The Rick Stein affect has been great for North Cornwall the standard of restaurants is absolutely
superb. From country inns to Michelin star restaurants the choice is phenomenal.
The fish restaurants on the North Coast at Padstow, Port Isaac and Rock are excellent offering
local produce, and some of the finest modern cooking in the country. You can also find tremendous value in the local pubs and villages in the area:
The Old Inn at St Breward; The St Kew Inn at St Kew; The Maltsters at Chapel Amble, Port William at Trebarwith Strand
and the Port Gaverne Inn to name just a few.
There are also Michelin starred chefs working in Cornwall, Nathan Outlaw in
Fowey is continually
pushing the boundaries, and Ripleys in St Merryn has recently won another
star. And on the south coast the award winning Barclay House at Looe and The Old Quay House at Fowey are right on their tail.
As well as eating out there are some great days out to be had involving
local food production: the Camel Valley Vineyard is fascinating, as is the Lynher Dairy where the unique Cornish Yarg cheese is made.
There are a whole host of 'foody' delights to be enjoyed in Cornwall, never mind Atkins and his cronies, try the sea food diet...