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Foodie spots in Cornwall

Hiring a yacht with Bowman Yacht Charters allows you to explore the stunning South West on your very own yacht, and what better way to end your day than with a delicious dinner at a fantastic restaurant?

Drawing masters of the culinary world to its microclimate and fresh produce, Cornwall has become a hub for some of the best food and drink in the UK. Its unique landscape has helped create local delights such as Cornish clotted cream and mead, with crystal clear waters producing some of the freshest seafood around.

Let us know where you’d like to head out to – our friendly team will be more than happy to help advise on tide times and the ideal places to moor up. There’s plenty of opportunity to discover some of the best restaurants in Cornwall, but here are some of our favourites…

Idle Rocks

Credit: Idle Rocks and Tripadvisor

Located in stunning St Mawes, the Idle Rocks serves exceptional food that’s not to be missed, with a gorgeous sun terrace boasting front-seat views over the harbour. Awarded the 2018 Best Seafood Restaurant of the Year, the Idle Rocks uses the very best fresh local produce to create delicious dishes giving you a true taste of Cornwall.

Opening times
Every day
8 – 10am
12 noon – 2:30pm
7 – 9pm

Ferryboat Inn

The Ferryboat Inn on the Helford Passage offers one of the most beautiful views to eat by. They have a ‘farm to table’ philosophy, providing delicious food from fresh, local produce. Serving outstanding oysters from their fishery, it’s a proper local spot you’ll want to return to again and again.

Opening times
Every day
10:30am – 11pm

Shipwrights Arms


The Shipwrights Arms is nestled right on the Helford and offers comfortable dining and really tasty, local food. With an outdoor pizza oven wafting delicious smells of hand stretched, wood-fired pizzas down the slip as you moor up, it’s a real treat for the senses for all foodies.

Opening times
Every day
11am – 11pm


Based in the stunning southern town of Falmouth, off the cobbled high street is Oliver’s. Boasting a Michelin recommendation and two AA rosettes with reviews and recommendations to boot, this small restaurant sure is mighty in terms of culinary excellence. Offering exceptional modern British food, using exclusively local fresh produce, it’s fine dining at it’s very best.

Opening times
Lunch: 12pm – 1:30pm last orders Tuesday – Saturday
Dinner: 7pm – 9pm last orders Tuesday Saturday
Advance bookings highly recommended


The Wheelhouse

The tiny Wheelhouse, also in picturesque Falmouth, is a real hidden gem. Offering simply divine seafood that is caught locally and daily, it’s as fresh as can be, with much of their produce caught mere metres away. If you’re after a proper foodie experience with a great atmosphere, this is it. They’re often booked up weeks if not months in advance – so be quick and book ahead of time!

Opening times
Weds – Sat 6 – 9pm
Advance bookings highly recommended


If you’re looking for the perfect taste of Cornish foodie heaven, get in touch with our friendly, experienced team, or take a look at our yachts available to charter and have your very own culinary adventure in the South West.

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