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Eating out near The Emerald

From long lazy lunches to quick bites to eat, Michelin star dishes to freshly prepared fish and chips, it’s all on the menu not too far from The Emerald.

Cornwall is famous for it’s freshly sourced food and The Emerald is well situated to take advantage of places to eat on both the north and the south Coasts.

Continue reading for some of our favourite places to eat that are situated near The Emerald.


A holiday to Cornwall wouldn’t seem right without a visit to one of the many traditional pubs we are lucky to be close to. Here’s a selection of a few of our more local ones:

The Old Quay Inn, Devoran A proper local pub, small and quaint in the lovely village of Devoran – a great place for lunch. A 30 minute beautiful walk along the river / cycle path or 5 minutes drive from the Emerald.

The Punch Bowl and Ladle, Feock A real foodies pub, the menu here is local, seasonal and delicious and a warm, friendly welcome is always on offer whether you choose to eat in the bar or the restaurant. A 5 minute drive from the Emerald.

The Pandora Inn, Mylor Bridge One of Cornwall’s most renowned and popular pubs, The Pandora Inn is situated on the waters edge and is a romantic and beautiful place for lunch or dinner. 15 minutes drive from the Emerald.

The Royal Oak, Perranwell Traditional country pub, in the heart of Cornwall.

The Carnon Inn Simple food, affordable food from this chain pub. Walking distance from the Emerald.

The Norway Inn Old Cornish pub. Open fires, traditional ales and hearty food. 5 minutes drive from the Emerald.


There are numerous cafes close to Emerald Cornwall, including in Truro, Falmouth and St Mawes. Here are just a handful of some of the ones we love!

Gylly Beach Cafe Located overlooking Falmouth’s beautiful Gyllyngvase beach, the café serves locally sourced, good food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 20 minute drive from The Emerald.

Loe Beach Cafe Serves good quality, café food – including cakes, salads, fish of the day, sandwiches and ice creams. Also makes picnics to order. 10 minute drive from The Emerald.

Crofters, Trelissick This National Trust café offers light refreshments, hot lunches and afternoon cream teas, using seasonal, local produce. 10 minute drive from The Emerald.

The Courtyard Deli, Falmouth A favourite among locals, tucked away in Falmouth town centre serving delicious homemade quiches and cakes, tapas and Cornish Cream Teas. 20 minute drive from The Emerald.

Blue Beach Bar, Porthtowan Overlooking the beach at Porthtowan, Blue is a favourite spot serving great food in a relaxed and beautiful setting and is also dog friendly. 20 minutes drive from The Emerald.


There are many, many fantastic restaurants close by to us in Cornwall – we really are spoilt for choice. Here are a few of our favourites:

Rick Stein Seafood Bar, Falmouth Gourmet fish and chips owned by the legendary Rick Stein. For special occasions there is an Oyster & Champagne bar. 20 minutes drive from the Emerald

The Flying Fish Restaurant, St Michaels Hotel Falmouth Contemporary atmosphere and good food. Relaxed, informal and great cocktails. 20 minutes drive from the Emerald

The Cove, Maenporth Relaxed bistro overlooking the beach. Modern, delicious cuisine. 25 minutes drive from the Emerald

Driftwood Restaurant, Portscatho Michelin star chef Chris Eden serves fresh, fine food accompanied by fantastic sea views across the Roseland. 30 minutes drive from the Emerald

Tresanton Hotel, St Mawes World famous hotel and restaurant in St Mawes.  Olga Polizzi runs this hotel and the views across the water are sublime. 25 minutes from the Emerald

Bustophers Bar and Bistro, Truro Modern, cool bistro with modern yet delicious food and a laid back vibe, 10 minutes drive from the Emerald

Number 6 Restaurant, Padstow Friendly, relaxed restaurant, where Paul Ainsworth serves local, seasonal ingredients in a simple, modern style with Cornish and British influences. 45 minutes from the Emerald.


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