Porthleven Food and Music Festival is an annual event well worth attending and April, when it is held, is also a great time for visiting #Porthleven. The #Gables is situated...
There is a very good variety of cafes and restaurants in #Porthleven, #Cornwall, from fine-dining to family orientated, cheaper meals and takeaways. Most of the restaurants in Porthleven are situated close the picturesque harbour which provides a wonderful backdrop for you meal.
During the daytime, Nauti But Ice, a cafe on the harbourside offers small meals, cakes and snacks, not forgetting a great selection of flavoured ice cream from Roskilly’s of Cornwall. There is seating inside, or during the warmer months, food can be enjoyed outside, overlooking the harbour. For those who fancy a walk around the woods at Penrose, refreshments are available from the Nauti But Ice cafe at The Stables, Penrose. On the other side of the harbour is Harbour View, another budget cafe.
There also two pubs overlooking the harbour, which provide food – the Harbour Inn and the Ship Inn. In both pubs, you have the choice of eating inside or taking your meal outside with a view of the harbour. Both are very popular with locals and visitors alike.
There are a few takeaways in Porthleven, too, including our favourite, Number Twelve in Fore Street. Actually, you can eat in or take food away from this place and they do delicious wood fired pizzas which we enjoy. Porthleven also has two fish and chip shops and a Chinese restaurant (eat in or take away). Cornwall wouldn’t be Cornwall without a pasty shop or two and in Porthleven, we have Anne’s Pasties and the Horse and Jockey.
Other cafes of note are The Hideway, which does good value food at the cheaper end of the market, and many youngsters swear by their milkshakes. The Twisted Current does good home cooked food and is just a stone’s throw from our #self-catering #holiday apartment at The Gables. In fact, all these restaurants are only a five to ten minute walk away from The #Gables.
Fine Dining Restaurants in Porthleven
Porthleven now has a Rick Stein restaurant on two floors, again overlooking the harbour, offering mainly fish dishes; and on the harbour head are Kota and Kota Kai, both run by celebrated chef Jude Kereama from New Zealand who is half Maori and half Chinese Malay, and his background is reflected in the meals on offer. “Kota” means “shellfish” in Malay. Jude was one of the chefs featured in the Great British Menu.
Our favourite restaurant is definitely The Square, featured on the main photograph of this article, as the food is so delicious and the staff are very helpful, especially with allergies and dietary requirements.