Delectable dining in and around Mawgan Porth in North Cornwall


From Cornish cream teas to seafood lunches and breakfast by the beach


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.

View more details here or call 01637 861800 to book a table.


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.

View more details here or call 01637 861212 to book a table.


Get all fired up at Scott & Babs

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of Cornwall, head to Scott & Babs at Retorrick Mill for tasty, rustic food cooked on open fires, spit roasts and slow roasted smoker barrels. Sitting in the valley of Laherne just minutes from Mawgan Porth, this popular restaurant is situated inside a barn surrounded by wildlife. The menu is decided spontaneously in true Cornish fashion the night before, with fresh wood-fired pizzas prepared each day.

View more details here or call 01637 861746 to find out more about their opening times.


Savour the prettiest of 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.

View more details here or call 01637 860303 for more information.


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 860543 for further information.


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 860258 to book a table.


Retreat to our newest luxury property – The Hideout in Mawgan Porth



With a grass-covered roof and natural brickwork, The Hideout blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscape above Mawgan Porth. In stark contrast, the bold and playful interiors are guaranteed to surprise and delight guests of all ages. On balmy summer days, open up the glass doors and spill onto the patio, where sea views and a bubbling hot tub await. And as evenings fall, gather together in the basement-level games room and cinema for unforgettable nights in.

Now available to book for 2019 and 2020, find out more here