I’m a self-confessed foodie, to the point where there’s a running joke around the office that I’m always eating out! Well, it’s only slightly true!! So, I thought I would share some of my favourite foodie pit stops from my recent days out in Cornwall.
Porthgwidden Beach Café Bar, St Ives
If you’re looking for a coffee with a view, then this is the place. A large, picture window frames the stunning Porthgwidden Beach. When I visit St Ives, this is always the first place I stop for a morning coffee. The café is open all day and has an informal and relaxed atmosphere, with friendly staff and a colourful décor.
Godrevy Café, Gwithian
This café has a great reputation and is always busy, even on the coldest of days. After a short walk on the beach, we decided to duck in for a coffee and cake before the rain arrived. The cake portions were huge! We were spoilt for choice. We decided on the chocolate brownie, and what a delight! The café’s popular with surfers and walkers as it serves hearty breakfasts and delicious lunches.
Red River Inn, Hayle
One of my favourite pubs, the Red River Inn knows what it’s doing. They have a fantastic food menu and a wide selection of local ales. My husband is a big fan! When we visited on Easter Sunday they were hosting a beer and ale festival. The atmosphere was electric. We were treated to live music from Macquarie & Toms – a brilliant duo playing toe tapping Celtic tunes, with just a fiddle and a guitar.
Kings Arms, Marazion
The Kings Arms is a typical Cornish pub… warm, friendly and welcoming, with a couple of locals propping up the bar. We both plumped for the homemade burger, and when it arrived our eyes nearly popped out of our heads! It was stacked high in a tasty bun with yummy hand cut chips. If you’re looking for delicious food, real ales and a relaxed atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed.
57 Fore Street, St Ives
We were enticed in with the stylish exterior and interesting menu. As we were in St Ives, I had to go for the crab. The portions were generous – a bowl of white crab meat, crusty bread and a silky saffron mayo, divine! If you sit on the first floor, you’ll get a sea view over the roof tops. And, your four-legged friend is welcome too!