Cornwall has certainly a huge amount of foodie treats for visitors to indulge in. From clotted cream ice cream to the freshest seafood and of course, the famous pasty. It’s no wonder that celebrity chefs and upmarket restaurant flock to set up shop in this beautiful county. But what if Rick Stein’s is full, or you’re worried about taking two fussy toddlers there?

Luckily, BabyBreaks has researched the best child friendly restaurants in Cornwall, so you can plan your mealtimes with ease.

Also take a look at our selection of activities in Cornwall for the perfect stay.

Indoor Activities


Outdoor Activities

1. Pandora Inn

An award winning 13th century pub in a spectacular setting on the edge of Restronguet Creek. The inn has a wonderfully cosy, traditional look, with roaring log fires, flagstone floors and exposed original beams.

In the summer months you can eat right on the water, on the Pandora Pontoon. Whilst the kids catch crabs off the side (fishing line provided by the pub!) .

The food is equally as inviting. Feast on hearty, traditional dishes such as breaded scampi or potted shrimp, using the finest locally sourced produce, accompanied by a crisp glass of Camel Valley wine or a real ale from St Austell Brewery.

Address: Restronguet Creek, Quay Rd, Falmouth TR11 5ST

Phone: 01326 372678


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2. Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, Newquay

This award-winning restaurant overlooking beautiful Watergate Bay in Newquay is the perfect spot for lunch. All profits from the restaurant go to the Cornwall Food Foundation. A charity which helps disadvantaged young people with apprenticeships.

The seasonally changing menus use produce from carefully selected Cornish and Italian suppliers. Kids can enjoy simple dishes such as grilled white fish or tomato pasta. Also parents could splash out on the six course tasting menu , indulging in creamy burrata, Cornish octopus and rich chocolate mousse.

Address: On the Beach, Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AA

Phone: 01637 861000


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3. Hub, St Ives

Situated in the heart of St Ives, a family holiday haven. Hub serves classic American-style burgers and hotdogs, fresh local seafood and great coffee and cake. The harbour front Hub is just a laid back hangout for locals and visitors to grab a bite. So take some time out and watch the boats come and go.

Address: 4 Wharf Rd, Saint Ives TR26 1LF

Phone: 01736 799099


Source: Hub St Ives

4. Sam’s on the Beach, Polkerris

A chilled out bistro in a former lifeboat station. Sam’s serves excellent seafood and stonebaked pizza overlooking Polkerris harbour. Diners can choose to eat inside, where the restaurant is flooded with light and a fresh sea breeze from the floor to ceiling windows or outside on the relaxed sun terrace.

The kids will love the wide choice of pizza toppings whilst parents can feast on mussels, softshell crab or hot garlic prawns.

Address: 14, Polkerris, Par PL24 2TL

Phone: 01726 812255


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5. Gilmore’s Newquay

Enjoy Mexican food and minigolf at this unique restaurant in Newquay, that is to say, a really fun spot for a family meal. The breakfast burrito is particularly appetising, and served until 12pm. Kids will love to build their own taco, and the milkshakes are a real treat too – choose from Malteaser, Oreo, Banana or Salted Caramel, yum! One of the best child friendly restaurants in Cornwall.

Address: 11 Tower Rd, Newquay TR7 1LS

Phone: 07375 118263


Source: Gilmore’s Newquay

Visiting Cornwall with children is a great opportunity for a Family Seaside Break. The county features great kids-friendly restaurantsexciting outdoor activitiesindoor attractions for young children and last but not least a great selection of accommodations that will satisfy parents with a large family or with their toddlers.

At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and hotels so that you can prepare your trip to Cornwall without browsing the Internet for endless hours. So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Cornwall  for your next family weekend, just visit our different Cornwall pages to find what this destination has to offer.

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