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Delectable dining in and around Mawgan Porth in North Cornwall

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From Cornish cream teas to seafood lunches

Surrounded by ocean views and rolling countryside, this pretty stretch of Cornish coastline provides an idyllic dining backdrop. And with a plethora of restaurants, cafés and pubs around Mawgan Porth, there are endless options for every occasion, meal and taste. Featuring popular favourites alongside some lesser-known local recommendations, we’ve selected our top seven dining venues in and around Mawgan Porth.

Indulge in a set lunch at The Scarlet

Perched on the edge of the Mawgan Porth headland with incredible ocean views, The Scarlet Restaurant is laid-back and stylish in equal measures. With a fantastic three course lunch menu for £24.95, while away an afternoon tucking into modern European-style dishes by Head Chef Mike Francis. A hotel for grown-ups, this serene setting is ideal for getting away from it all.

Treat the kids to high tea at Wild Café

Bright and colourful, Wild Café at Bedruthan Hotel is just along from The Scarlet and was designed with children in mind. After a day at the beach, retreat to this relaxed space for coffee and cake whilst the children enjoy a high tea. Served between 4:30pm and 6pm, the kids’ set menu consists of a snack pot, freshly cooked main course and something sweet from the dessert counter – all for just £10.



Relax and unwind in The Living Space

Just around the headland from Mawgan Porth, The Living Space at Watergate Bay is a beautiful setting for coming together with family and friends. Take your pick from sofas, armchairs, bar stools or banquet tables and indulge in whatever takes your fancy. From incredible cocktails to sharing platters, coffees and lunches, you could spend a whole day at The Living Space watching the waves roll in.

There’s no need to book a table, but view more details here or call 01637 860 543 for further information.

Get all fired up at Monsta Pizza


If you’re looking for an authentic taste of Cornwall, head to Monsta Pizza at Retorrick Mill for tasty, rustic food cooked in wood-fired pizza ovens. Sitting in the valley of Laherne just minutes from Mawgan Porth, this popular pop-up restaurant is situated inside a barn surrounded by wildlife. The menu is decided spontaneously in true Cornish fashion the night before, with fresh dough and toppings prepared each day.

Savour the prettiest cream teas in St Mawgan

Nestled in the heart of a charming Cornish village close to Mawgan Porth, the St Mawgan Tea Room is surrounded by flower-filled gardens. Serving some of the best cream teas in Cornwall, their ethos is to use fresh, high quality ingredients to create delectable homemade delights.

Brunch with a view at Catch


Set on the edge of Mawgan Porth's sands, there’s no better place to enjoy breakfast as the hazy summer sun rises. Specialising in coast inspired dishes, Catch Seafood, Bar and Grill uses the best ingredients that Cornwall has to offer. Offering a brunch menu with everything from avocado on toast to a traditional fry up, it's the best way to start the day. 

View more details here or call 01637 860 372 to book a table.

Opt for a hearty meal at The Merrymoor Inn

If you’re looking for a classic Sunday roast, a delicious burger or local fish and chips, then The Merrymoor Inn ticks all of the boxes. Set in the centre of Mawgan Porth, just a stone’s throw from the beach, expect great pub food in a fantastic setting – it’s also the ideal spot for a post-surf drink in the sun.

View more details here or call 01637 860 258 to book a table.

Retreat to Prennek House


With stunning coastal views across the Mawgan Porth headland, this holiday home marries sustainable touches with impeccable style. Expertly designed by Kast Architects, Prennek House has a love of eco-friendly principles at its heart. With carefully curated furnishings showcasing the South West’s finest creators, relax on the peaceful roof terrace before heading to the garden for family barbeques overlooking the sea.


Posted by Rebecca Jackson

Rebecca loves everything to do with food, beautiful interiors and travel. When she’s not booking her next cookery masterclass, she’s discovering incredible new destinations, restaurants and spas across the UK and beyond.  

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