Top five restaurants in Rock

Top five restaurants in Rock, Cornwall

Top five restaurants in Rock, Cornwall

Date Posted: 14 Aug 2023

Restaurants in Rock Cornwall, might be small in numbers, but they excel in delicious cuisine. Many offer stunning views of the Camel Estuary too. Remember, you’re only a ferry ride away from Padstow too, where your eating opportunities are plentiful.

Here we round up five Rock restaurants to have on your radar.

Four Boys

Previously the popular Blue Tomato Café, conveniently located by the ferry across the Camel Estuary from Rock to Padstow, Four Boys opened in the spring of 2023 and has received raving reviews ever since, including one from chef Gordon Ramsay himself. A dog-friendly restaurant in Rock, on the menu is locally caught seafood and seasonal produce.

Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, you can’t book, but it’s worth the wait.

Karrek, St Enodoc Hotel

Overlooking the charming Camel Estuary, the upscale St Enodoc Hotel’s restaurant Karrek –the Cornish word for Rock – offers fine dining in Rock. The intimate  20-cover restaurant, spearheaded by Cornish chef Guy Owen, celebrates the best of Cornwall with its ‘super-fluid’ tasting menu, using best-quality local ingredients.

Try the tasting menu, an amazing eating experience lasting up to three hours, so take the time to really relax and enjoy the fresh flavoursome food. The hotel also boasts a brasserie with a tempting summer terrace for relaxed dining with a chilled vibe.

The Dining Room

For a lesser known fine dining restaurant in Rock, head to the The Dining Room, owned by friendly husband and wife team, Fred and Donna. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, here you will find exquisite, thoughtfully-prepared food, good wine, superb service and friendly ambience. An intimate, inviting 30-cover restaurant, book and the table is yours for the evening, so you can relax to enjoy exceptional, some say Michelin-quality, food in a high-end setting.

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The Mariners

The Mariners pub in Rock was relaunched by Paul and Emma Ainsworth back in May 2019 and is a favourite Rock restaurant for many. Overlooking the Camel Estuary, the hearty menu champions Cornish produce, with The Mariners British classics taking centre stage. From smaller plates such as the Cornish Tamworth’s and sage Scotch egg, or larger “dogs pollock” – a crisp pollock hot dog served with pickled cucumber, triple mustard, dill and parmesan, and salty skinny fries. Or what better place for fish and chips? Diners can enjoy line caught cod, triple-cooked Yukon Gold chips with The Mariners condiments.


Fee’s Food

Looking for somewhere to have a super fresh lunch in Rock? Try Fee’s Food, a deli and café which is open daily from 8-5pm (and Sundays 9-3pm). From freshly prepared quiches, sourdough and pastries to creative salads and curries. Fee’s uses Cornish produce wherever possible, including the famous oysters and mussels from the Estuary.

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