Restaurants and Food

Breakfast/coffee/lunch

The Honey Pot. A bit of a Penzance institution! Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch with great vege/vegan options. Good coffee and cake.. Very popular with the locals. Changed opening times this season and you may have to book. Check Facebook for up to date info.

The Jubilee Pool cafe. Part of the outdoor swimming pool the cafe is open at 10am for a healthy breakfast. Then open all day for coffee, lunch and snacks.

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

The Clubhouse at Artist’s Residence Hotel on Chapel Street. Great Hipster vibe restaurant with a fab garden that is open to non residents for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check before you go; you may have to book.

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 cooked, wholesome 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 flat 15 minute walk to Newlyn but well worth it. Lovely cosy cafe which does a fabulous breakfast and lunches too. Has outdoor seating.

Lovetts Wine bar, Newlyn. Very tiny wine bar that also does great coffee and doughnuts (when available).

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.

The Kitchen at Tremenheere. Great coffee shop and restaurant just outside of Penzance which is part of Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens.Very stylish with a Nordic vibe and outside seating.

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

The Rockpool cafe, Mousehole. Magical small tea room that also does lunches and cocktails. Beautiful little garden overlooking the sea. Slightly hidden but it’s on the left as you come into the village at the bottom of the car park.Normally opens at 11am.

Dinner

Mackerel Sky in Newlyn is understandably popular and does amazing Tapas style 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 Godolphin Hotel. Lovely hotel with one of the best views of St Michael’s Mount. Good food but booking normally is necessary.

The Old Coastguard, Mousehole. Fabulous food, fabulous setting. Lovely big garden.

The Clubhouse (formerly The Barn) at Artist’s Residence Hotel. Rather cool setting. Great garden and good food. Just a 5 minute walk from us but booking recommended.

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

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

The Bridge, Newlyn. Traditional Italian Pizzeria on the main road into Newlyn. Some outdoor seating.

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

Pubs that do food

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!! Downstairs may be closed this season unfortunately.

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.

The Ship at Mousehole. Very popular because of it’s beautiful setting. Can get extremely crowded.

The Wink at Lamorna Cove.Just up the road from this popular little cove. Some outdoor seating.

The Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe.Excellent food in this coastal village. A fifteen minute drive from here.

Pubs for Real Ale

Explore down Bread Street to find two unique pubs.

The Crown.

The Lamp and Whistle.

Fish and Chips

Three great places nearby.

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

Frasers (seafront) Excellent fish and chips.

Lewis’ Newlyn. Popular chippy. Take them onto the beach but watch out for the seagulls!

Pasties

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.

Buying food

Co-op in Queen’s Square and is around a 5 minute walk.Open 7 days a week from 7am. Sells fresh croissants and bread.

Co-op Next door to Lidl it has a good range of food and snacks plus a Costa coffee machine if you need your morning fix. 7 minute walk from No.38PZ.

Lidl. Big, cheap and very nearby. They do great croissants and doughnuts. Good range of fresh food. 7 minute walk and open until 10am (Sunday 10-4).

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

Wholefoods/ Vegan food. - Archie Brown’s on Bread Street or The Granary on The Causeway.

Fruit and vegetables - Thornes on the Causeway. Great local fruit and veg shop with a lot of local produce.

Bread - Baker Tom’s in The Causeway or lovely bread available from Archie Brown’s or The Granary.

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