The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Cornwall

Fine-Dining Restaurants Cornwall Map - Perfect StaysGoing to eat out with family or friends while you are on holiday is one of life’s greatest joys. At Perfect Stays, we understand how important this is to our customers and so we have compiled a list of some of the best fine dining restaurants in Cornwall, so you can eat in style, all within a fair distance from one or more of our properties.

The Scarlet Restaurant - Perfect Stays

The Scarlet Restaurant

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


The Seafood Restaurant - Perfect Stays

The Seafood Restaurant

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


Paul Ainsworth - Perfect Stay

Paul Ainsworth at No. 6

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


The Pavilion Boatshed Restaurant - Perfect Stays

The Pavilion Boatshed Restaurant

Located in the popular town of Perranporth, The Pavilion Boatshed Restaurant has delicious contemporary seafood dishes on its menu, as well as a hearty Sunday lunch.

Location: Perranporth

Website: The Pavilion Boatshed Restaurant Information

The Dining Room - Perfect Stays

The Dining Room

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


St. Enodoc Hotel - Perfect Stays

St Enodoc Hotel Restaurant

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


Tabb's Restaurant - Perfect Stays

Tabb’s Restaurant

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


Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall - Perfect Stays

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen focuses on creating seasonal Italian dishes with a Cornish twist. The restaurant itself overlooks the gorgeous beach at Watergate Bay.

Location: Watergate Bay


Chapter 1 - Perfect Stays

Chapter 1

Winner of Cornwall Life’s Best Restaurant and Best Chef 2016, Chapter 1 crafts its delicious meals with the seasons in mind, aiming to create ‘unforgettable food with an affordable price tag’.

Location: Newquay


Nathan Outlaw - Perfect Stays

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

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


Flying Fish Restaurant - Perfect Stays

Flying Fish Restaurant

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


Couch's Great House - Perfect Stays

Couch’s Great House

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


The Black Rock Restaurant - Perfect Stays

The Black Rock Restaurant

The Black Rock actually don’t consider themselves fine dining, but rather a focus on creating traditional dishes with a rustic style, and simply delicious seafood. They are proud of providing ‘top class ingredients at affordable prices’.

Location: St Ives


Kota - Perfect Stays

Kota Restaurant

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


Nansloe Manor - Perfect Stays

Nansloe Manor

The restaurant is part of the luxury country house hotel with beautiful grounds. The food is of classic style with delicate twists added for your eating pleasure, often taking influence from Italian cuisine.

Location: Helston