The summer holidays are in full swing which means busy roads and traffic jams, so why not let the train take the strain and check out some of these foodie destinations along the Maritime Line from Truro to Falmouth instead. For train times and travel tips, visit our Maritime Line pages.
- Arts Café- Based next door to the Royal Cornwall Museum, relax on comfy sofas with a coffee or enjoy the sun outside in the large courtyard whilst enjoying the daily selection of colourful salads, quiches and more all made using the finest local ingredients. www.truroartscompany.co.uk
- Archie Browns- Great for vegetarians and vegans, Archie Browns prides itself on its freshly cooked and extensive food selection promoting a healthy lifestyle. www.archiebrowns.co.uk
- Hub Box- Set in a beautifully converted 19th century Wesleyan chapel the award winning handmade burgers and hot dogs all use the best of Cornish ingredients washed down with a variety of craft beers. www.hubbox.co.uk
- Hooked!- If you like fish and seafood you’re in for a treat at Hooked! Using the finest local ingredients such as Cornish lobster and Falmouth Bay oysters, the menu includes everything from Spanish inspired tapas to British classics such as fish and chips. Restaurants in Truro and Hooked on the Rocks at Swanpool Beach in Falmouth. www.hookedcornwall.com
- Tabb’s- A hidden gem located just outside the city centre but very close to the railway station is Tabb’s. Dedicated to using local produce and making everything served in the restaurant by hand; from the bread accompanying the starters to the chocolates with coffee, this is elegant fine dining with a warm welcome. www.tabbs.co.uk
- Cornish Food Box Company- Housed in an amazing building which has been used as a boxing club and coffin store in the past, the café serves up seasonal salads, sandwiches, soups and stews as well as tempting cakes and pastries. The shop specialises in all things local with over 1000 foodie products available as well as picnic boxes and hampers made to order. www.thecornishfoodboxcompany.co.uk
- The Art of Wine- Indulge in some tapas and a glass of wine hand-picked by the dedicated staff whilst perusing the latest exhibition of local artists in this wine lounge come art gallery in the centre of Truro. www.theartofwine.co.uk
- The Royal Oak, Perranwell- The first stop outside of Truro is Perranwell. A few minutes’ walk from the station is the Royal Oak pub where hearty pub lunches and pints of real ale await. www.theroyaloakperranwellstation.co.uk
- Muddy Beach, Penryn- Take a seat on the deck and look out over the stunning river views at this spacious and relaxed restaurant. Perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch, the team at Muddy Beach has a passion for excellent local food and friendly service.
- Earth and Water, Penryn- Tucked away in the heart of historic Penryn, this deli and café is worth seeking out for its tasty tarts, wholesome salads and sandwiches, using Baker Tom’s bread. www.facebook.com/earthandwatercornwall
- Gylly Beach Café- With a wonderful position right on the beach with views to Pendennis Castle, the team at Gylly Beach pride themselves on their green credentials as well as serving up the best of Cornish ingredients. Food is served all day with an amazing breakfast menu using bread baked on-site, full lunch and evening menu and lots of events throughout the year including live music. www.gyllybeach.com
- Oliver’s- The ethos of Oliver’s is simple, seasonal and honest and with a menu that constantly develops according to the season and the weather. Local produce is sourced from the best in the business so quality delicious food is guaranteed. www.oliversfalmouth.com
- Provedore- Off the beaten track it may be but definitely worth finding as this café come tapas bar has them queued out of the door most nights. Taking inspiration from around the world, the menu includes a wide range of options for breakfast and lunch during the day, then on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, it becomes a tapas bar taking inspiration from Spain, North Africa and Asia. www.provedore.co.uk
- Star and Garter pub- Fish direct from the boat and meat butchered, cured and smoked on site are just some of the ways the Star and Garter is no ordinary pub. An innovative menu elevating pub classics such as ploughman’s and pork pies as well as plenty of local fish and seafood. www.starandgarter.squarespace.com
- The Shack- Sat alongside sister restaurants The Shed and The Rach, this is the one to head for if you’re in the mood for seafood such as Porthilly oysters and St Ives lobster. www.theshackfalmouth.co.uk
- Courtyard Deli- This deli is jam packed with all sorts of produce from local and continental cheese and meat, olives, pickles, tapenades and.. jam! An all-day café menu is prepared in house each day including delicious muffins, scones and cakes. www.courtyarddeli.co.uk
- Picnic Cornwall- This is a deli with a difference as every single item is from Cornwall. A wide range of deli items as well as everything from Cornish gin to muesli can be found on the shelves. The café serves fantastic sandwiches, salads, breakfasts and enormous pasties! Picnics can be pre-ordered for your day out and staff will help you find a lovely spot to enjoy it in. www.picniccornwall.co.uk
Appetite whetted? Plan your trip on the handy Maritime Line Foodie Guide webpage.