The discerning diner need not fret in Fowey, for an array of gastronomic offerings will sate all appetites in lip smacking style.
With a mussel farm offshore and most establishments set within stone hurling distance of the shore, seafood is as fresh as it gets, with menus bursting with locally caught and landed fare.
Plus, with a plethora of fresh-from-the-farm-and-field options, as well as a host of Cornish made products to be found in shops, markets and eateries – Fowey’s fast-growing foodie status is as well-deserved as its reputation for natural beauty.
Here are a few of the many top-notch places to fill your belly in Fowey…
For punk-rock-meets-pirates interiors and stellar service by the sea, you can’t beat an experience at Sam’s Fowey. The mother restaurant is packed with charisma and a menu to suit, featuring steaks, burgers and salads alongside seafood classics and sharers, all with an individual Sam’s twist.
Or for soul-stirring sea views, head to sister establishment, Sam’s on the Beach, which is located near Daphne du Maurier’s Menabilly home in an old lifeboat station by Polkerris Beach. The open kitchen is flanked by floor-to-ceiling panoramic views, with the sensory feast continued by the menu, which features a mix of crowd-pleasing favourites such as artisan pizzas from their custom-built wood-burning oven to seafood, daily fish specials, meat, vegetarian and children’s options.
Havener’s Bar and Grill
Fowey’s newest establishment offers stylish interiors, freshly cooked food and a sublime sea-gazing spot. Pick from a plethora of dishes including steaks and burgers from the grill, mains such as Fowey mussels, catch of the day and classics like chicken, gammon and leak pie, as well as coffees, desserts and light bites.
Q Restaurant at The Old Quay House
Modern British cuisine with panache is the order of the day here, courtesy of a menu packed with fresh produce cooked to perfection. Expect the best locally sourced ingredients with a side of to-die-for estuary views as you tuck into lunches like seabass fillet, Cornish crab, and fish and chips, or a dinner menu of spiced pumpkin risotto, Cornish cod loin, and red wine braised beef blade washed down with a cocktail or something delectable from their world wine list.
For an intimate and more casual dining experience, Pintxo’s tapas and sherry bar is just the ticket. Inspired by San Sebastián’s Pintxo bars, the restaurant showcases the very best in Spanish flavours, from the food to the sherry and wines. Devour a mix of hot and cold tapas including olives, charcuterie, patatas bravas, chorizo, Catalan spinach, albondigas (spicy meatballs) and Valencia rosemary almonds, as well as piquillo peppers stuffed with seafood and spider crab and saffron croquetas. But make sure you leave room for their divine desserts, which with the likes of warm chocolate and almond cake, Cornish vanilla ice cream and a shot (or two) of Pedro Ximenez sherry, will provide the perfectly sweet endnote.
Whether you’re in need of breakfast, lunch or something to stave off the hunger pangs till the next mealtime – Brown Sugar’s family and dog friendly café will sate your culinary needs in style. From a Full English and eggs and bagels to sandwiches, salads and daily specials, as well as a heavenly host of coffees and cakes (including the ubiquitous Cornish cream tea), the cool and friendly atmosphere and delicious good food makes it a top choice.
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