Christmas Lunch in Cornwall

Forget the hours of preparation and washing up this Christmas! Take a holiday in Cornwall this festive period and book one of the following gorgeous venues for Christmas lunch in Cornwall!

7 places to have Christmas Lunch in Cornwall

St Ives Harbour & Spa, St Ives

St Ives Harbour & Spa will guide you through your Christmas Day Lunch celebrations with your family. It sits peacefully overlooking St Ives Bay with spectacular sea views.

Your Christmas Lunch at St Ives Harbour & Spa will be in the festively decked restaurant. Their restaurant has stunning sea views to enjoy too. It is open to a limited number of non-hotel residents and the hotel requires a 50% deposit of £90 per person paid upfront. For this reason, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. Can we tempt you with a sample of their 3-course menu? A twice-baked stilton souffle followed by festive turkey and topped off with double chocolate raspberry tart!?

Wake up on Christmas morning without the panic of putting the turkey in the oven or peeling sprouts. Let the excitement of the day build while the responsibility of Christmas day cooking melts away. You will say to yourself that booking a holiday cottage in St Ives for Christmas is the best decision you’ve made all year. Why? You eat your Christmas lunch at the Harbour & Spa and have zero cooking or washing up to do! Just rip open the gift wrapping and drink festive bubbles.

Christmas Lunch at St Ives Harbour & Spa. Photo Credit: St Ives Harbour & Spa

Christmas Lunch at St Ives Harbour & Spa. Photo Credit: St Ives Harbour & Spa

Penventon Park Hotel, Redruth

Christmas Day lunch is served between 12 pm and 5 pm at the Penventon Park Hotel and costs £85 per person. It’s a 5-course Christmas Lunch menu where the choices are mouth-wateringly delicious sounding!

Penventon Park Hotel is an excellent choice for Christmas lunch for several compelling reasons. The hotel exudes a warm and festive atmosphere during the holiday season. With tastefully decorated Christmas trees, fairy lights, and cosy fireplaces, it creates the perfect setting for a memorable Christmas meal. The hotel’s chef team goes above and beyond to craft a sumptuous Christmas menu. Choose from traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings to innovative vegetarian options such as Winter Provencal Vegetable Strudel!

The Penventon Park Hotel pays meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that every dish is beautifully presented. It will add a touch of elegance to your Christmas dining experience! The hotel also prides itself on sourcing the finest local and seasonal ingredients, ensuring that your Christmas lunch is not only delicious but also supports local producers.

If you’re celebrating with family, the hotel is family-friendly, offering activities for kids and a welcoming atmosphere for all generations. Ultimately, Penventon Park Hotel provides an unforgettable Christmas lunch experience, where you can create cherished memories that you and your loved ones will treasure for years (and Christmas’) to come.

The Alverton Hotel, Truro

Christmas Day Lunch at The Alverton. Photo Credit: The Alverton Hotel

Christmas Day Lunch at The Alverton. Photo Credit: The Alverton Hotel

The Alverton will take care of your Christmas Day lunch to perfection so all you need to do is be merry and festive! It costs £99 per person for their sumptuous and generous 3-course Christmas Lunch with vegan and vegetarian options on request.

The Alverton Hotel in Truro is a cracking choice for enjoying a memorable Christmas Day. Enjoy the charms of Truro Cathedral on Christmas morning followed by an amazing lunch at the hotel’s Grade II listed building, which exudes historic charm and elegance. Its unique setting creates a festive ambience that will add to your joy of the Christmas season.

We believe The Alverton Hotel in Truro is an exceptional choice for Christmas lunch, offering a combination of historic charm, exquisite dining, impeccable service, and a festive atmosphere. It provides the perfect setting for creating cherished holiday memories with loved ones.

Pentire Hotel, Newquay

Imagine, you’ve woken up on Christmas morning and, as a family, enjoyed the fresh sea air and maybe even taken a Christmas Day dip! Whether gift opening is before or after lunch, you will all be excited to arrive full of cheer to a warm festive welcome at the Pentire Hotel in Newquay. Lunch service starts at 1 pm on Christmas day but you are encouraged to arrive to soak up the Christmas energy from 12 noon. Your Christmas lunch menu will be cooked to perfection with traditional favourites and delicious alternatives to choose from suitable for those with gluten and dairy intolerances as well as vegetarian and vegan options. The 5-course Christmas lunch at Pentire Hotel costs £70 per person for adults and £40 per child.

