Carn Brea Castle Restaurant, Redruth
Fancy eating Middle Eastern food in a 14th century stone fortress? For a truly unique Cornish dining experience, book a table at the Carn Brea Castle restaurant and enjoy the fabulous countryside views while you sample a range of Middle Eastern dishes, including mezze, seasoned chicken kebabs, and fillet steak in a rich whisky sauce (the restaurant also has a range of vegetarian options). Space is limited so make sure you book in advance.
The Hidden Hut, Roseland Peninsula
It’s called the Hidden Hut for a reason and finding it can be a bit of a challenge, but this secluded little beach café is well worth the effort it takes to hunt it down. Hosting open-air feast nights three or four times a month featuring a single, delicious dish cooked over a wood fire, the hut offers a casual outdoor dining experience that can’t be beaten. You’ll need to book tickets in advance (join the mailing list to stay updated) or drop in at lunchtime for a pasty or piece of cake while you explore the beautiful Roseland Peninsula.
Appleton’s at the Vineyard, Padstow
Cornwall isn’t typically associated with wine production, but it may surprise you to learn that not only are there several vineyards in the county, the wine produced here frequently wins international awards. Appleton’s is Trevibban Mill Vineyard’s onsite restaurant, run by Andy Appleton (former head chef at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall) and his partner, Lyndsey. Overlooking the vineyard’s beautiful grounds, Appleton’s offers a relaxed dining environment with a menu featuring rustic Italian dishes with a contemporary twist. An added bonus – much of the produce is grown at the vineyard, emphasising the team’s commitment to sustainability.
Woods Café, Bodmin
Tucked away in the middle of Cardinham Woods, the Woods Café is a cosy, family-run cottage that serves simple homemade food in a delightful woodland location. Dog-friendly and kid-friendly, it’s ideal for warming up with a pot of Cornish Tregothnan tea and a slice of freshly baked cake after a long family hike through the forest.
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac
If you like seafood, you can’t beat Nathan Outlaw’s Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking the beautiful Port Isaac coastline. Serving a set seafood menu that features the freshest fish caught sustainably off the Cornish coast, diners can opt for the 8-course evening tasting menu or a smaller lunchtime option. Needless to say, booking far in advance is highly recommended.
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