Guide MICHELIN 2020

Pilchards at Port Gaverne

(59 Reviews)
Port Gaverne Port Isaac, Cornwall, South West England, PL29 3SQ
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Opening hours

Wednesday to Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

A prime seaside location overlooking the beach, Pilchards at Port Gaverne is a picturesque setting for daily changing menus offering everything from tapas through to gourmet Sunday brunches. The al fresco terrace is just a few footsteps from the water's edge, and is the ideal spot to relax with a cocktail or a Cornish craft beer.

All kinds of fresh, seasonal recipes feature on the Pilchards at Port Gaverne menu, starting off with charcuterie sharing boards which are perfect to enjoy with a glass of wine from the extensive list. Small plate sharers feature local seafood flavours such as the smoked mackerel dip with toast, there are larger mains like beef cheek ragu with pappardelle, as well as a selection of flatbreads topped with treats including leek, ham and pickled walnut.

A selection of craft beers from around the UK are served at Pilchards at Port Gaverne in Cornwall, including ones from the local area. There are also classic cocktails and glasses of sparking to relax with on the terrace.

Also serving children's menus, Pilchards at Port Gaverne offers diners a beautiful setting to enjoy inventive modern recipes.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Pilchards at Port Gaverne
(based on 59 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (32)
  • breakfast (5)
  • child friendly (15)
  • dinner (46)
  • entertainment (6)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (39)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (22)
  • trendy (20)
  • value (16)
  • views (42)
  • By Steph J from London
    23 October 2019

    The restaurant was really nicely decorated and both the food and service was excellent.

  • By George B from Chippenham
    23 October 2019

    The best meal we had whilst staying in Port Isaac all week.

  • By Carole H from Launceston
    13 October 2019

    Positive visit good food pleasant friendly staff what a shame they are closing soon for the season?

  • By Christine B from Port Gaverne
    18 September 2019

    Great service. Friendly staff. Excellent food.

  • By Caroline H from Guildford
    6 September 2019

    We had a lovely evening at the Pilchard Service was fantastic. Lovely happy smiley staff.I had monk fish which was delicious and my husband had steak which was also great It was very reasonably priced and in a stunning location I would 100%return and recommend Many thanks

  • By Evy B from Oxford
    31 August 2019

    Lovely food .. wonderful flavour .. menu bit limited compared to what was on website and parking a nightmare !

  • By Jenny B from Bristol
    27 August 2019

    Really good!

  • By Judith M from devon
    22 August 2019

    did not feel like good value thr food was very average and small potions. despite having a small evening menu at 7 o clock they had sold out of quite a few things on the menu. The service was slow and it wasn't busy. Music was too loud . The table had not been cleaned properly; olive stone and biscuit wrapper behind salt and pepper pot . Beautiful location but disappointing experience.

  • By Alison J from Wadebridge
    16 August 2019

    Excellent, great service and tasty food. I would have liked more local fish and seafood options, eg Porthilly mussels. The only drawback is the difficulty in finding a parking space close to the restaurant.

  • By Carl C from Chelmsford
    15 August 2019

    A fabulous location for an evening meal on a summers evening. We were fortunate enough to get a table at the front of the restaurant overlooking the harbour. A fairly informal atmosphere, as one might expect of a beach cafe, with friendly and attentive staff. I had an excellent lamb rump, my wife had one of the ‘small plates’, a crispy lamb wrap. We were pleased that the children’s menu included well cooked and tasty dishes- so often these are an afterthought. Overall, a little pricey for this type of restaurant but given the location and good service, we we enjoyed our visit.

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Pilchards at Port Gaverne
Port Gaverne Port Isaac, Cornwall, South West England, PL29 3SQ

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