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We have either enjoyed these ourselves or had reports from other guests...

Fish and Chips

Both the Coddy Shack (on the road into Looe with plenty of parking) and Catch (in the centre of Looe) are great.  We suggest if you are bringing it back go to the Coddy Shack, or go to Catch and eat it on the harbour or beach.  Both get very busy between 6pm and 7.30pm in the holiday season.  Recently the queues at the Coddy Shack have been very long.


The best in Looe are from Sarah's Pasty Shop in Buller Street.  The queues can look long but they move quite quickly.  Several national chains have moved in on the Cornish pasty - both Cornish Bakehouse and Cornish Bakery are in Looe - whilst they sell perfectly good pasties they are not based in the county - so it is nice to support a local Cornish firm if you can.  Another option away from the coast is Paul Bray in Tideford (you can usually park in the little lane next to the shop).  

The Copley

Your local pub down in Hessenford.  (25 mins walk).  You can be sure of a warm welcome from Amanda and Shane, the new owners who took over in October 2021.  They have a new chef and the new menu is great.

The Hayloft (just the other side of the A38 – but don’t try to walk).  We have had glowing reports from guests this year and we recently went ourselves - fantastic.  Beautifully cooked food and lovely staff.

The Old Sail Loft – Looe.  Mostly seafood but other options as well (though only one veggie option on our visit).  Excellent recent reports from guests - but books up in advance. 

Heskyn Mill – on the A38 towards Plymouth (10 mins).  If you haven’t had enough of dining amongst mill workings here is another one!  Nicely cooked food and friendly staff.

Ocean and Earth Thai – Looe.  Very nice Thai place in Looe with veggie options.  Believe them when they say that their medium dishes are the equivalent of most Thai restaurants’ hot dishes.  Don't be put off - they will help you if you prefer milder spices.

Seaton Beach Cafe   Don't be put off by the rather scruffy appearance from the road - the outdoor seating areas on the sea side have wonderful views.  Good toasties, wraps, burgers, etc.

The Orangery at Mount Edgecumbe.   We had an excellent brunch here - lovely food and very good value with dishes around £6-£8.  Plenty of veggie options.  We were lucky and got a table without booking - but it does get busy.  There are also lovely easy walks - see here.

Himalayan Spice – Indian restaurant and take-away in Liskeard.  Doesn’t look much from the outside but it is excellent and has won several awards.  Parking is a challenge – in the evening you can sometimes get in by the church, or park in the town car parks and walk back.

Chinese take-away

We like Hot Wok in Liskeard - 01579 349422.  Menu has a retro feel - remember sweet and sour pork in the 70s with that fluorescent sauce?!

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