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Eating Out

Cornwall's pasty and cream tea reputation has been blown out of the kitchen as a new wave of superior gastronomic tourism has filled its plates. Now well and truly on the international foodie-map, Cornwall's food scene has ballooned since Rick Stein first broadcast rumour of the finer ingredients produced here and Jamie Oliver opened the Fifteen Cornwall restaurant at Watergate Bay in the summer of 2006. Sourcing food locally has become a nationwide trend to nurture the environment, and thanks to the ocean, countryside and milder climate on our doorstep, what is local here in Cornwall is often the very best in the country.

Great Cornish Pubs Warm up by the fire at a village inn or watch surfers catching waves at a relaxed bar overlooking the beach; join in the local banter at a lively harbourside pub or enjoy the vibe at a stylish new venue in the centre of town. Great Cornish Pubs and Inns Flying Fish Bar & Grill, St Michael's Hotel, Falmouth You will find the whole spectrum of eating places in Cornwall, from beachside cafes to contemporary bistros, welcoming tearooms and popular fish and chips shops - you are simply spoilt for choice.


Dotted down Cornwall's north coast are a run of holiday spots that young people flock to. The areas of Newquay, Polzeath and Bude have become synonymous with beach parties with hundreds of school leavers making the most of the stunning scenery. The once sleepy towns are beginning to wake up to the impact all this partying is having on their areas, however, and locals are increasingly cracking down.

If this is the case and the party's over, head into the towns of Newquay and Bude where it will be carrying on in the many bars, pubs and clubs. "I've been to Newquay and Bude," says 21-year-old Pete. "I'd say Bude is more bohemian and has a pub culture, whereas Newquay is where you go if you want to go clubbing till 3am."