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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Cornwall

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Cornwall? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (27)
£26 to £40
Seafood
Penzance
About the restaurant
Argoe is a casual harbourside restaurant serving the best of local Cornish produce. We focus on fish and seafood, landed here in Newlyn, and take inspiration from traditional European methods of cooking. Our dishes are served to be shared, arriving from the kitchen as they are ready and accompanied by minimal intervention wines from our taps and a small selection of Cornish and UK made ciders, spirits and soft drinks.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Sharing plates style. Service attentive. Menu is fish and vegetarian. Food was wonderful. Presentation and flavours uniformly excellent. Tried 4 restaurants in Cornwall this week and this was the best. Can't wait to go back to try other dishes as well as reorder the octopus and scallops! If you are near to Newlyn try to get a reservation but it is popular...
A photo of Slice of Cornwall restaurant
4.8
4.8 (54)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Constantine
About the restaurant
We are SLICE and this is how we roll.
Slice is a unique cafe / restaurant in a relaxed location on the Helford, West Cornwall. We have a proud and unique vision, menu and customer service. Baya & Waffles are our heroes and unique to Slice.
We're open everyday & have something for everyone.

Top review
Anon
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Incredible food, great service, huge portions! Can’t recommend enough.
A photo of The Tartan Fox by Adam Handling restaurant
4.8
4.8 (99)
£26 to £40
British
Newquay
About the restaurant
The Tartan Fox by Adam Handling

Welcome to our British restaurant and pub, with gardens, in the picturesque countryside of Cornwall, between Truro and Newquay. We offer sustainable British pub food, with a luxury approach. It’s a simple offering but really showcases the best of produce from in and around Cornwall. Our Sunday lunch is perfect to come and enjoy with your friends and family (and your dogs are more than welcome too!).

Top review
HannahF
Dined 2 days ago
Great new offering from Adam Handling. Delicious menu with small plates which encourages a multi pick approach for sharing and a first class steak cooked by the over flame legend Andy Tuck (possibly the best steak I've ever eaten). Also great selection of by the glass wines and knowledgeable recommendations by the sommelier. Friendly, attentive and efficient front of house. Slightly pricey but absolutely worth it. Already planning to come back for the tomahawk!
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4.7
4.7 (373)
£25 and under
English
Falmouth
About the restaurant

We love life here at Cafe Mylor, right in the heart of Cornwall at the beautiful Mylor Yacht Harbour. We are open during the day time serving Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch with coffee and cakes served all day.
Every Friday Evening from Friday 31st March 2023 enjoy Caught AT Cafe Mylor with a selection of freshly caught seafood from the harbour.
Reservations 6pm - 8.30pm - From Friday 31st March 2023
Bring your friends, your children, your dogs…..
A great location, great food and altogether a great place to be. We have a spacious inside dining area and a sunny outside terrace with views over the harbour and estuary.
For a reservation today please call on 01326 377743.

Top review
RichardB
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Great place to eat, lovely location and staff are friendly, the food is great and comes quickly but still all fresh
A photo of Porthminster Beach Café restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4474)
£41 and over
Seafood
St Ives
About the restaurant
Nestled beneath the steep slopes of Porthminster Point, right on the beach with unbeatable and uninterrupted views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. Now open all year round for coffee, lunch and dinner.
Porthminster Cafe in St Ives is a multi award winning seafood restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The café specialises in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine and is an oasis of taste and visual beauty.
A Holiday in St Ives would not be complete without going to the beach. Here at Porthminster Beach we have one of the cleanest beaches in the South West. We have been given the prestigious Blue Flag Award which guarantees the highest of standards.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Beautiful location, terrific service. Food was fresh and used locally sourced materials
A photo of WAX at Watergate Bay restaurant
4.5
4.5 (684)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Newquay
About the restaurant
WAX is Watergate bays newest venue. The Bar and Kitchen offers you a chance to experience amazing food and drink while overlooking the iconic bay.

