6 places to eat near Mawgan Porth
Eating out is a big thing in Cornwall and something we love to do here at Seavista! Thanks to high profile chefs like Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein and Nathan Outlaw who’ve influenced the food scene, we’ve got some amazing eateries serving high quality, local produce.
From beach cafes and harbour restaurants to country pubs and quirky finds, the list goes on. It proves that Cornwall’s not just about pasties and cream teas, although we do like to indulge occasionally!
Luckily for us (and our guests!), we have a few favourites right on our doorstep near Mawgan Porth. Here’s our top recommendations;
Scott and Babs at Retorick Mill
Think mouth watering, wood-fired rustic food and dishes cooked in slow roasted smoker barrels. Situated in Mawgan Porth valley, it’s off the beaten track but so worth the trip! With an eclectic, chilled out vibe and no frills dining experience, expect awesome pizzas, fish, home reared meats, homemade breads and lush salads. And that’s before we’ve even got to desserts!
Book to avoid disappointment – it’s seriously popular!
A stone’s throw from Seavista at the bottom of the hill, Catch is right opposite the beach. Influenced by it’s surroundings, this bright coastal restaurant specialises in seafood and grilled meats. Relaxed vibes, great food, beachside dining – what more could you ask for?
Appleton’s at Trevibban Mill
For fine dining at its best, Trevibban Mill is an absolute must! This working vineyard has it’s own restaurant headed up by Andy Appleton – former head chef at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen.
Combining rustic Italian dishes and seasonal ingredients with a Cornish modern twist, Appleton’s is a real Seavista favourite! We even stock some of their amazing wines on our honesty bar.
Website: Appleton’s at the Vineyard
Gusto at The Park
The renowned Gusto Deli bar in Newquay set up residence at The Park last year and it’s been a big success. Perfect for lunch or dinner and super handy for Seavista, Gusto at The Park serves artisan breads, delicious salads, slow roasted dishes and lush burgers. All homemade, rustic, and yummy!
The Living Space, Watergate Bay Hotel
This cool, chic, laid back space has everything! Amazing views over Watergate Bay, seriously awesome food, grown up cocktails and a lovely vibe! People watch indoors or soak up the sun on the deck. From rustic sharing plates and salads to larger dishes, the food combines Cornish flavours with European and Pan Asian influences. The perfect place to socialise or chill out!
The Cornish Arms, St Merryn
A little further afield, this traditional Cornish pub serves a simple British menu. Based on Rick Stein’s recipes, expect favourites like scampi, mussels and burgers.
With a large beer garden for summer evenings and log fires for Autumn days, the Cornish Arms is a good year round option. Look out for special events like the annual beer festival and live music nights.
Have you eaten somewhere special during your stay? Let us know so we can add to our list!