The Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall

Going 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 close distance to one or more of one of our beautiful properties.

The Scarlet Restaurant - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

The Scarlet Restaurant

Style of Food: Modern European & Vegetarian | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Meat & 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: Waters Edge – Approx. 200 metres

The Seafood Restaurant - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

The Seafood Restaurant

Style of Food: Seafood & Vegetarian | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Shellfish, Vegetarian, Vegan & 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

Paul Ainsworth - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stay

Paul Ainsworth at No. 6

Style of Food: Modern British, Modern European & Seafood | Focus of the Menu: Meat & 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 miles

Alba - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

Alba Restaurant

Style of Food: Modern British & European Seafood | Focus of the Menu: Fish & Shellfish

Owned by classically trained chef Grant Nethercott, Alba Restaurant and Bar has become highly-respected for its top-quality seafood menu since opening in 2002. Drawing on Nethercott’s extensive training in French Michelin star restaurants, Alba is now one of the finest establishments in St. Ives.

Location: St. Ives

Website: www.alba-stives.co.uk

Our Nearest Property: The Tide House – Approx. 160 metres

The Dining Room - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

The Dining Room

Style of Food: British & Seafood | Focus of the Menu: Meat, Fish & 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 miles

St. Enodoc Hotel - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

St Enodoc Hotel Restaurant

Style of Food: Modern European | Focus of the Menu: Health Orientated, Seafood & 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: www.enodoc-hotel.co.uk

Our Nearest Property: Lower Cole – Approx. 300 metres

Tabb's Restaurant - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

Tabb’s Restaurant

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

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall

Style of Food: Italian | Focus of the Menu: Pasta, Meat & Fish

Awards: One AA Rosette

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

Website: www.fifteencornwall.co.uk

Our Nearest Property: Sea House – Approx. 2 miles

Nathan Outlaw - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

Style of Food: Seafood | Focus of the Menu: Fish & 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

Flying Fish Restaurant - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

Flying Fish Restaurant

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

Couch's Great House - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

Couch’s Great House

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

Rojano's - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

Rojano’s in the Square

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

Awards: Two AA Rosettes

Rojano’s in the Square was introduced to Padstow in 1974 by Stanley Rojano. The restaurant has always been popular for the superb Italian dishes it creates for its guests and, now owned by famed chef Paul Ainsworth, Rojano’s has continued to uphold its high standards.

Location: Padstow

Website: www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/rojanos-in-the-square

Our Nearest Property: Samphire – Approx. 950 metres

Kota - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

Kota Restaurant

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

Awards: Two 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. 12 miles

Hooked! - Best Fine Dining & Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall - Perfect Stays

Hooked! Restaurant & Bar

Style of Food: British & European | Focus of the Menu: Seafood & 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