This is a wild and beautiful county that’s packed with far more must-see places than we could fit on one page. Dramatic coastlines and moorlands are perfect for hiking. You can even sunbathe and surf here: a bit like California but more English and less hot. When it comes to restaurants in Cornwall, there’s a lot more on the menu than just pasties. Some of the country’s best seafood restaurants cater to eager visitors.
Cornwall restaurants are often housed in some truly charming quirky historic buildings. The Old Sail Loft at Looe is no exception. A 15th-century smuggler’s haunt, the building has also been a pilchard processing plant and a barrel-making workshop. Nowadays, the Old Sail Loft’s team specialise in serving the best in local seafood and meats. Look out for dishes like salt and pepper fried Cornish squid & tiger prawns and 14oz sirloin of beef topped with Cornish blue. Tasty!
Moving ever eastwards to Falmouth, The Cove Restaurant benefits from breathtaking sea views from a highly elegant setting. The Cove has received many accolades, from a Cornwall Tourism Award to a Michelin recommendation. Food here is eminently local and seasonal, with the freshest seafood featuring prominently.