for a cosy Valentine’s Day dinner.