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Sample delicious seafood and soak up stunning views in these Polzeath restaurants.

The village of Polzeath has a great range of restaurants and eateries for its small size.

Most of these restaurants in Polzeath are inspired by the regional pastime of surfing and the relaxed way of life that comes with coastal living.

Polzeath Beach is known for being a fantastic surfing destination, with large surf rips being a common occurrence. You can even check up on the surf from our Polzeath webcam.

All that surfing or walking along the beach can use up a lot of energy though…so where should you go to refuel?

We’ve done the hard work for you and picked out the best places to eat in Polzeath. From cafés literally on the beach, to dramatic cliff top establishments.

Read on to find out the best Polzeath restaurants and cafés…

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The Cracking Crab

The Cracking Crab is one of the best places to eat in Polzeath with a view as it is perched on a cliff top above Polzeath Beach.

The large garden is great for kids and dogs to enjoy too, and perfect for alfresco dining in summer.

This Polzeath restaurant serves up British seaside classics, with crab as their signature dish!

Dog-friendly? Yes.


This classic surf café enjoys a relaxed atmosphere and serves up simple and healthy food on the menu.

Tubestation has its own award-winning coffee blend, ‘Tube Time’, and sells homemade cakes and cream teas too.

There are vegan and gluten free options at this Polzeath café.

There’s a skateboard mini ramp inside Tubestation, a very unique feature, and hammocks to lounge on in the large garden.

Dog-friendly? Yes.

TJ’s Surf Shop and Café

TJ’s Surf Shop and Café sits on the edge of the beach and offers fantastic views of the coast from the balcony seating.

It’s one of several great Polzeath beach restaurants that you can come into straight from the waves. Refuel on paninis, pizza, chilli bowls or pizza.

You can even order a dog sausage for your dog!

Dog-friendly? Yes.

The Point Restaurant and Bear Bar

View from the bar a restaurant by the sea.

This Polzeath restaurant has a reputation for being one of the best places to enjoy fish and chips in Britain!

The Point enjoys floor-to-ceiling window views out to Pentire Point, and offers a great sunset view with your evening meal.

Food is made with locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce.

For a more relaxed vibe, head to Bear Bar, another area of the restaurant. Find comfy armchairs and sofas here, as well as big screens and sports channels streaming 7 days a week.

Dog-friendly? Yes in the daytime but not in the evening.

The Oystercatcher

bowl of seafood.

The Oystercatcher is a firm favourite and definitely one of the best restaurants in Polzeath.

It’s recently been refurbished and offers a laid-back setting for tasty food and drink. The restaurant is located up the hill from the beach, so the views are some of the best around.

Dog-friendly? Yes in the bar and outside spaces.

Beach Box

This café on the beach is perfect for grabbing some tasty treats mid-walk or after a long surf session.

They do amazing brownies and other sweet snacks like shortbread and flapjacks. Grab a coffee, a rainbow latte or a smoothie, with vegan options available too.

The Waterfront

When all the other cafes and restaurants in Polzeath have closed during the off-season for breakfast, you can always count on The Waterfront!

Open all year round, The Waterfront is always a great choice. The views from the balcony are divine and you should keep an eye out for fun events here too.

The Waterfront even made it onto Our Top 5 Best Places to Eat in North Cornwall. Check it out if you’re planning to explore the region!

Dog-friendly? Yes.


At Surfside, you can quite literally enjoy a meal on the beach. Serving up colourful and very instagrammable food, Surfside is a great choice for a post-surf refuel.

If you want something stronger than a coffee, then head round to the back of the restaurant to find the Secret Rum Bar for some fabulous cocktails.

Dog-friendly? No.

Stay in Polzeath

View of Polzeath Beach.

At John Bray Cornish Holidays, we manage a lovely selection of properties in Polzeath and around North Cornwall.

Browse our range of Polzeath cottages today and look forward to sampling delicious food from all of these Polzeath restaurants.

If you’re interested in finding some more places to eat in Polzeath or around North Cornwall, check out our Top 5 Coffee Spots in North Cornwall.

Foodies will also love our guide on the best restaurants in Port Isaac or our Wadebridge restaurant guide.

Book yourself a getaway to Polzeath with John Bray Cornish Holidays today; book online or speak to one of our experts on the phone!