Eat Your Art Out

Some ideas for a busy day eating, drinking and enjoying the best of Cornwall’s artistic offerings (and local produce)...

Morning coffee watching the waves roll in from the Studio Cafe at Newlyn Art Gallery or The Exchange Café, Penzance
Visit the Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery, which offers affordable works for sale by some of the region’s most highly regarded artists then enjoy a hot chocolate looking out to sea from the panoramic Studio Café windows. Or visit Cornwall’s largest art space, The Exchange, with regular exhibitions from local national and international artists and enjoy coffee in the light and spacious café.

Lunch on the terrace at Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance
Penlee House Gallery and Museum houses the country’s best selection of works from the legendary Newlyn School. See world famous paintings, produced in West Cornwall, then sample local specialities such as Newlyn crab sandwiches and a glass of local cider whilst soaking up the sun on the terrace of the Orangery Café, overlooking the park.

Afternoon tea at the Minack Theatre, Portcurno
Work up an appetite with a short walk around the sub tropical gardens of the Minack Theatre, known for its unique location and amazing open air theatrical performances before tucking into a Cornish cream tea at the Minack café (open to visitors who have paid for admission) and enjoying one of the most breathtaking views in Cornwall.

Sundowners at the Tate St Ives
Capture the dynamic spirit of the artists who lived and worked in the town at the Tate St Ives through their historic and contemporary displays that embrace the best of international modern and contemporary art. Then enjoy a glass of something chilled and the stunning views over Porthmeor Beach and the old town of St Ives, from the rooftop terrace of the Sunset Café (open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening during summer holidays).

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