Restaurants and Food


The Honey Pot. A bit of a Penzance institution! Open for breakfast/brunch and lunch with great vege options. Good coffee and cake. Opens for brunch on Sunday at 10am. Very popular with the locals.

The Jubilee Pool cafe. Part of the outdoor swimming pool the cafe has an excellent chef and does surprisingly good food.

The Cornish Hen. Nice little cafe and deli that does good coffee (Closed Sundays).

The Harbourside. Straight forward no frills cafe on the harbour which does a very good value breakfast.

The Orangery at Penlee House Museum. Great cafe serving fresh reasonably priced home made food. (Closed Sundays)

Helly’s Deli and cafe. Open on Sunday for breakfast with outside seating. Close to the station.

The Duke Street Cafe, Newlyn. A 15 minute flat walk to Newlyn but well worth it. Lovely cosy cafe which does a fabulous breakfast and lunches too.

The Copper Spoon, Marazion. If you are visiting St. Michaels Mount make some time to get a coffee and cake from this lovely cafe in Marazion


Mackerel Sky in Newlyn is understandably popular and does amazing small plates of fresh fish. They do not take bookings so just show up, although you might have to wait.

The Shore at the end of Morrab Road is a top end restaurant (£££££) run by chef Bruce Rennie. Bookings only.

The Old Coastguard, Mousehole. Fabulous food/fabulous setting.

The Gurnards Head near Zennor. Fabulous food in a remote setting.

2 Forestreet, Mousehole. Stylish French style bistro in this picture perfect village.


The Admiral Benbow on Chapel street is an absolute ‘must see’ if you are in Penzance. No corporate decor here, just pure Cornish eccentricity (in a good way). Famously appeared in the opening scene of ‘Treasure Island’ and possibly still has a few pirates hiding in the many nooks and crannies!!

The Turks Head also in Chapel street, apparently dates from 1233 when the Turks invaded Penzance. It does a good selection of regular pub food (Burgers, chips, etc) and is very popular.

The Dolphin Tavern facing the South Pier was once a recruitment base for sailors fighting the Spanish Armada. These days it restricts itself to a more relaxed atmosphere and good pub food.

The Mexico Inn at Longrock. Not the most scenic part of our coast but this is a great pub with excellent food. Increasingly popular (due to an excellent recent review in The Guardian) so book if possible.

Explore down Bread street in order to find The Crown and The Lamp and Whistle. Good for real ales.

The Tolcarne. Excellent fish restaurant located in a pub in Newlyn run by Award winning Chef Ben Tunnicliffe.

Fish and Chips

Two great places nearby.

Pirates Rest - Traditional chippy with a cafe area if you want to eat in.

Frasers (seafront) You can eat in here and they have a license. Excellent fish and chips.

Cream Teas

The Honey Pot in Penzance (They even do a vegan cream tea)!

The Rockpool cafe in Mousehole

The cafe at Trengwainton gardens, Penzance (National trust property but cafe is privately run and you can use the cafe without National trust membership.

And many others. Find your favourite…


You’ve got to. ..... Lots of places to choose from although The Mounts Bay pasty company on Market Jew Street is very popular as well as Lavenders on Alverton Road.

Warren’s are everywhere and are popular. They often sell them off half price after 3.30!

Buying food

Our local supermarket is the Co-op and is around a 5 minute walk.

Farmer’s market. St John’s hall on Friday mornings.

Baker Tom’s in The Causeway or lovely bread available from Archie Brown’s or The granary along with wholefoods and organic produce.

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