Sunday is the best day of the week, mainly because you can tuck into a traditional roast dinner followed by a walk on the beach or simply an afternoon watching films with family. Start planning your next Cornwall holiday.
Cornwall’s local food and drink community make dining out special no matter where you choose or what you fancy but the options for Sunday roasts made this a very hard list to put together. Of course I tried every single one, no roast potato or Yorkshire pudding was left behind. Whether you prefer a set dinner or a Sunday carvery, there’s definitely plenty of places to eat in Cornwall to fill your belly.
These are the best places for a Sunday roast in Cornwall:
Star & Garter, Falmouth
This beautiful pub overlooks the Fal river and prides itself on the amazing dishes, sophisticated interiors and excellent drinks choices that are available. Bring a group of friends and carve up your own meat like you would at home.
The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor
One of the most fantastic pubs in all of West Cornwall. The Gurnard’s Head is perfectly positioned for a Sunday walk rounded off by a pub lunch and a pint of Cornish cider. Great food and a warm atmosphere make this a cosy place all year round, but especially in the winter.
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The Loft, St Ives
Sophisticated and contemporary, the Loft overlooks Porthmeor beach in St Ives so whatever you order you’re in for a treat with such a glorious view.
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Sennen Bar and Bistro, Sennen
People rave about the roasts at Sennen Bar and Bistro. Affordable and hearty portions make this a filling roast to keep you going on a coastal walk to Lands’ End.
The Pandora Inn, Mylor
Tucked away down the Carrick Roads, you can get to this pub by car or boat. People have even been known to paddle board their way to the Pandora. Get in early for this Sunday carvery near Falmouth as once it’s gone they stop serving. I’d definitely recommend booking if you’re in a big group.
The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe
Visit the Victoria for a delicious Sunday roast near Penzance. Just outside of Marazion, this is reputedly one of the oldest inns in Cornwall. Turn up, choose a traditional ale and then settle into a menu of award winning food, just in case you don’t fancy a traditional roast.
The Norway Inn, Perranarworthal
Between Falmouth and Truro, The Norway Inn is in an ideal place to stop on the way to a new location or afternoon walk on the beach. Expect the usual options for roast dinners, nothing beats a classic!
The Watch House, St Mawes
You must pre-order your meat at least 48 hours before you plan to dine at the Watch House, they make sure your meat or fish is freshly delivered on the Sunday avoiding waste and keeping all ingredients at their tastiest. The Watch House is located in the heart of St Mawes making it the ideal stop on a day out here.
The Boathouse, Falmouth
The Boathouse is tucked away up the Old High Street in Falmouth and is a real locals pub. Book in advance and take your pick of a variety of ‘meats’, including lamb, fish, and nut roast alongside the usual options. There’s a stunning view over the river and it’s super cosy in the winter months.
The Cornish Arms, St Merryn
Rick Stein’s Cornish pub in St Merryn near Padstow is an atmospheric location to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon after a walk at Harlyn or Constantine Bay. Savour every bite of your roast, wash it down with a pint and then read a book or a paper to while away the rest of the day.
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Trengilly Wartha Inn, Constantine
Recommended by a close friend of mine, this is a favourite of locals and visitors alike. It’s a pub with plenty of character, great menu choices and a few awards to back up the positive reviews I’ve heard about the place. I’d recommend booking in advance to make sure you get a table.
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