New foodie hotspots in Cornwall

10th March 2022

Looking for new places to eat in Cornwall? Look no further. Here’s our top picks of restaurants that are new to Cornwall and offering a mouth-watering take on the traditional dining scene by the shore.

Home to the freshest seafood, delicious plants and herbs and a growing number of innovative chefs, Cornwall is becoming a national foodie hotspot with an increasingly impressive reputation.

Following in the footsteps of some of the iconic cooks and restaurants who have left their mark on Cornwall’s food landscape are an array of new pop ups and eateries, widening the menu across the county. We take a look at some of the most delectable new places to eat which are gathering momentum in Cornwall.

Kernowine, Falmouth

This ethical bar and wine school isn’t just about the vines – although they do offer a delicious selection. They also serve charcuterie boards to pair with your drinks, lunches and brunch specials including their Sparkling Saturday and Mimosa Sunday. Kernowine is a new and welcomed addition to Falmouth’s vibrant foodie scene, and is definitely worth a visit during your stay.

New Yard, Helston

This eco-friendly pantry kitchen recently opened its garden doors, inviting guests to try their innovative suppers. Their menu, which changes daily, is entirely crafted from produce grown on site in their walled garden, foraged from the estate or ethically sourced in the local area. Having been awarded a Green Michelin Star for their eco efforts in 2021, theirs is a dinner best served sustainably.

Argoe, Newlyn

Argoe is a new addition to the small fishing village of Newlyn, serving up Cornish seafood and natural wine. Enjoy sharing small plates such as braised cuttlefish and roast Jerusalem artichokes, and fresh fisherman’s catch which includes monkfish tail and John Dory. A must visit if you’re looking for a simple, saltwater take on fine dining.

Source Kitchen, St Ives

Source Kitchen opened their doors in 2020 but was recently featured on Rick Stein’s Cornwall. The famous chef himself was a fan, speaking highly of the restaurant’s red mullet dish with potato confit. Their menus make the best of Cornwall’s produce by locally sourcing and foraging ingredients, and are meant for sharing, with the small dishes sent out from the kitchen as and when they are ready. For a relaxed meal which doesn’t skimp on flavour, this is a must-try during your time in Cornwall.

The Longstore, Truro

Following in the footsteps of its sister restaurant in Charlestown, The Longstore is a new bar and grill which combines stylish city dining with a laid back Cornish atmosphere. Head out for a day of shopping in this pretty inland Cornish town before sampling some delicious steak, seafood and cocktails.

Springtide, Charlestown

Tuck into fresh mussels and steaming lobster at Charlestown’s newest seafood restaurant, situated overlooking the harbour. Serving up all things seafood inspired by their Mediterranean travels, this is your go-to spot for an authentic taste of the ocean. Sea views and sea flavours – it’s a Cornish dream.

Emily Scott Food, Watergate bay

Enriching the foodie scene down at Watergate bay is Emily Scott Food, serving up local fish, dreamy desserts and wines from around the globe in the glass fronted restaurant space overlooking the sand. This is a great spot to catch a spectacular sunset on a summer’s evening, and is walkable along the coast path from nearby areas of Porth and Mawgan Porth.

Ugly Butterfly, Carbis bay

Carbis Bay’s new sustainable restaurant showcases beautifully presented dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients, with a zero-waste approach. Offering an all-day dining experience, chef Adam Handling’s Ugly Butterfly bar uses trims and offcuts from the ingredients used in the restaurant to create delicious drinks and bar snacks. As their motto goes, there’s no such thing as an ugly butterfly, in the same way as there is no such thing as food waste.