Eat and Drink

Cornwall has some incredible places to sample the delicious local cuisine. Whether you want fine dining, a family feast or an epic burger, check out some of the best places to eat right here.

This unique and authentic business will give you ready to eat Italian meals and tiramisu delivered to your door.

With fantastic prices such as artisan pasta dishes, side of breadsticks and tiramisu from £10 per person. Delivery included. Ideal for arrivals and nights in wherever you are: at your holiday home, on the beach, anywhere in Cornwall. Same day delivery is also available depending on delivery area. The full menu can be pre-ordered from the Cornish Italian website www.cornishitalian.com

 We cater also for GLUTEN FREE, NUT FREE and VEGAN guests.Ask your host or get in touch via phone to 07918427976 and we will make sure your food will be waiting for you on your arrival. Once with you simply heat it up in a microwave or frying pan and enjoy!

THE CORNISH ITALIAN IS VOTED EXCELLENT ON TRUST PILOT.
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An award-winning product, TiramisUGO scooped up a Gold Taste of the West in last year’s 2020 awards, as well as a One Star Great Taste award.

Some History About Your Chef

It all started back in 2018 when Ugo, now 29, escaped the theatre world and using his late father’s recipe, began hand-making outstanding tiramisu in environmentally friendly glass jars from exceptional Cornish Italian ingredients.

The business was growing steadily, selling directly to farm shops, delis, cafes, theatres and garden centres as well as at local farmers markets. Then, Covid-19 hit and all the events of the year were cancelled, whilst lockdown restrictions forced the usual outlets to close. That’s when family values saved them once again as Ugo decided to offer customers the opportunity to order genuine, Italian ready meals, delivered directly to their door at no extra cost. He called on his heritage and his love for cooking to develop The Cornish Italian. High-end Italian meals boxes to go which include breadsticks, delicious homemade pasta dishes and of course, his iconic tiramisu to finish it off.

Set on the sea front in the centre of Newquay, Sailors offers a pub with food and plenty of big screens to watch sports. It also has a fantastic beer garden with sea views. The club opens after pub hours and you can dance the night away to a live DJ most nights.

This lively and friendly bar welcomes you and your furry friend and is a great place to either have a meal or just a few drinks at any time of the day and into the night. Well positioned in the town of Falmouth there is lots to do in and around here. You can spend the day on the beach or around the harbour or walking through the town and then relax with some tasty food for lunch or an evening meal. The bar serves a classic pub menu but has a modern twist. There are sandwiches served before 5 too.

One of the most tempting parts of the menu is the dessert menu served all day and into the evening. You can even just drop by for a coffee and a dessert if that’s what takes your fancy. The selection of drinks behind the bar is excellent with a selection of different gins and local craft beer. Booking is not essential but during peak weeks you may have to wait for a table. CornwallHolidays.com also has town guides including a Falmouth one so check this out before you visit.

This family friendly Inn has been around since the 17th century but back  then it was a safe haven for smugglers. Nowadays the pub attracts families and serves some delicious food throughout the day and evenings. There is an outdoor play area for the kids to enjoy and there is also an outdoor beer garden. This delightful pub is dog friendly too. There is also a car park so you can park for free whilst there.

The menu has a selection of starters and on a Wednesday night they do pizzas with a huge choice of toppings that you can select and create your own pizza. The normal menu features restaurant and pub classics but all made freshly with local ingredients. There is a children’s menu too and they can choose different options from starters, mains and desserts. This is a great place to keep the kids entertained especially if the weather is dry. Please book in advance though as they do get very busy.

In Bodmin right next to the Camel Trail is this charming pub called the Borough Arms. If you are cycling the Camel Trail this is a great place to stop, have a pint and some lunch if you have come from Padstow or Wadebridge, or alternatively if you are in the Bodmin area you can stop at this traditional pub with a warm welcome and enjoy some comfort food. This pub is great for kids too as they have an outdoor play area so the kids can run up an appetite while you get a few minutes to enjoy a cold glass of wine.

Even if you are not cycling, you can take a walk up the Camel Trail after your food. There is a car park you can use for free whilst dining and The Borough Arms takes dogs too. The menu features pub classics with a twist such as Korev fish and chips. There’s also a kids menu with a good choice and one of the best things about this pub are their roast dinners. Please make sure you book a table though if you are visiting for these as they are popular and get booked up, especially if you have a large family.

