5 great places to eat in the Cornish town of Hayle

Whether you want a laid-back coffee, a special meal or simply somewhere to rest your walking boot clad feet by a fire while sipping a pint of Cornish ale, Hayle has plenty to explore. 

After some intensively tasty research (hard work but somebody’s got to do it!) we’ve picked out some of our top places to eat in and around Hayle.


We hasten to add that there are plenty more restaurants in Hayle to discover, but we will save those for another blog. To be honest, we got full!

Hayle extends across quite a large area – ok, it’s no metropolis! – but there are a few sections to it and it’s surrounding area, but the great thing to know is you’re never way away from a good feed.

Red River Inn

The cosy fire place, welcoming staff, beautiful beer garden and quaint location give the Red River Inn that wonderfully warm traditional pub feel.

Situated in the charming village of Gwithian, the Red River Inn is in the heart of the countryside while still being within walking distance of the Gwithian Green Local Nature Reserve, Gwithian Beach and Godrevy headland, making it the perfect starting and finishing point for a scenic ramble with your four-legged friend, who’ll also be warmly welcomed at the inn.

The food is more than just your average pub grub, from Mexican-inspired mussels to crispy battered hake and chips, the locally sourced menu showcases an impressive range of fresh food and an amazing selection of beers from Cornish microbrewers.


Based in the historic heart of Hayle, Salt has a cool, laid back vibe whether you’re popping in for a barista style coffee or pulling up a chair for a bite to eat.

From light bites to serious eats Salt offers an excellent choice of meals including juicy burgers, succulent steaks and sizzling haloumi.  Their outdoor seating is also a total suntrap, the perfect place to lounge on a sunny afternoon while you explore their cocktail menu.


The intimate atmosphere, attentive staff and stylish décor give Antoninis Italian restaurant that special something.

The concise menu changes monthly so every visit gives you the opportunity to sample something new, complemented by an impressive Italian wine list.

With a strong focus on fresh and locally sourced ingredients the expertly prepared food at Antoninis is so flavoursome it practically jumps off the plate.

Philps Famous Pasties

The second you’ve savoured a Philps pasty you’ll understand why they’re famous.

Tucking into a traditional steak or a creamy cheese and onion you’ll sense the 50 years of experience that have got into creating pasty perfection.

Not only are their world class pasties on offer but Philps also make sumptuous, freshly baked Cornish goodies like scones, saffron buns and a whole host of tasty sweet treats.

Knowing full well it’ll be love at first bite, Philps also deliver across England, Wales, lower Scotland and the Isles of Scilly, making their hampers the perfect gift for family and friends or more ideally to yourself as a yummy reminder of your holiday.

Scarlet Wines

With a wine selection that would make any oenophile happy, you could spend hours at Scarlet Wines browsing the wine shop and deli which stocks a wide variety of speciality foods, ingredients and local favourites.

With such lively Mediterranean flavours to enjoy, dining at Scarlet Wine’s Vineyard Table is an absolute pleasure. Open throughout the day, whether you’re swinging by to enjoy a professionally made coffee in the courtyard – some of the tastiest this side of the Tamar – or dining in style by the glow of the wood burner with a glass of their finest, a visit to Scarlet Wines is an unmissable experience.

We’d love to hear about your favourite place to eat in Hayle. Drop a comment in the box below and we’ll see about incorporating the venue in a future foodie blog too 🙂