Pilchards Cafe at Port Gaverne

Cornish produce. World flavours. Daily menu.



Pilchards at Port Gaverne is our  beach cafe 30 seconds from the hotel. At high tide, the sea’s only a few yards away from the tables on the front decking. The perfect spot to while away an afternoon. Or come inside for shelter from the sun. All are welcome at Pilchards – from sandy kids and thirsty ramblers to people in search of new tastes 2021 Michelin Plate.

The menu changes daily. Snack at tapas, share a plate or have one all to yourself. Watch out for our  special events on the blackboard. Drinks range from Cornish craft beers, cocktails and proper wines to teas, coffees and hot chocolate.

Book your table online

Book your table direct

Please Make any booking via the booking link above for any other enquiry’s  to the Port Gaverne Hotel Eat@portgavernehotel.co.uk

Drop By

We’re on the beach at Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, Cornwall PL29 3SQ

Opening Times



Open Bar and Food – 7 days a week

Food Served 12-9 Pm

Drinks Served from 11 am – 10.30 pm

Our Very own Tuk Tuk running daytime  everyday July and August  from Port Gaverne To our nearby the Stargazy Inn just up the top of the hill in Port Issac

changes to opening days and hrs due to demand possible from mid September

A Doc Martin filming year so book now to Catch the Doc Martin Filmining In Port Issac/ Port Gaverne

Sample and Drinks Menus


Rosemary Focaccia V
Balsamic, Arbequina Olive Oil

Manzanilla Olives GF
Anchovies, Pickled Chilli

House Roasted Nuts V, GF, N
Truffle, Pecorino

Porthilly Oysters GF
Shallot Mignonette
3.5 each


Wild Scarlett Prawns GF, DF
Hedgerow Garlic Gremolata 10

Grilled Galician Octopus GF,DF
Pepperonata, Caper Dressing 10

Beetroot Cured Trout GF,DF
Avocado, Chilli, Orange 8.5

Smoked Mackerel Dip
Cucumber, Dill, Flatbread 8.5

Burrata Cheese V,GF
Courgette, Olive Caramel, Basil 8.5

Honey Roast Spanish Chorizo DF
Spiced Hummus 8.5

Wild Mushrooms on Toast V
Confit Egg Yolk, Tarragon 7.5


Whole Cornish Dover Sole
Samphire Butter 32

Monkfish on the Bone GF
Orange, Rosemary, Garlic 28

900g Cote De Boeuf GF,DF
Horseradish Chimichuri 65

Grilled Lamb Chops (3) GF
Smoked Anchovy, Paprika 20


Sweet Potato Fries V, DF
Garlic Aioli

Baby Leaves Salad V
Orange and Sherry Dressing

Tenderstem Broccoli V, DF
Soy & Sesame

Crushed Charlotte Potatoes V
Seaweed Butter


Dark Chocolate Mousse V
Honeycomb, Lime, Peanut 7

“Burnt” Basque Cheesecake V
Strawberries, Elderflower Cream 7

St Clements Posset V,N
Raspberries, Sugared Pistachio 7

St Endellion Brie V
Grape Chutney, Sourdough 8

Bottled Beer & Cider

Tribute 500ml 4.40
Proper Job 500ml 4.70
Korev 500ml 5.30
Jubel 330ml 4.90
Heineken 330ml 4.50
Becks Blue (alcohol free) 330ml 3.90
Cornish Orchards Gold Cider 500ml 5.50
Cornish Orchards Blush Cider 500ml 5.50
Rattler Cider 500ml 5.30
Rattler Pineapple Cider 500ml 5.30


Indian Tonic
Slimline Tonic
Mediterranean Tonic
Elderflower Tonic
Ginger Ale

200ml at 2.60

Soft Drinks

Coke 1.70
Diet Coke 1.70
Lemonade 1.70
Appletizer 3.40
Luscombe Ginger Beer 3.40
Luscombe Lemonade 3.40
Elderflower Presse 3.40

Frobisher Juices


250ml all 3.50


Apple & Raspberry
Orange & Passionfruit
Apple & Mango

275ml all 3.00

Bottled Water

250ml Still or Sparkling Coastal Spring 2.30
750ml Still or Sparkling Coastal Spring 3.50

Coffee & Tea

Espresso 3.00
Double Espresso 3.20
Americano Black 3.00
Americano White 3.25
Cappuccino 3.25
Latté 3.50
Hot Chocolate 3.25
Liquer Coffee 7.25
Tea 3.00


Ca’ Bolani Prosecco 200ml 8.90
Ca’ Bolani Prosecco 750ml 28.90
Polgoon 60.00

White Wines

Bottles From £21.50

Longue Roche Sauvignon Blanc
Intorno Pinot Grigio
Stringy Bark Chardonnay
M Picpoul de Pinet
Gravel & Loam Sauvignon Blanc
La Baume Viognier
Muscedet Serve & Maine


Bottles From £22.60

Gold Coast Pinotage
Falling Petal Zinfandel

Red Wines

Bottles From £24.70

Urmeneta Merlot
Cormoran Rioja
Zonin Valpolicella Ripasso


All at 10

Pina Colada – Pineapple Juice, Cream, Koko Kanu
Mojito – Havana 3YO, Fresh Lime, Mint, Sparkling Water
Gaverne Riptide – Orange Juice, Tequila, Cointreau, Blue Caracao
Cornish Caribbean –  Koko Kanu, Lime juice, Elderflower Tonic, Grenadine, Fresh Orange
Passion Caipiroska – Passoa, Vodka, Fresh Limes
Pink Collins – Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin, Grapefruit Juice, Sugar Syrup, Sparkling Water
Rum Swizzle – Dark Rum, Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup
Sex On The Beach – Peach Schnapps, Koko Kanu, Pineapple & Cranberry Juice
English Summer – Gin, Apple Juice, Elderflower Cordial, Mint
Espresso Martini – Vodka, Kahlua, Espresso
Passion Martini – Vodka, Passoa, Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup, Fresh Passion Fruit 


Jamesons 3.30
Famous Grouse 3.30
Jack Daniel’s 3.50
Jim Beam 3.60
Talisker 6.50
Glenmorangie 6.50

All 25ml.


Courvoisier 4.20
Hennessy V.S.O.P 4.90

All 25ml.


Kahlua 25ml 4.00
Disaronno 25ml 4.50
Baileys 50ml 4.00
Cointreau 25ml 4.00
Southern Comfort 25ml 3.70
Pimms 50ml 4.00

Cornish Tarquins Gin

Dry 4.60
Rhubarb & Raspberry 4.60
Strawberry & Lime 4.60
Elderflower & Grapefruit 4.60

All 25ml.

Gin – Others

Hendricks 4.50
Gordons 3.60

All 25ml.


Smirnoff Red 3.30
Absolut 4.00

All 25ml.


Captain Morgan Dark/Spiced 3.30
Sailor Jerry’s Spiced 3.80
Havana Club 3YO 3.50
Koko Kanu 4.20
Dead Man’s Fingers 4.00

All 25ml.


Jose Cuervo Gold 3.80

All 25ml.


Campari 3.20
Martini Rosso 3.20

All 50ml.

All at 7.5

Crispy Chicken Breast
Corn, Leaves & Sweet Potato Wedges

Breaded Cod Goujons
Peas, Leaves & Sweet Potato Wedges

Penne Pasta
Cherry Tomato Sauce and Cheese

Please advise a staff member if you suffer from any food allergies or have any dietary requirements – Some of our dishes may contain nuts

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