Cornwall has always been known as a land of rugged cliffs and windswept moors... Over recent years it has also gained a reputation for producing excellent fresh food, now available from a host of farmers markets, lovingly prepared for your delictation by a growing number of highly skilled chefs. There are now several award winning restaurants dotted around the county to try. Celebrities visit Cornwall for its spectacular scenery and slower pace of living. Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at Watergate Bay continues to set the bench mark with Jamie following the trend set by Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant at nearby Padstow.
Lifes a Beach. Imagine... sitting on the veranda of a restaurant which nestles among rugged cliffs, gazing at the golden sands and the sea, stained scarlet, as the sun sets. Is this the Italian Riviera? No, this is Life’s a Beach, overlooking Summerleaze beach in Bude, Cornwall, where the location and the cuisine are as fine as any in the world. The wide ranging menu uses fresh local produce and reflects the creativity and travelling experiences of the young chefs. Seafood is a speciality, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly. 'Life's a Beach’ is already highly acclaimed as the place to eat out in Bude, so why not come and judge for yourself? Tel. 01288 355222
Trevigue Restaurant. Crackington Haven, Bude. Sample the very best of fresh Cornish produce at the Trevigue Restaurant. The 45 cover fully licenced restaurant is in a beautifully converted 16th Century building at Trevigue Farm, set on the cliffs between Crackington Haven and Boscastle, and is entered via an ancient cobbled courtyard. There is a comfortable seating area with a magnificent oak beamed, vaulted ceiling where you may relax over a cool drink and browse the exciting, varied menu. Slate steps lead from the seating area into the warm, candle-lit restaurant with its low beamed ceiling and flagstone slate floor. All food is freshly prepared and cooked to order. Tel. 01840 230418
The Castle Restaurant. The Castle Restaurant opened its doors on the 18th October 2007. Run by Chef Kit Davis, and his wife Katie, the restaurant offers a informal atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy beautifully prepared food, and an excellent wine list. Kit has over 12 years experience in top London kitchens and is now able to fulfil his dream of running his own fine dining restaurant in his home town. With spectacular sea views, top quality food and service and a fantastic atmosphere, The Castle Restaurant offers the best in modern dining. The Castle Restaurant is situated within The Castle Heritage Centre on the Wharf. Tel. 01288 350543
Bangors Organic. Bangors Organic is a very special place to stay being one of only three Soil Association certified organic B&B's in the UK and the only one offering home grown totally organic evening food in a licensed organic restaurant. Our evening meals are 4 courses for £28 per person with everything prepared in the kitchens using our own seasonal produce. We normally offer 3 or 4 choices for each course and we are happy to cater for vegetarians and vegans. Our restaurant is also open to non residents, so even if you are not staying at Bangors you are very welcome to dine with us. Please call to check opening days and times or to book a table. Tel. 01288 361297