This section is for our guests and contains information on places to eat near Seashells. I have not tried all these restaurants but have listed those that come most highly recommended.
The Jolly Fryer (tel 01209 891210) is next to the convenience store in Porthtowan, a short walk from Seashells. It is open every night in season although may only be open at weekends during less busy periods. It does great fish and chips and has a number of other delicious things on the menu.
The Fisson Chip Shop (Churchtown, Saint Agnes, TR5 0QW, Tel 01872 553513) is open 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday to Saturday nights (possibly more in high season – telephone for details).
Lewey Lou’s is a fish and chip takeaway in Trevaunance Cove, TR5 0SF, tel 01872 552126.
China Place in St Agnes (Peterville, TR5 0QU, tel 01872 552688) is a Chinese restaurant and takeaway in the centre of the village. It is open 12 – 2pm and 5 – 11pm every day.
The Cornish Pizza Company (www.thecornishpizzacompany.co.uk) offers delicious gourmet pizzas in St Agnes at 68 Vicarage Rd, TR5 0TH, tel 01872 553092
Pubs, bars and restaurants…
The Blue Bar, Porthtowan (www.blue-bar.co.uk) is in a great location right on the beach - you can watch the sunset over the sea while enjoying your drink or meal. They often have live bands and DJs in the evenings. Children are welcome until 9pm. They offer good pub/bar food although it gets very busy and there can be delays, and it is not possible to book.
The Unicorn, Porthtowan (www.theunicornporthtowan.co.uk) is under new management (Winter 2015/16) and provides good pub food and daily specials and a lively atmosphere in season. It is often quieter than the Blue Bar if you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere and is next to the playpark if you’d like to keep your little ones amused.
Porthtowan Beach café (www.porthtowanbeachcafe.com) offers light lunches and delicious snacks. Watch out for their themed gourmet evenings in season. We particularly recommend Friday burger night but they also do Thai or Mexican feast night, paella night and much more.
The Victory Inn (Towan Cross, TR4 8BN, tel 01209 890359) is at Towan Cross between St Agnes and Porthtowan and is reportedly a very friendly pub with good food and lovely beer.
The Tap House, St Agnes (www.the-taphouse.com) is a lively bar/restaurant in the centre of the village with good food and a good atmosphere. Children are welcome until 9pm. Booking is recommended – telephone 01872 553095.
No 4 Peterville, St Agnes (www.no4bistro.co.uk) is next to the Tap House and changed hands in 2016. Their website suggests quality food using local produce and booking is recommended.
Taste, St Agnes (40 Pengarth, TR5 0TN) is a quiet little restaurant in the centre of the village, specialising in local seafood but with other options too. Booking is recommended – telephone 01872 552194.
Schooners, St Agnes is on the beachfront with spectacular views over Trevaunance Cove. This restaurant is currently up for sale and it is not clear if or when it will be open.
Genki (www.genkicornwall.co.uk) is a gorgeous little café on the way down to the beach in St Agnes, serving freshly prepared light meals, cakes, snacks, coffees, fresh smoothies and juices. Seating is mostly outdoors in their garden although there are a few indoor tables.
Driftwood Spas, St Agnes (www.driftwoodspars.co.uk) is a historic and very atmospheric pub, restaurant and hotel with a garden and fabulous sea views from their recently added ‘Fitty Pysk’ seafood bistro. It gets very busy and often has bands on at the weekends. Children are welcome until 9pm.
St Agnes Hotel, St Agnes (www.st-agnes-hotel.co.uk) is a pub, restaurant and hotel with outdoor seating. It has a good atmosphere and delicious, reasonably priced Sunday lunches. Booking is recommended - telephone 01872 552307.
The Railway Inn, St Agnes (10 Vicarage Rd, TR5 0TJ, tel 01872 552310) is a lively pub at the top of the village with reasonably priced pub food. They have various events through the week and often live bands at the weekend. Children are welcome until 9pm.
The Old School Bar and Kitchen (www.osbk.co.uk) is a gastropub with great food in Mount Hawke, located in a beautifully restored school building
The Miners Arms (www.miners-arms.co.uk) is an atmospheric gastropub in the historic Cornish village of Mithian.