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Pilchards Cafe at Port Gaverne


Open for Summer 2022 with new head chef Tom Mackins.

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.

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Please Make any booking via the booking link above for any other enquiry’s  to the Port Gaverne Hotel

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

Food and Drinks Menus


Roasted Shallot Focaccia
Goats Cheese | Rocket Pesto £6

Nocellara Olives
Celery | Basil | Garlic £5

Smoked Cod Roe
Cucumber | Yoghurt | Flatbread £6


Grilled Octopus
Carrot Mafe Sauce | Peanut Dukkah £12

Hand Dived Scallop
Sea Urchin Jus | Grilled Peach £12

Beef Short Rib
Beer | Black Garlic | Rutabaga Miso £10

Cornish Crab
Fennel | Buckthorn | Lavender £13

Monkfish Ceviche
Apple | Sour Dill | Granite £10

Cuttlefish Ragu
Pappardelle | Sea Truffle Butter £10

Padron Peppers
Rocket Pesto | Pistachio | Goats Cheese £8


Grilled Skate Wing
Apricot Chutney | Granola | Indian Spices £20

Whole Grilled Newlyn Market Fish
Ask about today’s dish..

Aged Lamb Rump
Cucumber Kimchi | Whipped Feta £22

Wild Mushroom on Toast
Morrells | Black Bean | Wild Garlic £16

36oz Aged Tomahawk (For 2)
Properly Garnished | Bearnaise Sauce £85


Skin on Fries
Salt | Pepper | Truffle | Parmesan

Grilled Tender-stem Broccoli
Chilli | Garlic | Sesame

New Season Potatoes
Brown Butter | Crab | Chive

Spring Green Salad
Apple | Lime | Coriander


Salted Chocolate
Hazelnut | Sheep’s Milk | Basil £8.50

Honey Roasted Peach
Raspberry | Almond | Thyme £8.50

Pilchards Knickerbocker Glory
Vanilla Ice Cream | Sugar Pistachios | Fruits
Passionfruit Coulis £8.50

Pilchards Sundae
Vanilla Ice Cream | Brownie | Chocolate Sauce £8.50

Espresso Coffee | Vanilla Ice Cream
Disaronno Liqueur £12

Bottled Beer & Cider

Tribute 500ml 5.00
Proper Job 500ml 5.20
Korev 500ml 6.00
Budweiser Budwar 500ml 6.70
Jubel 330ml 5.20
Peroni 330ml 4.80
Heineken 330ml 4.80
Becks Blue 0% 330ml 4.50
Cornish Orchards Gold Cider 500ml 6.00
Cornish Orchards Blush Cider 500ml 6.00
Rattler Cider 500ml 6.00
Rattler Pineapple Cider 500ml 6.00


Indian Tonic
Slimline Tonic
Mediterranean Tonic
Elderflower Tonic
Ginger Ale

200ml at 3.60

Soft Drinks

Coke 2.00
Diet Coke 2.00
Lemonade 2.00
Appletizer 3.40
Luscombe Ginger Beer 3.60
Cornish Orchards Lemonade 3.00
Elderflower Presse 3.60

Frobisher Juices


250ml all 3.60


Apple & Raspberry
Orange & Passionfruit
Apple & Mango

275ml all 3.70

Bottled Water

250ml Still or Sparkling Coastal Spring 2.60
750ml Still or Sparkling Coastal Spring 4.00

Coffee & Tea

Espresso 3.00
Double Espresso 3.20
Americano Black 3.00
Americano White 3.25
Cappuccino 3.25
Latté 3.50
Mocha 3.25
Hot Chocolate 3.25
Tea 3.00
Liquer Coffee 7.25
Irish Coffee 7.50


Prosecco Frizzante Ca’Bolani Italy 200ml 10.00
Prosecco Frizzante Ca’Bolani Italy 750ml 33.00
Polgoon Sparkling Seyval Blanc Singe Estate, Cornwall 65.00
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Champagne, France 95.00

White Wines

Bottles From 27

Pino Grigio Intorno Catarratto, Sicily, Italy
Chardonnay Stringy Bark Creek, South Australia
Terres Rouge Picpoul De Pinet Montagnac, South France
Sauvignon Blanc Taringi Marlborough, New Zealand
Viognier Leduc, Languedoc, South of France
Muscadet De Sèvre Et Maine Sur Lie Loire, France
Chablis Jean Deligny Burgundy, France


Bottles From 28

Chateau Leoube Organic Rose, France
Falling Petal Zinfandel Rosé California, USA

Red Wines

Bottles From 26

Merlot Urmeneta Central Valley. Chile
Cormoran Rioja, Spain
Marques de Murrieta Reserva Rioja, Spain
Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Zonin Veneton, Italy


All at 10.50

Aperol Spritz (£15.00)
Aperol | Prosecco | Sparkling Water

Espresso Martini
Vanilla Vodka | Kahlua
Double Espresso| Sugar Syrup

Dark & Stormy
Dark Rum | Ginger Beer | Lime Juice

Cornish Caribbean
Koko Kanu | Lime Juice
Elderflower | Grenadine

Havana 3YO | Lime Juice
Sugar Syrup | Sparkling Water

Passionfruit Caipiroska
Vodka | Passionfruit Liqueur
Freshly Squeezed Lime

Pink Collins
Tarquins Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin
Grapefruit juice | Sparkling Water

Sex on the Beach
Coconut Liqueur | Peach Schnapps
Pineapple and Cranberry Juice


Jamesons 3.65
Famous Grouse 3.65
Jack Daniel’s 3.90
Jim Beam 3.90
Talisker 6.50
Glenmorangie 6.50

All 25ml.


Courvoisier 4.50
Hennessy V.S.O.P 5.20

All 25ml.


Kahlua 25ml 4.00
Disaronno 25ml 4.50
Baileys 50ml 4.00
Pimms 4.00
Southern Comfort 25ml 4.00
Cointrau 25ml 4.00

Cornish Tarquins Gin

Dry Tarquins
Rhubarb & Raspberry
Strawberry & Lime
Elderflower & Grapefruit

All 25ml at 4.90

Gin – Others

Hendricks 4.70
Gordons 3.80
New London Light 0% 3.80

All 25ml.


Smirnoff Red 3.80
Absolut 4.00

All 25ml.


Captain Morgan Dark/Spiced 3.80
Sailor Jerry’s Spiced 3.90
Havana Club 3YO 3.90
Koko Kanu 4.20
Dead Man’s Fingers 4.10
Kraken 4.50

All 25ml.


Jose Cuervo 4.20

All 25ml.


Campari 3.20
Martini 3.80

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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