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Foody weekend in Cornwall

Easy peasy foody weekend

The journey down to the Lizard peninsula can be a bit of a trek. Always worth it, but you may have a bit of a rumbly tum by the time you arrive.

So we've put together a guide to the simplest of foody weekends in Cornwall, which mean you can ditch the car and indulge.

Porthleven village has plenty to fill you up after a long journey. Famous for its food festival held in spring, but there's plenty to tempt your taste buds all year round.

We've put together an easy peasy weekend woody weekend in Cornwall that will mean you can ditch the car, and the apron, so you can properly indulge from long brunches to seafood feasts on beach, scrumptious fast food treats and fine dining. That's before you start on the pubs and coffee houses.

So after a blast of sea air to blow away the frustrations of the A30 you'll be ready to get stuck in.

Fish suppers and wood-fired pizzas

To ensure you get the biggest choice, head out before 8, especially out of season. Our favourite is fish and chips which we either dig into back at Anchor cottage to enjoy the view or eat straight out the packet from the harbour wall with a pint from the Shoal.

Wood-fired pizzas from the Corner Deli are a great quick fix, especially if you have hungry mouths to feed. - you can order in advance and pick them up on the way. Or drop in and order in person. We leave a voucher to use in the Deli, so whether it goes towards your dinner or a treat for your stay it's up to you.

Now the weekend is off to a flying start, you could sit and enjoy the wave action on the terrace or get in amongst the locals at the pubs, our go to is the shoal or Ship Inn where there's always a great welcome.

Brekkie blowout

Waking to the sound of the sea and the Cornish hustle and bustle, you'll be drawn outside to go and get in amongst the seaside vibes.

Our hamper provides all you need to start the day well, from a fresh brew to a poached egg on toast.

But you are on your holibibs, so you might want a proper blow out breakfast. And in Porthleven you have plenty to choose from. Our choice is the Twisted Current cafe. Their breakfasts are proper. If it's a full English or a vegan cook up, they cover it. From pancakes and maple syrup to avovado toast and mushrooms.  Grab yourself a sweet treat for later too, because this cafe bake all their own cakes

In their cosy tea rooms, you get a view of the bustling high street, or there's a garden at the rear if you want to eat al fresco. Dog friendly too!

Fresh Mussels with harbour views

Nothing says Cornwall than a fresh bowl of Mussels. But don't be fooled by the name, the Mussel Shoal cooks up much more than just its namesake.

From hake burgers to sticky squid, and haddock chowders to warm you after a day messing about on the water.

The vibe is always laid back, with great tunes piped out over the outdoor bar and huddle by a wood burner or bask in the sunniest spot on the harbour.

Share a table and get chatting to all, sup on a pint or cocktail, the only danger is that you'll still be sitting there as the sun dips and you start thinking of dinner!

Fine dining with Cornish simplicity

The home of Kota is one of the oldest buildings in Porthleven.

Acclaimed chef Jude Kereama, owns and runs Kota and its sister restaurant on the harbour front Kota Kai.

For the tasting menu and fine dining book Kota, it is up there for the best of Cornwall and beyond- with many a rosette, awards and a slice of TV acclaim.  But this place isn't formal or stuffy. An unpretentious dining space, with friendly service works perfectly with the stunning Cornish inspired dishes.

Head for Kota Kai for even more informality, and lovely views over the harbour. The food is a wonderful fusion of oriental flavours and British favourites using fresh seafood.

Whichever you choose - book ahead!

Of the beaten track for a traditional roast

We British love a Sunday roasts. Whatever the weather!

In Porthleven you could choose from a number of spots, including a paired back option from The Ship Inn, to the real deal at the Corner Deli and Harbour.

Our choice is to head out of town to The Victoria Inn in Perranuthno. A little known cove off the Penzance road with a great Sunday roast. It's about a 15 minute drive, and you can enjoy a paddle on the sandy beach wander around a few crafty shops before digging into a great Sunday lunch with a good pint or a hefty red.

Once back in your cosy cottage you may need a rest from eating, but you probably won't resist a last pint in the Ship to finish off your foody weekend in real Cornish style.

Room for more? Dig in at a bistro with a view

If you are more of a light lunch type, or maybe you still have room for more.

Why not try Amelie's

Amelie's is more of a mixed menu with fresh fish, and pizzas on the menu - so great for families.  The glazed extension is perfect for summer dining, but the main restaurant is lovely with bar area and a  light airy feel.

Once back in your cosy cottage you may need a rest from eating, but you probably won't resist a last pint in the Ship to finish off your foody weekend in real Cornish style.

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