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Pilchards Cafe at Port Gaverne

Cornish produce. World flavours. Daily menu.

**Pilchards Cafe is now closed for the season. We will be opening again in Spring 2019.**

Pilchards at Port Gaverne is our new 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.

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.

Heading the kitchen is the highly talented James Lean, formerly with Nathan Outlaw And Gordon Ramsay. Drop by and see what he’s up to today

Book your table online

Book your table direct

01208 880 891

Drop By

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

Opening Times

Currently Closed reopening Spring 2019 A Doc Martin filming year so book now to Catch the Doc Martin Filmining In Port Issac/ Port Gaverne

Sample and Drinks Menus


Oyster Rockefeller 3
Curry spiced cashews 3
Fried anchovy olives 3
Grilled flatbreads, dips 5


Seaweed salami 6
Coppa ham 6
Fennel salami 6
All three with pickles 15

Small plates

Smoked mackerel dip, toast 6
Seabass ceviche, pickled onion, avocado 8
Mussels, fregola, sofrito 8
Grilled leeks, brown shrimp dressing 6
Rainbow carrots, coriander yoghurt, dukkha 6
Duck nuggets, apple ketchup 8
Buttermilk fried quail, chilli jam 9

Large plates

Beef cheek ragu, pappardelle 14
Pork chop, chilli butter 14
Whole mackerel, pickled courgette, salsa verde 13
Cauliflower shawarma, tahini, pomegranate 12


Lamb belly, garlic yoghurt, pickled chilli 9
Squash, ricotta, seeds 8
Leek, ham, pickled walnut 8


Grilled Cheese Sandwich £4.50

Roasted Vegetable Flatbread £5.00

Chicken Skewer, Salad Leaves £6.00

To Finish

Chocolate Pot, Orange Crème Fraiche £6.00

Toasted Marshmallow, Raspberry, Yoghurt Sorbet £6.00

Peach Tart, Vanilla Ice Cream £7.00

Strawberry Ice Cream £4.00

Elmhirst Cheese, Grapes, Walnut Bread £7.00

Craft Beers / Ales / Lagers

Tribute, Cornwall, 500ml £3.75

Proper Job, Cornwall, 500ml £5.25

Korev, Cornwall, 500ml £5.00

Underdog IPA, Cornwall, 500ml £5.10

Freedom Four, England, 330ml £3.75

Baobab Wheat Beer, Cornwall, 330ml £4.50

Brewdog Punk IPA, Scotland, 330ml £4.25

Flensburger Pilsner, Germany, 330ml £4.25

Bad Habit Tripel, Cornwall, 330ml £4.75

Hop House 13, Guinness, Ireland, 330ml £4.90

Wild Beer Company, Epic Saison, England, 330ml £5.50

Vanilla And Bourbon Porter, Cornwall, 330ml £4.95


Cornish Orchards Gold, Blush £4.90

Rosie’s Pig, Handbrake, Damson £5.20

Rosie’s Pig, Flat Tyre, Rhubarb £5.20

Luscombe’s Softs

Tonics, Sicilian Lemon, St Clements, Cool Ginger, Raspberry Crush £3.20

Frobisher’s Softs

Fruit Juices, Orange, Tomato, Cranberry, Mango, Cherry, Pineapple £2.95

Fusions, Orange And Passionfruit, Apple And Raspberry, Apple And Mango £3.20

Other Softs

Coke, Diet Coke, Orangina £2.50

Cornish Water £2.20

Soft but Hot

Tregothnan Teas £3.00 a pot

Coffees from £2.85
Tell us how you want it

Hot Chocolate + Marshmallows £3.20


Prosecco, Brut Or Rosé 330ml £8.25

Prosecco Spumante Botter £27.50

Joseph Perrier Brut £49.50

Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé £59.50

White Wines

Chenin Blanc, Gold Coast, South Africa – Bottle, £20.00 / 175ml, £4.95 / 250ml, £6.95

Pinot Grigio, Intorno, Italy – Bottle, £20.00 / 175ml, £4.95, / 250ml, £6.95

Sauvignon Blanc, Gravel And Loam, New Zealand – Bottle, £27.50 / 175ml, £6.75 / 250ml, £9.25

Rioja Blanco, Fincas De Azabache, Spain – Bottle, £29.50 / 175ml, £6.95 / 250ml, £9.75

Chablis, Jean Deligny, France – Bottle, £ 47.50


Merlot Rosé, Aves Del Sur, Chile – Bottle, £23.50 / 175ml, £5.25 / 250ml, £7.50

Zinfandel Rosé, Falling Petal , USA – Bottle, £20.00 / 175ml, £4.95 / 250ml, £6.95

Red Wines

Rioja, Cormoran, Spain – Bottle, £23.50 / 175ml, £5.25 / 250ml, £7.50

Malbec, Avanti Bodegas Borbore, Argentina – Bottle, £22.50 / 175ml, £5.50 / 250ml, £7.50

Shiraz, The Big Squeeze, Australia – Bottle, £27.50 / 175ml, £6.75 / 250ml, £9.25

Crozes Hermitage, La Petite Ruche, France – Bottle, £47.50

Dessert Wine

Muscat, St Jean De Minervois, France – 37.5cl, £20.00 / 125ml, £6.75


Bay G & T £7.95
Locally made Tarquin’s gin matched with orange blossom, lemon and fragrant basil

Cornish Summer Cup £7.50
Our own fusion of summer cup with Caspyn Cornish gin, Pimms and ginger beer

Mojito £7.95
Rum, lime, mint, sugar, soda. Simple, not-to-be-messed-with classic

Peach Bellini £9.50
Prosecco with peach purée. Elegance in a glass

Margarita £7.50
A refreshing mix of lime, Cointreau and Tequila

Espresso Martini £8.95
Vodka, Kahlua, espresso. Shaken, served extra cold

A Bit of Spirit

Ask your waiter and check the blackboard. All measures 25m

20 Artisan Gins from £3.00

4 Vodkas from £3.00

6 Whiskies from £3.00

Cognac from £3.50
Armagnac £4.95
Other spirits from £3.50

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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