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Eating Out In Looe

Exclusively written for us by Chef Nick Barclay

Looe is fortunate to have a such a diverse selection of cafes, bistro's and fine restaurants, not to mention pubs covering all tastes and budgets. Quality food and a commitment to sourcing local produce make another great reason for visiting Looe.

Our restaurant guide (exclusively written for us by Chef Nick Barclay) highlights the best Looe has to offer, all within walking distance of The Old Bridge House. Please note that our recommendations come from personal experience and we welcome feedback from you, our guests. Maybe we missed someone out? or maybe we need to take someone off the list? Let us know, we are always interested in your thoughts. Whatever you do, have fun, relax and enjoy Looe, you’ll be glad you did!

Most of these restaurants are relatively small so be advised to book ahead and reserve a table, especially at busy times. In the off season it always pays to call ahead and make sure they are open.

We are happy to make dinner reservations at any of the local restaurants.

Papa Nino Ristorante Italiano

Papa Nino Ristorante Italiano

Situated in Higher Market Street, East Looe in the old part of the town Papa Nino is a classic family owned restaurant specialising in authentic Italian cuisine, fresh fish and local seafood. They maintain a high standard of quality and service and yet still offer good value for money attracting both local and visitors alike. […]

Lascares

Lascares

Relatively new, opened in 2006, this wine and tapas bar gets its name from an old Cornish Pirate who sailed the seas two hundred years ago! Owner, Billy Martin discovered an old book in his attic, which told tales of this notorious pirate. (maybe it was him in another life!) A lot of time and […]

Moonlight Indian Restaurant

Moonlight Indian Restaurant

No town would be complete without an Indian and/or Chinese restaurant, however The Moonlight in my opinion, one of the best I have come across. It offers consistently good food and they have even refurbished the place in the last year or so! Located right on the main street and virtually always open, it would […]

Smugglers Cott

Smugglers Cott

Very popular with locals this “oldy worldy” style restaurant decked out like a great British galleon is like no other in Looe. Peter and Lucia Ratcliffle have been established for many a year and certainly pride themselves in doing their own thing! Offering a traditional English menu with local seafood dishes for good measure. Carvery […]

Sarah’s Pasty Shop

Sarah’s Pasty Shop

Homemade with tender loving care and using only the finest local produce sourced from local farmers and suppliers. Our pasties are made fresh each day by a small team dedicated to the traditions of pasty making. Orders are taken for those wishing to take them home or for special occasions. We also cater for small […]

Pengelly’s

Pengelly’s

Pengelly’s was established on East Looe Quay by J.F. Moore, whose Grandfather and Great Granfather sold fish from a horse & cart travelling around surrounding areas. Jacks daughter Ruth and son-in-law Richard Pengelly took over in the 1970’s. The Pengelly family is descended from a long line of fishermen and boat owners and tradition is […]

Tywardreath Butchers

Tywardreath Butchers

Tywardreath Butchers is a small village shop with a big national reputation benefitting from decades of service to their local community. For six generations Charles Harris and his team have been feeding the local Cornish population on the very best and most succulent meats available – Charles achieving national acclaim when he won The Gaurdian […]

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