The Fort is a very popular pub in Newquay. The pub has both a large indoor and outdoor seating area so there is always plenty of room. The pub is situated overlooking Newquay bay and has incredible views. Not only can you enjoy the amazing sight of the sea and the beaches but there is an outdoor and indoor play area for the children to enjoy while you relax. The indoor play area is soft play and the outdoor is park style apparatus. Dogs are welcome too here so the whole family can enjoy it.

The menu features light bites for lunch such as sandwiches and pub classics but there is also a children’s menu and they are provided with colouring in materials when they order so they have that to keep them entertained as well. This is a great place to visit if you have been missioning around Newquay beaches during the day or if you are exploring Newquay town as it is right in the town centre. There is no car park but you can park near by and easily walk to this brilliantly located pub.

This game centre and restaurant is the perfect place to take kids of all ages. There is so much for them to do, it really will keep them entertained while you either join in or relax and have a nice cold glass of cider. On the premises they have skittles where the whole family can play and get involved. They also have loads of board games that the children can just crack on and play themselves. They have pool tables, air hockey and a giant draught board. There is also an arcade with some favourites including Guitar Hero and Mario Kart.

The menu is pretty big and there is a lot of choice. There is a selection of burgers and steaks on a grill stone. They also have pub classics and a section from around the world featuring dishes from different countries. The kids menu also has a lot of choice from nuggets to pizza to burgers. There is also a dessert menu. I would most certainly book ahead if you are a large party especially if you want to play the skittles when you visit.

This beautiful 16th century thatched cottage is the quaint Cornish countryside pub that you will love to dine in. The inside is stunning and gives that real pub atmosphere, there is a family room too so plenty of space for kids and high chairs if you require them. Also being in the family room means you have a bit of freedom for the children without worrying so much. One of the best things that this pub has is an outdoor play area, so the kids can spend the whole time entertained and safe as the pub is in a really remote location. There is a car park with plenty of space belonging to the Smugglers just over the road too. Dogs are welcome here too in a designated area.

The menu features high quality pun classics throughout the day, but in the evening you can order more restaurant type food as well as the pub classics which are served all day. There is a kids menu as well, featuring quite a variation of food.  They can choose from pizza, chicken, pasta and fish to name a few. The dessert menu for both adults and kids feature family dishes such as sticky toffee pudding and crumbles. The Smugglers Den Inn also hosts events like the pie and ale festival, so calling ahead would be the best idea. Cubert is just up the road from Holywell bay and a few miles from Crantock so plan your visit here if you are exploring around these areas.

Dating back to the 1930’s this cafe with stunning views over the Lizard peninsula is a brilliant place to take the kids for lunch. As you can imagine the views are incredible and you can just relax and take it all in whilst enjoying some yummy freshly prepared food. In 2017 the Wavecrest Cafe had a makeover so the venue is now looking pristine. The seating is outside so make sure you are prepared for that. It really is just an incredible place to sit and take it all in.

The menu is quite varied here. You can have breakfast which is served until 11:45. There are baguettes, burgers and hot boxes, which contain anything from king prawns to pasties to nachos. Wavecrest also has a kids box and there is a selection from them to choose from too. The sweets and treats section of course features a cream tea amongst other delights and they also do that firm family favourite…. Ice cream milkshakes. This is a real treat for everyone including your 4 legged friend as dogs are welcome here too.

This hidden gem is on the coastal path near Porscatho on the Roseland Peninsula. The views are incredible out to the ocean and beyond. The Hidden Hut is open for lunch and has many different options to choose from. They mix it up depending on the season and the fresh local produce that they have that day. In the summer months you will be able to enjoy grilled seafood and salads and then when it gets a bit colder chowders and dhals are their thing. This really is a fantastic place to bring the kids for some outdoor eating with that amazing view.

During the day they also have Cornish favourites such as pasties, sausage rolls, cakes and local ice creams so you will be able to find something for the fussiest child. In the summer evenings they do themed evenings where they do a feast night based around more local produce where you bring your own plate and dig in. You will need to check availability for this though and book in advance when they have them on. During the day though just turn up and experience some fantastic food in a stunning setting.