Firmly stamped on the culinary map, Cornwall has become a mecca for food-lovers. Home to a new wave of chefs making use of the abundance of fresh, local produce and foodies scouring out the most tantalising textures and flavours, things have never tasted so good.
Located at the most southerly tip of the country, the Lizard village is well and truly part of the phenomenon and home to some fantastic cafés and restaurants. So you don’t miss out on a mouthful of goodness, here are eight places to eat in the Lizard during your stay, all within walking distance of Penmenner B&B.
Coast Coffee Bar and Bistro
A superb family-run restaurant, Coast Coffee Bar and Bistro serves up a varied menu throughout the day. With an emphasis on local cuisine and gastro-pub flare, the dishes here are lovingly and intricately pieced together to create mouth-watering masterpieces.
The Top House
Situated in the heart of the village, the Top House is a traditional Cornish pub boasting plenty of character. Play a game of pool, find a cosy corner to snuggle up in or take a seat by the roaring fire, before browsing the menu for belly-warming pub grub and smile-inducing drinks.
The Witchball pub is steeped in history, with part of the building dating as far back as the 1400’s. Head in through the front door and immediately be won over by the stooped ceilings, exposed beams and beguiling charm. With an excellent beer garden, al fresco dining in summer is particularly lovely here.
A fairly new addition to the village, the stunning Wavecrest Café is located down at Polpeor, the country’s most southerly point. A 10 to 15-minute walk from the Lizard village, Wavecrest serves meals crafted with seasonal, locally sourced goodies and a backdrop of uninterrupted sea views.
One of the most dramatic venues to take in views of the sea and sky throughout the year, the Regent Café offers an array of food and drinks. From hearty pasties to classic grills to freshly baked scones with dollops of jam and cream, find your favourite and indulge in wholesome food cooked simply.
Smugglers Fish and Chips
Sometimes, nothing quite hits the spot like vinegar-splashed and salt-sprinkled fish and chips. Offering up all the classics along with the special catch of the day, Ann’s Pasties have been filling tummies and warming hearts for years and are a must try!