There are lots of great places to eat on the Roseland.
You are advised to book well in advance especially in the high summer.
Note also that most restaurants in Cornwall only serve food until 8:30 pm – so check times!
In St Mawes
Victory Inn – atmospheric local pub, 01326 270324
Rising Sun – newly renovated serving seaside favourites with beautiful harbour views, 01326 270233
Idle Rocks – Michelin recommended formal dining and great for drinks or cream tea on the terrace overlooking the harbour, 01326 270270.
St Mawes Hotel – coffee and snacks & bistro/brasserie in the evening. Great view over the water. Same owners as the Idle Rocks, 01326 270270.
Hotel Tresanton – at the top of the price range but better value at lunchtime or Sunday brunch. Its outdoor sea-view bar is great for sundowners, 01326 270055.
The Watch House – specialises in seafood. Mid-range cost. Also has the Watch Out fish and chip/burger “take away”, 01326 270038.
Da Bara – bakery and café is great for freshly baked and cooked food; serving everything from breakfast to cream teas. Relaxed atmosphere for a quick snack that is child and dog friendly, 01872 211501.
Sailing Club – the clubhouse entrance is upstairs at the side of Chandlers opposite by the harbour wall. The terrace outside is a beautiful place for a drink in the sun, 01326 270686.
Outside St. Mawes on the Roseland
The Lugger Hotel – by the harbour in Portloe (not to be confused with the Ship Inn also in Portloe). Parking behind hotel. Bar snacks for lunch on terrace and formal dining in evening. Beautiful view over small fishing cove. Smart, recently renovated, no children under 12 or pets, 01872 501322.
Hidden Hut – small cafe tucked away along the coastal path near Portscatho. Open in the spring just before Easter. The feast dates are published online and places go very quickly. It is not licensed to sell alcohol, but you can bring your own. The owner also runs The Standard pub in Gerrans.
The New Inn, Veryan. A traditional village pub with good food, 01872 501362.
The Rising Sun in Truro – Not to be confused with the pub of the same name in St Mawes. This is a great gastro pub, well worth a visit, which serves food throughout the day and later than most, 01872 240003.
The Roseland Inn, Philleigh – 16th Century Inn. Great food, essential to book, 01872 580254.
Plume of Feathers, Portscatho – main pub in Portscatho. Great atmosphere and very good pub food, 01872 580321.
The Boat House, Portscatho – family run eatery with outdoor area. Serves amazing breakfasts, home cooked dish of the day, lunch, tea and evening snacks. Child and dog friendly, 01872 580326.
The Standard, Gerrans – recently taken over by Simon Stallard of Hidden Hut fame. Quaint old bar and restaurant and pub garden serving food too. Very popular and booking essential, 01872 719232.
The Vine – Trewithian / Gerrans. Atmospheric informal dining and snacks in the Knightor Vineyard barn, 07586 322438.
Across the water
Castaways, Mylor – on Falmouth side of the Fal Estuary. Family/Pet friendly wine bar with food throughout the day. Even the dogs get the treats here, 01326 377710
Pandora Inn, Restronguet – on Falmouth side of the Fal Estuary. Delightful old Inn that can also be reached by water taxi. Well worth a visit. Good bar snacks and dining upstairs. Sunday lunch carvery very good – essential to book. Drinks on large quayside pontoon, 01326 372678.
The Heron Inn, Malpas – traditional pub close to Truro with good food and creek-side views. You can also reach this pub from the water; follow the river up past the King Harry Ferry, 01872 272773.