18 Places To Eat Like A Local In Cornwall
The UK’s most southerly county is hiding some stunning food.
A pasty at Philps Cornish Pasty, Hayle
Voted the best by locals, these pasties deserve their reputation. Just eat one. Then you’ll know.
Find out more about the top pasty vote here
The definitive Cornish seafood experience at Porthminster Beach Café
Try the mouthwateringly tasty crispy squid with tangy citrus miso.
Book your table here.
Smoked salmon at The Gurnard’s Head, between St Just and St Ives
Thickly sliced smoked salmon and mouthfuls of creamy slaw, washed down with an ice cold white wine on a windy summer’s day. Perfect.
More info here.
Crumpets from Truly Crumptious
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Enjoy the fluffiest, thickest home-made crumpets with your choice of sweet or savoury slatherings.
Seek out the Truly Crumptious time-warp caravan at festivals all over the county. Find its next stop here
Ice cream with a flake at Jelberts, Newlyn Harbour
Cornwall’s grandaddy of vanilla ice cream. Go for the Rodda’s clotted cream on top, too. Simple pleasures, unchanged for more than seven decades. Find them on New Road, Newlyn.
Anything on the menu at Fifteen Cornwall in Watergate Bay
Serving dishes such as this buttery Cornish turbot with pea shoots. Book a table and find out more here
Coffee and cake on the Atlantic Highway from Strong Adolfo’s at Wadebridge
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How about vanilla frangipane topped with creamy lemon & lime curd and finished with a melting meringue. Find more details on Facebook
A legendary crab sandwich at the Krab Pot, Port Isaac
Deliciously prepared and simply served crustacean perfection. And they’re dog friendly too. Check them out here.
Wood-fired pizza from Wild Bake
Lewis and Clare Cole / Via Facebook: Wild-Bake
Track down this travelling converted horse trailer/pizza oven. Check out the prized daily specials, such as this delicate shaved asparagus and proscuitto beauty.
Find out where the wild things are stopping off here
The signature sweet curry plate at Ben’s Kitchen, Marazion
Critically acclaimed culinary wizardry in this tiny Cornish town, which draws serious foodies from all over the world.
Book your table here.
Fish and chips at Rick Stein’s, Padstow
The crispiest batter, your choice of chunky, sustainable fish, and lashings of hot, salty chips. Holidays in a box!
Find out more here
Spiced Pork Shoulder Slider from Craftworks Kitchen
Locals love the spiced pork shoulder slider with apple slaw, cider BBQ sauce and blackened corn with chilli butter. Track down the travelling Craftworks Kitchen airstream trailer here.
The Crayfish Boil at Rum and Crab Shack, St Ives
Get your fingers dirty and work up a pirate-like rum thirst. There’s a no bookings policy, find out more here here.
Crispy whitebait and thickly buttered bread at the Polpeor Cafe, Helston
Follow the road until it runs out, then walk to the most southerly point on the peninsula. Get directions here.
The vegan Sunflower burger from Blas Burgerworks, St Ives
Moist, spiced tofu, sweet and juicy red peppers, salad shoots and creamy tahini. Find out more here.
Coffee and a warm pastry at Laid Back Coffee, Porth
Spicy Laksa with Cornish seafood from Kota Kai, Porthleven
Meaty, gently spiced prawns, mussels and the restorative powers of a laksa in this family run restaurant with a great children’s play room for little ones. Check it out here.
Cream tea at the Headland Hotel, Newquay
Take your scones the Cornish way, with the smell of the sea and sunshine. Book your table here.
Jam doughnuts from Barnecutt’s, Rock
There is nothing better than a squidgy, warm, jam filled doughnut. Fact. Find out more and check out Barnecutt’s other bakeries here.