The Gurnards Head

Gurnards Head, Restaurant, near St Ives, West Cornwall
Gurnards Head, Restaurant, near St Ives, West Cornwall
Gurnards Head, Restaurant, near St Ives, West Cornwall
Gurnards Head, Restaurant, near St Ives, West Cornwall
The Gurnard's Head
Nr St Ives
TR26 3DE
Dog Friendly


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. Like its sister establishment, The Old Coastguard in nearby Mousehole, The Gurnard's Head has a superb wine list with the team’s generous pricing encouraging guests to drink better wines.

Lunch can be as fleeting or as laboured a visit as you like. The menus suit all from the walker seeking refuelling to the serious luncher looking to settle in for a benevolently priced fixed price menu with a carafe of wine or two.

The Gurnard's Head supper menu is short, seasonal and delicious. All food is cooked to order and the menu will change a little every day depending on what the suppliers bring them.

Drawing from Nature 16 June 2018 and 27 October 2018

A one-day drawing workshop with Claire Lucas. If the weather is warm and dry most of the day will be spent outside, otherwise guests will work from natural objects indoors. 
£80 pp to include a two course lunch. Price includes all art materials. 


The Gurnard's Head Forage & Feast Day, 7th September 2018

The day includes a two-hour circular coastal walk from the Gurnard’s Head pub hosting by ecologist Caroline Davey of Fat Hen Cookery School. We will be looking at wild edible plants native to the coast and grassland, the walk will involve examining and picking a whole range of plants, learning historical & contemporary uses, facts, anecdotes and recipe ideas for each plant will be discussed on the walk.

Walkers will return to The Gurnards Head for a three course wild lunch, pre-prepared using seasonal foraged ingredients supplied by Caroline. £65 per person

September Sleepover - Sunday 2nd September to Thursday 5th October 2018

Across EatDrinkSleep - Our Autumn Sleepover returns.  Stay for 2 or more nights with dinner, bed and breakfast from just £329 per couple.

Coastal Painting Retreat 14 October 2018

Painter Claire Lucas leads an inspiring, nourishing creative retreat, exploring West Cornwall's coast through painting practice.  3 nights with dinner at The Gurnard's Head and 3 days immersive painting.

For further details and to make a booking please call 01736 796928 or email 


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