It's National Seafood Week!

National Seafood Week takes place from October 4th to the 11th. It’s an annual campaign celebrating the wide variety of fish and shellfish available in the UK and aims to get people eating more fish, more often.

Here in Cornwall we are virtually surrounded by sea, full of wonderful fish, so there’s no excuse not to enjoy the fruits of the sea. We also have plenty of restaurants, pubs and fish & chip shops, all ready to cook the finest meals for you.

You can check out over 70 places to eat on our website here.

However, as much as we want to promote the fish and shellfish served up around Cornwall, we must remember to be sustainable and try and eat locally sourced produce. Fish such as monkfish, bass, gilthead bream, pollack and sole all rate highly this year with good numbers swimming around our shores, but try and avoid too much whiting, haddock, cod and herring, staples of our fish & chip industry.

If you want to check up on which fish are sustainable, click here for Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Good Seafood Guide. There’s some great recipes on there as well, if you fancy cooking at home.

But if you want to eat out, here’s a list of Visit Cornwall members who are also recommended by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.


Driftwood Spars, St Agnes

Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay

Godolphin Arms, Marazion

Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

Gurnards Head, nr Zennor

The Idle Rocks, St Mawes

The Longstore, Charleston

Mount Haven, Marazion


Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac

The Scarlett, Mawgan Porth

Trebah Garden, The Helford