Eating & Drinking
Take Aways and Cafés - Torpoint
Chinese: There are two take-aways at the bottom of Fore Street. Wongs (01752 813748), which is good and also has a restaurant. Also, The Orient (01752 812999).
Indian: There are two Indian take-aways. The Fahad (01752 816611) in Fore Street, which is good and also has a restaurant. Also, the Dawat (01752 816156) in Trevol Road.
Fish and Chips: One in Fore Street And the other, Top Shop, being on Clarence Road, take the second turning left before reaching Somerfields.
Also, in West Street , Millbrook, is Posh Nosh (01752 823374) a take-away and café/restaurant.
Take Aways and Cafés - Elsewhere
The Gook Beach Cafe, Portwrinkle. Less than a mile from Sheviock Barton, this beach cafe serves great food and it's open all year round.
The Boat Store, Kingsand. Nice relaxing place with arty ambience also overlooking the sea.
Windy Ridge Transport Cafe, at Trerulefoot roundabout on the A38 (the gateway to the peninsula!). Functional, but jolly good nosh and very good for children.
Pubs and Restaurants on the Peninsula
It is difficult to either keep track of or generally recommend particular pubs it's a personal thing! All those below serve food, from pub grub to top of the range.
Unless you're into tattooed matelot types it's probably worth giving Torpoint a wide berth but there's a useful listing on the West Country Pubs website. The Wilcove Inn, just outside Torpoint, is well worth a try, set beside the tidal creek.
Almost all pubs are "children-friendly", although they are usually required to stay away from the bar/serving area. Some pubs are open all day, i.e. until 11.00pm. NB evening food orders at most of the pubs are taken between 7.00pm and 9.00pm.
The following are just some we can suggest:
Finnygook Inn, Crafthole. Certainly the nearest, a half mile up the hill behind Sheviock Barton. Wide-ranging menu, and good quality food.
The Whitsand Bay Hotel at Portwrinkle, is open to non-residents, and as well as lunches and dinners, serves snacks and cream teas throughout the day. The bar is open all day. New management have, successfully, been spending serious money to update it.
The View Restaurant, Tregonhawke, Whitsand Bay. This restaurant is owned and run by Matt and his wife, Rachel. It has built a reputation for imaginative "modern English" cuisine. Best to phone first as Matt's love of surfing can make opening hours a bit unpredictable. The restaurant has a really good ambience and a spectacular cliff top view over the bay.
The Cross Keys, Cawsand. Good service in a bistro atmosphere.
The Halfway House, Kingsand. Traditional country décor and good food in either the bar (convivial and gossipy) or restaurant (slightly more formal).
The Rising Sun, Kingsand. Cosy and welcoming pub. One of our favourites. A proper pub with good Cornish ales, plus an excellent menu. Live music is a regular feature most Thursdays and Saturdays. Open all day but often shut on Mondays. Doesn't have a website but some information here.
The Devonport Inn at Kingsand serves great food. Right on the beach in Kingsand. Excellent for a pint outside overlooking the children. Good range of real ales.
The Galleon Bar in Cawsand Bay Hotel, Cawsand. A bit modern, but has superb views over the bay.
The Inn on The Shore, Downderry. Great location set on top of the cliff/beach with decked seating area around. Wide-ranging menu at reasonable prices. Conservatory area and the terrace are great for the setting sun.
Blue Plate, Downderry. Superb restaurant that's really added to the gastro experience in south east Cornwall. Open Tuesday to Saturday and booking is very much advisable.
The Rod and Line in Tideford is one of our favourites. A genuinely authentic and mildly bohemian local pub. Not for the faint-hearted. Superb steak and crab and scallop dishes. Very good children's playground opposite. Just don't let appearances put you off.
The Copley Arms, Hessenford is on the main road to Looe but a nice setting by the stream. Good play area for children. Just a touch of a theme pub about it, but good beers and food.
The Smugglers Cott on Middle Market St, East Looe. Very cosy restaurant with good menu and all-round good value.
Squid Ink, on Lower Chapel Street in Looe, has won various awards. Superb food, great wine list including Cornish Camel Valley, booking advisable.
On the way to Liskeard on the A38 is the Hayloft Restaurant. Mainly Italian with other European influences. Good food, reasonably priced, and a six-bird roast on Sundays.