Meals with a view in Cornwall
We know Cornwall has some fantastic coastal scenery, and it has some fantastic places to eat, so why not put the two together and create a list?
This is a very short example of what there is to offer, and might not include your favourites, but we believe these are all worth visiting.
We are sure you will be inspired by the view from the Tate’s café, at the top of the iconic gallery on the seafront at St Ives. Watch the surfers as they master the waves or look out across the old part of town as you discuss the merits of the art on display. There’s even a rooftop terrace open during the warmer weather, and you can use the cafe without visiting the galleries.
For those walking the South West Coast Path in North Cornwall, the Port William at Trebarwith Strand has always been a favourite. Its conservatory style dining room and outdoor terrace both offer fantastic views of the breathtaking coastline and a much needed place to rest!. At high-tide watch the waves pound the rocks, or at low-tide enjoy the mile-long stretch of golden sand.
Described as a ‘proper pub’ The Working Boat is situated beside the Greenbank Hotel on the waterfront in Falmouth. With fantastic views across the busy harbour, full of boats of all shapes and sizes, it's a great place to while the afternoon away. With hearty dishes and local brews, the pubs a local’s favourite and is famed for its Sunday lunches.
Perched on top of the jagged Pentire Headland to the west of Newquay, the restaurant has unrivalled views of the wild Atlantic and Fistral beach. Specialising in seafood, much of it from Cornish waters, there’s not many places better to watch the sun go down in Cornwall, or just enjoy the sea views.
Just one of only 22 new restaurants in the 2020 Michelin Guide to be awarded a Bib Gourmand, recognising good quality cooking at an affordable price of £30 or less for three courses, the restaurant looks out over Looe’s busy harbour and, as the name implies, is situated in a former fish processing factory with a heritage centre and indoor climbing wall downstairs.
Whether it’s a light lunch, afternoon tea or a slap-up evening meal, the 2 AA Rosette award winning Nutty Duck, at the stylish boutique Trevalsa Hotel in Mevagissey, offers informal and relaxed dining with wonderful views over the Bay., and don’t forget to ask how it got it’s unusual name.
There can be no view more iconic than the one of St Michael’s Mount from the two level Godolphin Arms. Walk straight in off the beach to the colourful and chilled-out beach bar or relax in the upper decks sofas and comfy chairs beside the logburner. If the weathers right, go outside on the beach terrace and absorb the astonishing views while watching the world go by.
Please be aware that with the current rules and regulations due to COVID-19, not all bars and restaurants are able to operate as they would normally. We would advise booking in advance if you plan to visit any of the above, or indeed, any mentioned on our website.