St Ives Penzance shares the best restaurants and places to eat in Mousehole
Mousehole is a charming little fishing village and popular tourist destination just outside of Penzance. Originally a thriving fishing port, the village is now bustling with shops, galleries, restaurants and cafés and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Discover our favourite places to eat in Mousehole with our foodie guide series.
As you enter the village you are greeted by The Old Coastguard, an award-winning restaurant with sea views overlooking Mount’s Bay. In summer enjoy the lunch on the garden terrace, whilst soaking in the fresh sea air. During winter spend a cosy evening by a crackling open fire in their spacious restaurant. Their seasonal, ever-changing menu features dishes such as confit rabbit leg & chargrilled loin, as well as hake, octopus, cannellini bean & seaweed broth and they provide a spectacular Sunday Lunch.
Main courses range from£14 – 22 and they offer a Prix Fixe menu that is £27 for 3 courses. Sunday Lunch is £22 for 2 courses. They’re open every day, are always happy to cater to special dietary requirements and are family and dog friendly.
2 Fore Street Restaurant
2 Fore Street is a relaxed bistro-style restaurant on Mousehole’s harbour front with views across Mount’s Bay as well as a secluded garden to the rear of the restaurant. The menu changes regularly to reflect the freshest of local produce. Their menu features fresh, dynamic dishes like River Exe mussels with white wine, shallot and garlic, Double baked butternut squash, hazelnut and parmesan souffle and beef bourguinon with skinny fries.
Main courses range from £11 – £18 and they serve a Sunday Lunch Prix Fixe menu that’s £15.50 for 2 courses and £17 for 3 courses. They are open 7 days a week and get very busy so we’d recommend booking a table by calling 01736 731 164.
The Rock Pool Café
The Rock Pool Café used to be somewhat of a hidden gem in Mousehole, but it’s been growing a big name for itself in recent years. Hidden at the bottom of the car park just outside of The Old Coastguard the café overlooks the bay with wonderful sea views. They serve traditional café fair, and are known for their delicious Cornish cream teas and signature hot chocolates made with real chocolate flakes.
They are open 7 days a week until 5pm serving breakfast, lunch and drinks.
Hole Foods Deli & Café
Situated right in the heart, with views overlooking the harbour is Hole Foods Deli, a small Cornish deli selling great local products. They also have a café inside the deli serving breakfast, lunch and cream teas and coffees and often put on themed menu events during the evening. They are open 7 days a week.
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