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Tickle your taste buds and visit Cornwall

Country pubs and beachside cafés abound in this beautiful county. Wether it’s fine dining or just a humble pasty, you’re going to love dining in Cornwall!

Famous Cornish Chefs and Restaurants

Cornwall has some local heros that are very well loved and world renowned chefs.
We take a look at some of the more well-known chefs and restaurants in Cornwall, in order to to whet your appetite.

one michelin star = Michelin Star Michelin bib gourmand award logo = Bib Gourmand Michelin Plate logo = Michelin Plate one AA rosette = AA Rosette

Paul Ainsworth

  • Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 one michelin star four AA rosettes
    À la carte and children’s menu based on good wholesome local ingredients and perhaps some unusual ones! Padstow.
  • Rojano’s one AA rosette
    Paul Ainsworth’s Italian Cuisine bar and restaurant. Padstow.

Table of delicious food from No 6 in Padstow

Nathan Outlaw

  • Outlaw’s New Road one michelin star four AA rosettes
    Modern British with Seafood Speciality. Port Isaac.
  • Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen one michelin star two AA rosettes
    Modern British, Seafood. Port Isaac.

Exterior of Nathan Outlaws Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac

Rick Stein

Unsurprisingly this famous sea food chef was attracted to the beautiful north Cornish coast, and has several businesses situated around the fisheries accessible from Padstow. Passionate about his role as a Cornish businessman and promoter of fresh simply cooked seafood, Rick can often be caught presenting programmes from the area, whilst running cookery schools and his selection of eateries. Visit:

  • The Seafood Restaurant Michelin Plate logo three AA rosettes
    Situated by the pretty harbour in Padstow, serving fresh seafood everyday.
  • St Petroc’s Bistro Michelin Plate logo one AA rosette
    Rustic charm and Mediterranean influenced cuisine. Grill, bar and lounge as well as al fresco dining. New Street, Padstow.
  • Rick Stein’s Café Michelin bib gourmand award logo
    Family friendly, serving a range of breakfast items from 8am-10:30am followed by coffee and homemade cakes until 12pm, a lunch menu from 12-2:30pm. In the evening dinner reservations can be booked from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Middle Street Padstow.
  • Stein’s Fish and Chips
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus in a family friendly relaxed atmosphere. Restaurant and take away with a twist including specialist beers and mackerel breakfasts.
    South Quay, Padstow.
  • The Cornish Arms
    Log fires and a fantastic British pub menu. Reservations for Sunday roasts. Churchtown, St Merryn.
  • Rick Stein’s Fish Michelin Plate logo
    Classic fish and chip restaurant and takeaway. Private bookable dining room for parties of over 14 people. ‘Vintage lunches’ for the over 60’s every Tuesday. Falmouth.
  • Rick Stein Porthleven Michelin Plate logo
    Fresh fish and seafood. Porthleven.

the seafood restaurant exterior

dish at the seafood restaurant

Rick Stein

Top Restaurants

Sardine Factory Michelin bib gourmand award logo

Serving fish and shellfish dishes based on local ingredients. Looe.

Kota Michelin bib gourmand award logo three AA rosettes

Asian influenced dishes based on local ingredients. Porthleven.

The Square at Porthleven Michelin bib gourmand award logo two AA rosettes

Modern, traditional British cuisine favouring fresh, local ingredients. Porthleven.

Driftwood Michelin Plate logo three AA rosettes

Serving fish and shellfish dishes based on local ingredients. Portscatho.

Cove Michelin Plate logo

Modern British with À la Carte and Prix Fixte menus. Maenporth.

THE PIG at Harlynn Bay Michelin Plate logo two AA rosettes

Uncomplicated and simple British garden food. Padstow.

Asquiths Michelin Plate logo two AA rosettes

Modern British food served in comfortable and elegant surroundings. Lostwithiel.

The Wellington two AA rosettes

Modern European cuisine with a touch of classic French cooking. Boscastle.

The Old Sail Loft one AA rosette

Traditional Cornish menu with local fresh ingredients including seafood. Looe.

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