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A taste of Cornwall

Our guide to the best Restaurants

A Taste of Cornwall

A Taste of Cornwall.

Over recent years, Cornwall has firmly established itself as one of the top foodie destinations in the country. With no end of high-quality restaurants and cafes, and of course the regional favourites such as pasties, cream teas and locally produced ice creams, you’ll never be short of places to eat during your holiday in Cornwall. We’ve selected some of our top restaurants for you to try whilst staying at Glynn Barton Holiday Cottages in Cornwall.

Top 7 Restaurants in Cornwall

”Cornwall’s riding high on the crest of a gastronomic wave with exciting finds to be had all over. From chic hotels to cool beach cafes and award winning seafood restaurants, it’s got it all.”
Trencherman’s Guide 2014

And at Glynn Barton Holiday Cottages, we quite agree. Here are some of our favourites:

1)      Trewithen Restaurant, Lostwithiel

Run by husband and wife team, Paul and Claire Murray, Trewithen Restaurant is located over two floors of a 17th century townhouse in the heart of Lostwithiel. The Restaurant offers high standards of service and food and the passion for what they do is evident throughout. Drawing on traditional British dishes with Eastern and Mediterranean cooking, this is undoubtedly one of our top restaurants in Cornwall.

2)      Bosvena, Bodmin

A high quality, elegant and welcoming restaurant, Bosvena is situated in the centre of historic Bodmin. With a café ambience downstairs and the main restaurant on the first floor, Bosvena is a relaxed dining experience for anytime of the day.

3)      Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay

Juicy steaks, wood-fired veg and chargrilled fish are a highlight at Jamie Oliver’s Italian inspired, beach side restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch or dinner, indulge in the tasting menu or relax at the antipasti table, however you choose to dine here one thing remains fact, the food will be delicious and the views over Watergate Bay outstanding.

4)      Paul Ainsworth and Number 6, Padstow

To experience Michelin starred cooking in Cornwall head to Paul Ainsworth’s Number 6 Restaurant. The food is flawless and the restaurant comprises of a series of small rooms over two floors of a Georgian town house, creating an intimate and elegant setting in the beautiful setting of Padstow harbour.

5)      The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow

The Seafood Restaurant has been one of Cornwall’s top restaurants since 1975 and is still the main hub of Rick and Jill Stein’s businesses in Padstow. Enjoy a taste of Cornwall, with oysters, langoustines, mussels, turbot and sashimi are all on the menu.

6)      Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Rock

Only open during the evening, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw offers a unique approach to seafood cookery and only seats 20 to remain intimate and stylish. Fish and seafood are the stars of the menu, which is caught in the local Cornish waters.

7)      The Springer Spaniel, Treburley, Launceston

In the quaint Cornish hamlet of Treburley, The Springer Spaniel is a delightfully rustic country pub which is now owned by 2012 Masterchef winner Anton Piotrowski. The menu features fine dishes of fresh seasonal produce from local farmers, and a host of real ales to accompany the food. If it’s a special occasion and you’re looking for fine dining without the stuffy atmosphere, The Springer Spaniel is for you.

8) The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay

Often described as one of Cornwall’s best beach-side hangouts, The Beach Hut offers a classic dining menu including burgers, steaks and shellfish. Always bustling with activity The Beach Hut is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the beautiful Watergate Bay Beach.