EATING OUT LOCALLY


Marazion and the villages and towns surrounding are blessed with some excellent places to eat. We have dined at all the places we have recommended and based upon our dining experience we can confidently recommend these places to eat, but don’t just take our word for it – see Trip Advisor. 


Recently voted as ‘The Best Restaurant in the West 2013’ by ‘Food Magazine’ readers and declared to be 28th Best Seaside restaurant in England (The Times)

Waitrose Good Food Guide and an AA Rosette. Outstanding menu & wine list, consistently fabulous flavours and service. Great value considering the quality menu on offer – but consider eating at Bens at lunchtime for exceptional value. 

Paul & Alison’s favourite restaurant in Marazion ***Very Highly Recommended***


Character Cornish Pub right in the middle of Marazion serving traditional ales and very good quality, value for money home cooked food. Eat inside or on patio during summer. *Highly Recommended*


Recently renovated sea front hotel in the centre of Marazion with superb terrace dinning room and unparalleled views of St Michael’s Mount. A lovely place to enjoy a drink with a view. 

Good for simple meals and snacks during day and evening.


Family run Jordan's café and gift shop is situated 1 mile from the town centre towards Penzance right next to Marazion beach. Great views of the Mount in front and the RSPB reserve behind. Open daily from 10am serving great coffee with selection of sandwiches, cakes, panini’s and superb home produced burgers.


The Mount Haven boasts a great location with fabulous views over Mounts Bay and a superb menu. Awarded 2 AA Rosettes in 2014 the fine dining meals and wine list are of the highest quality. 


PLACES TO EAT WITHIN A FEW MILES OF MARAZION


Voted Cornwall Dining Pub of the Year 2014 and awarded 2 x AA Rosettes.

Chef Stuart Eddy was trained by Raymond Blanc - Michelin Guide 2013 - Highly Recommended. Traditional pub serving tremendous food at sensible prices. 

A favourite haunt of Paul & Alison’s - *Highly recommended *


Paul & Alison’s favourite seafood restaurant in Cornwall –. Stunning seafood and other dishes in a corner location overlooking Mousehole Harbour. Really good sized portions. *Highly Recommended*


Paul & Alison enjoy walking to Perrranuthnoe along the coast path (approx. 2  miles) then treating ourselves to lunch at Peppercorn. Try the fritters and clotted cream meringue’s or chocolate beetroot cake  to die for! Votes of excellence from everyone who visits. *Highly Recommended*


Unpretentious family run stylish contemporary kitchen café with great selection of fish dishes and steaks. Very good reputation, always uses freshly caught local fish and produce. *Highly recommended* 


One of the very best restaurants is Cornwall Now in its sixth year of trading, Kota is proud to be recognized by the Good Food Guide 2012, the Michelin Guide, Harden’s Restaurant Guide, the Trencherman’s Guide, Square Meal  and the AA (with one Rosette). Kota is also part of Cornish Accredited Restaurants and has been praised many times in both local and national editorials, including The Times and The Telegraph. Kota was named in the Top 50 Summer Restaurants in Britain in August 09, and voted ‘The Big Eat’ in the top 10 pan-Asian eateries July 2008.

With a write up like that you’d expect a very nice meal – you won’t be disappointed.

Kota is Maori for ‘fish’ – seafood is a specialty (the chef is from New Zealand).


In our opinion The Wheelhouse in Falmouth provides the ultimate Cornish seafood experience. It is a modest, back-street shellfish café with retro living room décor with stripped floors, junk-shop tables, candles and fairy light. The menu is beautifully simple: they only serve mussels, scallops, crab or prawns (plus lobster and native oysters in season). All the fish is Cornish, all harbour-fresh and served in a Portuguese-style ‘cataplama’ (a clam-like metal dish) with chive butter, lemon, skinny chips, a side salad, accompanied by a choice of just two house wines (red or white). Dishes are designed to share. The scallops and mussels are to die for. You get an apron and a set of crackers with your ‘make-a-mess’ whole crab. Great fun and great food! Very good value.. Only open Wed-Sat evenings, pay cash or cheque – no cards accepted - booking essential…. No website, but currently No1 Trip Advisor out of 150 restaurants in Falmouth! ***Very Highly Recommended***


Nestled beneath the steep slopes of Porthminster Point, right on the beach beneath the rail station, with unbeatable and uninterrupted views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. Porthminster Cafe in St Ives is a multi award winning seafood restaurant with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  The café specialises in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine and is an oasis of taste and visual beauty.  The café is open daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a selection of homemade patisserie and fine coffees. Booking Essential - * Highly Recommended *


The best Indian Restaurant in Penzance. This informal and relaxed restaurant serves wonderful food. The 'bring your own alcoholic ' policy works well (with no corkage charge) and there is an off licence round the corner providing cold, decent beer/white wine. The menu is clear with a good range of food for vegetarians/non-vegetarians – hot or not so spicy. All very well priced and tastes great.


Right below the Tate St Ives, this terrific beach café with lovely attentive staff produces outstanding tapas and scrummy cakes, with unrivalled views of Porthmeyor beach. Dine in the conservatory, on the patio or in one of the alcoves where heat lamps and blankets provide a cosy haven on the chilliest of evenings.