Eat and Shop
Six places to eat
- The obvious first choice is the Halzephron Inn. The pub, in Gunwalloe, is only a short walk away, and it is open every day of the year. It has a great lunch menu, serving food until 2:30PM. Its dinner menu begins at 6PM. In the summer months, you can get cream teas in the afternoons. Year-round, you can also get a great cooked breakfast, but you need to request this the night before. Best to book for lunch and evening meals. Views over Mounts Bay are spectacular, especially as the sun sets.
- Porthleven has a lot of eating options, to suit your budget. These include Kota (Michelin Star Restaurant) and Rick Stein, Kotakai and Nauti But Ice, the Harbour Inn and the Ship Inn.
- Poldhu Cafe is a forty five minute walk from Gunwalloe, via Church Cove. The café is on the beach, in Poldhu Cove; it has a great breakfast and lunch menu. You can buy a beer. Great option for an out and back walk, or if you are planning to walk towards Lizard Point.
- Polpear Café, on Lizard Point, offers spectacular views from the most southerly point in England. It also has a great breakfast and lunch menu. You can buy a beer.
- Fat Apples Café is another great place to have lunch. Set in an apple orchard, a short walk from St. Keverne, it is a great place to visit, as you walk from St. Keverne around and via Porthkerris and Porthoustock. Rugged and beautiful.
- The Black Swan in Gweek is a ten minute car ride away. Gweek is a beautiful village at the head of the Helford river, and the pub offers very good, traditional pub food and atmosphere. Need to book for evening meals.
Buying In FoodHelston is a five minute drive from Gunwalloe. Helston has three supermarkets, which should stock all your needs, Sainsburys, Tesco and Lidl.
The first Saturday of each month, there's a terrific Farmers Market in Helston, to purchase local produce. You can also get some decent take-out food from Helston, including: Anglo Asia and Hoi Yan. There's also a Domino's Pizza, which delivers to Gunwalloe. If you are driving into Helston to pick up a take-out, stop by the Blue Anchor for a pint of Spingo. It's a Cornish tradition.