If your looking for a table of 6 or more please give us a call 01637 860353
Please note, our table turnover time is 1.5hrs

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Our annual trip to Wax and it never disappoints! We all had a different burger and each one was delicious. See you next year.
A photo of The Smugglers Inn restaurant
4.4
4.4 (673)
£25 and under
British
Torpoint
About the restaurant
Nestling beside Seaton green and just 50 yards from the beach, The Smugglers Inn is a family and dog friendly pub that prides itself on offering a traditional selection of classic pub fayre, cooked by our enthusiastic team of chefs, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Along with the classics, we have a continually updated Specials Board where our chefs love to show their flare and creativity.

The highlight of our culinary week is undoubtedly our Sunday Carvery. Routinely described by our regular customers as ‘The best roast in the area’, with a selection of 3 roast meats, crispy roast potatoes, an amazing selection of 7 vegetables, plus homemade Yorkshire puddings and gravy, it is a truly sumptuous feast to end your week!

Vegetarians are also well catered for, with many of our dishes available with a vegetarian option, including our carvery which comes with TWO homemade vegetarian choices – a delicious nut roast and a vegan lentil roast.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Good value tasty Carvery, staff were absolutely outstanding, zero to complain about
A photo of The Upper Deck restaurant
4.4
4.4 (46)
£26 to £40
Bistro
Rock
About the restaurant
Relaxed Bistro Style Beachfront Restaurant & Bar with a large open air balcony/terrace that can be covered for eating outside. (with outside heaters and guest Blankets on the cooler days).

Dog friendly, seasonal and local foods of the highest standards served daily.

Local Cornish Beers and Spirits served, Exciting Seasonal Specials changed weekly & Sunday Roast service added on Sundays from October to March.

Monthly Supper Clubs and Special Regular events feature throughout the year.

The restaurant features breathtaking views across to Padstow, out to sea, over the Camel Estuary and across the vast beaches below.

The Padstow to Rock passenger Ferry docks just below the Restaurant every few minutes.

Open all Day for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Teas & Cakes and Dinner.

Restaurant has just received a full refurbishment in September 2023.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great casual food. Only problem was how loud the music was but the staff were lovely and turned it down when asked.
A photo of Pandora Inn restaurant
4.3
4.3 (458)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Falmouth
About the restaurant
Dining at the Pandora is a real treat. Not only is food served all day, but you have lots of choices where to eat it too! Inside, the ground floor of the pub has plenty of cosy nooks and corners with plenty of secluded areas for you to dine. Outside you can eat at tables overlooking the water’s edge, or dine ‘on the water’ itself – seated on our pontoon. Back inside, the Upper Deck dining room is a beautiful vaulted space that can accommodate larger groups and parties.
The Pandora Inn has an extensive award-winning menu that changes with the seasons. We have a specials board that changes daily and always features fresh, local fish. Whether you want a sandwich, a light bite or the full-three courses, you’ll find something to whet your appetite.

Top review
LizW
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Lovely setting, great service & delicious vegan options, thank you.
A photo of Inn on the Shore restaurant
4.2
4.2 (400)
£25 and under
Pub
Torpoint
About the restaurant
Relax in a charming coastal pub nestled along the unspoiled Cornish coastline of Torpoint. This soul-soothing seafront pub offers a classic menu coupled with local craft beverages you can enjoy in our stylish, vintage, west-country setting. Our alfresco terrace is the perfect oasis for passing visitors and locals to absorb panoramic views from Rame Peninsula to Looe Island. With eight beautiful en-suite rooms, you can make the Inn on the Shore your Cornish escape any time of the year.
Top review
JackieD
Dined 5 days ago
Our local pub so not our first visit. We requested a quiet table as we had a dog with us and we had the perfect booth table. The food was great, the pork belly bites & wild mushrooms on toast for starters were delicious as were the steak & ale plus the chicken & ham hock pies were outstanding (no soggy bottoms lol) with lovely fresh veggies. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Downderry.
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