Best Restaurants In Cornwall

Seafood, ice cream and maybe a couple of pasties thrown in; it comes with the territory when you're looking to wolf down Cornish grub. But with sea views galore, gorgeous harbourside spots and cosy old pubs housing Michelin-approved plates, you can be sure that the UK's most southern county is delivering all the foodie goods your heart desires. Stick around to get the goss on the best restaurants in Cornwall.

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Last updated on 22nd April 2024

Harbour Lights

Fish and chips with a view? Yes please. Harbour Lights is a charming eatery located on Arwenack Street in Falmouth, looking out over the bustling harbour from its maritime-inspired venue. As for the menu? Alongside an extensive range of seafood options like line-caught haddock and home-made fishcakes, you can expect sweet chilli haloumi burgers, vegan 'fish' made of tofu and so much more.


Located right in the heart of Falmouth, Kona is a Hawaiian-themed cocktail bar and restaurant decked out in quirky neon signs, pretty hanging lampshades and colourful surfboards hanging from the walls and ceiling. You can munch on everything from teriyaki tofu poke bowls to Cornish beef smash burgers here, all while sipping tropical concoctions like a coconut margarita.

The Sardine Factory

Local lad Benjamin Palmer returned to West Looe after his stint on Masterchef: The Professionals, opening up one of the best restaurants in North Cornwall. Naturally, The Sardine Factory is a fully local affair with a sprinkling of international fusion, like Goan-spiced whole seabass. Better yet? There's quite the view.

Outlaw's New Road

Nestled at the top of Port Isaac and overlooking the vast ocean ahead is Outlaw's New Road, one of the only Michelin star restaurants in Cornwall. The opportunity to taste their set menu of the region's finest seafood and other ingredients makes it a true gem for special occasions.


Cosy spot Kota has quickly made the list of famous restaurants in Cornwall, boasting a Bib Gourmand for its unique fare served up in a 300-year old pub. The front man here is Chinese Malay and Maori chef patron Jude Kereama, so you can sample bass in a Korean-spiced bisque and other pan-Asian delights.


Making the list of best restaurants in Falmouth is neighbourhood hideaway Mine. You'll uncover this hidden gem in The Old Brewery Yard, complete with a quaint cobbled courtyard and open kitchen for an intimate dining experience. Michael Roux Jr protégé Angus Bell is at the helm here, whipping up playful twists on seasonal dishes.