Our guide to vegan and vegetarian dining in Cornwall
Comfort food, cream teas and the perfect buddha bowl
As it’s World Vegan Month, we thought it was the prime opportunity to recommend six of our favourite vegan and vegetarian-friendly cafés and restaurants in Cornwall. Whether you’re a dedicated vegan, you love vegetarian food, or you’re simply looking for a healthy option during your next Cornwall holiday, there’s a venue and dish for all tastes.
Environment and health conscious, the owners of The Cornish Vegan offer delicious food to vegans and non-vegans alike, supporting local suppliers and produce in the process. Perfect for lunch, delight in The Cornish Vegan’s twist on cream tea, fish and chips and an ever so tempting slice of locally homemade cake sourced from Little Green Vegan Bakery, based in St Agnes.
Located less than forty minutes from Truro, the charming Beachcombers cottage is set right on the edge of Gorran Haven Beach. After a day shopping and dining in Cornwall’s capital, head back to this tranquil retreat, which has tempting availability next February half term.
Packed with winter warmers to toast the palette, Kind marks the first wholly plant-based café in Looe. Nestled within the vibrant fisherman’s town, Kind is home to hearty soups, burgers and pasties, which are sure to toast cold hands after chilly walks exploring Looe’s ever popular banjo pier and narrow cobbled streets. Even better, there’s an entire dessert menu, perfect for those with dairy allergies too.
Situated in West Looe, Ilha View is just moments away from your next plant-based feast, with rare availability this Christmas. After memorable days exploring the festive streets, return to the luxurious hot tub as the stars sparkle over the water.
© The Scarlet Hotel and Spa
Fresh ingredients, flickering candlelight and the glow of the north coast sunset are sure to make your dining experience at The Scarlet a luxurious one. With their very own vegan taster menu, each dish is bursting with aromatic ingredients, sweet treats and tailored wine pairings. Accompanied by ocean views, it’s the perfect blend for a memorable dinner.
A short walk will bring you to Tamarisk within minutes. Soak up the last of the crisp sea air before retreating to the plush sofa and wood burner for cosy nights by the Apple TV.
Adventurous days exploring the north coast call for a warm and crispy woodfired pizza. With vegan-friendly cheeses and bases, Embers Pizza is a great spot for grabbing a well-deserved slice or two of the finest pizza in Padstow. Even better, they have a vegan approved range of sorbets and ice creams – the perfect final indulgence and palette cleanser.
With Harlyn Bay just across the headland from Padstow, escape to one of our lovely hideaways for cosy nights by the wood burner, board games and a glass of Cornish fizz.
Quiet days beside Bude’s canal are now even more appealing with The Olive Tree’s restaurant and open conservatory. Buddha bowls bursting with flavour and speciality burgers await, with an entire vegetarian and vegan menu to cater for either diet. A bank of local suppliers, including Canara Farm and Westcountry Fruit add the finishing touch to making this a real Cornish treat.
A short drive will bring you to The Retreat in Widemouth Bay. Follow days on the beach with a delicious dinner before returning to the incredibly inviting home from home.
Entirely vegetarian with the option to adapt each dish to vegan diets, The Bean Inn offers a unique, fresh and delectable candlelit dinner. Packed with flavour, the menu is constantly shifting to welcome new inventions and classic favourites. Based in the arty hub of St Ives, the restaurant pays homage to its roots with pop art and paintings interweaved into the framework. With a vegan approved list of wines and beers, sit comfortably in the knowledge that your feast is entirely cruelty free.
With Mousehole less than 30 minutes away, fill up on plant-based goodness before returning to The Mouse House for a nightcap on the terrace soaking up the last of the Cornish sun.
If you’re in need of a little bit of further inspiration, click here to view all of our gorgeous beach houses or call 01208 895570 for more information.