Lostwithiel Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lostwithiel

December 20, 2017 Joeann Galban

Lostwithiel (/lɒstˈwɪðjəl/ lost-WIDH-yəl; Cornish: Lostwydhyel) is a civil parish and small town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom at the head of the estuary of the River Fowey. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 2,739, increasing to 2,899 at the 2011 census. The Lostwithiel electoral ward had a population of 4,639 at the 2011 census. The name Lostwithiel comes from the Cornish "lostwydhyel" which means "tail of a wooded area".
Things to do in Lostwithiel

1. Royal Oak Inn

Duke Street, Lostwithiel PL22 0AG, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1208 872552
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 289 reviews

Royal Oak Inn

Reviewed By Alistair S - Par, United Kingdom

Went in lunchtime for a pint and a bite to eat. Found the place very dated. The main picture shows a well lit bar area, but I'm afraid to say it was very dim in there even with the lights on. Had ham egg and chips. The ham had a good flavour to it and the eggs were obviously free range, but please when taking the eggs out of the frying pan leave the oil behind and not put it on the plate too. Afraid we were disappointed having previously read the reviews on here.

2. Trewithen Restaurant

3 Fore Street, Lostwithiel PL22 0BP, England Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$110 - HK$243 +44 1208 872373
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 459 reviews

Trewithen Restaurant

Trewithen Restaurant is one of the most renowned restaurants in Cornwall. Its reputation is founded on two key ingredients - great food and first class friendly service. Trewithen is open throughout the year, serving a varied seasonal menu to both a loyal customer base and visitors to the area. Located in Lostwithiel, Trewithen is easily accessible for all parts of Cornwall. The restaurant also has a private dining room that can be hired for functions or meetings and a walled garden for sheltered al fresco dining in the summer months.

Reviewed By S J K - Cornwall

The most delicious lunch imaginable: cauliflower and stilton soup with selection of home-made bread and butters; battered cod/chicken cassoulet; raspberry & almond tart - all beautifully served by a lovely, helpful young lady. Have visited Trewithen over a period of 30 years. Ownership has changed (occasionally), but never the food, which has always been wonderful.

3. The Globe Inn

3 North Street, Lostwithiel PL22 0EG, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +44 1208 872501
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 412 reviews

The Globe Inn

Reviewed By Fiona W - Minehead

WE had been here before just for a drink and were looking forward to having a meal this time. The restaurant is lovely and has a great atmosphere but we were disappointed with the food. My starter of red pepper and fennel soup had very little taste of red pepper. It was predominantly fennel and very creamy. I had fish pie which had large lumps of not properly cooked potato. The fish was nearly all the same white fish with two miniscule bits of salmon in a grey sauce. My husband said his starter of scallops was very good but the venison 'pie' which he had for a main was just OK. Maybe this was an off day as most of the reviews are very good.

4. Earl of Chatham

39 Grenville Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EP, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +44 1208 872269
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 155 reviews

Earl of Chatham

Reviewed By Fenella H

We eat here quite often & the food is always excellent. We went there with a friend & as usual I had the fish and chips which were fantastic. My husband & friend both had the mixed grill, what a feast!! They both thoroughly enjoyed it & said it was the best they'd had for a long time. Itwas on the specials board so I recommend asking when booking. Staff were friendly and helpful as always.

5. Calogero's

35 Fore Street, Lostwithiel PL22 0BN, England Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar Italian, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$549 +44 1208 873070
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 316 reviews

Calogero's

A busy bistro set in the heart of the idyllic town of Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Calogero's was formally known as Terra Nova. We felt that the surname of the Sicilian head chef, who took over the business in 2011, was better suited to the type of food we now serve. Calogero's is pronounced with a soft 'g'. Our menu ranges from authentic home cooked Italian meals to traditional English dishes, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. We have a large selection of vegetarian dishes and a separate minimal gluten menu (no gluten containing ingredients). Freshly ground Italian sourced coffee and treats are served throughout the day.

Reviewed By Tony S - Penzance

We met up recently for a family lunch at Calogero’s recently. The service was fast and friendly. The range of dishes available was good and the prices reasonable especially the 2 for £16 specials. Try the sage and pork meatballs on linguini- excellent. Decent wine and beer. Good atmosphere. We’ll be back.

6. Sam's On The Beach

The Old Chapel 14 Lifeboat STATION | Polkerris, Par, St Austell PL24 2TL, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Pizza, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1726 812255
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sam's On The Beach

25 years of Sams in Fowey has now enabled us to bring all our experience, fun, ambience, staff and fantastic locally sourced produce to create something truly unique in the old Fowey Lifeboat House here on the waters edge overlooking the bay.3 Ingredients that a successful restaurant needs are "Good Staff, Good Food, Good Ambience" and Sams on the Beach has all 3 in abundance!Enjoy!And the views not that bad too!Sam Sixton

Reviewed By daveandchell - Netherton

Stopped late afternoon for an early dinner. Being mid March it was very quiet unlike our previous visit
Soft shell crab starter was gorgeous, prawns in garlic were also nice but larger prawns would be better than the small ones they use. We both had pizzas for our main and they were excellent with extremely generous toppings on both. A side of very nice fries topped off our meal
Location on the beach is fantastic and we would definitely return if in the area again

7. The Dwelling House

6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 377 reviews

The Dwelling House

The best Tearooms in Fowey. Ask Nigella Lawson she goes there.

Reviewed By Smac316

After Reading the reviews we decided to try the Dwelling House, for lunch. There was a queue to be seated but we didn’t wait long. Had a selection of toasted sandwiches and shared 2 cream tea between 4 of us. Food was extremely good, couldn’t fault it. No rush, and pleasant service. One thing to be aware of is they only take cash as a payment. Would recommend a visit.

8. Woods Cafe

Callywith Cottage | Cardinham Woods, Bodmin PL30 4AL, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch +44 1208 78111
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 338 reviews

Woods Cafe

Woods Cafe is a beautiful cottage cafe in the middle of Cardinham Woods. Open all year round, we serve warming home-made stews and soups in the winter and doorstop sandwiches with an ever changing specials menu throughout the summer. The cream teas are fantastic and the cakes are always fresh. We try to use local produce and suppliers where possible.

Reviewed By choward1985

After exploring Cardinham Woods, our family stopped off at the woods cafe for lunch, and were completely satisfied! The food is all freshly prepared, and the menu is varied. I enjoyed the freshly prepared soup, with a big chunk of bread. My wife ordered off the specials board...a bacon and sweet corn chowder which was delicious. My parents absolutely loved the savoury cream tea. This is genuinely one of the best lunches I’ve had in a country park or similar, and it was very reasonably priced.

9. Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe

Cott Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0HW, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$63 - HK$188 +44 1208 872668
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 475 reviews

Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe

Reviewed By ChrisPBaconandegg - Polperro, United Kingdom

The service was great My wife had already decided on fish pie before she arrived based on prior visits I had a venison burger which was great Easy to and free to park unlike many Cornwall venues We will be back againThank you for taking the trouble to post your review and for your kind words. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that your wife is particularly keen on the fish pie! We hope to welcome you back here soon.

10. Asquiths

19 North Street, Lostwithiel PL22 0EF, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$157 - HK$361 +44 1208 871714
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 197 reviews

Asquiths

Reviewed By musicmaam2000 - Hove Sussex

We are visiting Lostwithiel for a few days and had a wonderful meal at Asquiths. Delicious roast cod main with tasty additions, including smoked Potato purée; and a very tasty vegetarian main with a crispy egg and potato rosti. We shared a lovely starter and dessert too. Couldn’t fault the restaurant in any way. Highly recommended.

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