Updated: Aug 3
Let’s face it, a holiday’s not a true holiday unless you can have break from the cooking as well. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few of our favourite eateries for you try during your stay.
We’re not the only people who love to eat at these restaurants and cafés, so it’s a good idea to book in advance where possible to avoid disappointment – bon appetit!
Potters is quite simply the talk of the town at the moment. Owned and run by Chef Oly Clarke and wife Nikki the food showcases fresh, seasonal and carefully sourced local produce. Dining is refined yet relaxed, the cocktails are amazing and they also offer a sumptuous afternoon tea (pre-book only).
This bustling, family run seaside café offers all of your beachy favourites. Think hearty breakfasts and wonderful waffles, fantastic fish and chips, perfect pizzas and bountiful burgers. No beachside café would be worth its salt without serving ice-cream and Rosie’s is no exception, with nine flavours to choose from Gerry’s Original ice-cream company.
Life’s A Beach
Just a stone’s throw from the waves, this chilled-out beach bar and restaurant is perfect for a post-surf lunch, end of the day dinner or a chilled sundowner. Freshly caught fish features highly on the menu as well as some tasty light bites. And the best bit is, the entire menu is available to takeaway if you prefer to dine al fresco.
Flavour is the name of the game here, with dishes inspired from travels around the globe. The menus are enticing and exciting and use the freshest local ingredients possible – the signature hanging skewers are amazing and come highly recommended. Dining here is laid-back, flip flops are encouraged!
You’ll find The Olive Tree next to Bude’s canal offering an all-day menu of modern European food. You can eat outdoors on the street-side terrace or grab one of the scrubbed wooden tables in the rustic-chic indoor space. The ingredients are the star of the show here, simple yet sensational.
If you love tapas, then you’ll love The Bank. This is the ultimate destination to share some food with family and friends. Traditional Spanish ingredients are carefully chosen, and then blended with fresh, local produce, giving a Cornish twist to delicious Spanish tapas.
The Bay View Inn
For food with a view, you can’t get much better than The Bay View Inn. Its creative kitchen has established a reputation for transforming the finest local ingredients into amazing dishes. There are four dining areas to choose from – the refined yet cosy Conservatory; the open-plan, scrubbed floors at Driftwood; the laid back outdoor Terrace; or the slate top tables at the Surf Bar.
Widemouth Bay Café
You can almost paddle your toes from the terrace of this brilliant, beachside eatery it’s so close to the sea! Wave-fuelled appetites are well-served here with a menu that covers all your seaside foodie needs. The all-day breakfasts really hit the spot as do the tasty organic smoothies.
The Break Beach Bar
Here you’ll find a heady mix of food, tunes in the dunes and ocean views. Serving seafood and soul food alongside local brews, wines and coastal cocktails this is a beach bar for kicking back and letting your cares melt away under the Cornish summer sun.