This is the birthplace of the pasty, a baked pastry stuffed with beef, potatoes and swede.
If you’re looking for quality fish and chips, this is also the place to go.
Their chips are almost as good as the Belgian ones ;) (homemade, with locally grown potatoes!)
Cornwall is also known for its traditional ales served in friendly pubs. If you feel a bit hungry, just order a portion of fried scampi of crab pâté to go with it.
Crab is a local favourite and you can enjoy all sorts of seafood, fresh from the sea. I was so excited to have my first sardines of the year.
For a bit of trivia, know that Cornwall is the only place in the UK to grow tea (called tregothnan) and this is due to the microclimate that prevails in the area. And when the tea is ready to be infused, have it with scones, jam and clotted cream (called cream tea). Just make sure to do it right: this is cream over jam in Cornwall while in neighbouring Devon they have it the other way around.
Oh, and the landscape is quite amazing too!!
A few addresses:
- Sustainable fish and Chips restaurant in Falmouth: Harbour Lights
- For a Shack stack delight in Falmouth: The Shack
- A great twist on tapas in Saint Ives: Porthmeor Beach Café
- A good old pub in Saint Merryn near Padstow: The Cornish Arms
- Cream tea in Truro served by maids in Victorian outfit, very classy: Charlotte’s Tea House
- Cream tea in the great outdoors at Lizard Point: Polpeor Café
- Full English breakfast for the nice view on the port and the eco-friendly setting in Penryn: Miss Peapod’s Kitchen Café
More great places to discover on the south coast here and on the north coast here, courtesy of Pastieandcream.
The ultimate budget accommodation can be found at the heart of Tremough University campus in Falmouth. They let rooms & flats to tourists during the holidays for very cheap prices. The campus is brand new and clean and has all the comfort of a B&B. (click here)