Restaurants and cafes in Porthleven

Restaurants and Cafes in Porthleven

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Restaurants and Cafes in Porthleven

A great variety of top restaurants, bars and authentic fishermans pubs offer menus to suit all tastes.

From local celebrity chefs to local produce and seafood through to traditional Cornish pasties, fish & chips and homemade ice-cream, the village has a well deserved reputation for food and drink. Our local Porthleven Food and Music Festival further enhances its reputation.

The Square at Porthleven

Overlooking the working fishing harbour of Porthleven in the South West of Cornwall, The Square is the newest addition to this great ‘foodie’ village. Influenced by the classic French bistro, The Square offers good food, cooked simply using fresh local ingredients with a warm, friendly and relaxed service. Open for coffee, cakes, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.


Amelies is located on the quayside with lovely views of the harbour from the glass fronted doors. Offering a variety of bistro style dishes including sea food specials and excellent wood-fired oven baked pizzas.

The Ship Inn

Located on the outer harbour, The Ship Inn is a quintessential Cornish pub, full of character and charm. Built in the 18th century, the Ship is one of the oldest buildings in Porthleven and has a loyal local following.

Rick Stein Seafood Restaurant

With fantastic harbour views, the Rick Stein Sea Food Restaurant in Porthleven offers sharing boards of local and seasonal produce all inspired by Rick’s travels as well as mains such as Singapore chilli crab, fresh fish and rib eye steak.

Kota Kai and Rick Stein Alfresco dining, Porthleven

Kota Kai

Old favorites such as pasta and risotto dishes, mussels, fishcakes, Asian curries and simple grilled fish are served alongside a selection of ‘mini Kai’, i.e. small plates such as salt & pepper squid, beef carpaccio, oysters, piri piri prawns and potted crab.

Kota Restaurant

Kota, meaning ‘shellfish’ in Maori, (chef Jude Kareama is half Maori, half Chinese Malay) is set in a 300 year old building, right on the harbour front of the historic village of Porthleven. From here, Jude works his culinary magic on the best local produce using his signature Asian twist.

Nauti but Ice

Located right on the harbour edge is the superb Nauti But Ice cafe and ice cream parlour. Serving amazing coffee, cake and Roskilly’s ice cream your need to fight the locals for a seat. The cafe boasts a great menu with a view to match. Nauti is open 9am to 5pm daily, extending to 9pm in the summer months.

Nauti but Ice - Porthleven Holiday cottages

Twisted Currant Tea Room

Tea room serving breakfasts, light lunches, cream teas and cakes with gluten free, dairy free and vegan options. Open 9am to 8pm. Bring your own wine.

SeaDrift Kitchen-Cafe

‘Seadrift’ is a stylish contemporary cafe with a cosy log fire. The atmosphere of this place makes the delicious food even more enjoyable. Chris is the chef and produces the dishes on the menu using the freshest produce sourced from the local area.

Origin Coffee, Porthleven

The Origin Coffee Roasters showcases a range of coffees and brewing methods. Enjoy the view, a cake and artisan coffee at its best!

The Corner Deli

Packed with Cornish artisan wines, chocolate, preserves, breads and cheese to name a few. Also serving up delicious pizza from their woodfired oven and homemade meals.



  • Horse and Jockey | 01326 562 723 – Bakery and take away sandwiches.
  • Roland’s Happy Plaice | 01326 562723 – Fish and chips.
  • Top Chippy | 01326 554046
  • Pizza from Number 12 | 01326 565554 – Fri & Sat 5-8pm and Sunday 12-4pm
  • Pizza from Go Nauti | 01326 558894 – Mon to Wed, 12-3pm and Thurs to Sat 12-8pm.
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