Autumn is one of the best times of year to explore Cornwall’s culinary wonders. With beautiful beach cafes offering cosy blankets and creamy hot chocolates, charming inns with roaring fires and delicious carveries. Plus, exquisite restaurants serving freshly caught fish and mouth watering seasonal dishes - there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Can’t decide where to try first? We’ve picked out a few of our favourite places to eat in Cornwall this autumn.
Fine dining with even finer views, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant features Italian inspired dishes and beautiful panoramic views of Watergate Bay. Each meal tells its own story of outstanding produce and exceptional craftsmanship - great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A trip to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without indulging in the fantastic seafood on offer – so, visiting Rick Stein’s harbourside restaurant in Padstow is a must. The catch of the day has one of the shortest journeys, from the quay to the kitchen and the central seafood bar is great for experimenting with one of Cornwall’s most famous delicacies.
Situated on the outskirts of Constantine, The Waymarker is a fantastic hidden gem. Whether you’re popping in for a three-course meal or a delicious Cornish cream tea (we recommend the chocolate chip and baileys scones) the quality of the food and service is incredible.
The St Ives Harbour Hotel offers delicious food with stunning views. Looking out over one of Cornwall’s most iconic locations, sit back and relax inside the contemporary restaurant and enjoy gazing at the sparkling sea beyond - all whilst enjoying the hotel’s speciality dish, fizz and chips!
The restaurant at the Fowey Hall Hotel (famous for being the inspiration for Toad Hall in Wind in the Willows), offers luxury dining for all the family. From delicious dippy eggs to the finest of fillet steaks - the hotel’s fantastic seasonal menus will please all ages.
Wrap up warm with a snuggly complimentary blanket under the heaters of the terrace and witness glorious autumnal sunsets - whilst enjoying fantastic seasonal produce at one of the best beachside restaurants in Cornwall.
The Alverton Hotel offers British contemporary dining at its best. Serving the finest seasonal ingredients, from seafood fresh off the boats, to the very best local meats and Cornish vegetables – all of which are complimented by stunning views across the hotel’s manicured gardens.
Missing the summer heat? Spice things up at Mirchi, with their fantastic range of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. Using local seasonal and organic ingredients, Tandoor food is Mirchi’s speciality cooked in a clay oven for authentic flavour.
The Taste Brassiere at the Carlyon Bay Hotel offers a flavour of Cornwall on a plate, making the most of local Cornish food and drink, including locally caught fish, Cornish beef, West Country cider and Cornish cheeses. The hotel’s second restaurant Bay View provides far-reaching views of St Austell Bay with amazing fine foods.