The Best Michelin Star Restaurants in Cornwall

Whether your staycation is centred around fine dining or you simply enjoy the occasional noteworthy indulgence, the sandy shore of Cornwall brings plenty to the table. With a spectrum of irresistible Michelin Star restaurants all within easy reach, this beloved shoreside hotspot promises to curb your craving not only for sand and sea, but for scrumptious food, too. Here we’ve drawn together some of Cornwall’s most impressive eateries. 

Cawsand Coastal Retreat

Michelin Star Restaurants Saltash

Situated on the western banks of the River Tamar, Saltash sits right on the county’s border with Devon and boasts plenty to see and do – including great places to indulge in a spot of fine food.

With a Michelin Star for high-quality cooking, Crocadon Farm Restaurant celebrates a connection between food and agriculture. A field-to-fork ethos sits at the core of every dish and chef-owner Dan Cox delights in delivering a collection of original dishes honed with wonderfully pure flavours.

Where to stay: Little over half an hour away by car, you’ll find the sandy shores of Cawstand. With coastal charm in abundance, this pretty seaside town presents the perfect spot to centre your Cornish staycation. 

Sleeping up to 10 guests, Cawsand Coastal Retreat is plush with warming home comforts and traditional country charm. Prepare to unravel in style as you settle down beside the pristine Inglenook fireplace, and be sure to relish a ‘me moment’ in the depths of the plunging roll top bath. 

The exterior of Honeycrisp Barn, Cornwall

Michelin Star Restaurants Port Isaac

A traditional fishing village renowned for its azure waters and crooked cliff edges, Port Isaac also plays home to a selection of high-quality eateries – Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen being one of the best-loved of all.

True to its name, this restaurant specialises in gourmet fish dishes, with all produce sourced directly from the water beyond. The restaurant itself is a 15th century cottage characterised by low ceilings and wonky walls, but while the the symmetry of the place is anything but perfect – the food itself is entirely faultless. Culinary combinations are ingeniously simple and quality and sustainability exist at the heart of every dish.

Proving that Port Isaac is the place to be for any passionate food lover, Outlaw’s New Road is yet another Michelin Star restaurant in the vicinity. Exhibiting an unparalleled understanding of seafood, Nathan Outlaw serves perfectly fuss-free dishes underpinned by timelessly classical combinations. Service is proudly personable yet professional and the shoreside outlook is utterly breathtaking.

Where to stay: Approximately 45 minutes away, Newquay, with its soft sands and rolling waves, has much to offer every explorer – and with a wealth of luxury cottages Cornwall perched right here, the surfer’s paradise serves as the ideal spot in which to stay.

Large groups should head to the luxury quarters of Kernow Manor. Enveloped by luscious greenery, this vast holding certainly has the wow factor. Alternatively, pitch up at postcard-perfect Honeycrisp Barn – a cosy bolthole characterised by authentic wooden beams, low ceilings and a stunning stone facade.

The living room at Padstone Farmhouse, Cornwall

Michelin Star Restaurants Padstow

Peppered with interesting shops and a rainbow of charming cottages, pretty Padstow is also home to a beautiful harbour and a bunch of wonderful places to eat, namely Paul Ainsworth at No.6.

A Michelin Star restaurant recognised for its spectacular modern cuisine, this contemporary eatery welcomes guests to take centre stage as they savour the playful culinary creations of Paul Ainsworth. The fine food is the real star here, but the friendly atmosphere makes the whole experience all the more memorable and magical.

Where to stay: Where better to base your travels than pretty Padstow itself? Benefitting from a beautiful harbour and heaps of historic architecture, this coastal gem is sure to steal your heart – and Padstone Farmhouse presents the perfect place to kick off your shoes at the end of the day.

With ample space for up to 8 guests, this wonderful luxury cottage Cornwall is just a stone’s throw from the beach and equipped with all the contemporary comforts your heart could desire. At its centre, a log-burning stove promises to keep you cosy, meanwhile the historical structure welcomes you to journey back in time in style.

The living room at Sunset Three Bed Beach House, Cornwall

Michelin Star Restaurants Falmouth

A thriving coastal town with a breathtaking harbour together with a host of local galleries, Falmouth is well worth a visit – and those that like to dine in style are sure to be impressed by what’s on offer.

At the centre of Falmouth’s food scene is CULTURE – a modern British restaurant with a Michelin Green Star recognition for Gastronomy and Sustainability. Set within a quayside warehouse, this pared-back gem employs foraged ingredients met with a medley of South-African influences. Whilst here, be sure to check out the glass-walled wine cellar.

Where to stay: Immerse yourself in the magic of shoreside life as you pitch up in idyllic St Ives Bay. Little over 45 minutes from Falmouth, this famous seaside resort is perfectly picturesque. Colourful homes line the winding streets and an unspoilt sandy beach obliges the most magnificent outlook.

Sunset Three Bed Beach House welcomes you to sample the best of the Cornish coast, providing a much-needed disconnect from modern life. Retreat to your blissful Cornwall holiday home at the end of each day, and be sure to wind down in the depths of your own private hot tub after a flavour-filled evening.

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