Portreath restaurants are more geared towards beachside hangouts, and a handful of pubs, for you to grab a bite and head back to the beach, so if you’re looking for tasty seafood you’ll probably have to cast your net a little wider… naturally, thanks to Cornwall’s access to the fruits of the sea, you never have to travel far to see fish of the day on the menu.
To save you the search time, we’ve found some fantastic restaurants near Portreath to experience fresh fish by the sea!
A family-run Portreath restaurant and bar, the Portreath Arms is just a short stroll from the beach and offers some fantastic fish dishes without leaving Portreath. With its welcoming atmosphere, for those looking for a bite to eat they are well catered for here. Seafood fans will often find tempting fish dishes on the specials board, or if Cornish mussels float your boat they’re a permanent fixture on the menu, alongside the Tribute ale battered cod served with rustic skin on chips.
The next beach north along the coast is Porthtowan, so why not take on the South West Coast Path and head there for seafood lunch? The Unicorn on the Beach, is a beachside restaurant near Portreath, and certainly worth the trip. Open seven days a week, your dog is welcome to join too.
There’s a fish stew and Cornish mussels on the starters menu, you’ll often find a seafood special on the board, or if you like a fish pasta dish then the seafood linguine may be for you.
Eight miles away, for an unforgettable restaurant near Portreath, head to The Driftwood Spars. Set in the iconic Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, is a pub with a real sense of history. The Spars were giant driftwood beams salvaged from shipwrecks in the 1650s, used as an integral part of the building, which started as a tin mining warehouse as befits its location. Nowadays it’s a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Recommended by the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide, the fish is generally landed daily at Newlyn harbour or 200 yards away in the cove. Be sure to check out the seafood specials.
Less than five miles away for a restaurant near Portreath, The Dining Galleries at The Penventon Park Hotel is an elegant choice. In a romantic setting, seafood lovers are well catered for here, with options including lightly curried cod loin, pan-friend seabass, and the local fish of the day.
A popular restaurant in Perranporth, The Summer House is a 20-miute drive away with a. ‘Surf, turf, earth’ ethos. The menu is full of seafood delights, with oysters, scallops, mussels, mackerel and a crab roll on the menu. And with views over Perranporth beach, you won’t be disappointed.
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.