We’re big fans of the experience as much as the food – whether you’re after a relaxed brunch, home-cooked meal or somewhere special for a celebration, there are a lot of options for you.
If you want a special meal out look no further than . Spilling out into the Old Brewery Yard, this hidden gem offers beautifully made and presented dishes using the best Cornish ingredients – and it’s too close by the office for us to resist!
Verdant Tap Room
Located right next to the Verdant Brewery in Penryn, the Verdant Tap Room’s first draw is super fresh beer – with 16 keg lines and 4 tap lines at the bar ready and waiting to be sampled. To accompany this are some truly delectable wood-fired pizzas and a programme of music, DJ’s and sports on the big screen.
Drive out of Falmouth and down the country lanes towards Constantine to discover the hidden gem that is Potager. This whole place has emerged from the bramble-choked wilderness of an abandoned plant nursery and the laid-back cafe is in a huge reclaimed greenhouse.There’s a great vegetarian menu using some of the plants grown on site and when you’ve finished eating, have a wander round the artists studios and explore the outdoor spaces. Open Thursday – Sunday.
What we believe is Cornwall’s best and tiniest seafood experience can be found close to the water’s edge in Falmouth. Wander down Upton Slip and discover the Wheelhouse Crab and Oyster bar, a restaurant serving the most amazing freshly caught shellfish. No pretences. No airs and graces. Just amazing seafood. You’ll have to get in quickly though as owner Tina is closing for a break in May, but hopes to be back later in the year ‘when the oysters are fat and the nights are dark’.
New Yard Restaurant
For a finer dining experience that’s off the beaten track, we love the New Yard at Trelowarren. In 2021 the restaurant was awarded a Green Michelin Star, recognising amazing food as well as sustainable practices. Each night the supper menu changes, with every course is composed of produce foraged from the estate, grown in the walled garden or ethically sourced from the local area. Chef Jeff Robinson also serves an excellent Sunday roast.
The Heron Inn
Sat on the riverbank in Malpas, just outside Truro, the Heron Inn offers amazing views out over the point where three rivers meet. Serving freshly prepared, locally sourced food, this gastropub has gained a reputation as one of the best places to enjoy fantastic food in a great setting.
CAST Cafe is surrounded by working artist’s studios in the old grammar school in Helston. Serving breakfast, lunch and sweet treats with plenty of vegetarian options, there’s also regular feast nights, film nights and workshops run by neighbouring artists. Well worth seeking out.