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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Cornwall

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic 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!


A photo of Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1126)
£41 and over
British
St Ives
About the restaurant
In a stunning Cornish Atlantic setting, just a mile from St Ives, Ugly Butterfly restaurant and bar offers spectacular views across one of the worlds most beautiful coasts, Carbis Bay. Ugly Butterfly showcases chef Adam Handling’s passion for converting locally-sourced, quality ingredients into beautifully-presented dishes, packed full of flavour. Offering an all-day dining experience, the Ugly Butterfly bar uses trims and offcuts from the ingredients used in the restaurant to create delicious drinks and bar snacks. This bar menu will illustrate that there is no such thing as food waste, much in the same way that there is no such thing as an Ugly Butterfly.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We booked at the Ugly Butterfly to celebrate our 60th Birthdays, what an amazing experience it was! From the minute we walked through the door the attention to detail from the superb staff was exceptional. Sitting in the restaurant with stunning views over the bay was a real treat. We had chosen the 7 course taster menu for 7 of us and every course was absolutely fabulous. One of our guests is gluten free, but they had catered for him which meant that, with only a few tweaks, he was able to enjoy all the courses without feeling compromised, well done to the chefs. Each course was incredible and intricately described by our waiter Tobie, we could not have had a better experience. If you are looking for a special treat, we would highly recommended you visit. Thank you for making our evening such a special one to remember.
A photo of The Tartan Fox by Adam Handling restaurant
4.8
4.8 (103)
£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!).

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PriscillaWB
Dined 4 days ago
Service and food perfectly delicious. Sound system a little too loud to be honest, but the sweet small lavender bunches on the table were so lovely. We asked if we could be billed individually and that was achieved with no fuss.
A photo of Porthgwidden Beach Café restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2130)
£26 to £40
Fish
St Ives
About the restaurant
Nestled beneath the steep grassy slopes of St Ives “Island”, right on the beach with unbeatable and uninterrupted views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. Now open all year round for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The café specialises in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine and is an oasis of taste and visual beauty. The café is open daily for a selection of patisserie and the finest coffee.

A Holiday in St Ives would not be complete without going to the beach. Here at Porthgwidden 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.

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JimmyLogan
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Great restaurant fantastic location, food enhances the ambience of the restaurant. Staff are great a gem, mind and book as very busy.
A photo of The Old Forge Lelant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1218)
£25 and under
Continental
Hayle
About the restaurant
The Old Forge holds value to the ethos of high quality ingredients, great flavour, yet simple dining served with warmth and humility.

With our small team of kitchen and front of house staff, we aim to provide a relaxed experience, with consistency, control and quality. Serving seasonal, cheerful and nostalgic food.

Breakfast reservations 9-10.45am
Lunch reservations 12-230pm
Dinner reservations 5-830pm
Coffee and drinks served throughout the day.

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JulieJ
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing food! Group of 6 ate and everyone enjoyed both pizza's and pastas. Would highly recommend
A photo of Host St Ives restaurant
4.7
4.7 (227)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
St Ives
About the restaurant
Ingredients:
- One lovingly restored 19th century bank;
- Fifteen creative small plates full of flavour;
- Toped by three larger plates to show the chef's skill;
- Nine hand stretched, woodfired pizzas made with long fermented dough top with only the best ingredients.

Mix the above with great selection of quality Cornish beers and spirits and fold it carefully with a loving wine selection.

Turn the oven to exceptional service and bake it with a great big smile.

Serve it with friends and a double helping of good company!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Our second year having a meal at Host in St Ives. Different menu but still great food and drinks selection and quality. No rushing to get you in and out which was great. Great fish and pizzas, the pizzas are to die for.
A photo of Porthminster Beach Café restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4481)
£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 5 days ago
Beautiful location, terrific service. Food was fresh and used locally sourced materials
A photo of The Longstore Lemon Street restaurant
4.5
4.5 (82)
£25 and under
Steakhouse
Truro
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Longstore in Cornwall where we celebrate the best things life has to offer.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
To find a restaurant that provides such beautiful steak locally is really impressive. From the moment we walked in, we were made to feel welcome. Everything thing that Was served was beautiful presented and great care had been taken to balance the flavours.
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 The Chapel restaurant
4.3
4.3 (208)
£41 and over
Contemporary British
Bodmin
About the restaurant
Located in the jail’s Old Chapel, The Chapel combines gothic elegance with a unique sense of history to bring you an exquisite dining experience.

Delve into our seasonal à la carte or table d’hôte menus that have been carefully curated by our talented Head Chef and inspired by local ingredients, fresh flavours and classical cuisine.

We also serve a decadent Cornish breakfast menu in The Chapel Restaurant, offering a variety of options to set you up for a day of adventure, right from the hotel’s doorstep.

Top review
Shirmarley
Dined 6 days ago
The whole experience was wonderful. Food, staff, ambience all the very best. Would thoroughly recommend Bodmin Jail Hotel for food. Stunning building too.
A photo of Reef and Beef St Ives restaurant
4.2
4.2 (32)
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
St Ives
About the restaurant
THE HOME OF FANTASTIC FRESH CORNISH SEAFOOD& SUCCULENT STEAKS
We look forward to welcoming you !

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Best steak ever good service friendly staff, would recommend.
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