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The Phoenix

Watergate Bay

The menu at the Phoenix serves a wide range of food including seafood dishes, traditional British and Mediterranean all at great prices. The sea view from the terrace out the front is perfect for those summer day but for those colder days the tastefully decorated interior is perfect to relax and unwind in.

The Beach Hut

beach hut

Watergate Bay

Positioned on Watergate beach front this seaside hut serves up a great selection of simple meals but best of all is their "extreme" hot chocolate. This place is ideal to come and find yourself a cosy corner and watch the surf role in of an evening while tucking into a legendry burger or fresh sea food dish.

The Hotel

Watergate Bay

The Hotel contains a comfortable bar area ideal for a cream tea as well as the Brasserie restaurant where the gifted head chief has taken the best in local produce and turned it into an award-winning menu taking its influence from across the world. merrymoor While sitting and looking out of the enormous plate glass windows you are sure to catch a few surfers ripping it up on some of the best waves that hit the British coast line waves.

Further Afield

Merry Moor

Mawgan Porth

Only a short way from Watergate bay is the Merry Moor with an excellent choice of food and drink and even better service this is an ideal place to come and enjoy your day. Whether it be inside in the comfy and well decorated interior or out side in the good weather eating al fresco, your visit to the Merry Moor will be loved by every one

The Riviera Café


Mawgan Porth

Not only a Café it also supports a Pizzeria and fish & chip shop. Open early for breakfast all the way through to afternoon tea the Riviera café is ideally positioned just across the road from the Golden sandy beach of Mawgan Porth.


Fire Café, Bar Grill

Mawgan Porth

Situated on Mawgan Porth beach front the view is magnificent. The informal atmosphere along with good food, reasonable price and brilliant service means Fire has brought a finishing touch to Mawgan Porths beach.

Cornish Arms

St Merryn

This is one of Rick Steins supported establishments and he has made it one of the best pubs in the area for food and drink. After giving the old pub a full refurbishment, a new head chief that has worked with Rick for over 10 year and a new menu this has made the old place a spectacular place to come. falcon

The Falcon Inn

St Mawgan

Found in the quant village of St Mawgan is The Falcon Inn has traces that date back to the 6th century. Now covered in wisteria and positioned in the beautiful Vale of Lenherne the garden has flourished into an award winning garden. The inn has a log fire and is the winner of St Austell Breweries "signature dish". the mermaid Having all these features makes this an unmissable stop that must be made.

The Mermaid Inn


Situated on Porth beach front this pub is what a sea side pub should be. The food is well priced with good portion size and well decorated interior. The best bit is that the kids can build a sand castles while you enjoying a cold one. travellers inn

Travellers Rest

Mawgan Porth

This family run pub has roots that run back to 17th century. The pub prides its self on the always changing selection of real ales and home cooked food, this includes a roast which is served every day though out the summer season and at weekend in the winter. farmers arms

The authentic decorations hanging from the walls and open log fire create an atmosphere that shows Cornwall off for what it really is.

Farmers Arms

St Merryn

This pub is more energetic with live music being played most weekends. If there's good weather the musicians make the most of it by playing on the decking at rear of the pub. Positioned a short distance away for the top beaches in Cornwall, the village St Merryn gives a real feel of true Cornwall.

Special Occasions


Watergate Bay

The famous Fifteen is Jamie Olivers creation based in Watergate Bay. The view over looks the beach where some of Cornwall's top surfers come a play. All the ingredients are sourced from local producers and used to create simple Italian-inspired dishes. The light and airy restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful décor makes this one of the best places to eat in Cornwall. bistro

Seven Bays Bistro

St Marryn

Combining the best of Cornish with the Mediterranean styles the Seven Bays has created a truly delicious menu. Based in the village of St Marryn this splendid Bistro also serves take away pizzas or light lunches if you don't fancy a sit down meal.
rosel Finally with a fabulous wine list and the friendliest of staff you will be sad to leave.

Rosel and Co

St Marryn

Seating approximately 24 this cosy restaurant has a modern British style and is in keeping with the village of St Merryn which is contained. All the food is cooked in house and served on hand made wooden tables. There is locally produced art work on the wall and with the "neighbourhood-style" environment this restaurant truly is a delightful place to dine.scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgen Porth

This 5 star hotel includes a Michelin award-winning restaurant with the head chief Ben Tunnicliffe leading the team. The menu changes daily and keep in with what is fresh, in season and within a reasonable price. The Menu's are simple with some of the most delicious food you will ever eat. This is an adults retreat so 18+ please.