Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall

Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall

If you are looking for a taste of fine dining, then look no further than our line-up of Michelin star restaurants in Cornwall. The county’s leading culinary institutions, these world-class eateries are recognised for their impeccable standards and tempt with the highest quality food and drink. From traditional hubs to town gems to converted fishermen’s cottages, they come in all shapes and sizes and promise gastronomical excellence to win both the heart and palate.

So you can enjoy the warmest welcomes and finest flavours, here’s our guide to Michelin star restaurants in Cornwall.

Michelin Star

Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac

The light-filled interiors of Outlaw's Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac

One of the county’s leading Michelin star restaurants, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac is one of the best seafood restaurants in Cornwall and the UK. Owned and operated by esteemed chef, Nathan Outlaw, it has been welcoming culinary connoisseurs for over a decade and resides within an intimate, fifteenth century fisherman’s cottage overlooking Port Isaac’s harbour. Promising one of the finest dining experiences in the South West, its menus feature the best local and ingredients, including local seafood landed fresh each day in the harbour, and take inspiration from global cuisine. Book a table and look forward to dream dining for lunch or dinner, savouring each course of the restaurant’s fixed-price seafood menu. Favourites include smoked cod’s roe on toasted brioche and local spiced monkfish served with cauliflower and pomegranate.

Outlaw’s New Road, Port Isaac

An appetising fish dish served at Outlaw's New Road in Port Isaac

Nathan Outlaw is renowned for the calibre of his culinary acumen, and his latest seaside venue Outlaw’s New Road is no exception. A relaunch of his former two star Michelin venture, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Outlaw’s New Road in Port Isaac invites diners in to experience an indulgent, accessible exploration of Cornish seafood. Combining homely wholesomeness with the highest quality approach, each dish on the restaurant’s menu proposes feel-good flavours with a refined edge. Head over for lunch or dinner and choose from a selection of regular features and daily specials that evolve with the seasons. Amongst the delicious meals, you can expect tantalising treats such as crispy ling with seaweed tartare sauce; smoked mackerel pâté with fennel, gherkin and caper salad; and whole dover sole with parsley, lemon and garlic dressing.

Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Padstow

A plate of delicious food served at Paul Ainsworth at No.6 in Padstow

The harbour town of Padstow in North Cornwall is well-known as one of the foodie capitals of the South West. Developed around a thriving working harbour and farming communities, the town benefits from a wealth of natural produce that makes its way onto the polished plates of its enviable array of eateries. One of the very best, the Michelin star Paul Ainsworth at No.6 sits within a beautiful Georgian townhouse a short distance from the waterfront on Middle Street in Padstow. Composed of two dining spaces, it features an attractive dining room with open views into the kitchen pass to see the chefs at work, as well as a private dining area suitable for exclusive parties of up to six people. Reserve your table and relish the opportunity to sample modern British food for lunch and dinner, served with the best ingredients from land and sea. Before your meal, you can also sip a flavour-infused cocktail in Ci Ci’s, the restaurant’s exclusive, reservation-recommended cocktail bar above the dining room.

Crocadon, St Mellion

A colourful plate of food served at the award-winning Crocadon in St Mellion

The brainchild of the Roux scholarship winner and former L'Enclume chef, Dan Cox, Crocadon in St Mellion sits on the edge of the Tamar Valley near Saltash in East Cornwall. Founded on a love for field-to-fork dining, this widely-acclaimed restaurant nestles within a flourishing 120-acre organic farm and has evolved from a circle system in which organic ingredients and zero waste are championed. Decorated with a Michelin green star, it explores and celebrates the relationship between fine dining and sustainability and promises a unique dining experience in Cornwall. Venture over to the restaurant to sample the fruits of the farm for yourself, including innovative creations like sheep rib with rosehip and white currants, and mackerel with icicle radish and green shiso. You can also visit the farm’s bakery and ceramics workshop that reside next to the restaurant.

