Just beyond Helston on the Penzance road is Carl and Rachel Grove’s excellent little bistro: The Grove. Carl creates great individual dishes based on the day’s catch and other fine local produce. In picturesque Porthleven, pan-Asian Kota is a local favourite and just around the harbour is a newly-opened Rick Stein. At the harbour entrance there’s a proper Cornish pub: The Ship Inn
The Old Coastguard at Mousehole has a lovely sea side garden and serves an excellent lunch. Ask for a table in the conservatory.
St Ives is worth a visit if you can bear the summer crowds. Catch the train from St Erth or Lelant. When you’ve finished exploring, walk back beyond the station to the Porthminster Beach Café.
The road from St Ives to Sennen Cove is beautiful and has a great choice of good places to eat: The Tinners Arms at Zennor is a fine traditional Cornish pub built in 1271; The Gurnards Head offers a fresh seasonal menu, and the newly-opened Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove promises family friendly, informal beach side food.