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 fair distance from one or more of our properties.

The Scarlet Restaurant - 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 - 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 - 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

The Pavilion Boatshed Restaurant - Perfect Stays

The Pavilion Boatshed Restaurant

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

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: www.thepavilionboatshed.com

Our Nearest Property: Trewhella – Approx. 8 miles

The Dining Room - 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 - 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: 5 Gull Rock – Approx. 300 metres

Tabb's Restaurant - 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

Our Nearest Property: Headlands – Approx. 16 miles

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen 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 - 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 - 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

Our Nearest Property: 180 Degree Blue – Approx. 16.5 miles

Couch's Great House - 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

The Black Rock Restaurant - Perfect Stays

The Black Rock Restaurant

Style of Food: Seafood, British & World Flavours | Focus of the Menu: Fish, Shellfish, Meat & Game

Awards: Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand Award

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

Website: www.theblackrockstives.co.uk

Our Nearest Property: The Tide House – Approx. 150 metres

Kota - 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: 180 Degree Blue – Approx. 1 mile

Nansloe Manor - Perfect Stays

Nansloe Manor

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

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

Website: www.nansloe-manor.co.uk

Our Nearest Properties: Bodillian – Approx. 7.5 miles