The Best Restaurants in Fowey, South Cornwall
For culinary enthusiasts, foodies and those who just take sheer pleasure in sitting down to a steaming dish of succulent seafood, Fowey is the ideal retreat for you. Perched between the River Fowey and the English Channel, this charming harbour town has long been with synonymous with incredible eating, not least because of it's proximity to the shimmering waters and the lush landscapes of South Cornwall.
Blessed with a natural pantry the envy of Chef's the world over, this region produces some of the best local ingredients on offer. Tuck into plump mussels, delicate crab, rich roast beef, the crispiest fish and the fluffiest scones, all here within Fowey's cobbled streets - and for those who enjoy a warming tipple with their dinner, our luxury apartments are stumbling distance within some of our favourites...
Restaurants in Fowey
Sams (2-minute walk)
Renowned throughout Cornwall for their unbelievable, freshly caught seafood (cooked simply and deliciously) as well as their quirky decor and super laid-back vibe, Sam's at Fowey attracts those in search of great food as well as plenty of fun. The sharing feasts are things of legend, with their in-house mixologists keeping the whole party (including little ones) topped up with crazy creations.
- Best For: Charred sardines, moules mariniere, bouillabaisse and epic cocktails
- Nice To Know: The punk-rock, pink and green pirates of Fowey
- Opening Hours: 7 days per week, 12pm-1am
Bufala (1-minute walk)
For seriously good informal Italian eats, Burrata should be high on your bucket list. Simplicity is the order of the day at this little slice of heaven, where you can indulge in your favourite combinations, either in the slick dining area or out on the terrace. Sitting alongside the expertly thin and crispy pizzas (topped with only the finest Italian imports), there is a gorgeous selection of antipasti and aperitivi to choose from.
- Best For: Wood-fired pizza, Burrata mozzarella and their home-made tiramisu
- Nice To Know: Vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options available
- Opening Hours: Weds-Mon (12-3pm then 4.30-9pm)
Old Quay House Restaurant (2-minute walk)
With Head Chef Richard Massey at the helm of this popular fine dining restaurant (with exceptional terrace overlooking the water), those looking for modern British cooking are in for a treat. The beautifully presented dishes add an effortless touch of luxury to the whole experience, with their set menus offering true value for money for the quality of ingredients involved.
- Best For: Classic Cornish afternoon tea, champagne cocktails and the Kilhallon Beef Fillet
- Nice To Know: Spectacular estuary views
- Opening Hours: 7 days per week, 11am-8.30pm
Havener's (1-minute walk)
Holding a prime position of the Fowey quayside, Havener's laid-back atmosphere and honest food make the perfect pairing for those looking to kick-back whilst on holiday. There's plenty for visitors of all ages, but for those 18+, make sure to try some of the best Cornish draught beers on offer from the bar.
- Best For: Hearty burgers, West Country mussels and St Austell Brewery's finest
- Nice To Know: Handy app for ordering food
- Opening Hours: 7 days per week, 12-2.30pm then 5.30-9pm
Brown Sugar (1-minute walk)
Searching for a truly decent coffee and a decadent home-baked treat? Brown Sugar is a firm favourite of locals and visitors alike, capturing the very essence of Cornish indulgence. Light music floats through the air amongst the quirky interior, with the backdrop of the harbour soothing weary souls. A solid choice for both breakfast and lunch, there are plenty of dishes on offer to try, as well as a handy 'grab and go' fridge, stocked with picnic-perfect boxes.
- Best For: Locally roast coffee, freshly-blitzed smoothies and home-made pancakes
- Nice To Know: Pet-friendly
- Opening Hours: 7 days per week, 8.30am-4pm
Appleton's (2-minute walk)
Having travelled the vineyards and rolling hills of Italy (as well as knocking up years and years of experience with some of Britain's best Chefs), Andy at Appletons latest creation in beautiful Fowey, offers exceptional fine dining that blends the best of Cornwall and the continent. Salut!
- Best For: Squid ink linguine, harissa fish stew and ox-cheek ragu
- Nice To Know: Former head chef of Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall
- Opening Hours: 7 days per week, Mon-Sat (Dinner 6pm onwards), Sun (Brunch 10-3pm)
Pintxo (3-minute walk)
A little taste of authentic Spanish culture and inspired by the Pintxo bars of San Sebastian, Pintxo is a hidden gem within Fowey's cobbled streets. Sip sherry with friends out on the street, or hole up inside where the typical dark interior really transports you to the Spanish shores. There's a mixture of 'frias' and 'calientes' tapas on offer, with plenty to satisfy even the fussiest tastes.
- Best For: Great calamares, spider crab croquetas and their homemade sourdough with plenty of alioli for dipping
- Nice To Know: Small (but perfectly formed)
- Opening Hours: 7 days per week, Tues-Sat (12pm-9pm), Sun (12pm-4pm), Mon (5pm-9pm)
Fitzroy (2-minute walk)
With a sincere focus on provenance, locally-sourced goodness and introducing visitors to the thriving foodie eco-system that exists down here in the lush Cornish valleys, Fitzroy is a taste of exceptional cookery presented in an ultra-laidback fashion. Also at the helm of super-cool pop-up; 'North Street Kitchen', their authentic, honest dishes are ones to seek out during your trip to Fowey.
- Best For: Excellent, unpretentious seafood, their popular supper clubs and a sought-after spot on the harbour
- Nice To Know: Launched by Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell; iconic restauranteurs from North London
- Opening Hours: Now closed for the winter, will open again in April 2021, Tuesday-Sunday (6pm-10pm)