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Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall

Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall

Synonymous with outstanding seafood from the incredible coastal larder as well as breath-taking scenery, pristine harbour villages and glorious weather, Cornwall is the natural choice for high-profile Chef's looking to set up shop. Fine dining in Cornwall is truly in abundance, offering holidaymakers and locals alike the chance to sample exceptional culinary fayre without having to journey inner-city.

The esteemed Michelin badge of honour can be found dotted across Cornwall, but we have handpicked our top recommendations for guests holidaying with Natural Retreats, creating our handy 'Michelin Star Restaurants Map' so you can explore the county with ease.

So, embrace this south-west culinary journey and relax with a glass of the regional tipple, as we discover the flavours of Cornwall...

 

RESTAURANT NATHAN OUTLAW

LOCATE | Phone : 01208 880896 | VISIT WEBSITE

Perched on a cliff-top overlooking the glistening waters that hug the Port Isaac coastline, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw takes the crown for exceptional seafood with it's intricate tasting menu. Using the freshest, locally-caught seafood (literally hauled in from fishing boats that day), Nathan and his kitchen conjure up unforgettable plates that are sought-after the country over. Guests can choose to dine on the intimate first floor (parties of up to 6), or dare to experience the kitchen bar, overlooking the chef's in action.

Michelin Stars 2
Lunch Service Friday & Saturday, 12pm - 2pm 
Dinner Service Wednesday - Saturday, 7pm - 9pm
Duration Allow 3 hours for the meal
Prices From £62 (4 courses), full tasting menu is £130
Please Note Taxis should be booked in advance, there are a limited number of free parking spaces. Public parking available next to the restaurant for £3.
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PAUL AINSWORTH AT No.6

LOCATE | Phone : 01841 532093 | VISIT WEBSITE | E-MAIL

Padstow is ripe with boutique eateries, but Masterchef's Paul Ainsworth has created something truly special at his self-titled, Georgian Townhouse; No. 6. Just a few footsteps from the harbourfront, Paul's kitchen serves up modern, British cuisine with a focus on outstanding local produce. Intriguing delights such as 'Pig's Head Fritter', 'Hogget' and 'Rib of Beef with Caesar Tart' can all be found on the A la Carte menu, which changes regularly to reflect the season.

Michelin Stars 1
Lunch Service 12pm - 2.30pm 
Dinner Service 6pm - 9.30pm
Prices From Around £30-£40 for a main course for dinner, lunch is two courses set at £25
Please Note Reservations team available Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm.
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DRIFTWOOD RESTAURANT

LOCATE Phone: 01872 580644 | VISIT WEBSITE | E-MAIL

Don't be fooled by the relaxed atmosphere of the Driftwood Hotel's signature restaurant; the culinary prowess here is nothing short of exceptional. Situated on a clifftop overlooking the sea, guests can choose to sip an aperetif on the picturesque deck, before heading inside to awaken their tastebuds with the freshest seafood and finest west-country meats. The best part? Driftwood also serves a delightful Afternoon Tea, and can happily prepare a picnic hamper for visitors to enjoy on the beach below. Bliss!

Michelin Stars 1
Lunch Service Can facilitate private lunches for a minimum of 6 people
Dinner Service Every evening
Prices From 3 courses for £70 | 5 courses for £85 | 8 courses for £100 plus wine flights
Please Note Offer picnics to take away for people to eat on the beach, Afternoon tea an option
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OUTLAW'S FISH KITCHEN

LOCATE | Phone: 01208 881183 | VISIT WEBSITE | E-MAIL

Hidden between 'squeezy belly alley' and Port Isaac's iconic harbourfront, Outlaw's Fish Kitchen is at the top of many a gastronomists bucket list. The smaller, but slightly older sister of Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, offers a more relaxed and affordable vibe, yet maintains the same impeccable standards. Residing inside a former 15th-century fisherman's cottage, many a visitor to Port Isaac will have walked past it's sleek but subtle brand. The kitchen proudly supports the local fishermen who use low-impact, sustainable methods to land the best produce, mostly caught 20 yards from the front door!

Michelin Stars 1
Lunch Service Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 3pm 
Dinner Service Tuesday - Saturday, 6pm - 9pm
Prices From £62 (4 courses), full tasting menu is £125
Please Note Only 8 tables in the entire restaurant, with a maximum of 6 guests per table. No parking available.
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RESTAURANTS WITH MICHELIN BIB GOURMANDS

 

ST TUDY INN

LOCATE | Phone: 01208 850656 | VISIT WEBSITE

Simple, rustic cuisine in a quintessential Country pub - Head Chef Emily Scott has created the ultimate environment to melt away the stresses and strains of everyday life (with some good old comfort food to boot). Serving everything from 'Asparagus Mimosa' to 'Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder' there's a dish to suit all tastes, daring or otherwise!

Bib Gourmand Holder for 2 years
Lunch Service Monday - Saturday, 12pm - 3pm, Sundy 12pm - 2.30pm
Dinner Service Monday - Saturday, 6.30pm - 9pm
Prices From Main courses range from £13 to £21
Please Note Can book online for tables up to 7. Need to call direct if larger table required.
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KOTA

LOCATE | Phone: 01326 562407 | VISIT WEBSITE | E-MAIL

Half Maori, half Malay, Head Chef Jude Kereama was chosen to represent the South West on the Great British Menu - testament to his outstanding skills in the kitchen (and just one of many accolades in the culinary world). Boasting fantastic harbour views in Porthleven, Kota offers diners an Asian twist on the freshest Cornish produce. The menu changes often, but guests can expect fascinating dishes such as 'Winter Rockpool', 'Curry Spiced Monkfish' and 'Tempura Porthilly Oysters'.

Bib Gourmand Two AA Rosettes and a Bib Gourmand from Michelin
Lunch Service N/A
Dinner Service Tuesday - Saturday, 6-9pm
Prices From Main courses range from £15 to £25
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RICK STEIN'S CAFE

LOCATE | Phone: 01841 532700 | VISIT WEBSITE | E-MAIL

Definitely more laid-back than it's Bib Gourmand counterparts, Rick Stein's Cafe is just one of many gorgeous eateries in Padstow that bear the Stein emblem. Serving comforting classics such as  slow-cooked pork tacos, cod fish-cakes and most-importantly GREAT coffee and home-baked cakes, this is the stop for those looking to tuck in to something truly delicious with family and friends.

Bib Gourmand Holder in 2018
Breakfast Service 8am – 10.30am (Coffee and cake: 10.30am- 12pm)
Lunch Service 12pm – 3pm
Dinner Service 6pm - 9.45pm
Prices From Mains start from £10.95, 3 courses for £23.95
Please Note No parking available but lots of places to park nearby. Table bookings are available all day - can book online.
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TOLCARNE INN

LOCATE | Phone: 01736 363074 | VISIT WEBSITE | E-MAIL

Newlyn is a vibrant little town on the most Southerly stretch of Cornwall, where Head Chef Ben Tunnicliffe runs the ship at Tolcarne Inn - a 300-year old maritime pub that is set behind the sea wall. Serving locally-caught seafood, sumptuous sunday lunches and a wide range of local ales and ciders, this is a fantastic calling-point for those exploring Penzance and beyond. We heartily recommend the 'Cracked Crab Claws', 'Tempura Squid' and any one of the decadent desserts.

Bib Gourmand Held each year since 2013
Lunch Service Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 2pm, Sunday, 12pm - 3pm
Dinner Service Monday - Sunday, 6.30pm - 9pm
Prices From Main courses range from £11 to £18
Please Note Regular live jazz sessions - every Sunday from 1pm - 3pm
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