Taste of Cornwall
July 16, 2020
A veritable foodie paradise, Cornwall is home to an array of ingredients hailing from the land and sea, as well as artisan producers and talented chefs. Many of Cornwall’s best restaurants have adapted to the new ‘normal’ by providing takeaway and delivery services. So you can tuck into the finest foodie experiences without having to eat out in busy restaurants. These are our favourites:
Fees Food, Rock
Kickback in the comfort of your luxury holiday home and tuck into home-cooked dishes without having to lift a finger. Choose from zingy curries to a hearty Cornish fish pie or classic lasagne ready for the oven, or order a delicious feast ready for the barbecue – from marinated lamb to seafood flipped straight from the fishing boats. For the ultimate treat you can even order a three-course Summer Menu cooked and ready to eat, which is the perfect option for a no-fuss dinner party in your Beach Retreat.
Saltbox Street Kitchen, Wadebridge
Love street food? Grab a takeaway from a hub of foodie vendors serving global dishes from a hip shipping container venue in the centre of Wadebridge. Craftworks serves up classic American favourites from burgers and burritos to dirty fries, and Woody’s serves up artisan Italian pizzas, while SpiceSea serves curries made from Cornish ingredients and the Laidback Coffee Company takes care of coffee and cake.
Trevisker’s Kitchen, Padstow
You can’t come to Cornwall without having fish and chips on the beach; so why not make it the freshest catch from local fishermen that’s cooked by talented chef Henk de Villiers Ferreira? You might also like to include a bottle of Cornish sparkling wine or locally brewed lagers and ales with your order. And if you’re not in the mood for fish and chips, Trevisker’s Kitchen also serves up curries, steaks, pizzas and delicious deserts. Not forgetting the gin jugs made with locally distilled gin.
Wild Bake Pizza and Street Food, Wadebridge, St Columb, Bodmin, Nansledan
Less is more, and that’s certainly the case with Wild Bake street food, which uses simple ingredients and methods that go back to nature. Take a seat in nature’s dining room, and tuck into a pizza made from natural ingredients and cooked over a wood fire. Popping up in town locations across North Cornwall, you can take your pizza home to enjoy by the fire, or to the local beach to dine with the sunset.
The Taco Boys, Polzeath
Burritos and beers on the beach sound like the perfect recipe for summer? From hangover cure breakfast burritos to stuffed tacos and sweet treats, The Taco Boys have got it all on tap in their trailer at Baby Bay in Polzeath. If it’s high tide or raining you can pick up a takeaway from their base at the Portreath Bee Centre, and home delivery is available in the Polzeath, Rock, Wadebridge, Port Isaac and Bodmin areas.
Mor Grazing, Newquay
Strike out along the coast path to a secret beach, armed with a backpack stuffed with the finest picnic produce. Mor Grazing deliver breakfast boxes, cheese and grazing boxes, as well as sweet treats and other freshly picked foodie delights. So all you have to do it stroll to a picturesque location, roll out your picnic blanket, pop the cork on your favourite tipple and feast on the finest foods while enjoying the scenery.
The Cornish Food Box
As an alternative to a supermarket shop, arrive to a smorgasbord of fresh Cornish ingredients plucked from the coast and countryside. From just-picked veg and salads to ready meals and deli produce, The Cornish Food Box selects and delivers an authentic taste of Cornwall to your holiday home. And you can get £5 off any order over £50 by using the code: BEACHRETREATS
The Pier, Falmouth
Make a pit stop on the pier in Falmouth and enjoy the best pancakes in town while watching the boats sail by. What looks like an average breakfast café from the outside, flips out takeaway boxes stuffed with American-style pancakes, served with artisan coffee. Choose from favourites such as Nutella, berries or banana pancakes – a finger-licking start to any day by the ocean.
Philleigh Way, The Roseland
Drawing on the rich produce from its surroundings, Philleigh Way lures foodies from all over the nation to its cookery school where you can get to grips with Cornish farmhouse-style cooking, using recipes and techniques handed down through generations. Now you can cook the ‘Philleigh Way’ in the comfort of your Beach Retreat with a DIY recipe box, or scrap the cooking process entirely and order one of their pre-cooked meal box, which include full Sunday roasts.
Sam’s on the Beach, Polkerris
Sam’s on the Beach is famous for its huge bowls of steaming Cornish mussels and delicious stone-baked pizza, served with a view over the glassy waters of Polkerris beach. There are few better locations to come to shore after a swim, kayak or paddleboarding adventure, and enjoy a toes-in-the-sand takeaway. And if you’re out exploring further afield on The Roseland Peninsula, keep an eye out for the Sam’s on the Roseland pop-up that’s opening this summer.
The Mussel Shoal
Delivery and takeaway
Based on the harbour in pretty Porthleven, The Mussel Shoal is a simple café kiosk serving delectable French bistro-style cuisine including squid, clam chowder and moules frites. As well as crisp white wines perfectly matched to the food. Dine on the harbour wall and soak up the scenery, book to eat out on a pontoon in the harbour, or simply relax and enjoy the treat of having your food delivered to the door. Also, look out for their pop-ups in St Ives.
Blas Burgerworks, St Ives
Possibly the best burger takeaway in Cornwall, the legendary Blas Burgerworks hasn’t had to change much to fit in with the ‘new normal’. Call ahead and collect mouth-watering stacks of fresh Cornish ingredients from a little hatch beside the harbour. This isn’t just a café for carnivores – there are veggie and vegan options galore, with the likes of blackbean burgers, halloumi burgers and mushroom burgers.
Tolcarne Inn, Newlyn
It’s a few years now since celeb chef Ben Tunnicliffe transformed this waterside boozer into a prime location to tuck into seafood flipped straight off the fishing boats in Newlyn harbour. What’s more, in the process it’s retained in the fuss-free ambience of a traditional village boozer with local ales and ciders on tap. However, if you don’t want to huddle in under the low ceilings or bag a seat on the terrace, there’s also a modest takeaway menu, changing with the freshest catch of the day.
Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar, Newlyn
Footsteps from where much of Cornwall’s fish is landed, you can expect to find the freshest seafood takeaway in town. Choose from crispy sole with Katsu curry sauce, to crab nachos or classic fish and chips, and dine on the promenade looking out to the ocean where the star ingredients were caught. There are always a couple of delicious deserts to choose from, too.
Scarlet Wines, St Ives
Fancy the finest world wines being delivered to your door by bike? If you’re staying in and around St Ives, Scarlet Wines will deliver your favourite tipples by e-bike or mini van. Simply browse the wine list, email your order and relax in the comfort of your garden or luxury accommodation, ready to pop your cork.