Marazion, home of St Michael’s Mount, is the perfect place for a self catering holiday. But where is the best place to eat out? Marazion has range of restaurants, pubs, cafés and take-aways and having lived in Marazion for the past year, I’ve sampled much of what it has to offer. Here is a guide to the 5 best places to eat & drink in Marazion (in no particular order):
A deli and café serving up scrumptious home-cooked food and local produce.
This superb dog-friendly cafe and delicatessen is the perfect place to enjoy a Cornish cream tea or heart-warming soup. Abby, the owner, welcomes visitors with open arms and as such the atmosphere is friendly and laid-back. Although small, Delicious offers a huge range of high quality, reasonably priced eat-in and take-away food, made using locally sourced Cornish produce. Along with the delicious meals on offer, there is also a wide selection of local chutneys, jams, crisps, cheese and chocolates; perfect for a picnic on the beach or to enjoy in the comfort of your holiday home. Everything is made to order using local produce, including the traditional Cornish breakfast, which is a firm favourite with the locals. The freshly baked bread and sandwich fillings are to die for; my personal favourite is the roasted vegetable, hummus and pine-nut baguette! This shabby-chic deli is well worth a visit at any time of year. Read more about Delicious here.
Ben’s Cornish Kitchen
Voted best restaurant in the South West 2013, this superb eatery offers contemporary cuisine in a friendly environment, just a stone’s throw from the world famous St Michael’s Mount.
Serving up fresh local fish cooked to perfection, owner and head chef Ben Prior offers a new menu everyday. With its stylish interior, it’s perfect for a romantic meal or special occasion. Check out the sample menus on offer at Ben’s Cornish Kitchen.
Chapel Rock Café
A stylish beach café located moments away from St Michael’s Mount, serving up simple, quality food.
This beach café serves up a wide selection of tasty grub from Newlyn crab sandwiches to traditional Cornish pasties, among many other things. Enjoy one of their delicious coffees while enjoying the views of St Michael’s Mount from their upstairs lounge, or have it to-go and experience the mount up-close. Yards from Marazion beach, the Chapel Rock Café is the ideal place to grab lunch while spending the day soaking up the sun.
The grade II listed Godolphin Arms boasts truly stunning views of St Michael’s Mount and offers up a wide selection of traditional pub food and local ales in a relaxed atmosphere.
In my opinion, the Godolphin Arms boasts the best beer garden in Cornwall, with its terrace overlooking St Michael’s Mount. With a selection of local ales on tap, and a wide range of good quality food, this is the perfect place to relax after a day at the beach. Having recently re-opened following extensive renovation works, the Godolphin Arms features a whole new look, with a glass extension offering panoramic views of St Michael’s Mount. Visit the Godolphin Arms website for more info.
The Coldstreamer, Gulval
A country pub and Restaurant offering outstanding quality food. A hidden gem in West Cornwall.
Although not strictly in Marazion, The Coldstreamer is too good to miss off the list. Located about 4 miles west of Marazion, this country pub is tucked away in the tiny village of Gulval and offers many local ales along with exceptional food. The staff here are friendly and the stylish interior provides a great atmosphere for a relaxing evening meal. Having sampled the menu here on many occasions, the food has always been consistently good and never fails to impress. A favourite of mine is the roasted pigeon breast! Visit The Coldstreamer website for more info and bookings. Make sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment!
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If you’re staying in Marazion itself, or fancy a day trip to this historic market town, check out our blog post on Things to do at Marazion beach, for ideas on how to spend your day.