A guide to date nights in Cornwall
Here in Cornwall, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect activity for date night. From fine dining under the stars to romantic rejuvenation, we have compiled some of our favourite date night ideas utilising the plethora of brilliant Cornish businesses at our fingertips.
Step inside the Cornish stone building at Cury Cross Lanes on the Lizard and be transported to a tropical island paradise to enjoy authentic Thai ingredients paired with locally sourced organic vegetables, free-range eggs and grass-fed beef. Think rich and spicy curries, flavourful stir fry and aromatic tom yum. There’s even a roast dinner menu on Sundays!
Talland Bay Hotel
Escape to this luxury hotel in a quiet nook of south-east Cornwall to indulge in fresh seafood and quality meats where head chef Glen Merriott learnt the ropes from Michelin-starred trained chefs.
The Mulberry offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can experience delicious local ingredients like pork belly, scallops and monkfish with recommended wine pairings just off of Falmouth’s quaint high street.
Visit Outlaw’s in the heart of Port Isaac to indulge in unique seafood preparation and cookery, hailing the wealth of the exceptional seafood inhabiting our coast.
Step into a warm and relaxed world of award-winning dishes at Kota, Porthleven, created by owner and New Zealander, Jude Kereama. He won awards for his restaurants in both Auckland and London before making the move to Cornwall to continue making mouth-watering menus.
The Rising Sun
The Rising Sun takes pub grub to a new level, showcasing seasonal and responsibly sourced ingredients in ever-evolving plates. Pair this with perfect wines and barrels of bonhomie to relax in the intimate atmosphere of this charming rural-feel pub.
Take your own food and go stargazing
Alternatively, pack your own picnic and go stargazing in one of many beautiful spots across the county from observatories to your own stargazing accommodation. What could be more romantic than a night under the stars?
The Cornish Kitchen
Order your favourites to form a delicious hamper and enjoy on a clifftop as the sun goes down, or watching the waves crash upon a sandy shore. From Cornish blue cheese and salsa, to mixed olives and wine, fill it to the brim and enjoy your own bespoke picnic.
Sip from cocktails
Head to one of Cornwall’s many top spots for an ice-cold cocktail and while away the evening, perusing the menu for your next tasty tipple.
The Moth & The Moon
Set over two floors, this cosy alehouse in Falmouth entices wanderers into its beautifully refurbished bar where you can expect to sample the best of Cornish beers, ciders and lovingly-made cocktails.
With a refreshingly long list of cocktails, if you’re spoilt for choice, simply ask the mixologist at the Headland to rustle up something you’re guaranteed to love while taking in the sand and surf before you.
St Ives Silco
Silco Bar & Kitchen is a space for people and drinks to mix, in a fusion of flavour and frozen cocktails. Situated in the centre of bustling St Ives, sit back and order a drink then relax in the cool and sophisticated environment.
Polurrian on the Lizard
The Polurrian has a stunning view of the Atlantic, almost as impressive as its extensive selection of cocktails and mocktails. Choose from classics like a mojito or explore new flavours like the Cornish Storm.
Escape the ordinary at the Penventon Park Hotel and spend the evening in the unique Copper Bar, the plushest of surroundings and home to a huge collection of wine, gin and cocktails.
Take your loved one for an evening of rejuvenation, to rest the body and mind while enjoying some of the best relaxing date night activities in Cornwall.
St Michaels Resort
Escape to this holistic haven, nestled among sub-tropical palms. Sink beneath the bubbles of the south west’s largest hydrotherapy pool and indulge in its new spa garden with an outdoor hot-tub and cold plunge pool.
The Minack theatre
Take a trip to the Minack Theatre for an evening on the Cornish clifftop with the sunset as the beautiful backdrop to a live performance. Stunning ocean views encompass the open-air living theatre which hosts over 200 live performances each year.
Sunshine Café and Yoga
Classes here are open for yoga enthusiasts of all abilities, providing calming vibes and nourishing energy. Enjoy an evening of movement followed by guided meditation for true relaxation.
Hall For Cornwall
Dive deeper into the arts with an evening of entertainment at the recently renovated Hall For Cornwall. From musicals and plays to orchestras and dance performances, the Hall For Cornwall has something on offer for everyone.
Alternative date night adventures
For something a little different from the ordinary, go adventuring around the Duchy and enjoy an evening of fun.
Eureka Escape Rooms
Whether you are a seasoned escape room enthusiast or simply fancy a new challenge, visit the range of themed escape rooms in Falmouth, Truro and Penzance for a truly memorable experience.
At the shop, bar and wine school, discover delicious new flavours, book a tasting evening, or simply explore the collection of sustainably sourced wine where the team has an unparalleled passion for the tipple.
For thrill-seekers, Adrenalin Qaurry is the perfect place to get that rush of excitement. Swing from 150 feet above a lake and fly down the 140-metre zip wire or if you’d rather stay on the ground, visit the aquapark or go karting around the all-weather track.
Pull on your skates and head to the rink for a night of fun, whether you’re trying something new or are looking to become a professional. After an evening of late skating, grab a slush cocktail and relax and refuel in the garden.
Book in for an hour of axe throwing with the Celtic Tossers, starting with the smaller Ninja Axes before graduating to the larger hatchets. You’ll soon learn how to aim for the target and hear the thud as you hit a bullseye!
Whether you are after a night of adventure, entertainment, or indulgent relaxation, there is no shortage of ways to spend the perfect date night here in the Duchy.