Things to do in Cornwall this June A run down of what’s on in Cornwall in the month of June – whether you’re looking for festival fun or a family friendly day out there’s something for everyone… Polgoon Supper 1-2 June, Polgoon Vineyard English Wine Week runs 27 May – 4 June and you can […]

What better way to reward yourself after a long walk along the coast than digging into a delicious Cornish cream tea! Cornwall is famous for it’s incredible clotted creams, and wonderful artisanal jams – and a trip to this coastal county isn’t complete without ordering at least one Cornish cream tea. Fear not – vegans, […]

Things to do in Cornwall this May A run down of what’s on in Cornwall in the month of May – whether you’re looking for a family friendly day out, or a evening feasting with friends there’s something for everyone… Hummadruz Exhibition: Now – 2nd June, Newlyn Art Gallery An international group exhibition exploring the overarching […]

Taking place on the beautiful Porthminster Beach, this year’s St Ives Food and Drink Festival promises great culinary experts, attractions and a wide variety of local beverages and food. With crowds of over 12,000 expected, there will be a huge range of activities and entertainment which promises fun for all the family. We’re very excited to be giving […]

Alongside the growing culinary scene in Cornwall, there’s an ever-expanding list of exciting new food and drink festivals to feast your eyes on. With the freshest fish in the country and a plethora of high quality artisan producers, Cornwall’s food and drink scene is on the rise. To ensure you don’t miss out on any of […]

This week we were invited to Scarlet Wines to try lunch in their snug Mediterranean restaurant, The Vineyard Table. Scarlet Wines is a local wine shop and delicatessen selling Cornish and speciality products as well as 300 hundred wines from around the world. Quietly situated in Lelant, just outside of St Ives, their restaurant The […]

With Christmas well and truly on it’s way we wanted to share some of our favourite Cornish food and drink products in this Cornish Christmas Foodie Gift Guide to encourage you all to shop local and try something new this Christmas. Keep reading until the end to find out how to be in with a […]

The cobbled streets of St Ives offer so many wonderful culinary delights that we’ll admit, this list was hard to make. You’re spoilt for choice with great such great offerings that are made even better by the laid back seaside atmosphere of the town, and scenic views across the harbour and beaches. So for those that are struggling to decide where to eat, or just want to try somewhere new we thought we’d share the our top 5 favourite restaurants in St Ives:

The Mex – Mexican

The Mex - St Ives Penzance - Mexican Restaurant in CornwallThe Mex is a wonderful restaurant that serves an excellent range of Mexican themed dishes. Vegetarians, vegans and those on special diets are well catered for and they even have a children’s menu. All of their food is cooked fresh to order and served as you like it. Their chefs are entirely flexible – so if you’re a little shy of spicy food speak up, they’re happy to accommodate. Or if you want your dish extra hot, why not add a little more heat?

Porthmeor Beach Cafe  – Tapas

Porthmeor Beach Cafe - St Ives Penzance - Best Places to Eat in St Ives

Porthmeor Beach Café is overlooks the beautiful blue flag beach, Porthmeor. With a buzzing atmosphere, alfresco dining and imaginative cocktails they serve a great selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We particularly recommend ordering a selection of tapas enjoyed in one of their cosy heated booths.

The Searoom – Fish & Seafood

The Searoom - St Ives Penzance - Restaurants in Cornwall

This award-winning St Ives restaurant is a family run business that serves up fresh, cooked from scratch dishes using local produce – they’re so good you’ll want to keep them your own little St Ives secret. Originally a cafe called The Tearoom, they became so popular that they starting serving dinner. They are now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and almost everything on the menu is available gluten free. Best of all they have a great little outdoor seating area that looks over the harbour.

Blas Burgerworks – Burgers

Blas Burgerworks - Restaurants in St Ives - St Ives Penzance

Tucked away on the Warren you’ll find Blas Burgerworks, a wonderful little joint that makes delicious burgers using local Cornish meat, that’s naturally reared, free range and cooked on a chargrill. They offer gluten free buns, as well as a great selection of vegetarian and vegan burger options. Not only do they cater for burger-lovers everywhere they also have a great ethos. They’re going as far as they possibly can to be sustainable and environmentally friendly, from the ingredients they buy to the cleaning products they use.

The Alba Restaurant  – Fine Dining

Alba Restaurant and Bar - St Ives Penzance - Fine Dining in St Ives

Alba one of St Ives’s top fine dining establishments specialising in local produce, line-caught fish and seasonal vegetables. The menu is designed by award winning chef and proprietor Grant Nethercott and showcases natural, eclectic flavour combinations. Although the dishes have been influenced by French cuisine, Nethercott classes the food at Alba as modern British style. The seascape views and stylish decor create a great atmosphere that makes your dining experience even more special.

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From Mahanttans to Mojitos, were sharing some of the best cocktail bars in Cornwall. Can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than sipping on a Pina Colada whilst catching up with friends? We’ve got you covered with some of our favourite cocktails bars in Cornwall. Whether you’re on holiday or a local […]