The Star and Garter
Gastropub, Pub, Restaurant, British, $$$
Easily the best place in town if you’re looking for something relaxed and easy-going, but still want really great food, not to mention a jaw dropping view across the bay. Elliot and Becca Thompson’s smart but homely pub offers a range of modern European-style dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, and with a former chef from Jamie’s Fifteen restaurants, there’s normally always a cracking fresh pasta dish on the menu too. Sunday lunch is taken extremely seriously; think sirloin of beef, leg of lamb or roast pork with all the trimmings, supplied by renowned Cornish butcher Phillip Warren. Things get looser on Dirty Monday’s, when the food is American-style barbecue, wings, ribs and brews, all chowed down to live music from local bands. If you fancy staying over, there’s two beautifully appointed apartments to rent via Airbnb above the pub (one with a Green Egg barbecue in the kitchen!). Finally, look out for Olive the dog, normally snuggling down in front of the roaring fireplace, by the bar.