Places to Eat

The Watch House – 01326 270038
Completely refurbished and re-opened under new ownership since June 2012.  A hit with Amelia and Tim and our guests who now rate highly. Booking essential for evening meals in the dining room upstairs but downstairs is open all day and no booking is required.

Hotel Tresanton – 01326 270055
A great hotel on the road up to St Mawes castle.  Weather permitting lunch and supper can be taken on their superb terrace overlooking the bay.  This is one of the great places to enjoy a meal.  Evening meal with wine will cost about £100 per head plus.  Sunday bbq at lunchtime is highly recommended but must be booked, it is done buffet style and costs about £50 per head.

The Driftwood Hotel – 01872 580644
Situated above Portscatho with great views out to sea.  The most sophisticated food on the Roseland (it has a Michellin Star) , evening meals only, must be booked.  Similar prices to the Tresanton.

The Idle Rocks  – 01326 270270
The position is amazing and its food is getting great reviews from our guests.  Similar priced to the Tresanton.

The Standard Inn – book tables online
Simon Stallard’s (our local celebrity chef) latest venture (opened Autumn 2022). Excellent food, very popular with the locals.  It is in Portscatho a 10 minute drive away.

The Rising Sun – 01326 270233
Good pub food in a great position in the middle of the village.  The terrace is the place to sit and see everything going on in the village.  Friday night is fish and chip night, portions are huge and good value.

Victory Inn –  01326 270324
 A locals pub with very good food in easy walking distance in the middle of the village.

The St Mawes Hotel – 01326 270266
It has been bought by the same people that bought the Idle Rocks. Beautifully furnished and excellent mid priced food.  Also great for morning coffee.

Cafe Chandlers – 01326 270998
A deli and coffee shop next door to the Post Office, right next to the quay is St Mawes.  It has outside seating on the quay next to the bakery.

Dabara Cafe
Situated under The Ship and Castle Hotel opposite the quay, it serves excellent coffee and has artisan bread and pastries. No outside seating but otherwise excellent.

The Bakery (on the Quay in St Mawes)
The cheapest cup of coffee in St Mawes.  Chairs and tables well placed on the quay.  The donuts, saffron buns and bread rolls are all excellent.  Some great characters behind the counter.