Young child sat on a bench and smiling whilst holding onto an ice cream

Eating out

Tuck in

It’s fair to say Cornwall does good food. From fabulous fish and chips to famous-chef-run restaurants, you’re truly spoilt for choice. There are great beach cafés, just the thing after a hard morning building sandcastles and plenty of other child-friendly places to eat. Here’s just a handful of our favourite spots.

Sam’s On The Beach – Polkerris

Sit inside or on the beach where your children can play as you wait for your order.

Lanhydrock Cycle Trail Café – Lanhydrock

Great as a cycling stop-off or just for popping into. There’s a play area too.

The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery – Lostwithiel

Award-winning cafe and sumptuous shop, as well as a plant nursery.

Fitzroy – Fowey

Funky restaurant with super-friendly staff.

North Street Kitchen – Fowey

Lunch-time little sister of Fitzroy.  Cool vibe and delicious fresh fish.  

Rick Stein’s Fish & Chips – Padstow

Upmarket fish and chips. A great reward after doing the Camel Trail.

Just for you

Escape for an evening without any distractions. We’ve a list of trusted babysitters, so your little treasures will be in good hands. If you’re feeling more decadent, and don’t mind going a little further, you’ve some fabulous places that deserve your attention.

Asquiths – Lostwithiel

Modern British food, locally sourced and imaginatively prepared.

The Seafood Restaurant – Padstow

Rick Stein’s flagship restaurant (adults only) is a shrine to all things fishy. 

Paul Ainsworth’s No. 6. – Padstow

Savour Michelin-starred dishes showcasing the best and freshest local artisan foods.

The Dining Room – Rock 

Run by Farmer Jenny’s brother, Fred, The Dining Room is a Michelin recommended restaurant, so it’s definitely worth the visit.

What's Nearby

Great things to do
within 20 minutes

Because we’re located pretty much in the middle of Cornwall, everywhere is within easy reach. Most of the places you’ll want to visit are less than an hour away.

Further Afield

Great places to
discover further afield

If you’re happy to travel a little further then we’ve got some great recommendations; all of which we’ve tried ourselves as a family.