You’re in for a treat, there are some fantastic restaurants in Cornwall! The sheer number and variety of great places to eat is impressive. Fresh-from-the harbour seafood, delicious Cornish Cream Teas, incredible local produce, the famous Cornish pasty…the list goes on! And here are some just a short driving distance from Butterwell Farm:
We have visited all of these restaurants, however over time establishments can vary or change-hands so please bare this in mind and it’s always good to checkout their latest offering on social media or websites. Please also checkout our “Eating” highlight on our Instagram profile @butterwellfarm
St Mabyn Inn: 5.7 miles. St Mabyn, Churchtown/Bodmin, PL30 3BA. 01208 841 266, www.stmabyninn.com.
Closest Pub: Borough Arms (40 minute walk along the Camel Trail). Bodmin, Dunmere PL31 2RD, 01208 73118, www.theborougharms.com Simple pub grub and carvery. Child and dog friendly. Garden and small play area.
St Tudy Inn: 7.6 miles. St Tudy, Bodmin, PL30 3NN, 01208 850 656, www.tudyinn.co.uk Small village setting. Open fire.
The Blisland Inn: 8 miles. Blisland, Bodmin PL30 4JK, 01208 850 739, www.bodminmoor.co.uk/blislandinn, “Where real men drink real ale”. Beautiful setting on the village green.
St Kew Inn (our favourite): 10 miles. St Kew, PL30 3HB, 01208 841 259, www.stkewinn.co.uk Charming and traditional pub. Stunning setting, wonderful traditional bar area and open fires. Fantastic food – a real gem.
The Welcome Stranger: Fish & Chips. 3 miles. Lanivet, PL30 5HF, 01208 831 583. Just up the road in the next village perfect for a quick bite or takeaway.
Lanivet Inn: 3 miles. Lanivet, PL30 5ET, 01208 831 212. www.lanivetinn.co.uk Just up the road in the next village – good pub grub.
The Viraj Indian, Eat In & Takeaway. 2.8 miles. Bodmin, PL31 1JW, 01208 74664 / 73480. Good local Indian with the usual dishes on offer! www.virajbodmin.co.uk
Strong Adolfos: 9.5 miles. St Breock, Wadebridge PL27 7LR, 01208 816949, www.strongadolfos.com Amazing breakfasts and lunches. Cool and quirky café just outside Wadebridge on the way to Padstow. In the Hawksfield Centre adjacent to some very cool interior shops, local deli and florist.
Wild Bake Pizza (one of our favourites): Fantastic takeaway pizza made in a wood fired oven in a converted horse box. Monday: opposite Lidl in Wadebridge, Tuesday: outside Carpet World, Bodmin (VERY close!) Dunmere Rd, Bodmin PL31 2QN, Wednesday: Anns Surf Cottage, St Column. Phone or text your order in advance, menu on their website and special featured daily on their Facebook page: www.wildbake.co.uk, www.facebook.com/wildbakefood/, 07707 082415
Dominos Pizza: 3 miles. Dennison Rd, Bodmin, PL31 2LJ, 01208 77554
Prawn on the Lawn (one of our favourites): 15 miles. 11 Duke Street, Padstow, PL28 8AB, 01841 532 223, www.prawnonthelawn.com Fantastic and intimate small fish restaurant and fishmongers on the side streets of Padstow. Specialising in local seafood and local produce. Delicious!
Also checkout their sister restaurant Barnaby’s just across the road.
Prawn on the Farm (one of our favourites): 15 miles. Trerethern Farm, Padstow PL28 8LE, 01841 532 223, www.prawnonthelawn.com Same as above but this is a summer pop up (May to Oct) over looking the Camel Estuary, next to the Padstow Kitchen Garden.
Rojanos in the Square: 15 miles. 9 Mill Square, Padstow, PL28 8AE, 01841 532 796, www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/rojanos-in-the-square/ Italian cooking in the heart of Padstow. Rustic and delicious food for all the family with a lovely courtyard and outdoor heaters. From Paul Ainsworth
Rick Steins: You might have heard of him?! He has 3 restaurants in Padstow (15 miles), 2 just outside Padstow, 1 in Newquay and 1 in Falmouth. We recommend them all!
The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow – pricey & posh, but we still love it!
Rick Stein’s Café, Padstow (this is our favourite)
Rick’s Fish & Chips, Padstow – it’s just fish and chips on the menu!
