Dining Out Further Afield In The Southwest

With an abundance of excellent restaurants, famous chefs including Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver to  vast array of genuine farm shops and farmers’ markets, the West Country is now a gourmet’s paradise. Here are just a few suggestions.

The Bush Inn Morwenstow – 01288 331242 – freehouse just off south west coast path. Real ales, beer garden and good, hearty pub food. www.bushinn-morwenstow.co.uk

The Rectory Tea Rooms – 01288 331251 – award winning tea rooms filled with antique furniture and fittings – ten minute walk from coastline and Hawker’s Hut. www.rectory-tearooms.co.uk

The Napoleon Inn, Boscastle – 01840 250204 – 16th century public house, slate floors, original beams. Real ale, bistro and traditional pub fayre.

The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle – 01840 250202 – listed 16th century coaching inn. 2 AA Rosette Waterloo Restaurant and bar food. Local ales and live folk music Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Maltsters Arms, Chapel Amble – 01208 812473 – 300 year old pub with restaurant. A la carte menu, bar meals and blackboard specials.

L’Estuaire Restaurant, Rock – 01208 862622 – French cuisine – 7 course taster menu – excellent for special occasion.

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Watergate Bay – 01637 861000 – restaurant overlooks the two mile beach. A la carte or 3 course set menu plus tasting menu.

Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant – 01841 532700

Trevigue Restaurant, Crackington Haven – 01840 230418 – National Trust 16th century farm – restaurant is converted barn with original slate floors and oak beams.