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Places to eat in Cornwall

We've picked a few favourite cafés and food outlets for you to visit and refuel after your adventures. Tuck into delicious meals and snacks, often handmade using seasonal ingredients.

Places to eat in Cornwall

Find out where to refuel and refresh yourself during your day out. From coffee and cakes to lunches and snacks. We've got loads of variety to suit every taste.

Pentyr Café at Pentire, Cornwall.
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Pentire Café 

Whether you're grabbing some refreshments from Pentyr Café or bringing a picnic to enjoy, there are lots of options on where you can eat at Pentire.

Two children sitting on a sofa eating shortbread biscuits in the café at Lanhydrock, Cornwall
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Lanhydrock 

Find out where to stop for food and drink on the Lanhydrock estate, along with the best places to shop for souvenirs and gifts.

Cup of coffee with National Trust oak leaf design in chocolate
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Trelissick 

Find out where to buy food and drink, and browse for gifts and souvenirs, during your visit to Trelissick.

Visitors looking at crafts within the Bull Pen Gallery at Cotehele
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Cotehele 

Tuck into a cream tea at one of Cotehele’s cafés, find an eco-friendly gift or plant at the shop, and discover local artists at The Bull Pen Gallery.

Visitors to the National Trust cafe at Boscastle, Cornwall
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Boscastle 

Grab some refreshments from the café, stop to browse gifts and souvenirs in the National Trust shop, and pick up a bargain read in the second-hand bookshop.

Two visitors with a dog enjoy a coffee at a picnic bench in the courtyard of The Stables at Penrose
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Penrose 

Find out where you can enjoy a hot drink or tasty treat while exploring at Penrose, whether you’re looking to grab a coffee on the go, take in a light lunch or find a bargain from the second-hand bookshop.

A white wooden kiosk with pitched roof and under cover extending forwards. The left hand shutters are open.
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Gunwalloe 

Gunwalloe near Helston is a site of archaeological importance surrounded by dunes, beaches and a reedbed rich in wildlife. Find out where you can grab a hot drink and tasty treat, whether you're spending a day at the beach or exploring along the south west coast path.

Perfect picnic spots

Discover all the best places to stop and enjoy your flask or soup or lunch on-the go outside.

A view over the River Fal, gardens and the house at Trelissick on a sunny day
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Picnic at Trelissick 

Meandering along the winding paths at Trelissick you’ll find maritime views that make the perfect vista for a picnic.

near Truro, Cornwall

Fully open today
View of Cotehele from the East Terrace
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Picnic at Cotehele 

From spectacular viaduct views in the Terrace Garden, to lush meadows in the orchards and beside the Mill, Cotehele has many wonderful picnic spots.

near Saltash, Cornwall

Fully open today
A visitor talks to a volunteer gardener pruning plants in a sunny garden
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Picnic at Godolphin 

Picnic in the orchard or relax on the grass in Godolphin's historic garden.

Helston, Cornwall

Partially open today
Woman looking out to sea from the WW2 bunker at St Anthony Head, Cornwall
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St Anthony Head 

Bring a picnic to St Anthony Head and spend the day exploring the hidden beaches, coast paths and layers of history.

Truro, Cornwall

Fully open today
Visitors having a picnic in the orchard at Pentire, Cornwall
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Picnic at Pentire (near Polzeath) 

A delightful orchard, as well as undercover, courtyard seating available for picnics. Refuel at Pentyr Café offering takeaway hot and cold drinks, light snacks and delicious sweet treats.

Fully open today

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    Visitors exploring the gardens at Cotehele, Cornwall

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