Summer 2021 is the moment to embrace outdoor dining – you can’t beat eating outside with beautiful sea or river views. And this year particularly it is worth planning ahead! So to help our summer guests to make the most of their long-awaited stays, we have put together a list of just a few of our favourite places to eat outside:

Loe Beach Cafébeautiful local café very close by – overlooking the Fal Estuary. The cafe can be found at the foot of a steep hill, nestled next to the beach. It really is as idyllic as it sounds. Accompanying the view is a range of home cooked and locally sourced foods, fresh homemade cakes, Callestick ice cream and Cornish coffee. Loe Beach is also great for water sports – try your hand at kayaking or have a go on a paddle board! Approx. 10 minutes drive from Cosawes.

The Pandora Inn – absolutely iconic pub in nearby Restronguet. Multi award winning with great food. Eat outside on the pontoon – gorgeous! Approx 15 minutes drive from Cosawes.

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Muddy Beach, Penryn This lovely little eatery offers excellent food and drink in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The name Muddy Beach comes from the local nickname for the beach opposite the café – a great place for wildlife and wading birds. Gorgeous views! Approx 10 minutes drive from Cosawes.

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The Heron Inn – a beautiful spot near Truro. Advance booking necessary for outside tables. Wonderful food and service. Amazing views and very easy advanced booking process. Approx. 20 minutes drive from Cosawes.

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Birdies Bistro –  Birdies Bistro sits on the edge of the RSPB’s Hayle nature reserve in Lelant and gives prime views over the estuary. At the moment Birdies plans to open in May.

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The Thirstea Company – run by the lovely Seth and Jodi Richards and set on Towan beach on the Roseland. Also planned for summer 2021 – a pop up on Carne Beach. Popular with the locals – for very good reason!

Godrevy Cafe This chalet-style cafe with sea views offers breakfasts and light lunches to surfers and walkers. Absolutely lovely spot on a glorious beach on the North Coast. Further information can be found on the Facebook page –

Origin Café, Porthleven Amazing coffee and cakes – this little cafe is set in the lovely harbour town of Porthleven. Seating overlooking the harbour. Well worth a visit!

The Hidden Hut – Porthcurnick beach. Featured in many national papers and Sunday supplements – do not miss the Hut! Great food – the queue can get very long – but well worth it! And with a view like that, you won’t mind anyway!

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Tatams – just a lovely spot in beautiful Portscatho on the Roseland. A bit of a drive (and ferry ride!) but worth it. Coffee, hot chocolate and a small bakery counter – cheese & ham filled croissants, breakfast pasties, flapjacks and Portuguese custard tarts. Outdoor seating is available on the sea bar.

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Thinking about all of these lovely places has made us hungry! Let us know if you have any local favourites that you think should be added!