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A Fine Food Tour in Cornwall

May 30, 2017 | Birchall Blog


At Birchall Tea we pride ourselves on delivering teas of exceptional quality and flavor. Only the best ingredients and production techniques are used to create our blends. It was these great values that we were looking for when selecting the restaurants to feature in our fine food tour of Cornwall.

An area famed for its natural beauty it also boasts some of the finest seafood restaurants in the UK. All of the restaurants we’ve selected below source the best local produce and have a dedication to creating dishes of great flavor, is a mantra that runs through them all. We urge you to give them a try!


Fifteen, Perched beside Watergate Bay

Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay

Perched on the cliffs above Watergate Bay, the views from the restaurant are worth the visit alone, particularly as the sun goes down and surfers catch their last wave of the day. But the food is also spectacular, Italian style dishes using Cornish ingredients provide both comfort and a sense of the exotic. The restaurant that supports apprentice chefs continues to be an enormous success.

Ben Tunnicliffe, in beautiful Sennen Cove

Ben Tunnicliffe, Sennen Cove

With grandstand Atlantic views and magnificent sunsets, this is a wonderful destination for your evening meal. With a menu full of crowd pleasers including proper beef and fish burgers as well as daily specials based on the fresh catch, this is a restaurant that will please the whole family.

The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow

The Stein family and their restaurants are one of the great success stories of the South West. The family’s commitment to great taste and producing simple, beautifully balanced, delicious food, attracts people from all over the world. Perched on the side of the harbor in Padstow it occupies a beautiful location as well as serving wonderful food, locally sourced and reflecting the season. No reservations are required to sit at the seafood bar which occupies the centre of the large dining room. Here you can sample the wonderful Porthilly Oysters as you order from the al a carte menu.

The Hidden Hut

The Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick Beach

A glorious beach shack run by local couple Simon and Jemma, serving up wonderful fish and seafood, sandwiches and salads, it is no wonder it has proved very popular with locals. Look out for their themed evening feasts, which sell out quickly, recently they’ve had paellas, lobster, River Fal shells, which have had the town talking.

The Porthmeor Café, St Ives

A wonderful family run restaurant in the heart of popular St. Ives. The Australian chef Cameron Jennings has brought a taste of Sydney to this surfing beach. This is tapas as food at it’s finest: courgette and manchego fritters, cajun squid, homemade meat balls, sardines on toast with salsa verde. Leave space for the freshly made churros or a slice of rich dark chocolate tart. There’s indoor and outdoor seating, including former beach huts turned into “pods” with blankets and heaters so you can dine outside even in the rain.

The Old Quay House

The Old Quay House, Fowey

Fowey River oysters, local scallops, West Country meat and Cornish cheeses. Hungry yet? ‘Q’ restaurant at The Old Quay House offers excellent dining in a relaxed, unstuffy setting. Forget unsmiling waiters, small portions and whispered conversations, dining here is all about fun and enjoyment – quality local and season produce features heavily on head chef Ben Bass’s menu of creative, contemporary dishes. All this and a beautiful riverside setting.

The Route, takes in some of the finest coastlines in Cornwall