7 Foodie Breaks ideas in Cornwall
21 August 2017
Foodie breaks in Cornwall have become increasingly popular, and for good reason – not only can you enjoy a wealth of amazing restaurants, pubs & festivals, but you can also feast on some first class fresh produce, fish & seafood – not forgetting local wine, beer & cider.
7 ideas for the ultimate foodie break in Cornwall
1. Dine in style locally
We couldn’t be better placed here at The Green Door Cottages in Port Gaverne to enjoy some of the finest restaurants in Cornwall – Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, one of 2 of his restaurants in Port Isaac, was awarded the prestigious title of Best Restaurant in the UK by The Good Food Guide 2017!
By way of a celebration, we have a fabulous Winter Warmer Foodie Getaway offer for you during the Winter months.
If your budget is a little more modest, don't worry - there's plenty of choice. There are some fabulous places to eat locally, such as 2 of our favourites, Chapel Cafe (don't miss their award winning Homemade Fishfinger Sandwich) or The Angry Anchovy (yummy pizza's) in Port Isaac. And in Port Gaverne, as well as The Port Gaverne Hotel, a new beach cafe opened in the summer, Pilchards.
A little further afield are restaurants run by household names, such as Jamie Oliver’s 15 Cornwall in Watergate Bay, Rick Stein’s various Seafood Restaurants in Padstow and elsewhere in Cornwall – all well worth a trip.
2. Sign up for a cookery masterclass
Treat yourselves to a short cookery course at Rick Stein's Cookery School, Padstow. There are a variety of cookery classes on offer.
3. Go to a food festival
Plan your trip to coincide with one of Cornwall’s food festivals and sample the finest local produce Cornwall has to offer. There are several fantastic food festivals around Cornwall throughout the year, including the Royal Cornwall Show in June, the Rock Oyster Festival in July, the Newquay Fish Festival and the Great Cornish Food Festival in September and Falmouth Oyster Festival in October.
4. Rediscover the simple pleasures in life
Pick up some fresh local food and drink, or have a go at catching your own fish by taking a local fishing trip (or you can buy it fresh from the Fish Cellars in Port Isaac), pack a picnic or a portable BBQ and find your own perfect spot on one of our many fabulous beaches, kick back and enjoy.
5. Alfresco eating – local style
Head down to The Platt in Port Isaac on a Friday evening in the summer, grab a pint from our local, The Golden Lion & either a pasty or fish and chips, and enjoy listening to The Fisherman’s Friends sing, while the sun sets over the sea – there’s nothing better!
6. Forage for your supper
There are loads of edible delights growing right on your doorstep – if you know where to look. Join a foraging course such as one on offer from North Cornwall Seaweeds or Fish and Forage…… or find inspiration to head out and forage for yourself – take a look at Nevermind the Burdocks website, with lots of info, and they also run foraging workshops across Cornwall.
7. Go on a wine or beer tour.
Tempted? We have a range of cottages and apartments which sleep 2-8 people. Whether you’re looking for a romantic short break or an opportunity to get together with family or friends for a long weekend away in Cornwall, we’ve got something to suit. And if you enjoy creating your own foodie feast as well as dining out, all our kitchens are fully equipped, ready and waiting!