If you follow us on instagram you'll know we all like a feast. As so many of you travel from afar to choose your jewellery, we thought we'd put together a list of our top places to eat in South West Cornwall to pair with your workshop visit.
Trengwainton Gardens - Across the road from our workshop!
A stones throw from the workshop and set in a beautiful walled garden. Expect sandwiches, soups and some more exciting specials - Justin once had a savoury bread and butter pudding which was delicious! Unfortunately you do now need to be a National Trust Member.
Trewidden Gardens - Near Buryas Bridge and Newlyn
Another beautiful garden down the road from the workshop with a fantastic tea room. This one you don't need to be a member for and does a great afternoon tea (pre-book). It's the sister cafe to the brilliant Duke Street in Newlyn. Both are family run and with a mix of cafe classics and delicious specials.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens - Near Gulval
Set in a very cool contemporary sculpture garden and home to our favourite Sunday roast. The restaurant is a bit more expensive than the previous two gardens but in the summer they also have a hut outside with sandwiches and such. Don't miss the lovely gift shop and the Surreal Succulents nursery.
Vine House Kitchen, Polgoon - Outside Penance
A very short drive from the workshop, you can find delicious pizzas served on Polgoon vineyards outside terrace - they have vegan options too and plenty of their own wines and ciders to try. Pair with a tour of the vineyards and you've made a whole afternoon of it.
Aunty Mays - Newlyn
When we worked in Newlyn this was a regular treat. The best pasties, freshly filled baguettes and a banging scotch egg. If you have a sweet tooth, the paradise slice is something else.
The Honey Pot - Penzance
Really delicious homemade food - great for coffee and cake or a full meal. Sustainability is key for these guys and its great for veggies and vegans. Their menu ranges from super food salads to lasagnes and curries! It's one of the best breakfasts in town too.
Round House - Penzance
At the top of our historic market street you'll find a tiny cafe serving the best coffee in town. Step into Joel's kitchen and choose from an array of freshly baked sweet treats, gourmet toasties and focaccia sandwiches with interesting fillings. Take-away or sit on one of the benches outside and watch the world bustle by.
Mr. Billy's - Penzance
Another nice lunch spot in PZ - Taiman's go to is the Croque Madame. They also sell a brilliant array of loose teas and coffee beans.
Photo by Eat Drink Cornwall
Dinners and larger lunches
Argoe - Newlyn
If you are looking for seafood, look no further. Argoe sits right in Newlyn harbour and serves up our finest local fish and seafood cooked simply and expertly over coals. Reminiscent of Portuguese and Spanish port restaurants, think small plates and large whole fish bathed in olive oil. Born from Forgotten Fish, sustainability is at the core of what they do, so expect lesser known species and delicious natural wine on tap. We recommend going as a four so you can share as much of the menu as you can eat.
Photo by Lucy Laucht
The Mexico Inn - Long Rock, nr Penzance
This is a family run, family friendly pub, home to locals and visitors alike. The menu offers something for everyone, from fish and chips to Spanish style stews, small plates and pizzas. Its cosy in the winter and has a wood-fired outdoor kitchen in the summer! Great stop for drinks too. Fun fact - we made Amy the landlady's engagement ring.
The Old Coastguard - Mousehole
A warm and welcoming gastro pub with comfy sofas and sea views, a log fire in the winter and a gorgeous garden with outside seating in the summer. Their sister restaurant The Gurnards Head near Zennor is possibly our favourite of the two. With short, seasonal and delicious menus either has our recommendation.
2 Fore Street - Mousehole
A lovely bistro style restaurant on Mousehole harbour - with a secret garden even we forget about! It's open for lunch and dinner everyday. The menu is fairly classical as their chef trained under Raymond Blanc. They also have a No.1 Millpool Deli in the village with amazing pastries.
Totti - Penzance
Our own little slice of Napoli - wood fired pizzas named after 90s footballers and a small Italian pantry full of all sorts of goodies. Best enjoyed in one of our two favourite pubs which are just around the corner - The Crown or The Lamp and Whistle.
45 Queen Street - Penzance
Once Penzance's best kept secret, this old warehouse has become a beautiful airy space filled with plants, delicious drinks and food. The tipple of choice is Tink and Tonic - made with their own Tinkture gin. Bought to life by a gorgeous family, expect a relaxed approach in a beautiful setting.
Special places further afield...
Kota - Porthleven
Absolutely delicious menu that draws on the head chefs Maori-Chinese Malay origins. The tasting menu is a lovely treat, as are their cocktails! Their much more casual sister restaurant Kota Kai is also next door.
New Yard Restaurant - Mawgan, nr Helston
Admittedly, we've not been here (yet) but we really want to! They have a great ethos and were awarded a Green Michelin Star in 2021. NYR tasting menu sounds quite special, but if you are looking for something more casual The Pantry offers cakes, wood fired pizzas and small plates.
Coombeshead Farm - Lewannick
This is a bit of a destination restaurant. If you can stay, do. It's a magical place where almost everything cooked here is grown or reared on the farm in a sustainable and responsible way. They have award winning bread made from heritage grains stone ground on site, a great farm shop and cafe if you are just passing by - it's worth a visit.
Needless to say there are so many other brilliant places to eat. Whether you are a local or have travelled down to see our jewellery, we hope this list is a good starting point to go eat some of the delicious food our county has to offer.
All photos by respective places unless otherwise stated