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Where to go for a festive feast in Cornwall

With Christmas in the air, it’s a wonderful time to visit some local eateries and make the most of the fine festive food on offer! From Christmas lunches, to festive afternoon teas and restaurants with a Christmas atmosphere, we’ve popped together a list of some of our favourite places to eat at this time of the year. 

The Old Quay House, Lelant 

Located on the edge of the estuary in Hayle, this well-established inn is a firm favourite at Christmas time, thanks to its elaborate lights display in the garden outside. Customers can enjoy a meal while admiring the fantastic lights display, and if you book for Sunday 16th or 23rd December, there'll be a very special visit from Santa too, with gifts for children included! In addition, there’s an outside play area for children to let off some of that Christmas energy!

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance 

Overlooking the famous St Michael’s Mount, Tremenheere Kitchen has made a name for itself in recent years as a fine food establishment. With a warm and inviting atmosphere, delicious food and fabulous views, it’s a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year. Visit at Christmas and you’ll be spoilt for choice with the Christmas menu! After your meal, relax and enjoy a mulled wine or hot chocolate by the log burner - perfection. 

The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

For a perfectly indulgent Christmas treat, The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth are serving a festive afternoon tea to delight all the senses! With turkey and stuffing, brie and cranberry and smoked salmon finger sandwiches, along with orange and cranberry scones, mince pies, chocolate yule log, eggnog cheesecake, disaronno trifle, Christmas cake fudge and mulled wine, what more could you want? This speciality afternoon tea is served from 12pm-5pm Mondays-Saturdays and 3pm-5pm on Sundays. 

Trevenna Cross Nursery, Breage

For a more relaxed Christmas treat, head to the café at Trevenna Cross Nurseries. First you’ll have to journey through the enchanting Christmas shop display, and if you visit at the weekend, you’ll be able to visit the large Christmas market held here too. With a selection of festive food on offer, along with an array of handmade cakes to choose from, you’re sure to get in the festive spirit. 

Trevaskis Farm, Connor Downs 

Trevaskis Farm are known for their large portions and indulgent cakes; Christmas is, of course, no exception, with a decadent 4-course Christmas menu available at lunch or dinner time throughout December, for just £24.95. While you’re there, be sure to visit the fantastic farm shop, with an amazing selection of fruit, veg, meat and Christmas gifts.

Hub, St Ives

For something a bit different, head to the Hub in St Ives (or Truro). Famous for their burgers, dogs and cocktails, they also have a festive menu not to be missed. Choose from a selection of festive-themed burgers (including the chicken, bacon, camembert and cranberry sauce burger) and cocktails, before enjoying a mulled wine and festive treat (if you can manage one after your burger!). 

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