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The best places to eat Alfresco in Cornwall

June 20, 2013

Squeeze every last bit of outside time into your holiday. It’s fine dining with even finer views; chic beach-side chilling or perfect picturesque picnicking.

The Hidden Hut


Essentially, it’s a wooden beach-side shed serving simple fresh food and drink from March through to October. In theory everything is to take away, but there’s an outdoor seating area to the front with uninterrupted views out to sea and across the bay to Portscatho should you wish to sit down and relax.

Pandora Inn

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When you visit the Pandora Inn, it’s easy to forget you’re in the 21st century. Its spectacular setting on the edge of Restronguet Creek is timeless. Parts of the Inn date back to the 13th Century and, with its flagstone floors, low-beamed ceilings and thatched roof it’s not difficult to believe that little has changed since that time.

Lewinnick Lodge


Good food, good views all you need to bring is good company. ‘The Lodge‘ is open for breakfast from 8am and serves food throughout the day until 10pm (10.30pm in the summer), every day of the year.

The Basement


In Padstow. The Basement is set back in a courtyard, with views overlooking the harbour from its alfresco restaurant area. The Basement has been voted the 2nd best restaurant in Padstow by customers on Trip Advisor

Porthminster Cafe


Nestled beneath the steep slopes of Porthminster Point, right on the beach with unbeatable and uninterrupted views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. Now open all year round for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.



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