Where to eat out locally

No holiday is ever complete without tasting the local cuisine. Cornwall has a wide variety of eateries, from your usual takeaways of Indian, Chinese, kebabs and pizza, to restaurants whose dishes highlight the freshest fish caught off shore, and meats and produce lovingly grown by local farmers. Below is a very short list of some of the best places to eat out, near Woodsaws Farm, but with roughly 2’000 places to eat in Cornwall, you’ll just have to keep coming back to try them all!

The Hayloft, Menheniot: “We are a modern Cornish family run local food restaurant focusing on the best of Cornwall and the Southwest: Prime Cornish meat & seafood.”

“Working with local companies and producers wherever possible, we supply the best of the Southwest and Cornish where we can (we try to source a lot from Menheniot itself!). We love what we do and we strive to show this in the food and service we provide!”

The Plough, Duloe: “A delightful Cornish pub celebrating the finest seasonal produce from the surrounding area. Found in the lovely Cornish village of Duloe, offering a warm and relaxed atmosphere with a passion for simple, honest cuisine, real ales and fine wines.”

Talland Bay Beach Cafe: “Our philosophy is a simple one – to provide a warm welcome and good quality produce at a fair price.”

“The surroundings speak for themselves. You would be hard pushed to fins a better view in the whole of Cornwall.”

“From our espresso machine we serve freshly ground cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos. Our homemade cake is hard to resist or perhaps you prefer a muffin or tray bake. For lunch our sandwiches and ciabattas are made fresh to order and there are 11 flavours of Roskillys Cornish Ice-Cream for dessert.”

The Coddy Shack, Looe: “We pride ourselves on our good honest food, our quirky establishment and our warm and friendly service. We use the best locally sourced products and sustainable fish, producing food that you will keep coming back for.”

“From our crispy battered cod to our local Fowey mussel’s we’ve got something to really tempt you taste buds.”

Review: “Went there for the first time last week, lovely fish and chips, great friendly service. Great desserts, very reasonably priced and large portions. Would highly recommend.”

The Courtyard, Looe: “The Courtyard is located down a small alleyway on Fore Street in Looe. Once you have arrived, you will be able to enjoy our wonderful garden showcasing many herbs, spices, fruit and vegetables grown in our secluded courtyard area.”

“We source all of our produce as locally as possible, and are proud to support local businesses and community. The menu changes regularly to reflect the changing seasons and the availability of produce from the local area.”

Catch, Looe: “Catch is a traditional Fish & Chip Takeaway with a difference.”

“Fish is also sourced directly from the fishing boats coming in and out of the harbour at Looe, and potatoes from Hoskins Farm in Downderry. A truly local Cornish business!”

“All food is cooked to order and not held during busier periods, however busy we are! All of the fish batter is natural with no additives or preservatives, tartar sauce is homemade and last but by no means least, you can get gluten free fish & chips, not available anywhere else in Looe!”

The Plough On The Quay, Looe: “Situated close to the water’s edge in stunning East Looe, The Plough On The Quay offers the very best in locally sourced, fresh seafood, landed just a few yards away. Family-friendly and with a menu that caters for all tastes, it’s the perfect place to watch the world go by, over a delicious fresh-cooked meal.”

Bistro on the Beach, Millendreath: “The superb Bistro / Café offers freshly made food with all ingredients sourced locally served in an understated, relaxed environment.”

“In June 2018, due to huge demand, The Bistro increased the indoor covers from 22 to 55 as well as introducing a significant takeaway offering. The newly refurbished Beach Bar offers draught Cornish ale, lager and cider as well as a quality cocktail menu and bottled drinks. The new staircase links the wraparound bar deck to The Beach Terrace where guests can enjoy live music during the summer and a stunning view year round.”

The Sardine Factory, Looe: “The Sardine Factory is a great spot for you to really be able to make the most of local cuisine, whether you’re joining us for breakfast, a light lunch, dinner with friends or family, a romantic night out or a big celebration. Innovative and modern coastal cuisine served in the historic fishing port of Looe in Cornwall.”

“Using the freshest of day boat fish from Looe market opposite the restaurant. Our food philosophy is to keep it simple and fresh, let our ingredients do all the talking!”

Smugglers Rest, Talland Bay: “Smugglers Rest is a licensed cafe situated in Talland Bay, a 2-minute walk from the beach.”

“Open from Easter to November, a great selection of food and drink is available as well as evening BBQ’s when the weather permits – all with a fantastic sea view!

Review: “We stopped here for lunch on our day trip to Talland Bay. The food was very tasty and generous. We had the ploughman’s and a prawn sandwich and both were excellent. The staff were friendly and attentive and food was served quickly. The view over the sea is stunning and makes it an easy place to spend a few hours.”