South Cornwall’s uber picturesque fishing port offers more than dreamy views and beguilingly labyrinthine streets, as Mevagissey offers visitors a series of lip-smacking restaurants for a fresh and flavoursome feed.
From fine dining to bakeries and freshly landed fish ubiquitously served in pubs, takeaways and restaurants here’s the lowdown on the area’s hottest eateries…
For fantastic food on the go or a quick pit-stop snack, the town’s bakeries provide Cornish staples such as pasties and saffron cake along with their own scrumptious signature creations.
The Cornish Bakery
Part of the Pasty Presto chain, this particular outlet is choc with fresh French pastries and an array of more esoteric-flavoured (and award winning) Cornish pasties including the bacon, leek and cheese; Thai chicken; curried parsnip; spicy chickpea and potato; and apple, rhubarb and custard.
The diminutive outlet is bursting with freshly baked goods such as their award-winning saffron – the “sunshine cake of Cornwall”, alongside all-butter Eccles cakes and Cornish pasties lovingly handmade in their St Austell bakery.
Refuel at one of Mevagissey’s inviting cafés, where you’ll be treated to a welcoming atmosphere, top-notch grub and soul-stirring views.
Tea on the Quay
The family-run tearoom sits on the quayside of Mevagissey’s historic harbour, offering prime panoramas as well as a magnificent menu using the best locally sourced ingredients. From coffee beans blended and roasted in Cornwall to a delicious range of sweet and savoury offerings, all appetites will be sated in supreme style.
River Street Café
The café’s creative menu comprises everything from fantastic homemade burgers to breakfasts, cakes, sandwiches and jacket potatoes, all served in uber cool and comfy surrounds.
Kipling’s Tea Room and Delicatessen
Tuck in to a traditional Cornish Cream Tea served on stunning vintage crockery with a tasty pot of loose leaf tea – or opt for a fresh sandwich, slice of Cornish brie and broccoli quiche or home made scotch eggs for lunch. Then there are the innovative, daily-changing cake creations such as Bailey’s cheesecake, salted caramel and chocolate cake and Cornish apple cake. Delicious indeed.
Enjoy a more casual alfresco dining experience by sampling some of the town’s takeaway options, which will allow you to relax in your own accommodation, or stake a scenic spot outside to suit.
Some of the most popular include The Fisherman’s Chippy (try their shark and chips, when available), Maharaaj Finest Indian Cuisine and The Fish Grill & More…
Where Mevagissey really comes into its own is with its astonishingly eclectic array of restaurants where you can dip into a variety of local and world flavours every night of the week.
Salamander specialises in locally caught fish and produce for a fantastically flavour-filled feed. Pick from the lip-smacking likes of smoked salmon fritters, Cornish duck breast, rack of Cornish lamb, Lobb’s Farm steak and the catch of the day.
Number Five Café and Restaurant
Offering everything from breakfast and lunch to snacks, cakes and cream teas, No 5’s evening menu features crab croquets, scallops and deep fried Cornish brie for starters, and lamb rump, fillet tournedos Rossini, polenta and catch of the day for mains.
Sharksfin Bar & Restaurant
Situated on a spectacular quayside position, Sharksfin boasts light and airy interiors alongside a sumptuous smattering of foods – signature burgers (blackened cod, pulled beef and spiced chickpea), tacos, moules marinière, crab mac & cheese, Cornish sirloin and stacked grilled chicken are some of the divine dishes on offer.
Here you’ll find French cuisine of the most mouth-watering kind. Local mussels, pan fried local scallops and homemade chicken liver pate will whet your appetite for roasted Cornish cod, steamed local hake, Cornish rack of lamb, spaghetti bolognese and tagliatelli carbonara. Then dive into chocolate mousse, brandy snap mille feuille or homemade bread and butter pudding for dessert.
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