Boscastle Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Boscastle

July 13, 2017 Mollie Coke

Boscastle (Cornish: Kastel Boterel) is a village and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Forrabury and Minster (where the 2011 Census population was included) . It is 14 miles (23 km) south of Bude and 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Tintagel. The harbour is a natural inlet protected by two stone harbour walls built in 1584 by Sir Richard Grenville and is the only significant harbour for 20 miles (32 km) along the coast. The village extends up the valleys of the River Valency and River Jordan. Heavy rainfall on 16 August 2004 caused extensive damage to the village.
Things to do in Boscastle

1. The Riverside Restaurant

The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$204 +44 1840 250216
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 871 reviews

The Riverside Restaurant

The Riverside's restaurant offers a choice of services when it comes to its restaurant. For a formal affair with the evening restaurant set-up elegantly for a superb dining experience, you can choose from an à la carte menu with exceptional food complemented by an extensive list of fine wines. Alternatively, the daytime tearoom is perfect for informal lunches, meals and afternoon teas. Leading from the dining room is access to our exclusive tea garden next to the running waters of the River Valency.

Reviewed By hails32 - Exeter, United Kingdom

We enjoyed a late lunch here on Saturday afternoon. The food was delicious as was the wine and views across the river. Everything was well presented and the service was friendly and efficient. we would definitely come back again as we had a lovely afternoon here..

2. The Old Manor House

Old Manor House The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$133 +44 1840 250251
Excellent
54%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 231 reviews

The Old Manor House

Reviewed By Pat D - Devon, United Kingdom

Was passing while visiting beautiful Boscastle and fancied a late breakfast, was met by friendly staff, very nice decor. Prompt service and most importantly the food was absolutely delicious. We had the Midi breakfast, good price, all freshly cooked. Will definitely call in again. Was quiet at 1130 but much busier when we passed by later for lunch service, so suggest booking.

3. The Olive Garden

Atlantic Road, Tintagel PL34 0DD, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$47 - HK$165 +44 1840 779270
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 318 reviews

The Olive Garden

Small and intimate restaurant, serving authentic, rustic Italian cuisine.

Reviewed By Janis C

Lovely place for authentic Italian food. Very welcoming, friendly family restaurant. They are happy to serve gluten free pasta in most meals. Delicious food even the gluten free options. We would certainly recommend eating here.

4. Cobweb Inn

The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks HK$47 - HK$212 +44 1840 250278
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 883 reviews

Cobweb Inn

If you want high quality Pub Grub...Great portion size and value for money then this is the place to go. We have tables in the bar areas and outside and a family room with books and pictures to colour for the kids. We have a restaurant area where service is by waitress and the menu is as the down stairs but the ambiance differs from the bar areas for those wanting the quality of our food with that extra special service. We have live music on Saturday nights therefore all tables are removed from the main bar area leaving Seating in the bottom bar and family area. This is always a busy night so booking for a meal is always necessary. The music starts at 9.30Pm till 12.30Ish and can be view on our web page. We also have many events which are well worth a visit always with great entertainment and always for a deserving cause.

Reviewed By RYL68 - Launceston, United Kingdom

Went to cobweb for dinner today with my 3 children, there partners, husband, mother & father in law. Lovely and friendly pub, staff couldn’t do enough for us open fire was very welcoming. Roast dinner was the best I have had in a long time pudding was to died for, we will definitely be back again.

5. Ye Olde Malthouse Inn

Fore Street, Tintagel PL34 0DA, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$55 - HK$220 +44 1840 770461
Excellent
54%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 203 reviews

Ye Olde Malthouse Inn

Ye Olde Malthouse Inn in Tintagel, Cornwall is a 14th century pub and bed & breakfast establishment offering accommodation, an old country pub atmosphere, local ales and a buffet restaurant service. The Olde Malthouse Inn changed hands in May 2014 and has undergone extensive refurbishment throughout. We reopened in the last week of July 2014.

Reviewed By Paul R - Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom

I came very close to giving this picturesque and cosy old Inn a couple of stars fewer but they redeemed themselves in the end and I strongly suspect that, on another day, our experience would have been better.
A horrible, rainy day in Tintagel and we all felt the lure of a hearty and warming Cornish Pasty. There are many cafes, pubs and tea shops to choose from in Tintagel and we chose this one on the basis that it looked inviting and, moreover, had a sign prominently displayed outside, extolling the virtues of the traditional pasty and suggesting we eat one on the premises.
We found the staff very friendly and welcoming but, when we asked for 5 pasties, they responded that there was only one left. This was not late in the day and, indeed, I heard two more parties of people come in and ask for pasties.
We were disappointed but, rather than return to the rainy high street, we decided to be philosophical and choose alternatives.
I chose the crab Sandwich from the specials board and, ten minutes later, was informed that there were no crab sandwiches left. I had now lost my sense of humour about this and decided to have a drink only, picking up a snack later on elsewhere. Meanwhile, my dad ate the solitary pasty which was so dried up that he had a really tough job cutting through the pastry. The filling was equally desiccated and we suspected it had been keep warm for a prolonged time.
What really irked me, though, was that they were advertising what they didn't actually have - after all, this is how people choose where to eat and we rejected other eateries on this basis. When we left, the pasty sign was still on the pavement outside and the crab had not been removed from the specials board.
However, the food that the rest of the party ate was good, the prices were fair and the service remained friendly and attentive. Moreover, when we went to pay and my dad mentioned the condition of his pasty, they unhesitatingly compensated us by removing that item plus all of the drinks from the bill. I thought this was a fair and proportional response, made gracefully and, for that reason, would give the place another chance.

