Food Glorious Food

Posted on 29 March

From the humble pasty to the sumptuous lobster Cornwall offers so much to the foodie on holiday. Wonderful locally produced cheeses, ciders, wines, meats, charcuterie and seafoods are all readily available to enjoy in your holiday home or to sample at one of the fine eateries of which there are many in Looe and the surrounding towns and villages.


Looe is the second largest fishing port in Cornwall and there is fresh fish for sale close to the local market on a daily basis. The wide selection of local restaurants offer a super selection of  dishes sourced from the day boat trawlers that operate from the harbour. The Old Sail Loft provides a great selection of fish dishes and the Catch of the Day is a great chance to try something new instead of opting for good old Sea Bass.

If you are looking for something a bit less formal then look no further than The Lookout on the Quay. A fantastic café situated on the Quayside with great views to watch the world go by and offering everything you can think of for all dietary needs; a vegan breakfast, Cornish sparkling cream tea with gluten free scones or dairy free ice cream to mention a few. They just get what the contemporary diner needs from a café, to the extent that they include phone charging points at the tables. We wonder if anyone has ever been kicked out of the Lookout for not wanting to leave?

Whilst browsing the shops it is impossible to miss the most amazing aromas of pasties infusing the streets. Sarah’s pasty shop offers you the chance to try a proper Cornish pasty (trust us if you haven’t had one they are worth it) or to have something new, like a delicious Chicken, Chorizo and Black olive pie. Sarah’s pasty shop was recently voted second place in the Ultimate Cornish pasty poll - however we think she was robbed!                           

We could not leave out Daisy’s Café. A happy, little venue which makes you feel so welcome, offering lovely breakfasts and brunches. Oh, and no trip to Daisy’s Café is complete without a trip to the “Naughty fridge” – delicious homemade cakes and treats.  

If Fish and Chips is what you are looking for then you really are spoilt for choice in Looe but we love the Coddy Shack. This offers you the choice to take away or eat in and has a fully licensed restaurant offering so much more than your typical chippy. There is a wide variety of fish on the menu and even if one of your party would prefer something else there is the option here. How many chip shops offer you the chance to enjoy fillet steak washed down with a glass of Rioja?! There’s also a great fun element to the Coddy Shack, offering live music once a month.  

Many of our visitors enjoy the coastal walk from Looe to Polperro. En route at Talland Bay is the Beach Café, a fantastic stop off along the path offering you the chance to rest your weary legs whilst enjoying afternoon tea, an ice cream, or a glass of wine and the panorama is just spectacular.

If you are leaving Looe with your clothes fitting a little more snuggly then we have done our job and looked after you well. There are also some really great Cornish products to take back home to preserve the happy memories of your trip with us. Cornish Orchards Cider, Tarquins Gin, Camel Valley Wines, St Austell Beers and Ales, Saffron Cake, a wide range of Cornish cheeses, Clotted cream, and Cornish coffee are just a few examples. If you haven’t managed to try some of these or the places we have mentioned then it’s time to book another trip and we look forward to welcoming you back again.