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The best fine dining and Michelin-star restaurants in Cornwall

Posted by Rebecca Jackson on Sep 25, 2019

Our fine dining guide to Cornwall

Michelin-star restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

Going to eat out with family or friends while you’re on holiday is one of life’s greatest joys. At Perfect Stays, we understand how important this is to our customers and so we've compiled a list of some of the best fine dining restaurants in Cornwall, so you can eat in style, all within a close distance to one or more of one of our beautiful properties.

Michelin-star restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

The Scarlet Restaurant

Style of Food: Modern European and Vegetarian | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Meat and Shellfish

Awards: Two AA Rosettes

The Scarlet incorporates a European influence in much of its food. Its terrace is the perfect place for an aperitif before you tuck into their delicious seasonal menu that caters both for meat lovers and vegetarians alike.

Location: Mawgan Porth

Website: www.scarlethotel.co.uk

Our Nearest Property: Trevenek – Approx. 200 metres

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The Seafood Restaurant

Style of Food: Seafood and Vegetarian | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Shellfish, Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free

Awards: Three AA Rosettes

Founded in 1975 by famed chef Rick Stein and his wife Jill, the dishes are created using only the freshest seafood. You can also eat at the large central bar, for a more informal dining experience, perhaps whilst you sip on a delicious cocktail.

Location: Padstow

Website: www.rickstein.com

Our Nearest Property: Samphire – Approx. 2 miles

Michelin-star restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect StaysPaul Ainsworth at No. 6

Style of Food: Modern British, Modern European and Seafood | Focus of the Menu: Meat and Fish

Awards: One Michelin Star | Four AA Rosettes

This fantastic restaurant has won a Michelin Star and four AA Rosettes to date. The food itself is modern British with an emphasis on Cornish sourced produce, all created in a wonderful Georgian townhouse setting.

Location: Padstow

Website: www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk

Our Nearest Property: The Quarter Deck – Approx. 2 milesMichelin-star restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect StaysThe Dining Room

Style of Food: British and Seafood | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish and Vegetarian

Opened in 2010, this family-run restaurant is located in the beautiful village of Rock. They create their menu around the seasonal foods and often around the recommendations of their local suppliers.

Location: Rock

Website: www.thediningroomrock.co.uk

Our Nearest Property: Rosemain – Approx. 0.5 mile

Michelin-star restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect StaysSt Enodoc Hotel Restaurant

Style of Food: Modern European | Focus of the Menu: Health Orientated, Seafood and Meat

The restaurant overlooks the Camel Estuary and on days of good weather, diners can eat outside on the terrace to take in the views. The food on the menu is normally based on healthy modern European recipes.

Location: Rock

Website: https://enodoc-hotel.co.uk/thebrasserie/

Our Nearest Property: Lower Cole – Approx. 300 metres

Michelin-star restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect StaysTabb’s Restaurant

Style of Food: British | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish and Vegetarian

Awards: Two AA Rosettes

An award-winning restaurant with two AA Rosettes to its name, that aims to create simple dishes, ensuring the fresh ingredients are the star of the plate.

Location: Truro

Website: www.tabbs.co.uk

Michelin-star restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect StaysRestaurant Nathan Outlaw

Style of Food: Seafood | Focus of the Menu: Fish and Shellfish

Awards: Two Michelin Stars | Four AA Rosettes | Good Food Guide 2018 Best Restaurant

The Port Isaac restaurant prides itself on using sustainable seafood ingredients from local inshore day boats. The menu itself ‘celebrates small, original and delicious seafood.’ It also boasts two Michelin Stars and four AA Rosettes.

Location: Port Isaac

Website: www.nathan-outlaw.com

Our Nearest Property: The Cove – Approx. 7 miles

Michelin-star restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect StaysBrasserie on the Bay

Style of Food: Seafood and Vegetarian | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Vegetarian and Meat

Awards: Two AA Rosettes

This double AA Rosette-winning restaurant boasts beautiful views and a varied menu, from all-day options to a delicious à la carte dinner menu.

Location: Falmouth

Website: www.stmichaelshotel.co.uk

Michelin-star restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect StaysCouch’s Great House

Style of Food: Modern | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Shellfish and Meat

The Executive Head Chef Richard McGeown worked under notable chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White, and Raymond Blanc. Couch’s is the restaurant where this talented chef has been able to express his own ideas fully.

Location: Polperro

Website: www.couchspolperro.com

Our Nearest Property: Sea Edge – Approx. 10 miles

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Caffè Rojano

Style of Food: Italian and Mediterranean | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish and Pizza

Awards: Two AA Rosettes

Inspired by the Italian café culture of New York, this popular restaurant serves a selection of pizza and pasta dishes with a handful of grilled choices for those after a meatier meal. Relaunched by Paul Ainsworth, expect stone baked sourdough pizzas, fresh tagliatelle and classic bistro dishes like ox cheek ragu.

Location: Padstow

Website: https://www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/rojanos

Our Nearest Property: Samphire – Approx. 950 metres

Michelin-star restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect StaysKota Restaurant

Style of Food: British, Seafood and Asian | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Shellfish and Meat

Awards: Three AA Rosettes | Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand Award

Kota in Maori means ‘shellfish’, and this multiple award-winning restaurant is the inspiration of chef/owner Jude Kereama and his wife Jane. The restaurant offers mouth-watering options with dishes often being made with Kota’s ‘signature Asian twist’ in mind.

Location: Porthleven

Website: www.kotarestaurant.co.uk

Our Nearest Property: Bodillian – Approx. 5 miles

Michelin-star restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect StaysHooked! Restaurant & Bar

Style of Food: British and European | Focus of the Menu: Seafood and Tapas

Awards: One AA Rosette

With dishes crafted using the very best locally sourced produce and ingredients, Hooked! Restaurant & Bar is truly a high-quality establishment. The open-plan kitchen and private rooftop terrace means that your view will be a treat whether you dine inside or out. They also offer 15% discounts to guests eating out before seeing a show at venues like the Plaza Cinema or Hall for Cornwall.

Location: Truro

Website: www.hookedrestaurantandbar.co.uk

 

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Rebecca is the real foodie of the marketing team. When she’s not spending her weekends at the spa, she’ll be booking her next cookery masterclass or writing a round-up of the best seafood restaurants in the South West.

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