It may be small, but this perfectly formed Cornish village has plenty of places to eat out and something to suit all tastes. Here’s our top places to eat out in St Agnes.
You won’t miss the bright orange exterior of the Taphouse situated on the busy village square, open year round and providing a laid back dining experience. Favourites on the menu include nachos, burgers, Singapore noodles and homemade fishcakes. Music also features large, with excellent local and further-a-field bands playing in the evenings throughout the year.
Technically a summer pop-up from March through to October, Genki – meaning health and happiness in Japanese – is a tiny café serving our favourite Origin Coffee, smoothies, cakes, paninis and salads. In summer it’s all about tapas and cocktails while taking in Genki’s Zen-landscaped gardens.
Formerly the Aggie Surf shop, restaurant owners Adam and Nola (pictured below) spent many an afternoon hanging out on the shop steps when they were growing up.Using locally sourced, seasonal produce from the glorious Cornish coast and countryside surrounding St Agnes wherever possible, No.4 restaurant has a small but succinct menu, which changes regularly. If the weather’s right there might even be lobster. Winter opening hours are Wednesday through to Saturday evenings, with Saturday open for breakfast and Sunday open for brunch.
A pub steeped in history where they love the food as much as the drink. The Spars in refer to the hug beams or ‘spars’ salvaged from shipwrecks along the coast when it was built in the1650s. Overlooking Trevaunance Cove, the Fitty Pysk seafood bistro offers fine dining. The annual Sausage and Ale Festival held on May Bank Holiday is not to be missed.
Just over the road from the Driftwood Spars is Lewsey Lou’s quality fish and chip shop, serving simple, fresh and Cornish fish. A great lunchtime stop for coastal walkers or if you’re having a day down on the beach.
You may have sampled a slice of their award-winning thin-crust pizza from the back of their classic VW campervan at various food festivals around Cornwall, but St Agnes is where it all started. Here it’s takeaway only, with all pizzas made to order (they make their own pizza dough too) from their open-plan kitchen.
Our new favourite coffee shop in St Agnes. Mark and Sophie opened The Sorting Office in August 2015 – a quirky little coffee shop buried in the heart of St Agnes – serving great coffee, fresh pastries & delicious cakes. Open daytimes apart from Mondays.
Don’t miss the Chapel Porth Café on the beautiful National Trust beach of the same name. The family-owned café is famous for its ‘hedgehog’ icreams – Cornish icecream covered in Cornish clotted cream
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