6. The Napoleon Inn

High Street, Boscastle PL35 0BD, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1840 250204
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 642 reviews

The Napoleon Inn

Reviewed By sawston213 - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Really pleasant staff. Food is excellent standard pub food. Brilliant atmosphere with the locals singing Cornish songs in a welcoming way.

7. King Arthur's Arms Inn Restaurant

Fore Street, Tintagel PL34 0DA, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1840 770728
Excellent
41%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 694 reviews

King Arthur's Arms Inn Restaurant

Reviewed By Lindsey S

Food great, pub toilets outstanding. Good central location. Pleasant welcoming accommodating staff. Building has character, big thick stone walls and low ceilings. Plenty of room, dogs welcome.

8. Bridge House Bed & Breakfast

Bridge House The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1840 250011
Excellent
54%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Bridge House Bed & Breakfast

Reviewed By rwdickens - Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom

went to this restaurant ordered some drinks plus fish fingers and chips for my grandson,we waited some time for the food,when it arrived i could not believe the state of the chips,they were brunt and full of grease,the waitress was spoken to about them,and she said they were home made,i said they were disgusting she said it was probably the oil needed changing,i said the chef needed to be changed,the chips were not removed from the bill RON

9. The Long Bar & Restaurant

The Harbour | The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle PL35 0AG, England (Formerly The Waterloo Restaurant) Outdoor Seating, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi European, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$110 - HK$439 +44 1840 250202
Excellent
51%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 154 reviews

The Long Bar & Restaurant

Overlooking the harbour in the Cornish fishing village of Boscastle and surrounded by the beautiful North Cornwall coastline, the Wellington Hotel has been providing a warm welcome to its guests for many years. It is one of Cornwall’s oldest Coaching Inns and dates back to the 16th Century. Awarded 2 AA Rosettes and using local seasonal produce, The Long Bar and Restaurant offers modern British cuisine in a classic yet relaxed setting. Whether you want an informal meal in the bar or table service in the restaurant, there is plenty of superb dishes to choose from.

Reviewed By wolbanger - Christchurch, United Kingdom

Been to Boscastle many times and been to 'the welly' on most visits. We had no reason not to visit this time, but now we wish we had stayed away as we endured one of the most awful dining experiences I can remember!
We made a point of going in early afternoon to reserve a table next to the fire where we thought we could settle our two dogs out of the way, no problem we were told!... Arrive early evening to be told they had given our table to another party and we were now sat at a table and the very far end of the restaurant?
We then waited 50 mins for our food even though the place was virtually empty due to storm 'brian' raging outside!
Of our four mains, two were mussels which were deemed way below par as too gritty! A complaint was made to the manager who agreed not to charge for one of the mains.
We ask for our bill and notice that an expensive bottle of red wine had somehow appeared! Back to the manager who agrees we didn't have any wine with our meals!
There is nothing I can recommend about this place! Stay well away!

10. Charlie's Cafe Restaurant & Online Deli

14th Century Cottage | Fore Street, Tintagel PL34 0DA, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks HK$275 +44 1840 779500
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 512 reviews

Charlie's Cafe Restaurant & Online Deli

Hi from sunny Cornwall! We source as much of the food & drink locally as possible and we cook simple but well prepared food. Local fresh fish,home-made pizzas, burgers and daily specials.We also have fresh cakes, Cornish cheeses, meats and Cornish smoked fish in our deli.Charlie would like to welcome families to the restaurant and we even have a special indoor play area for toddlers. We do small portions of our regular menu, so everyone can enjoy the same food.Come and enjoy some good, honest foodand see us very soon! From Daniel, Rebecca & Charlie xxx

Reviewed By sarahjane D - Cornwall, United Kingdom

Had a delightful lunch with a lovely cup of tea, surrounded in an Aladdin’s cave of Cornish produce to purchase and a well stocked deli counter.
This quaint little establishment was overseen by a lovely young lady whose manner was one of kindness and enthusiasm- delicious sand which was eaten with pleasure- many thanks x

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