Surrounded by Great food & Drink

Food and Drink

Our self-catering accommodation is fully equipped with everything you will need to conjure up delicious meals throughout your stay but, if you fancy a break from cooking, there are numerous cafes, restaurants and pubs all serving great food in the local area. We have hand-picked a few of the best to get you started, from the best restaurants on The Lizard to where to have lunch nearby, plus no food and drink list is complete without mentioning all of the fine drinking establishments featuring locally brewed beers and wines. We have an awful lot of delicious produce on our doorstep and these are the places to eat that do it justice.

lakeside cafe

Trevassack Lake Cafe

Chef Andrei cooks a fantastic, locally sourced brunch menu at our deli cafe plus we serve local artisan coffee beside our beautiful lake, with all profits supporting the charity! Book ahead for an amazing Sunday Roast…

outstanding food

Local Restaurants

For a sit-down meal, you’re spoiled for choice with a host of tasty cuisines to choose from just a short drive (or taxi!) away.

Just down the road in Cury you’ll find an authentic Thai experience at Jumunjy Thai Restaurant, where locals rave about the flavours or on the nearby Trelowarren Estate, the New Yard Restaurant is known for the need to book as this upmarket bistro serves locally sourced food that is popular with locals. Closer to the sea in St Keverne, The Greenhouse Organic Restaurant is self-described as ‘modern rustic’ but they’re under-selling their high-end offering. If it’s a seaside eating experience you’re after, how about dining in an ex-lifeboat station? The Lifeboat House restaurant is on the harbour wall at Coverack.

Locals have surprisingly strong views about the best Chinese restaurant – we’ve chosen Moon Bay in nearby Gweek but for the indecisive it is worth the 20 minute drive to Porthleven where the rest of our recommendations reside. A hub for foodies, on summer nights the harbour comes alive with waterside al fresco eating. Stay all day to sample morning, noon and night menus from; Amelies, with their wood-fired oven and fresh lobster, Seadrift, a little contemporary seafood bistro or The Square for quality dishes that seal its spot in the Michelin Guide. And if that’s not enough, Kota Kai’s family-friendly, ever-changing Asian menu is from Great British Menu chef, Jude Kereama. Bon apetit…

Spoilt for choice

Local Cafes

There are so many worthy of a mention! But we’ll start with the Instagrammer’s dream that is Poldhu Beach Café in Mullion, where loaded hot chocolates are the focus of many an arty beach photo. Roskillys out at St Keverne is the farm that makes the nationally known ice cream so see the animals then have a quick sandwich before indulging in the sweet stuff. Fat Apples Café in Porthallow has quite the cult following, not that well known, but those that know favour it above all else. If you’re planning a trip south to explore the Lizard, you’ll be happy to know two decent cafés, Wavecrest and Polpeor Cafe, perch on the cliffs near the point. For nautical without the walk, The Boatyard Café in Gweek offers up a quiet little spot among the moored up boats but if you want something a little more land-lubbing then Helston has a lot to offer. The gateway to the Lizard, there’s plenty of parking and eating opportunities, in particular famed Boo Koos, the American/Mexican influenced burger joint for meat-eaters to vegans and everyone in-between (and their shakes are to die for) or for a cultured munch, seek out Cast Café where you may sit with resident artists for the quirky homemade menu. Lastly Porthleven, where fresh seafood abounds. The Mussel Shoal is a small al fresco shack on the harbourside for tasty pots of sea-themed edibles before an afternoon trip to Nauti-but-Ice for their pizza and ice-cream parlour by the sea.

20 minutes away

Local Pubs

Many a pint has been supped in this corner of Cornwall with local pubs in every locale. The best is next nearby at Gunwalloe where the ancient Halzephron Inn is named after ‘Hellcliff’ thanks to its stunning location. But the rest of our favourite pubs are just as good and also near the sea, with the White Hart in St Keverne and the Five Pilchards Inn at Porthallow at the heart of their seaside communities. Head to the lush green of the Helford river for the Shipwrights Arms at Helford, or the New Inn at Manaccan – both upmarket offerings that pull a decent pint. In the large village of Mullion is The Old Inn or the Mounts Bay Inn that looks out across fields to the sea. A little further from us, over in Gweek you’ll find the Black Swan not far from the river mouth with both indoor and outdoor eating arrangements, or for a sailor’s view of your pint The Paris Hotel is at the end of the harbour in Coverack, or ping-pong from one side of Porthleven harbour to the other and sample the brews of both The Ship Inn and The Harbour Inn. Lastly, there’s a rather famous little brewery in Helston housed under the thatched roof of the Blue Anchor – many a visitor has underestimated a pint of Spingo.