Cornwall often carries a conception that it’s behind the times, and while in some aspects that still very much rings true and usually adds to its charm, when it comes to the food scene, Cornwall is becoming more and more diverse, offering a plethora of cuisines and catering for varied diets.
If you happen to be looking for a vegan restaurant near Portreath, we’ve saved you the hard work and found our favourite Portreath restaurants, and a few a little further away. Our guide to the best vegan restaurants in Portreath will inspire your next plant-based meal in no time at all.
A family-run Portreath restaurant and bar, the Portreath Arms is just a short stroll from the beach. With its welcoming atmosphere, for those looking for a bite to eat they are well catered for here. The vegan food options don’t feel like an afterthought at Portreath Arms, with dishes such as a vegan ramen with satay sweet potato, crunchy vegetables, noodles and soy ‘egg’ broth, or the battered banana blossom served with rustic skin-on chips, petit pois and vegan tartar sauce is a great take on the British classic fish and chips. For dessert you’ll also find a delicious vegan brownie with vegan ice cream.
A Portreath café within moments from Portreath Beach is The Hub and if you are on the look out for healthy vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free lunch, then The Hub has a fabulous selection. It’s also dog-friendly, both inside and out!
Open every day from 9am until 4pm, from the all-day breakfast menu choose from a vegan sausage, avocado and spinach roll, or avo on toast, or from the lunch menu the fully-loaded vegan nachos come with BBQ Jack Fruit, or there’s a refreshing falafel and houmous salad bowl, and authentic stonebaked pizza using vegan cheese. There’s a generous selection of outdoor seating, plus a light-filled conservatory and café/bar space, making this a great place to grab a bite.
This dog-friendly Portreath beach café couldn’t get much closer to the bay, positioned next to the beach car park. With an outside terrace and light-filled indoor café, it’s fully licensed and serves food all-day long.
Breakfast options include a plant-based English breakfast or meat-free sausage sandwich, or for lunch dishes include beetroot falafel bites with a hummus dip, dirty hummus loaded with olives, red onion, cherry tomatoes and tofu, or a tofu salad. You’ll often find a vegan cake or two on the menu, too.
The next beach north from Portreath is Porthtowan, so why not take on the South West Coast Path and head there for a vegan lunch? The Unicorn on the Beach cater for all diners, the vegan Borek is stuffed with cauliflower, spinach and cumin, served with paprika and lemon potatoes, Cornish leaves and a garlic dairy-free yoghurt. Or perhaps you’ll be tempted by the Vegan unicorn board, which includes beetroot hummus, garlic lemon whip, olives and Da Bara bakery focaccia. You’ll also find a garden burger and even a squash, pearl barley, celeriac, walnut and sage wellington with lashings of vegan gravy for a Vegan take on a Sunday roast. Open seven days a week, your dog is welcome to join too.
A 15-minute drive from Portreath, Trevaskis Farm is worth the trip for the food menu alone, plus there’s a wonderful farm shop to peruse. The restaurant is open all day, every day, and its dedicated ‘free from’ range has been creatively put together offering options such as a tofu Katsu curry, Moroccan lentil, nut and vegetable stew and a homemade cranberry and pistachio nut roast for Sunday roast lovers. Using fresh produce from the farm, the dishes are super fresh and undeniably tasty!
Booking your self-catering holiday cottage in Portreath is a smart choice thanks to its pretty sandy beach and small harbour, making it a truly relaxing spot.