To set the Christmas scene, the Pentire Hotel has a stunning coastal position on the north coast of Cornwall. Perched on the Pentire Headland, it offers panoramic views of the sea and is within walking distance of some of Newquay’s finest beaches, including Fistral Beach, known for its excellent surfing conditions and golden sands. Post Christmas Day lunch surf anyone?

The Pentire Hotel welcomes families to join in the Christmas lunch celebrations, with special menus or activities for children, which makes it a great choice for family Christmas gatherings. Soak up the coastal vibe and enjoy an immersive Christmas Day lunch at the Pentire Hotel creating wonderful memories to take home and remember for years to come.

Quayside Inn, Falmouth

Christmas is already jingling its way to the Quayside Inn in Falmouth! Visit this pub with your loved ones and enjoy an affordable Christmas lunch with a festive tipple. Plan your family Christmas at this cosy festive pub to celebrate the season of togetherness at an affordable price. Santa and his elves are busy working on this year’s festive treats and the staff at the Quayside Inn can’t wait to share it with you on Christmas Day. There will be a 4-course Christmas Lunch menu with a glass of bubbly to toast the happy festivities.

The Quayside Inn is on Arwenack Street which is in the heart of the beautiful harbour town of Falmouth. There is ample parking opposite the Quayside Inn and we suggest a post-Christmas lunch walk to the water’s edge to gaze across the estuary or along the main high street to take in the festive surroundings of twinkly Christmas lights and dressed shop windows.

Carbis Bay Hotel, Carbis Bay

Christmas Day Lunch at Carbis Bay Hotel. Photo Credit: Carbis Bay Hotel

Christmas Day Lunch at Carbis Bay Hotel. Photo Credit: Carbis Bay Hotel

With a 7-course taster menu at Walter’s On The Beach at Carbis Bay Hotel, your Christmas Day Lunch will be decadent and exceptionally special! It costs £150 per person and lunch is served between 12.30 pm and 3 pm. What better way to let your delicious lunch go down than a post-Christmas lunch walk on Carbis Bay beach which is moments from the restaurant? With a 7-course meat menu and a separate 7-course vegetarian menu, the whole family can enjoy some exceptionally yummy food.

If you prefer to have Christmas Lunch at Carbis Bay Hotel’s Beach Club instead, choose a 4-course menu that costs £145 per person. For the same price per person but a different 4-course menu, choose The Orangery as the venue for your family Christmas lunch. Any of these venues promises all the same delights! Christmas decorations and a beautiful festive ambience with sea views, the most delicious food and exquisite wine and bubbles for hearty Christmas celebrations!

The Working Boat, Falmouth

Christmas Day Lunch In Cornwall at The Working Boat in Falmouth. Photo Credit: The Working Boat

Christmas Day Lunch In Cornwall at The Working Boat in Falmouth. Photo Credit: The Working Boat

Picture this. You’ve booked a holiday cottage in Cornwall for Christmas but the thought of washing up doesn’t make you feel all that festive. Throw away your wooden spoon and book a wonderful Christmas Lunch at The Working Boat in Falmouth. Let their chefs prepare you a delicious 3-course Christmas Day lunch with all the Cornish trimmings! Christmas Day couldn’t be made easier and more festive fun than paying just £75 per adult and £35 per child (aged 12 and under). Enjoy panoramic views across Falmouth harbour, plenty of festive cheer and the best Cornish welcome ever. The Christmas menu has a vegetarian and vegan option per course so everyone can leave their Christmas lunch feeling stuffed!

The Working Boat is more than just a pub; it’s a maritime haven that blends tradition with a modern twist. It has weathered beams and nautical decor evoking a sense of Cornwall’s rich seafaring history. Situated right on the waterfront, the pub offers breathtaking views of Falmouth Harbour and the bobbing boats. With Christmas cheer in the shape of Verdant beer or cold bubbles, your Christmas lunch will be a very merry affair.

Make sure to book your Christmas lunch now to avoid disappointment...

Tables will get booked quickly as very few places actually open on Christmas Day in Cornwall so we recommend you click on the name of your preferred Christmas lunch venue above and book now!

If you book a holiday in Cornwall this Christmas you may have wonderful, crisp winter days but you may also have rain! Read our article on ‘activities to do on rainy days‘ for ideas on how best to entertain the family if it rains.

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