Cornwall has a fast growing reputation as one of the country’s finest foodie destinations.
In Cornwall we are blessed with an array of natural ingredients to choose from owing to it’s unique micro-climate and geographical make-up. With fisherman catching approximately 40 different species of fish off our coast (more than any other part of the UK) seafood is obviously at the heart of the Cornish palette.
But it doesn’t stop there. Cornwall is also home to some amazing livestock and produces some of the finest meats in the UK. The flavour coming from a unique combination of grazing conditions and organic methods.
Further to this Cornwall is home to some of the best breweries in the country both large and small. Sharps Brewery (producer of the UK’s No.1 cask beer Doom Bar) is based up the road from The Point in Rock, as well as nearby St Austell Brewery and Harbour Brewery. The nearby vineyards of Camel Valley, Trevibban Mill and Knightor produce some amazing wines.
But ingredients are nothing without the best chefs unlocking the flavours. Thankfully Cornwall has these in abundance with celebrity chefs and Michelin starred restaurant aplenty dotted along our coast. Visitors can also watch many of them in action at the annual Padstow Christmas Festival just a short ferry ride away where they champion the county’s best ingredients and show off their skills.
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Our Must Do’s
- Take part in a cheffing masterclass at Rick Stein’s Seafood School. Choose from taster sessions to multi-day courses at his purpose built kitchen school in Padstow and wow your friends and family with your new skills.
- Take a tour of the Camel Valley Vineyards. Indulge in Cornwalls hidden valley of vineyards just a few miles inland and sample some of Englands best wines.
- Make it a date at Michelin Starred No.6 in Padstow or The Mariners in Rock by Paul Ainsworth. The Saturday Kitchen regular and former prodigy of Gary Rhodes and Gordon Ramsay is making big waves in Cornwalls food scene. For those wanting an extra special treat The Chef’s Table at Mahé is a must.
- Kick back away from the crowds in one of the UK’s best beer gardens at the St Kew Inn. At the same time tuck into some amazing grub from their outdoor smoker.
- Sample the local delicacy of a proper Cornish pasty whilst on Padstow harbour. Wash it down with a pint of Cornish ale in one of the many pubs on the quay.
- Have a proper beach BBQ. Remember to stock up with some amazing local ingredients beforehand. To make life easy grab a pre-prepared meat and seafood box from Fee’s Food in Rock.
- Have lazy lunch at The Pig, at Harlyn Bay. Their 25 mile menu showcases the rich variety of ingredients from the area, much of which comes from their very own kitchen garden.