With amazing local produce, the freshest of seafood, top places to eat and more than our fair share of celebrity chefs and home grown culinary geniuses, Cornwall’s food and drink scene is well and truly thriving.

Cornish cream teas (jam first please!) and pasties are still popular – and rightly so, they are supremely delicious – but you also don’t have to go far to find artisan producers offering their delectable homemade products or delis showcasing Cornwall’s gastronomic flair.

Thanks to Cornwall’s unique peninsula location, locally caught seafood is a menu favourite and eating it al fresco with a coastal view is a must-do authentic Cornish experience. Aficionados of local food will also enjoy a visit to one of the many farmer’s markets that regularly pop up in towns and villages across the county, where small producers come together to create a melting pot of mouth-watering aromas and flavours. There is also a growing calendar of events to celebrate the quality and heritage of our food.

Another speciality is Cornish ales, beers and ciders which take pride of place in local pubs and restaurants – but it is wine that is really getting Cornwall noticed.  Camel Valley and Polgoon are leading our handful of vineyards scattered across Cornwall in winning coveted awards and their tour and tasting sessions offer memorable experiences.

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat close to the Emerald. Please browse our Pub, Cafe and Restaurant pages for ideas of places you could visit whilst staying with us.