For some us a holiday isn’t a holiday unless we’ve the opportunity to treat ourselves to some fine food and drink. And I don’t blame you if you’re scrawling though hotel reviews waiting to see photos of the food and the restaurant. Especially when it comes to Cornish hotels. Now, thanks somewhat to Rick Stein, Cornwall is known for its food. Seafood is obviously dominant, but there are plenty of other locally sourced treasures on this menu of the best hotels for foodies in Cornwall.
Our Gurus have found a remote gastropub just up from Penzance with is definitely worth the walk to, a Michelin starred hideaway near Porscatho, a family friendly charmer in Rock and a luxurious, boutique-y, romantic treasure in Fowey.
Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant has a collection of 39 beautiful, simple rooms attached. The decor is Cornish white and blue and you’re right on the sea by the fleet of fishermen. The restaurant doesn’t really need an introduction.
The Driftwood Hotel near Portscatho has a Michelin starred restaurant, 14 light, nautical inspired rooms and a stunning location overlooking Gerrans Bay.
The St Enodoc Hotel in Rock has great views over the Carmel Estuary, 16 modern, airy rooms and a lively restaurant serving healthy, innovative meals using seasonal and locally sourced produce.
Gurnard's Head Hotel in Zennor is a charming Cornish Inn surrounded by breathtaking countryside. There are seven traditional rooms, plus the gastropub serving excellent locally sourced food, and a simple, characterful welcome, which makes this a very popular inn for walkers and those who want to escape.
Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant offers cooking classes, but so does the Bedruthan Steps Hotel in Mawgan Porth, just north of Newquay. Its Herring Restaurant has a great reputation, and its got fantastic views from the restaurant and some of the hundred odd rooms. This is also a great place for foodie families, with some cooking classes for kids too!
The Old Quay House Hotel in Fowey is an exceptionally beautiful Cornish hotel. Its 11 rooms with their estuary views and contemporary charm are hard to beat and there’s another inventive Cornish restaurant specialising in amazing seafood. Perfect mini-break material.
Just down the coast in St. Mawes is the Hotel Tresanton, a stylish spot with beautiful views from its 30 rooms and restaurant. Expect more seafood and locally sourced deliciousness.
Still not sure which of our Guru’s recommendations for the best hotels for foodies in Cornwall might be perfect for you?
Beautifully simple rooms attached to Rick Stein's renowned restaurant. Splashes of blue's and white give a Cornish flourish. Friendly and well trained staff are a pleasure. The restaurant hardly needs an introduction. The perfect weekend escape.
A charming Cornish Inn surrounded by breathtaking countryside. A magnet for walkers, the traditional rooms are designed to afford every comfort to these weary travelers. An informal coastal gastropub serves up the best local ingredients, cooked to perfection. Simple, characterful and homely.
Near Portscatho, Cornwall
Sitting in privates acres, this chic and intimate hotel overlooks stunning Gerrans Bay. Light, marine inspired rooms are the perfect example of comfort meets plush. A Michelin Star at the restaurant makes dining a spoiling yet casual affair, matched by a fine wine list. A dream Cornish location.
Charming beachside hotel with views of Camel Estuary. Modern, breezy rooms are chic and comfortable. The lively restaurant serves healthy, modern dishes. Vibrant and cosy, with top marks for stunning location and warmth of service.
Boutique luxury in the heart of Fowey with ample amounts of sea air, estuary views and contemporary charm. Crisp, minimalist rooms are breezy and comfortable. The restaurant serves an inventive menu of local seafood delights. An ideal spot for a romantic mini break away from city life.
St Mawes, Cornwall
Stylish, laid back coastal hotel resting over St Mawes with views of the great blue. Marine inspired rooms are cosy, comfortable and plush. Seafood and local produce make up the innovative menu. Ideal for a romantic weekend, a family getaway and adventure enthusiasts with sailing, walks and more.
Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
Fantastic spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from a family-friendly hotel. Modern interiors throughout with the comfortable rooms capturing the beach views. Herring Restaurant is Cornish throughout using locally sourced ingredients. Relax by one of the two pools, or at the spa.