A taste of Cornwall

West Cornwall

Find the best Cornish produce in the Penzance area.

Places to Eat

Smokehouse and restaurant

The Cornish Barn is the smokehouse, restaurant and bar of the Artist Residence, a stylish boutique hotel in Penzance. Head to Chapel Street to join them for a hearty brunch, evening feast or an extraordinary cocktail surrounded by statement art. If the weather is fine, take a peek at their garden area too. Find out more here.

Fish tasting menu

The Shore serves a pescatarian tasting menu with a Japanese influence. Chef Bruce Rennie sources fish fresh from Newlyn market and vegetables from local farms or his own garden when possible. This Penzance restaurant offers an intimate dining experience with just 14 seats, so pre-book your ticket to secure your place and enjoy the culinary adventure. Find out more

A food-lover’s pub

The Mexico Inn is a 200-year-old pub and the perfect place to retreat for lunch after a blustery walk along the coastal path between Penzance and Marazion. Cosy up by the log fire and enjoy delicious small plates, ingredient-driven mains and a menu that changes with the seasons. Find out more here.

Argoe Restaurant

Making the most of its proximity to Newlyn fish market, Argoe specialises in fish, seafood and natural wines. Situated on the harbourfront of this charming town, the restaurant is an atmospheric place to try local favourites, such as John Dory and lobster (depending on the catch of the day). Book your table inside or at the counter here.

Essential Information

Places to Stay

Retreat to a cosy self-catering cottage or book a stylish hotel in the heart of town. Discover the perfect seaside stay for your winter in Cornwall.

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Many of the activities in our itineraries are accessible. Click on each individual experience to find out more about its accessibility. We advise that you contact the venue or experience provider in advance to confirm. You can also find information about accessible venues through Access Cornwall.

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This listing has been curated by the EXPERIENCE West Cornwall team and was correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We advise that you contact the venue or provider directly to confirm any seasonal opening details and to book the experience.