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the rockpool beach cafe gwithian hayle cornwall - The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian, Hayle, Cornwall

The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian

4.6
4.6
253 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Boho beach cafe and wedding venue. Famous for good food and its sandy back garden. A relaxed, contemporary beach bar, ideal for the whole family and dogs.

The Rockpool is the perfect stop off after a beach walk or surf. The Rockpool provides consistent excellent customer service and innovative and inspiring, locally sourced dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Breakfast, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 10:00 am–5:00 pm Breakfast Daily 10:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01736 449990

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    The perfect stop for fresh seafood, a lazy burger, or a casual cake. A laid back beachside atmosphere, with the kitchen open for breakfasts, main meals and snacks. The inspiration behind the menu is from our very own incredible natural surroundings, farmland and forest gardens to the rolling waves of the thundering ocean on our doorstep. We source all our ingredients from sustainable, ethical, local suppliers.

  • Private party facilities

    Need a space for your private event? Our spacious venue offers the ideal location for your private party from birthday parties to business conferences and more. Located at the rear of The Rockpool, with opportunity for a separate bar and stunning views over a site of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we can tailor requirements for your event large or small. Get in touch to discuss your requirements. Contact info@therockpoolbeachcafe.co.uk, give us a call 01736 449990

  • Neighborhood

    Hayle

  • Parking details

    There is a large pay and display carpark in front of our restaurant. You can pay with cash, card or using the JustPark app.

  • Public transit

    The nearest bus stop is right outside the road entrance to the carpark

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 253 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Healthy

  • Cornwall

    Great for outdoor dining

  • West Cornwall

    Best Service

  • West Cornwall

    Innovative

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. JW

    JoW69

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food!
  2. SM

    StuartM

    Cornwall

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, delicious, would have liked the option to pour my own gravy on my dinner, just put the ambiance off quilter. Apart from that delicious. We will be back later in the year .
  3. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice food & really great staff which made the whole experience good. We'll definitely be back, thank you
  4. RC

    RuthC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our first visit so much, we came back for a second! Both times we had our dogs with us and the staff were great with them. The food is delicious and really good value for money. Ryan (I think that was his name) deserves a special shout out - very knowledgeable about the menu and very welcoming and friendly. It's now on our list of must visit restaurants for future Cornish holidays.
  5. PS

    PeterS

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, great atmosphere, dog friendly. Worth a visit or two. Look forward to the new menu.
  6. YC

    YvonneC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely brilliant in all respects! Service smashing, food delicious, location stunning. And completely dog friendly
  7. CM

    CressidaM

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time at the Rockpool Cafe, with amazing service and delicious food. The host and staff couldn't have been more helpful, and it was an all around wonderful experience.
  8. FD

    FayeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from the moment we walked in, the food was outstanding and all the staff were friendly, engaging and made it a pleasurable experience.
  9. D

    Denise

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely fish and chips in a great position. Staff were helpful and friendly. Felt very relaxed.
  10. s

    sonyar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an absolutely gorgeous roast the best we have had during our holiday xx
  11. JY

    JimY

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and staff. Great roast dinner. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
  12. KS

    KelliS

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Sunday roast. Friendly staff and great coffee
  13. HC

    HazelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food the service and the location. A perfect lunch thank you.
  14. d

    debrah

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Another visit. Another happy time! Good food, good drink, great ambience, happy staff.
  15. VG

    VictoriaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent - food was really tasty, wide choice, extremely friendly and welcoming staff and great setting
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Came expecting the lovely Sunday roast they used to do, but now it’s a Portuguese steak (with gravy) and Yorkshire pudding. Just doesn’t work for us. Also we were seated in the cafe area rather than the lovely restaurant at the back, so all in all disappointing. Shame because it’s one of our favourite restaurants and a lovely location and being local one we would keep returning to but Sunday lunch is definitely no longer to our taste.
  17. FD

    FeliciaD

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food. Not to expensive, well worth every penny! We will definitely be going again and again! We are looking forward to having Sunday lunch there tomorrow.
  18. PH

    PhilipH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went for a sunday lunch and were not disappointed - lovely beef and all the trimmings
  19. RH

    RHCS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    No fish and another main dish unavailable from a very expensive and minimal menu. Very expensive drinks. Pay to park with a broken meter. Gives the impression of a popular smart venue to eat however not delivering at all. Limited menu is disapointing yet when most of this is then not avaliable its a big let down especially when booked for a special occasion. Not worth the hard work to book a table.
  20. JJ

    JosieJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great dinner here on our last night in Cornwall. Our highlight meal. The waitstaff was excellent. The food delicious and the beach nearby was lovely to visit before hand. Well worth a trip to somewhere slightly out of the way.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Getting better each time we visit
  22. VD

    VickyD

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good and the people were really nice too! Will be going back again!
  23. R

    Rimpy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly and attentive staff. Beautiful location!!
  24. F

    Foodie

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The menu had just changed when we dined. Unfortunately, it was mostly unhealthy and not much variety. Burgers and pizzas and mostly other deep fried food. Service was excellent and place lovely
  25. AW

    AliceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An amazing Sunday roast. I had the beef and my partner had the pork. Both were delicious. Service was great and provided more gravy when asked. It was a little quiet in there initially but once a couple other families came in the atmosphere was lovely. Beautiful restaurant looking on to the dunes. Just FYI you have to pay for parking, as the car park isn't owned by the restaurant but only a couple of pounds. If we are in the area again, we will be back!
  26. JW

    JWhite

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    - Close to the beach & carpark - Nice beverages - Decent service - Average quality food - Fairly pricey - I would recommend as an energy stop/bar, but not a foodie night out
  27. XI

    steev13XIII

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and helpful staff, all four meals were excellent, too.
  28. JJ

    JoannaJ

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really lovely dinner in a gorgeous location. Service was spot on. As per previous reviews, the only negative was that the menu was pretty limited (carb heavy!), with a few things not available and the specials only having one dish available. Request to The Rockpool, can you consider offering mussels and a seafood pasta dish? Definitely then a five star all round!
  29. SV

    SusanV

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal at not bad prices. Lovely surroundings
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff all very happy, quick service and nice tasty food. Just what we needed after a long day on the beach. Need to book in advance
  31. ER

    EdRmc

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Lovely setting, lovely staff serving us, but the food was mediocre for the price. Menu choice was poor. Pizzas were standard, but with all the seafood available, no seafood pizza?! If you didn’t want pizza the choice was limiting with no red meat available it was either chicken burger or fried fish. We had calamari side where the calamari was on the over done side, a little rubbery and the salad leaves were swimming in oil. Flavour however was good. What we ate was pleasant but if you have such a small menu you really need to nail what little you have to offer. Would still go back for drinks or a lunch but would not go for an evening meal again as there are better offerings locally for the same or less money.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great Staff friendly Service was quick
  33. LG

    LouiseG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, friendly staff and cool, quiet ambiance on a very hot afternoon. Thank you so much- we had a great time.
  34. CA

    ColinA

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Booked for Sunday lunch, five adults and two children, in early August. Beach and car park busy but parking OK (not owned by Rockpool, so a small charge). Staff were superb and service spot on. Sunday roast for four adults and two children’s portions, and an adult pizza. Roast beef and belly pork and a vegy option. Choice of pizzas. Lots of vegetables and gravy. A bottle🍷 of wine, a pint of local IPA 🍺 and with tips the bill came to £150. Food was good and the restaurant clean and airy. Decent toilets. Didn’t seem 100% full but enough for a convivial atmosphere. Outside seating non bookable and take away options. Located on the edge of the dunes so a short stroll by a stream to get to the beach. We came at Easter and were equally happy .. and with a big wood burner stove. Lots of Sunday lunch options in Cornwall… this is a good one😀
  35. VS

    VickiS

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was fantastic. Ryan and his sister looked after us, so well. We were so well catered for. We had a wonderful birthday celebration. Would highly recommend to anyone.
  36. JB

    JonB

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    Not the best experience. The food order wasn’t put though to the kitchen so after waiting for 40 mins they had to rush the order through again. Thankfully the gave us the drinks for free. The staff were very apologetic and attentive. The gents toilets were also quite messy and smelled horrendous
  37. AC

    AnnieC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Had to ask to be served as had been sitting there for 20 minutes without even a drink order taken, staff busy chatting at bar. Only 5 dishes on main menu and 2 of those were unavailable. Food we did order was not great. Real shame.
  38. MR

    MRic

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very limited menu choice -really just pizza after 4 pm . Would not return on this basis
  39. HC

    HazelC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Went to have Sunday roast, only to find that it stopped at 3pm. Booked online at 3.45 so didn’t know. Only pizzas, and some left over pork roast…which was awful, so didn’t pay for 2 out of the 3 left. The white wine was warm, so had to ask for an ice bucket.very disappointing as a precious family holiday which was somewhat spoilt. The waitress was a lovely young lady. She was the only plus point.
  40. C

    Caro1967

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was lovely ( when it arrived) Waiting staff attentive and efficient Having to pay to park was a bit of a downer especially as I live locally Food wasn’t that spectacular that I’d rush back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01736 449990.

The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian is rated 4.6 stars by 253 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian

1 Godrevy Towans, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5ED

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hayle

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 10:00 am–5:00 pm Breakfast Daily 10:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Breakfast, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a large pay and display carpark in front of our restaurant. You can pay with cash, card or using the JustPark app.

  • Public transit

    The nearest bus stop is right outside the road entrance to the carpark

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01736 449990

  • Catering

    The perfect stop for fresh seafood, a lazy burger, or a casual cake. A laid back beachside atmosphere, with the kitchen open for breakfasts, main meals and snacks. The inspiration behind the menu is from our very own incredible natural surroundings, farmland and forest gardens to the rolling waves of the thundering ocean on our doorstep. We source all our ingredients from sustainable, ethical, local suppliers.

  • Private party facilities

    Need a space for your private event? Our spacious venue offers the ideal location for your private party from birthday parties to business conferences and more. Located at the rear of The Rockpool, with opportunity for a separate bar and stunning views over a site of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we can tailor requirements for your event large or small. Get in touch to discuss your requirements. Contact info@therockpoolbeachcafe.co.uk, give us a call 01736 449990

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