St Petroc’s Bistro, nr Padstow
The Cornish Arms, nr Padstow (no reservations)
Rick Stein, Fistral, Newquay
All details can be found on his website: www.rickstein.com, and bookings can be made on this number: 01841 532700
The Shipwrights Inn: 15 miles. N. Quay Padstow, PL28 8AF, 01841 532 451. Lovely traditional pub on the quayside. Lovely to grab a drink on a nice day and take it out onto the quayside. Good pub food.
The Mariners at Rock (one of our favourites): 12.5 miles. Rock, PL27 6LD, 01208 863 679. www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk. Great pub on the Camel Estuary with stunning views of the water. Menu by Paul Ainsworth.
The Rocket Store, Boscastle (one of our favourites): 01840 250 310. www.therocketstore.co.uk A small seafood bar/restaurant situated in Boscastle Harbour.
Bridge Bistro: 4.7miles. Wadebridge, PL27 7DA, 01208 815 342. www.bridgebistro.co.uk Nice modern relaxed restaurant.
The Stepping Stone: 4.7miles. Polmorla Road, Wadebridge, PL27 7ND, 01208 816 377. thesteppingstonewadebridge.co.uk Fantastic seafood restaurant in Wadebridge town.
The Tiny Thai takeaway: 4.7miles. Wadebridge, 07821 651366. www.thetinythai.co.uk. Eat in and takeaway.
The Waterfront: 13 miles. Polzeath, PL27 6SP, 01208 869 655 www.waterfrontpolzeath.co.uk/The-Waterfront
Lovely location with views of Polzeath bay.
Lusty Glaze, Newquay: 19 miles. Lusty Glaze Beach, Lusty Glaze Road, Newquay, TR7 3AE, 01637 872 444 www.lustyglaze.co.uk Great location on the beach with beautiful views. Steep steps up and down to access.
Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Nathan Outlaw: 14.1 miles. 1 Middle St, Port Issaac, PL29 3RH, 01208 881 183, www.outlaws.co.uk/fishkitchen What a treat! Small seafood plates cooked to order, intimate setting in the harbour, pricy but if you’re in the market well worth it.
Outlaw’s New Road: 2 Michelin stars. 13.5 miles. 6 New Road, Port Isaac, PL29 3SB, 01208 880 896, www.outlaws.co.uk/restaurants/new-road/. Considered to be the best seafood restaurant in the country. A seafood lovers experience of a lifetime. Fantastic service. The menus highlight the finest sustainable seafood caught off the Cornish coast by small day boats.
The Golden Lion, Port Isaac: 14.1 miles. Park at the top of town and walk down, 01208 880 336, www.thegoldenlionportisaac.co.uk. Traditional Cornish pub on the harbour front with locally sourced food.
The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery: Cott Road, Lostwithiel,Cornwall PL22 0HW, 01208 872 668, https://www.duchyofcornwallnursery.co.uk/cafe.
Trevone Beach Cafe: Trevone Rd, Padstow PL28 8QY, 01841 520 275, https://m.facebook.com/trevonebeachstoresandcafe/. Lovely for an evening out or grabbing a pizza to take onto the beach.
The Cracking Crab: 13 miles. Polzeath, PL27 6TD, 01208 862 333, http://winkingprawngroup.co.uk/cracking-crab/ Open Seasonally, On the cliffs over looking Polzeath Beach. Relaxed fun vibe, great for kids and dogs. Lots of fish and shellfish. Large outside area.
Gilmores: 19 miles. Newquay, 11 Tower Rd, TR7 1LS, 07375 118 263. GREAT Mexican food! Mini Golf, tacos, tequila and beer! Check them out on instagram.
Fish House: Fistral Beach, Newquay, TR7 1EW. 19 miles. 01637 872 085, www.thefishhousefistral.com Stunning views of the beach and surf.
There’s just too many fantastic eating options to list here! Here are some further ideas for you from our experience!:
Camel Trail Tea Garden
Woods Cafe, Cardinham Woods
Malcolm Barnecutt chain bakery for a good pasty!
Great for an easy night in: Fee’s Food. Based out of a lovely deli and cafe in Rock, her homemade frozen meals are also sold at the Ruthern Valley campsite, just around the corner from us, or in the deli at Hawksfield, just outside Wadebridge. She also does excellent BBQ boxes, and much more! You can shop in store or order online for collection: www.feesfood.co.uk
The Longstore, Charlestown
St Kew Farm Shop and cafe
The Pig hotel and The Lobster Shed at Harlyn
The Boathouse, Newquay