Six to try: places to eat in West Penwith

Places to eat in West Penwith, blog entry, Visit Cornwall, pubs, restaurants

If you're staying in or around St Ives, Land's End or Penzance, you'll be spoilt for choice with places to eat. From traditional Cornish pubs to fabulous seafood restaurants, here are six suggestions to try in West Penwith.

The Gurnards Head, Zennor

A cosy Cornish pub in a rural setting. The Gurnard's Head restaurant lies in the middle of moorland near the South West Coastal Footpath and within sight of the foaming Atlantic. Essential to the operation is a top-notch team in the kitchen, where there is an unusual attention to detail and to the quality of ingredients. With the emphasis on relaxed informality, lunch and supper can be taken in either the bar or the restaurant, or during much of the summer, in the garden. 

Godolphin Arms, Marazion

A relaxed setting with breathtaking views. The all day dining menu is served throughout the day and includes platters to share, Newlyn crab sandwiches, classic fish and chips and house made burgers alongside a daily specials menu, which includes freshly caught fish and dishes that showcase the quality and seasonality of local Cornish produce. Enjoy table service, sit back and relax in one of the light bathed and restful spaces - all with far-reaching views out over Mount's Bay and St Michael's Mount. 

The Lookout Restaurant, St Ives

An elegant and modern restaurant with a peaceful atmosphere. The Lookout is situated at The Pedn-Olva Hotel on West Porthminster Beach in St Ives. The food is freshly cooked to order by an accomplished team of chefs. To complement the astounding views, location and service, The Lookout are proud to offer one of the best dining experiences in Cornwall. 

The Old Success, Sennen Cove 

You can't get much closer to the Atlantic than here at Sennen Cove, where the waves are loved by surfers and dolphins. In the summer this is a a great pub for sitting out on the terrace and watching the sunsets whilst in the winter it provides a warm welcome after a brisk walk. Whatever time of the year, come along and enjoy some traditional Cornish food washed down by a pint of St Austell's award winning beers. 

The Old Coastguard, Mousehole

A traditional menu served with one of Cornwall's best views. The Old Coastguard restaurant and terrace sits above the garden which runs down to the rocks and Mount’s Bay. The day boats and trawlers of Newlyn tie up just two miles west of here. So you'd rightly expect their menu to have plenty of fish and seafood. But they don't underestimate the quality of Cornish beef and poultry, game from local estates and cheeses from some of Britain's best dairies.

Mount Haven Restaurant, Marazion

Enjoy a seasonal menu in a beautiful setting. Expect imaginative and adventurous dishes that use the freshest of ingredients available in beautiful West Cornwall. In the summer you can devour the delicious menu outside on the terrace and in the winter inside by the wood burner.  After your meal, why not take a stroll on Marazion Beach or over the causeway to St Michael's Mount?


So there we have it, a stunning part of the county with some delicious dining options. Browse other restaurants and pubs in Cornwall here.