TOP TEN CORNISH RESTAURANTS…FOR KIDS
You don’t need to leave the children behind to enjoy great food in Cornwall, and it’s not all pasties and chips either. You can get proper food in proper restaurants for your hungry, sand-blasted, surfed-out (and very well behaved) children. Here are our top ten destinations, in no particular order, for the gastronomic family:
Paul Ainsworth’s special Little 6’s menu at Number Six is a delight. There aren’t many Michelin-starred restaurants that make children feel so welcome. Watch their faces as they tuck into the peanut butter parfait and popcorn.
“The best pasta in the world” announced my nine year old, whilst devouring freshly made tagliatelle with mini meatballs. The children’s menu includes the freshest fish and simple puds. The grown-up antipasti plates are great for sharing too.
I smile when I think of the Blue Tomato Café. Good food, a great atmosphere and friendly staff make this an ideal spot to fill up after hours messing about in boats. As well as tasty kids’ food, there’s even a special selection for dogs.
There is no children’s menu here, just smaller portions of the delicious grown-up food. The wonderful half-sized Sunday roasts come with their own mini jug of gravy and there’s free cordial on the counter for kids.
New on the Truro food scene, this little café serves up super healthy, tasty lunches and has a huge chalk board to keep the children occupied. There are some fun things on the kids’ menu, such as crumpet pizzas, and choosing just one of the beautiful cakes might be the hardest decision you make all day.
The Beach Hut is the perfect place to hang out after a long day on the beach and its menu will revive adults and children alike. The home of the Extreme hot chocolate doesn’t disappoint with dessert: fresh doughnuts, chocolate brownie or Extreme ice cream anyone?
What a treat, to be able to let your children experience this beautiful restaurant on the beach in St Ives. The children’s menu is elegantly simple, with the freshest fish you can get. You could almost let them play on the sand while you linger over a long lazy lunch…
Not content with a skittles room and private cinema, Kota Kai offers free children’s meals too*. The extensive Asian-fusion menu and comfy surroundings mean that you can while away the hours in this relaxed venue. (*Free child’s meal with an adult’s main course, 5.30-6.30pm every day.)
The children’s menu at this small family-friend hotel near Portscatho has both small kids’ and big kids’ prices. Hot smoked salmon with angel hair noodles caught our eye, as did the perfect pudding: chocolate pot with strawberries.
Another family favourite with its comfy cushions and benches, grown up and kids’ food is always spot on. Mind you, we’d go here just to get our hands on Stuart Pate’s sunken chocolate cake.
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