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  • Where to go to fill up on Cornish deliciousness!
  • Where to go to fill up on Cornish deliciousness!

Where to go to fill up on Cornish deliciousness!

By Pentewan Sands on the June 15th, 2018 in Cornwall, Dining, Holidays

Where to go to fill up on Cornish deliciousness

If you can’t treat yourself when on holiday when can you? Leave the diet at home and fill up on Cornish deliciousness. Homegrown, locally produced and expertly prepared, get ready for a feast of Cornwall’s foodie greats.

Cornish pasty

So great is the humble Cornish pasty, it’s bagged itself Protected Geographical Indication status so if it’s not made in Cornwall, quite frankly, it’s not Cornish. It’s practically law then that you can’t step over the border without trying one so follow your nose to the oh-so-delicious smell wafting out of every bakery and sink your teeth into Cornwall’s ultimate takeaway. Whether it’s a traditional steak or a quirky alternative enjoy it straight from the bag for a proper pasty experience. 

Nearby top picks:
The Cornish Bakery, Mevagissey
Malcolm Barnecutt, St Austell
Nile’s Bakery, St Austell

Cornish Cream Tea

Warm scones smothered in jam and crowned with lashings of Cornish clotted cream are what afternoon’s in Cornwall are made for. Delicious and wickedly indulgent, it’s best washed down with a freshly brewed cuppa from Tregothan Estate, Cornwall’s very own tea plantation. Just don’t get caught hiding the cream under the jam or you might just get exiled to Devon. #jamfirst

Nearby top picks:
Heligan Kitchen and Bakery
Tea on the Quay, Mevagissey

Cornish ice cream

Good news, every day’s an ice cream day in Cornwall. We just can’t help ourselves. Whether it’s a cone of traditional creamy vanilla goodness or a fancy creation, quality Cornish ice cream is yet another of our mouth-watering specialities. Kelly’s of Cornwall, Roskilly’s and Callestick are just some of our hero local makers but follow our lead and try them all then pick your favourite.

Nearby top picks:
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Cornish fudge

We’re big fans of the sweet stuff here in Cornwall and Cornish fudge takes it to another level. Rich, velvety, crumbly or brittle,  just make sure you buy enough for all your friends and family back home – you know they’ll be expecting it! 

Nearby top picks:
Buttermilk Fudge
The Cornish Fudge Shop, Mevagissey
Middleton’s of Fowey

Cornish cheese

Where do we start? Cornish Yarg, Cornish Blue, Cornish Gouda…Cornish cheese is serious business. In fact, we produce the world’s best cheese - let us introduce Cornish Kern, a medium-hard variety made by Lyhner Dairies near Truro which was named World Champion Cheese at the 2017 World Cheese Awards. You get the picture; Cornwall is cheese heaven. Pick up a loaf and enjoy it on the beach or from your tent for al fresco dining with a touch of chic.

Nearby top picks:
Lobb’s Farm Shop

Cornish seafood

You could go to London’s finest restaurants to try Cornish seafood but why do that when you can stroll sandy-toed and salty-haired into one of our many beachside hangouts for a feast with a view of the ocean that it came from. Or even better again, catch your own and fire up the BBQ for an authentic Cornish experience. Crab, lobster, mackerel, pilchards, sea bass; Cornwall’s peninsula location quite literally feeds our soul.

Nearby top picks:
The Longstore, Charlestown
The Wheelhouse, Mevagissey
The Sharksfin, Mevagissey
Kingswood Bar & Restaurant, London Apprentice