Restaurants in Cornwall – Where to Eat Out in Kingsand, Cawsand, The Rame Peninsula and Plymouth
One of the great advantages of staying at self catering holiday homes in Cornwall is the flexibility that this type of break brings. You can eat what you want, when you want, and the facilities at Blue Monkey, with its lavishly-equipped kitchen, are perfect for the most elaborate meals. However, whilst it is great to have a cosy night in or enjoy a relaxed breakfast in the cottage, it is also fun to dine out on holiday – especially when you have built up an appetite after a busy day of walking, surfing, sunbathing and sailing.
Cornwall is famous for its food, and a stay in self catering holiday homes in the Kingsand area offers a great opportunity to discover the local cuisine. On evenings when you don’t want to cook, there are many excellent restaurants within just a few miles of the cottage, or slightly further afield in Plymouth.
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Great Places to Eat in the Kingsand Area
Restaurants local to Kingsand include:-
The Devonport Inn
This popular eaterie is in an ideal location on the Cleave in Kingsand, just yards from the beach. On a summer’s day you can sit outside and take in the great view of the Rame peninsula. This is a small restaurant, so locals advise that it is best to book in advance. Both French and English cuisine are on the menu, accompanied by drinks that include fine wines or local beers. Seafood is a speciality here, including locally-caught scallops, mussels, crabs and river oysters. The dessert menu ranges from homemade puddings with clotted cream to both French and local cheeses. At lunchtime, the menu is put up on a board, and features snacks, sandwiches and lighter meals.
The Cross Keys Inn
Both pub and dog friendly, this traditional Cornish Inn is situated on the beach at Cawsand, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It serves locally-caught fish and real cask ale, and a blackboard announces the daily specials, which feature a range of produce from the area. There is a weekly curry night and vegetarian options are always available.
The View at Whitsand Bay
As its name suggests, this cliff top family restaurant offers diners breathtaking views. The food here has built up a fine reputation, with a simple, modern menu serving local produce, including a lot of fish and seafood during the months of spring and summer. The dishes on offer change according to the season, but could include grilled turbot, roast hake or a caramelised red onion tart, finished off with delicious desserts such as hot chocolate and passion fruit mousses. You can also sip drinks out on the terrace.
If you want to venture further afield into Plymouth during your stay at self catering holiday homes in Cornwall, there are plenty of excellent places to dine, including establishments owned by well-known TV chefs. A number of celebrities have been drawn to the area and have opened restaurants here. It’s often advisable to book a table in advance to avoid missing out! Familiar names include:
Gary Rhodes – You’ll need to take a foot ferry or drive to reach Rhodes at the Dome, on Plymouth Hoe, overlooking Plymouth Sound. However, it should be well worth the journey, as the menu here features everything from locally-caught cod to Devon beef, plus bar bites and cocktails.
Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall – The River Cottage Canteen at The Royal William Yard is in an historic brewhouse building on the waterfront. The menu here puts the emphasis on fresh and in-season produce, with such veggie delights as walnut and goats’ cheese soufflé, plus fish dishes.
James Tanner – The TV cookery show regular runs Tanners Restaurant, hosted in a grade one building called Prysten House which dates back to 1490. Choose from a set or à la carte menu, with dishes ranging from Looe pollack to duck breast, and desserts such as vanilla bean crème brûlée or spiced bread and butter pudding.
Peter Gorton – This cookery school owner and chef is the proprietor of Gorton’s in Tavistock, a small and intimate restaurant where all the meat and vegetables are sourced locally. Peter serves a “pot luck” menu on Tuesday, while the main dishes on offer through the week include loin of Devonshire lamb and roast partridge, plus vegetarian options.
Stephen Barrett – Barrett is the owner of Bistro One, in the historic Victorian Conservation area of Plymouth known as Ebrington Street. He is also BBC Radio Devon’s Saturday Morning Chef, and has appeared regularly on BBC TV and ITV Westcountry. Most ingredients are sourced locally here, with seafood, fish and beef strongly featured, while vegetarians are also catered for.
About The Blue Monkey
If you are seeking self catering holiday homes in the Cawsand area, the Blue Monkey is the answer. This luxury seaside cottage comfortably sleeps eight to 10 people and is just a short step from the beach. It is the ideal setting for a family holiday, and dogs are welcome too.
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