Kids Love Cornwall Living2019
5 of the best places to eat 2019
Not only is Cornwall home to a wealth of family-friendly attractions, days out and beaches, it boasts a plethora of restaurants that are just waiting to welcome you and your clan, each with something on the menu to satisfy that sharp, sea-air appetite.
1 The Cornish Pizza Company
Based in the village of St Agnes on the rugged north coast, The Cornish Pizza Company places a keen focus on quality ingredients and, most importantly, freshness. Made from scratch, Tim and the team’s thin-crust pizzas utilise deliciously fresh and local ingredients. Pizza names are dedicated to the area’s rich mining history – for instance Wheal Music, which combines mozzarella, homemade barbeque sauce, Cajun spiced pulled pork, onion marmalade and Tintagel smoked cheese. Primarily a takeaway, The Cornish Pizza Company also offers smaller-size ‘Baby’ pizzas, making it the perfect option for picking up something on your way home after a day spent exploring with the clan.
2 Harbour Lights
This traditional chippie has it all. The views from Harbour Lights across the busy Falmouth harbour are exceptional and there’s always something to see. Having won a number of awards, it has been voted one of the top 10 in the UK for 2019, and it’s no wonder. A child friendly menu comes served in a beach bucket; empty that plate and get a free Mr Whippy! Flaky fish, crispy batter and the most moreish chips are the quest of the Harbour Lights team, and they’re fanatical about serving the best responsibly sourced local fish and Cornish potatoes. This bright and welcoming restaurant has a dog friendly section too, along with treats for your furry friends.
3 Greens of Padstow
Combining delicious food in a restaurant-style café with a fantastic mini-golf course, Greens of Padstow commands a superb position overlooking the Camel Estuary, just outside the main hubbub of this bustling fishing port. Whether you’re looking for a pit stop to refuel during your day spent exploring Padstow, or for a means of getting competitive, Greens has it all, serving up simple, wholesome food, with a relaxed atmosphere that’s perfect for families.
4 Rick Stein, Porthleven
Porthleven is arguably up there with Padstow as one of the foodie capitals of Cornwall. One restaurant that’s helped contribute to this level of prestige is Rick Stein, Porthleven. With fantastic harbour views, the restaurant team utilises local and seasonal produce to create dishes inspired by Rick’s travels around the world, but don’t be tricked into thinking it’s an ‘adults only’ establishment! The Rick Stein children’s menu is bound to have something to suit even the fussiest of appetites, and being located in the home village of Cornwall Living, it’s one of our regular haunts!
5 The Boatyard Café
Immediately warm and welcoming with a big log burner providing warmth in the winter, with double doors leading out to an inviting garden in the summer, Gweek’s Boatyard Café has become a big part of the local community. The offering here is delicious to the last touch, with excellent coffee and menus built from good quality, locally sourced ingredients. From pasties and toasties, to falafel, jacket potatoes and wraps, there’s really something for everyone here, with half-portions available for the little ones. The café is also very child friendly, with high chairs and a selection of toys to keep them entertained. If you’re out and about exploring the beautiful Helford river, whether on land or by boat, a pit stop at The Boatyard comes highly recommended.