Food & Drink

Food & Drink

The sea air, clean seas and mild weather provide the ingredients to local fare – including lobster, tender island-reared beef, freshest vegetables and melt-in-the-mouth ice creams. Pull up a stool at a Scillonian café or shack; find a sea view for a sundowner, enjoy al fresco dining, find some great pub grub, or simply grab a takeaway for a treat. We’ve highlighted just a few of our favourite eateries around the island:-

The Mermaid Inn, St Mary’s: Along with real ale in the traditional bar, there’s quality cuisine on offer in the harbourside restaurant and bistro.

Mermaid Bar St Mary's

Star Castle Hotel, St Mary’s: Offering a choice of two award-winning restaurants featuring fresh locally caught seafood, local produce and vegetables from their kitchen garden.

On the Quay, St Mary’s: With incredible views across St Mary’s harbour, On the Quay is the perfect spot to sit with a glass of something chilled and watch the world go by whilst enjoying a fantastic selection of food.

The Beach, St Mary’s: Scilly’s first and only beachside BBQ restaurant, specialising in local seafood and rare breed meats. There’s a relaxed and informal interior as well as a balcony overlooking Porthmellon Beach.

Ruin Beach Café, Tresco: Perched above the white sands of Raven’s Porth, enjoy lunch on the sun terrace with hypnotic views. The Mediterranean-inspired menu features sharing platters, pizza and indulgent pasta dishes – best sampled with a cocktail.

Ruin Beach Café Tresco

Driftwood Bar, New Inn, Tresco: Feast on classics such as fish & chips, Tresco burger and catch of the day, or stop off for local Troytown Farm ice cream and a pint in the sunny beer garden.

The Island Bakery, St Martin’s: Head here for artisan bread, traditional Cornish pasties, pies, tarts and a selection of cakes, all freshly prepared using the finest local and Cornish ingredients.

Bryher’s Crab Shack: A rustic little eatery serving a simple but beautiful menu of Bryher crab mussels and scallops served in Portuguese cataplanas straight from the boat.

Hell Bay Hotel’s Restaurant, Bryher: Treat yourself to fine dining at its very best at Scilly’s only 3AA Rosette restaurant, featuring the finest ingredients from the islands, Cornwall and the wider west country.

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