Hot list: Go West

….to discover delicious seafood in some seriously laid-back Cornish places to eat

The Hidden Hut, Roseland Peninsula

A small cafe with a big difference – and something of a media sensation that has led to them publishing their first cook book last month. Tucked away along the National Trust coastal path near Portscatho and St Mawes it’s open every day. Their hugely popular Feast Nights get booked up the minute they go online, be quick!

The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay

The Beach Hut serves brilliant burgers, steaks, local fish and shellfish. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s one of Cornwall’s best beach hangouts. Walk off the sand, park your surfboard and go straight to your table. Dog friendly too.

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay

With panoramic views overlooking the beach Fifteen Cornwall offers a relaxed setting with great food and charming service. Find Italian dishes with a Cornish twist, the restaurant is committed to supporting the local economy through its Apprentice Programme and commitment to seasonal food, sourced from the best local suppliers. Check out the new 5-course vegetarian tasting menu.

Wavecrest, Lizard Point

With breathtaking views out across the Atlantic, this café sits at the most southern tip of mainland Britain. Open every day from breakfast to dinner, specials include local Cornish mussels, handpicked local crab linguini and catch of the day in Cornish batter.

The Crab Shack, Hell Bay Hotel, Bryher, Isles of Scilly

Visitors during summer months will be spoilt with the opportunity for a rare dining experience at the hotel’s pop-up ‘Crab Shack’. From May to September, a former barn in the grounds is transformed to hold claw-cracking feasts. A rustic banquet offers crab, mussels and scallops fresh from the surrounding waters.

The Ruin Beach Café, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

The double AA Rosette Ruin Beach Cafe, located on the privately-owned island of Tresco serves up Mediterranean-inspired dishes using the finest local produce with an equally Mediterranean-style view overlooking Raven’s Porth beach. Named after the ruined smuggler’s cottage, which now forms part of the sun terrace, expect laid-back luxury and freshly prepared dishes.

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