Here are some suggestions for eating out in Bude 2023. We always recommend booking as most local restaurants are small.
Regular visitors will know the village pub in Marhamchurch, the Bullers Arms. This is about a 10 minute walk but there aren’t any street lights, so please remember a torch if you are planning a walk back along the lane. Find the pub on Facebook or call 01288 361277. The pub is currently (June) serving food Thursday-Saturday. There is also a mobile chef outside the pub serving serving curry on a Wednesday evening and a roast lunch on Sundays.
On Tuesday evenings there is a good wood fired pizza oven in Stratton in the public car park next to the King’s Arms – Alex’s Wood Fired Pizzas on facebook. Book in advance and they will have it ready for you.
Just outside the village by the canal the Weir is a modern child-friendly cafe and bistro, open daily 9am-8pm, with a children’s play area. You can walk over the fields to Widemouth Bay from here, or into Bude along the canal.
Restaurants in Bude
Life’s a Beach is a long-established restaurant overlooking Summerleaze beach. The restaurant is open from 10-5. Good range of food and the fish, burgers, curries, salads are recommended. Children’s menu. Take-aways available to eat on the beach.
Sea Fever restaurant in the Atlantic Hotel, overlooking Summerleaze beach. Local chef and locally-sourced food. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 6.30-8.30pm.
Temple is a small, innovative restaurant open from 12-4 and 5.30-10 pm Tuesday-Saturday. Small plates and drinks on the terrace or the full menu in the restaurant. Locally-sourced interesting food, beautifully presented. Located on Granville Terrace at the bottom of town, along from the TSB.
The Deck is another relaxed restaurant on Summerleaze Crescent, in the Edgcumbe Hotel. Skewers, burgers, ribs, steak, good fish. Children’s menu.
La Bocca is a small traditional Italian pizzeria in Bude. They will also do take away and deliver to Hilton Farm Holidays.
The Crust is another pizzeria in Bude. Good pizza, take away or eat in.
The Bank is a popular tapas bar. Open in the evening Tuesday to Saturday.
Potters restaurant and cocktail bar. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 12-8.30. Mainly seafood, locally sourced.
The Barge is a cafe on a boat moored along the canal where you can get lunches, good coffee and cake.
Rosie’s kitchen on Crooklets beach serve ice creams and milkshakes as well as a beach cafe menu and pizza. Open 10-4 every day and also in the evening Wednesday-Saturday.
Preston Gate Inn, Poughill. Heading out of Bude, in the village of Poughill, the Preston Gate is popular with locals.
There are several fish and chip shops in Bude – the Mermaid and The Plaice are both taking orders for collection. If you are looking for an Indian, try Mirchi or the Bay Tree in the centre of town. For Chinese try Tiandi.
Icecream and pasties
Try the Taste of Cornwall on Belle Vue (opposite Boots) for a good choice of yummy icecream and milkshakes. Scoop on Lansdown Road sells icecream, waffles, crepes and sundaes.
Pengenna pasties on Lansdown Road, Tasty Pasties on Princes Street and the pasties from the Electric Bakery are all recommended.
If you have been to Widemouth Bay and feel like getting breakfast, lunch or coffee and cake afterwards we recommend the cafe and shop at Cornish Coasts campsite on the A39. Opening hours vary. If you would like an ice cream at Widemouth in the summer holidays the ice creams at the Beach House hotel snack bar on the beach (head north along the beach) are the best, and the queue is usually shorter. Head north away from the car park. There are cafes in the Widemouth car park and also Blackrock. Widemouth Manor has a restaurant and bar with great views. Open daily, including Sunday lunch.
A couple of recommendations a bit further afield.
Rectory Tea Rooms at Morwenstow. Lovely lunches and cakes. Take a walk to Hawkers Hut and explore the church while you are there.
The Mill House Inn at Trebarwith Strand. Good food, Sunday lunches, great beach just down the road (don’t go when the tide is in as the beach disappears).
The Rocket Store in Boscastle. Very small restaurant. Great fish. Good for couples. You definitely need to book. Open in the evening and for lunch too but please note daytime parking in Boscastle during the summer can be difficult.
Molesworth Arms Pyworthy good village pub just “over the border” in Devon, about 20 minutes away. Open Thursday-Sunday 6pm-10pm.