Celebrating food & drink in Cornwall

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Cornwall is, quite simply, a food lover’s paradise. From restaurants run by Michelin-starred chefs to relaxed dining in beachside cafes and pop-up style feast nights, there’s something on offer to suit every taste and occasion.

Dining out

Whatever type of restaurant you’re looking for, we can point you in the right direction. Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Watergate Bay are both popular and have been highly recommended by previous guests – as well as getting the thumbs up from the Bosinver team!

There are more recommendations on the dining out pages on our website, and in the information packs in our cottages.

Child friendly places to eat

Going out to eat when you have young children can sometimes be challenging, but there are plenty of child friendly restaurants and cafes in Cornwall who go all out to cater for younger visitors.

Nanny Pat has been out and about with her grandchildren and has compiled a list of their favourite places to eat – see our Top Child Friendly Places to Eat blog post.


We think one of the best places around is Sam’s on the Beach in Polkerris, which our guests always rave about (we recommend booking in advance, as they do get pretty busy!)

Local produce

Many of our guests ask us where the best place is to buy locally produced food in Cornwall. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite local producers, farm shops and farmers’ markets to help track down the best Cornish produce while you’re on holiday.

Something different?

Fancy an al fresco dining experience with a difference? Book at ticket to one of the the Hidden Hut’s Feast nights, and enjoy food cooked with love on the Roseland peninsula.

There are several food and drink related festivals throughout the year. Take a look at the Cornwall Food and Drink website to find out more. There are seafood related festivals happening in coastal locations throughout Cornwall all year round. One of the most famous of these is the Falmouth Oyster Festival, which takes place in October every year (in 2015, it’s on 8-11 October) and celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season.

Eating in

If you’d rather eat in than out, why not take advantage of Bosinver’s private chef service? Using a range of delicious local produce, Cornish Cottage Cuisine can create a three course feast for you in the comfort of your cottage. Mmmm….

Where’s your favourite place to eat in Cornwall? Share your recommendations below, post on our Facebook page or tweet @bosinver.

Editor’s note: this post was originally published in November 2013 and has been updated and revised.

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