A big part of travel is exploring new foods, tasting new tastes and eating out. Despite Cornwall being not so far away from London, there are definitely some food treats that they are famous for:
Cornish pasties are sold all over the UK, and stores selling them are on most major rail stations. But as the name suggests, they were first created in Cornwall, and so they must be the best, right?! You can’t go a few steps in St Ives without seeing a pasty shop… They are everywhere! The most traditional pasty is a steak one that we saw sold in three sizes, the biggest one was hUge! I don’t eat meat so I tried two veggie ones- cheese and onion, and ricotta and spinach, and I can definitely confirm that the pasties were good. The fillings just tasted better – so fresh and substantial, and I loved that many of the shops served a range without meat.
Again, cream tea is served all over the UK but is famous in Cornwall for the cream it’s served with, it’s especially think. Cream tea is typically served in the afternoon and consists of scones, cream and strawberry jam, served with tea because if course, it’s England! We found Porthmeor Beach Café overlooking the beach and enjoyed these deliciously light scones that had just been baked. It was also lovely to overlook the beach and enjoy the cream tea from outside.
Fish and seafood.
When by the beach, there is nothing better than enjoying fresh fish. There are lots of fish eateries in St Ives, ranging from typical fish n chips to take away to seafood restaurants. We went to Porthgwidden Beach Cafe and I enjoyed this delicious crab linguine served with mussels, while Carlos enjoyed a plate of fish n chips, while we overlooked the sea.
Which of these would you like to try?
That’s the last of my posts on a wonderful three days in St Ives, did you see the others?