Places to eat out in Looe Cornwall

Whether it’s a Cornish pasty, fish and chips or fine dining that takes your fancy, Looe in South East Cornwall has plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants serving a diverse range of local cuisines including the best fresh fish and seafood.

Fore street is a great place to start, whether you're looking for a light lunch or a hearty full breakfast, there are many types of food available in one of Looe's most popular streets.

No matter what type of dining experience you're looking for, you'll find a great selection of restaurants and places to eat out located both in Looe and the surrounding areas.

Here's just a small selection of our favourite restaurants.


Higher Market St, Looe, PL13 1BW. Telephone - 01503 804015

Fifty is a new adventure of food, friendships & fizz! A Family-owned restaurant with feeling.

It’s a friendly restaurant and bar, serving quality food, cocktails and drinks. 

Mark, Zoe and their daughters pride themselves on the experience, eating really good food in a cosy environment where you feel welcome and looked after.

Fifty Restaurant Looe

The Sardine Factory

Quay Road, Looe, Cornwall, UK. Telephone - 01503 770262

Award winning chef Benjamin Palmer will not disappoint in this fantastic, ever popular restaurant located just a few yards from the harbour’s edge. Ben and his team offer a fantastic menu and local fish is your thing then you have come to the right place. This great restaurant and its wonderful views over Looe harbour will have you wanting to return!

The Golden Guinea

Fore Street, Looe, Cornwall. Telephone - 01503 262780

Located in the heart of town the Golden Guinea offers a good selection of food ranging from locally caught fish to lighter bites such as sandwiches and jacket potatoes. This old fisherman’s cottage which dates over back 400 years has preserved most of its original features and has a lovely outside area with bar for alfresco dining on a sunny day or a warm evening.

Talland Bay Hotel

Talland Bay, Porthallow, Looe, Cornwall. Telephone - 01503 272667

At Talland Bay Hotel it’s the meeting of exceptional culinary talent and the highest quality produce our country has to offer. Cornwall is an abundant land of sumptuous ingredients. You’re going to be spoilt.

The best food is an emotional experience. It excites our senses and fills us with delight. One of life’s true pleasures. At Talland Bay we’re committed to a dining experience that moves you. That’s why we only use local Cornish produce.

Our team, led by Glen Meriott, selects seasonal fare—freshly caught, picked, churned, and plucked. Then, with a flourish of imagination, they create inspirational dishes.

Other Popular Pubs & Restaurants in and around Looe

Here's a selection of just a few of the pubs & restaurants nearby:


The Jolly Sailor – oldest pub in Looe, great atmosphere, food and live entertainment

Old Salutation Inn East Looe Town – good pub fare in traditional surroundings

Dunk – great honest local food served daily

The Golden Guinea Garden Bar – wide range of gins and cocktails and good selection of light bites and homemade pizzas

Ye Olde Plough Inn (Duloe) – very good food in a pleasant setting

Smugglers Inn (Seaton) – welcoming pub serving good food. Great Sunday carvery

The Inn on the Shore (Downderry) – lovely position for a drink, good pub grub

The Copley Arms (Hessenford)- riverside pub providing reasonable pub grub


The Sardine Factory - fresh modern coastal cuisine, excellent reputation and family friendly The Smugglers Cottage East Looe town – excellent carvery on Sunday lunchtime

The Sea Kitchen Hannafore – fish restaurant serving local fish, simply and freshly prepared

Yammas – great selection of Greek meze dishes and authentic Greek cuisine

Fifty – a friendly restaurant and bar serving quality food, cocktails and drinks

Papa Nino’s – traditionally loved Italian dishes, superb steak and seafood. Booking essential

The Old Sail Loft East Looe quay – good reputation for top quality food

Portbyhan Hotel on the quay in West Looe – perfect for lunch or an evening meal and highly recommended for a carvery on Sunday

Hannafore Point Hotel West Looe – good Sunday carvery.

Chennia Indian Fusion- fantastic blend of Indian fusion food, excellent reputation. No alcohol license but can take your own and no corkage fee!

Bewshea’s by the Beach Downderry – fantastic tapas bar and restaurant

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  Published on 28 February 2022 By Helena Jaycock