Ben’s Cornish Kitchen, West End, Marazion
Ben Prior’s value-for-money creations has delighted locals and visitors appetites so much that they keep returning for second helpings of his locally sourced dishes that take full advantage of seasonal ingredients. His wine list is well balanced and affordable, too. Opens at 12 for Lunch Tu-Sa, Dinner from 7.
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Boathouse, The, South Quay Hill, Newquay
Tucked away down in the harbour, is this bright and breezy eatery. Friendly and laid- back, and host to sophisicated “sexy fish and chips.” Lunch 12-4.30pm, dinner from 7pm.
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Kota, Harbourside, Porthleven
Foodies love this restaurant. Always something new to look forward to. Fish is the speciality in all its delicate forms with a twist of the Polynesian (Maori). Dinner 6-9 pm. Rooms available.
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New Yard Restaurant, Trelowarren
Dine within an enchanting C14 estate that offers walks and trees, galore. Simple lunches, more adventurous dinners. One of Cornwall’s finest eating out experiences. Open daily M-Th from 10.30, F & W/ Es at 8.30 for breakfast.
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No 6 Restaurant & Rooms, Padstow
Paul Ainsworth’s smart, chic dining establishment no doubt taking advantage of the Stein-Effect. Private dining rooms available for parties etc.
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Porthminster Café, St Ives
This blend of café and serious restaurant overlooking magical white sands has struck a chord with many foodie aficionados who consider it their First Choice diner in the South West. Child friendly. Open all year from 10 for morning coffee, lunch and dinner. Boutique B&B. Also, runs a sister café overlooking Porthgwidden Beach.
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Prawn On The Lawn, 11 Duke Street, Padstow
A fishmonger and seafood bar, in one, and what a brilliant combination, breaks up Mr Stein’s monopoly on seafood sales. Open Tu-Sa 10-10.
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Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, 6 New Rd, Port Isaac
In grand position overlooking the sea and car park at top of town. A La Carte menu, yet specialises in local fish and meat dishes. His, simpler, Fish Kitchen is down in the Harbour.
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The Cove, Maenporth Beach, Falmouth
Your chef/host, Arty Williams, is out to impress you with his elaborate dishes. Some would say too complex, too many sauces that may hide the natural ingredients best left alone, for your palette? The wines are impressive, and the service can be good, too. Open daily from 11. Close M in winter.
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Trewithen Restaurant, 3 Fore St., Lostwithiel
An intimate eatery that has built a fine reputation. Roast peppers glazed with Cornish Brie, or King Scallops drizzled with black pudding, and that’s just for starters. Open Tu-F for lunch from 11.30am. Dinner from 6.30pm.
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The Fish House, Fistral Beach, Newquay
Run by Paul Harwood, formerly a chef with Steins. A small eatery supplied by Newquay fisherman, e.g. fresh lobster. You can dine al fresco on the balcony, accompanied by fine wines and take in the amazing sea view.
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The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
Needs no introduction. Rick Stein’s restaurant has established a reputation since opening 40-years ago. The fish comes, literally, straight off the boats in the harbour (via a judicious by-your-leave in the Kitchen) and onto your plate. Essential to book unless you have the self-confidence and charm of my late Father, Derek, who refused to book - he was rarely turned away.
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The Shore, 13-14 Alverton Street, Penzance
Bruce Rennie just loves to cook (for you), especially fish, and its the Cornish shore that inspires him. He is also a passionate gardener of vegetables. Visit him and you won't be disappointed for this is one of Cornwall's finest.
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The Wheelhouse Crab & Oyster Bar, Upton Slip, Falmouth
You need to book well in advance to bag a table. The service is funny and friendly, and the food; crustacea, in all its arthropodic forms, is eaten with relish, and gusto. Recommend you take along a large bib/napkin. Open W-Sa 6-10. Cash only.
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