- Restaurants, cafe’s and pubs in Porthleven -

Porthleven is well known as the foodie capital of South West Cornwall. Our harbour is surrounded by fabulous restaurants offering locally sourced food to suit all palates.

Eating Out in Porthleven

Over the years Porthleven has become a foodie destination, we have eateries to tempt all tastes and budgets.  If you have a special occasion and wish to visit any of the restaurants in the village, we recommend you book early as they can get busy, even out of season.

Kota Restaurant £££

Porthleven at its finest! Created by Jude Kereama, who recently appeared on the Great British Menu. You can expect exquisite food in a lovely atmosphere in a contemporary setting. Kota Restaurant has had the Award for Creativity and Innovation by the Trencherman’s Guide 2016, recognised by the Good Food Guide, the Michelin Guide (with two Bib Gourmand Awards), Harden’s Restaurant Guide, Square Meal, and the AA (with two Rosettes).


Kota Kai ££

Taking up the whole of the first floor of Celtic House, situated looking directly onto the harbour, this restaurant offers modern Asian cuisine and delicious cocktails. The lounge is perfect for a coffee with a view and the kids’ rooms are well equipped for entertaining. The food is delicious, uncomplicated and the service is excellent.


Radish Café £

Located in the Shipyard Market, Radish serves delicious vegetarian/vegan food until 5pm most days. The long benches in the market are perfect for enjoying your meal and soaking up the atmosphere.

Ced’s Bagels £

Authentic fresh bagels to take away in the Shipyard next door to the market.

Michael Caines – The Harbourside Refuge £££

Informal foods and cuisine throughout the day and evening. Pop in for coffee and a patisserie, breakfast, lunch & dinner or for a drink in the bar area.


The Square ££

The Square is a great place to while away the afternoon on the terrace in the sunshine or to enjoy an evening with views of the twinkling harbour lights. The brasserie menu changes daily with an emphasis on local sourcing The Square has recently been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for food quality.  From their Deli counter they serve delicious homemade ice-creams to take away as well as other local delicacies.


The Atlantic Inn £

Popular Free House on Peverell Terrace, a great spot to sit and enjoy a good sunset.

Seadrift Cafe ££

If you love fish, you will love Seadrift. Expect dishes using the freshest produce sourced locally. The team have created a cosy, welcoming restaurant perfect for lunch or an evening meal.


Ship Inn, Porthleven £

A beautiful 17th Century pub overlooking the Porthleven harbour. The perfect place to watch calm seas and sunshine over the harbour in summer and enjoy storm watching in the winter. Delicious traditional pub food and great beer!


Nauti-but-Ice £

Coffee, cake, ice-cream and delicious lunches with a view over the harbour. The perfect place to relax after a cliff path walk or returning from the beach. The terrace is busy in summer and mind winter days too.


Amelie ££

The glass-fronted main dining room and enclosed terrace offer views of the harbour. Their menu offers fresh fish, Sunday roasts and Summer Session music nights provide the perfect backdrop to the delicious food.


Blowers Place – Wood Fired Kitchen £

An exciting new kitchen residency by Blower’s Place in collaboration with Origin Coffee. Open from May to October for indoor or outdoor dining at The Roastery, Porthleven.


Radish Cafe

Serving up vegetarian curries, burgers and fries.


Big Eats £

Street food container serving pulled pork, dirty fries, haloumi, and other modern street food.


Dan Dan The Lobster Man ££

Container situated on the Quay next to the Ship Inn selling fresh Lobster, Crab and Shellfish.


The Mussel Shoal ££

Simple Alfresco Dining on the edge of the harbour, perfect for whiling away a summers evening with a bowl of mussels and a beer.


Harbourside Café £

Great for a full English breakfast or a light lunch while watching the boats come and go in the harbour.

Philps Bakery: 01326 562 324     philpspasties.co.uk

Pizza Gogo: 01326 573 747        pizzagogo.co.uk

Ann’s Pasties: 01326 450 192    annspasties.co.uk

Porthleven Fish & Chips: 01326 554 257

The Harbour View Cafe: 07498 613 280

Origin Coffee House – located on Harbour Head.



Vertical Blue: Water sports 01326 563 387

Quayside Fish: Fishmongers 01326 562 008

Allen’s Motors: Garage 01326 565 551

Porthleven Barbour Shop: 07972 158 064

Harlequin Hair: 01326 563 666

You Beauty: Hair & beauty 01326 563 909

Pengelley’s: Supermarket 01326 561 196 


Porthleven Stained Glass Studios

Quayside Fish 

Salt Cellar Workshops

Southgates Cornish Crab 01326 558848


Tony’s Harbourside Shop

The Vault, Clothing 01326 – 569735


  • 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.