Michelin Green Star

Coombeshead Farm, Lewannick

A table laid with cutlery, plates and bottles at Coombeshead Farm, Lewannick

Nestled within sixty-six acres of private estate in the North Cornish countryside, the Michelin green star Coombeshead Farm sits in picture-perfection surrounded by meadows, woodland and silvery streams. A working farm and restaurant that harnesses ingredients nurtured and grown within yards of its door, it focuses on the sustainable European tradition of agritourism and beckons to diners with incredible home-spun fare. Producing the finest dishes around, it proposes weekly-changing menus packed with fresh and pickled greens, freshly baked bread, and meat from the farm. For both lunch and dinner, a three-course set menu is served, informed by the seasons and the produce of the day. Adding to your already delightful experience, you can also visit the onsite farm shop or even take part in a guided bread-making workshop in the bakery too.

CULTURE, Falmouth

The ambient interiors of CULTURE restaurant in Falmouth

Should you be looking for a Michelin star restaurant in Cornwall to pique your attention and your appetite, turn your attention to CULTURE. Falmouth’s first Michelin green star restaurant, this prestigious eatery celebrates food as a way of life. Inspired by travel, experiences and international cultures, the food prepared here takes diners on a journey from Cornwall to different corners of the globe – all the while using the very finest local ingredients. Working together with the region’s farmers and fishermen, growers and gatherers, the team (led by South African owner and Head Chef, Hylton Espey) creates award-winning repasts that take inspiration from local “landscapes, flora and fauna”. Seasons dictate the day’s offerings and each dish is named after its own muse, such as Grampound Hills, Carrick Roads and Keus Kavern.

Michelin Bib Gourmand

Sardine Factory, Looe

The spotlit facade of the Sardine Factory restaurant in Looe

The Sardine Factory in Looe has been the recipient of a Michelin Bib Gourmand award every year since 2019. Led by award-winning chef and owner Benjamin Palmer, who appeared as a quarterfinalist on Masterchef: The Professionals, it is one of the best places to go in the county for fine seafood. As well as fresh local ingredients from around Cornwall and the South West, the restaurant’s chefs also source sustainable catch of the day from local fishermen at Looe market. On the menu, seasonal favourites include nibbles, small plates and fresh fish in summer, including pickled mussels with seaweed; Porthilly oysters with jalapeno salsa; and Cornish crab linguine with chilli, lime and coriander. During the winter, à la carte menus are also complemented by warming Sunday roasts. A dedicated children’s menu is available.

Rick Stein’s Café, Padstow

A bowl of seafood chowder served at Rick Stein's Cafe in Padstow

Rick Stein’s Café is a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the heart of Padstow, complete with a dog-friendly courtyard. Just two doors down from Paul Ainsworth at No.6, it sits in Michelin star company and promises an award-winning dining experience that remains welcoming and laidback. For some of the best food in the county, step through its doors and find a table, ready to cast your gaze over its expertly curated menu. Awaiting to satiate your hunger, the ever-refreshed menu boasts an array of dishes crafted with local produce and fish sourced from Padstow’s day boats – all inspired by Rick’s travels around the world. Amongst the restaurant’s hero dishes is Rick Stein’s famous salt and pepper prawns. A signature favourite, this dish has been a Stein mainstay since the 1990s and is still a winning choice.

The Mulberry, Falmouth;

An expertly crafted dessert dish topped with a chocolate leaf served by The Mulberry in Falmouth

Within the cobbled network of salt-kissed streets in Falmouth, you can find The Mulberry. Having swiftly become one of the most talked about restaurants in the county, this restaurant is steered by chefs Jay Brady and Harry Cartwright and runs on an ethos of farm-to-fork food. Crafting dishes from seasonal and sustainable ingredients sourced from the local area, the duo’s dishes are a delectable depiction of all that Cornwall has to offer, honed by expert hands. Secure a reservation and dine on skilfully prepared plates from the restaurant’s tasting menu, ready to savour local delights such as Fal oysters, Duchy venison, line-caught bass, foraged greens and more. For dessert, tantalising sweet treats can be anticipated, such as Chocolarder chocolate mousse and sour cherry custard tart.

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