Family Friendly Restaurants
Family holidays are the best memory makers. From beach days and sandcastle competitions to road trips with the windows open, singing along to your favourite tunes with the little ones joining in.
Kids seem to have endless energy, but when it’s time to refuel you want to be sure you’re tucking into yummy food and leaving with full bellies. At Ocean Holidays, we’re all local and we’re all parents. This means we know the best spots in the area to take the family for dinner. We believe in value for money and empty plates.
So let us give you the run down of our favourite family friendly eateries to try out during your stay…
Hub – St Ives
The ultimate family restaurant in St Ives. The little ones get their own menu full of activities to entertain them while Mum and Dad flick threw the extensive cocktail menu. Think burgers, hotdogs, fried chicken, huge milkshakes and local beers and you’re on the right track.
Kids meals come with a free drink and ice cream so you don’t need to worry about them asking for more as soon as you leave! If you’re visiting on a Wednesday in the summer then try to grab a table on the balcony where you can watch the lifeboat practice just outside.
The Old Quay House – Hayle
Sat on the Hayle estuary just outside of Lelant, this is a great place for a sunny outside lunch. Dine in the extensive garden area with beautiful views over the water and know that the kids will be entertained in the little enclosed park. Offering a full Carvery on Sundays and classic ‘pub grub’ throughout the rest of the week, you won’t break the bank but you will leave feeling full and happy.
The Atlantic Café Bar – Portreath
Right on the beach and dog friendly, spend a couple of hours walking in the salty sea air and then pop in for lunch to refuel. Great for all ages with an extensive menu of light lunches, fish and chips, sandwiches, cakes and a full kids menu. The roomy and open plan restaurant features different size tables, deep comfy sofas and even a pool table.
Caffe Pasta – St Ives
Stone baked pizzas, fresh pasta dishes and sea views to lose yourself in, it’s no surprise they get booked up in advance. Situated on the harbour front in St Ives, this long established restaurant is a true favourite of locals and visitors. The staff are always accommodating, nothing is too much trouble, from finding space for a pram to entertaining the little ones. Parents and children will be very happy with the generous portion sizes, we recommend trying the duck and hoisin pizza for a tasty and unique experience.
The Rockpool – Gwithian
Surrounded by the sand dunes at Gwithian and with views across to Godrevy lighthouse, this popular and often busy restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all year round. The modern and funky interior is wonderfully juxtaposed against the natural and almost wild surroundings.
Inside you’ll find some very large booths, which are great for larger families, and outside park bench style tables if you fancy an alfresco meal. The menu may seem a little pricier than our other suggestions but the portions are generous, the food fresh and the location wonderful.
Heartlands Cornwall – Pool
Both a day out and somewhere to grab food, Heartlands is a free attraction based on a World Heritage site just outside of Redruth. You’ll find art exhibitions, lovely gardens, a giant adventure play area for the little ones and a good café. Dog friendly and with 19 acres to explore, you’ll surely work up an appetite for lunch at the Red River Café, which is based in the old Carpenters workshop. A menu of simple delights such as sandwiches, paninis, baked potatoes and soup will keep the whole family happy.
To find out more about places to eat during your holiday don’t hesitate to ask the team for some advice, Dan, Ashleigh or Sam will be happy to help.