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Cornwall is a food lover’s paradise

From sumptuous seafood fresh off the boat that morning to award-winning wine produced by local vineyards and nationally renowned clotted cream, Cornwall is a food lover’s paradise.

We’ve got our fair share of celebrated restaurants in spectacular locations, including Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Watergate Bay, near Newquay are both popular and highly recommended.

Excellent pubs and restaurants near to Bosinver

We’re lucky enough to have several excellent pubs and restaurants near to Bosinver. You’ll find information about all of them in our cottage guidebook when you arrive. In the meantime, here are a few of the most popular to whet your appetite…

Recommended restaurants nearby

Kingswood Restaurant, London Apprentice

Probably the closest restaurant to Bosinver, popular with locals and visitors alike, with a delightful conservatory and decking area, the Kingswood offers good value tasty food made with local produce 01726 63780

Polgooth Inn, Polgooth

Our local pub, the Polgooth Inn was formerly a miners’ counting house and has been an inn since the early 18th century. With a bar, family room and garden the Polgooth Inn has won awards for its food. 01726 74089

The Pier House Hotel, Charlestown

A delightful restaurant overlooking the Georgian harbour of Charlestown 01726 67955

Salamander, Mevagissey

Located in the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey, Salamander specialises in locally caught fish and local produce 01726 842254

A little further afield…

Sam’s Bistro, Fowey

Located in the heart of Fowey, Sam’s Bistro is a popular restaurant with great food and an even better atmosphere. The décor of the restaurant is 60s style with intimate booths and pop memorabilia adorning the walls. 01726 832273

Sam’s in the City, Truro

Sam’s in the City has quickly established itself as one of the best and liveliest places to eat in Truro. Floor to ceiling music and movie memorabilia and great seafood and burgers, including kids menu. 01872 859819

Bustophers Bar Bistro, Truro

Award-winning bistro in the heart of Truro. Bustopher’s has a fresh, modern feel and a delightful alfresco courtyard for the summer months. Strong emphasis on seasonal Cornish produce 01872 279029

Pandora Inn, Mylor, Falmouth

Parts of the Pandora Inn date back to the 13th century and with its flagstone floors, low beamed ceilings and beautiful new thatch it certainly retains a lot of character. On fine days you can also sit outside on the floating pontoon. Ideal for a casual lunch or evening meal. 01326 372678

Recommended beach cafés

Sam’s on the Beach, Polkerris

A family-friendly restaurant on the beach at Polkerris located in the old RNLI lifeboat station. A range of traditional wood fired pizzas, seafood and steaks 01726 812255 (recommend pre-booking in summer).

The Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho

A family friendly beach-side outdoor hut serving simple fresh food and drink from March through to October. Quirky and rustic, this beach cafe featured on ITV’s “Caroline Quentin’s Cornwall” TV programme. It really is hidden! Park in the cliff top car park above Portscatho and walk the cliff path 5 minutes down to the cafe, its well worth it!

Gylly Beach Café, Falmouth

A really cool beach café open throughout the year, this is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing coffee with homemade cake or a tasty lunchtime treat. The beach and nearby gardens make it an ideal day out for all the family.

Blue Bar, Porthowan

Surfer’s haunt, the Blue Bar is located in the sand dunes right by the spectacular beach at Porthtowan. Seasonal, local food freshly prepared daily. Live bands at weekends.

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