Best Sunday Lunch around | St Ives

Abi Love

When on a winter escape in St Ives the crisper air and long leisurely walks naturally evoke ones appetite for a warm and cosy hideaway coupled with a hearty, wholesome lunch. Whilst staying at The Sail Lofts luxury self catering apartments in St Ives there are a few nearby places that we recommend for a classic Cornish Sunday Lunch…

The Queens Hotel

Just a ten minute walk from our accommodation in the heart of St Ives is The Queens Hotel which offers tasty gastropub style food with the ambience and décor of a rural pub but in the centre of the town. Sunday lunch is served from 12pm to 9pm which gives you ample opportunity to fit in one of their delicious roasts.

The Halsetown Inn

On the outskirts of St Ives in the pretty village of Halsetown is the Halestown Inn, which is surrounded by the wild landscape of the Cornish coast and fields full of horses and ponies of every colour even some that have the same markings as a dalmation! The pub has a quirky country interior with modern murals on the walls of the surrounding countryside and even the spotty ponies! The menu is fresh and locally sourced and the Sunday Lunch is absolutely scrumptious. If you have any room left after your main it’s always worth trying to squeeze in one of their delicious deserts! I recommend the caramelised pavlova, passion fruit curd elderflower cream and salted hazelnuts – yummy. Sunday Lunch is served from 12 – 3:30pm.

The Gurnard's Head

Slightly further afield, about a 20 minute drive along the coastal road from St Ives to Landsend you will come across a bright mustard-yellow building, the colour of the surrounding gorse flowers, which is the Gurnard's Head. It’s beautiful location is the perfect place for an autumnal walk before treating yourself to a hearty Sunday Lunch. Despite it’s larey exterior the Gurnard's Head has a warm, inviting feel with characterful interior, open fires and beautiful local artwork on the walls. Lunch is served from 12 to 2:30pm or 6:30 to 9pm and is a popular spot for locals and those holidaying in Cornwall so we’d advise booking a table in advance.