The best seafood in Devon & Cornwall

Tuesday 07 November 2017

From sprawling vineyards to sandy beaches, there’s no shortage of things to do and see in Devon and Cornwall. And while we might be hard-pressed to pick a favorite activity, when it comes to cuisine, the choice is simple: seafood. Whether you’re craving a plate of beer-battered fish fillet, or a bowl of garlicy mussels, here’s where you can score the best bounty of the sea.

River Exe Café

Helmed as Devon's only floating "gastro shed," this waterfront café in Devon offers an impressive selection of locally-sourced seafood and beef. Can’t decide what to try first? For a taste of everything, we recommend the Roasted Fisherman’s Platter – a two-person plate of crab, scallops, mussels, and more.  

Gylly Beach Café

Located on Falmouth’s famous Gyllyngvase Beach, overlooking Pendennis Castle and the Helford River, this family-run eatery serves locally-sourced food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Highlights include Roseland pheasant, smoked salmon, and market fresh beer battered fish.

The Oyster Shack

You never know what you’ll get at this seafood restaurant in Devon – and we mean that in the best way possible. Serving local and sustainably-caught seafood, the menu changes daily depending on what’s been harvested and what’s in season. Though you can’t go wrong no matter what you order, be sure to try the oysters – some of the purest around thanks to an extended two-week purification process.

Crab Shack on the Beach

It’s all about the seafood at this waterfront eatery in South Devon. Serving fish and crab from boats that land just a few yards away, you’ll be pressed to find fresher seafood (unless you catch it yourself).  During the warmer months, sit on the terrace with a pint and plate of prawns—or the famous “little crabbie burger”—and watch the boats sail by.  

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