With gorgeous views of Fowey Valley and Restormel Castle, the café provides our visitors with a peaceful place to enjoy a bite to eat at any time of day.

Using locally-produced ingredients and all that is best in Cornish produce, the café serves food, snacks and light lunches every day from 9am until 4.30pm. From the terrace, you can take in the location and see the full extent of the nursery. It’s also the perfect place to browse through the daily papers and gardening books with a fresh coffee.

In summer, you can enjoy delicious sandwiches, seasonal salads and homemade bread and cakes with a glass of sparkling Camel Valley wine or a magnificent Cornish cream tea, which cannot fail to hit the spot. In autumn and winter there’s a glorious log fire in the grate of the café’s huge stone fireplace; just the place for the cosy comfort of a warming bowl of soup.

Focusing entirely on Cornish suppliers wherever possible, our talented team of chefs produce virtually everything on site, prepared freshly on a daily basis. The service staff excel at extending a genuine welcome to all customers and the relaxed atmosphere within the café is complimented by the calm, comfortable and contemporary décor.

In the past few years we are pleased to say that the café has won a number of awards from ‘Food’ magazine and ‘Taste of the West’, and we have established ourselves as a destination of choice for locals and visitors to the county.

Private events

We host a limited number of private events throughout the year. Contact us for more information.

Eating at the Duchy of Cornwall café in Lostwithiel
Duchy of Cornwall café menu
Duchy of Cornwall café menu
Food quote reading 'Laughter is brightest in the place where food is'

There’s no need to book a table but it does mean that at our busiest times there may be a short wait before we can find you a table.

Mediterranean roasted vegetables at the Duchy of Cornwall café near Bodmin

Our head chef Richard Du Pille shares his top local picks

Open crab sandwich made with local seafood from Simply Fish
Featured Dish Open crab sandwich

All our fish comes from local fisherman Julian Clemens whose boat steams out only twelve miles from our kitchen. Proper Cornish!

Freshly made Cornish clam chowder Illustration of a chaffinch in black and white
From the Kitchen

Café Menu

Our current menu has plenty of our classic dishes such as the sumptuous Bouillabaisse, as well as some new additions such as Cornish seafood dill pancakes.
As always, we strive to source as locally as possible and our dishes are freshly prepared on site daily. The only exception to this are our pasties, which are made by Simply Cornish in Penzance.